About | Carmen Bird Photography



Hi, welcome to my website. I am a freelance photographer based in beautiful New Zealand where I live with my husband & and one teenager, my oldest son is traveling the world, currently living in Whistler and my daughter has been in Queenstown for three years. I spend a lot of time planning how we can all get together and where!  I have always had a love of all things creative and after years in the fashion industry I discovered photography and quickly became obsessed with taking pictures. I am a people person and the best thing about being a photographer is the people I get to meet and photograph -  from all walks of life, from corporate bankers to the children of third world countries – this is my happy place. 

When I am at home you can often find me out and about capturing all the best NZ events or working with businesses small and large creating marketing, advertising, content, branding, and headshots for media, websites, billboards, social media, and print. I work with one of New Zealand’s most popular and fun fashion brands Augustine photographing their new ranges in different locations every month around NZ.

I have a passion (sorry cliché but it’s so true) for photographing our beautiful country along with the rest of the world. The last few years I have been lucky enough to photograph and explore Myanmar, Japan, Niue, Fiji, Tahiti, Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bali and Hawaii and last year a wonderful few weeks taking photos in Europe. 

I am now offering limited edition prints of the beautiful landscapes I have captured on my travels. You can often find me at the beach for sunrise or scouting out the perfect spot for shooting the sunset, my favourite time of day. When I am not out capturing the world on camera I love hanging out with my family and friends, hitting the beach or hiking tracks, I'm currently ticking of the Great Walks, practising yoga, spin classes at Les Mills, in winter I love skiing (fav place Cardrona) or drinking wine or coffee with the girls and discovering the best raw cafes around town – it’s all about balance!  

Some of my clients include Augustine, Woman's Day, ANZ, Vodafone, LION, Hospitality NZ, Rainbows End, Mediaworks, Pernod Ricard,  Surf Life Saving NZ, Newmarket Business, Eastlife & South magazines, Destination Orewa and Auckland University. I also work with several PR companies and use my 30k social media following to showcase brands and businesses I work with.  I love a party and enjoy photographing events, gala dinners, award nights, launches, premieres and red carpet events. My style is pretty diverse, I am just as happy shooting glamourous partygoers at events as I am exploring and photographing beautiful people and landscapes in third world countries.