Arotahi Studio is a Portrait Studio based in Wairarapa & Wellington, New Zealand.
Our vision and our speciality is to create powerful portraits of passion and personality, driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell.
Hello, I’m Carly, Principle Photographer and owner of Arotahi Studio.
As a mother, educator and visual artist, I have a deep compulsive interest in identity and am a passionate advocate for mental health, diversity, and busting stereotypes.
I believe that connection and acceptance are the greatest human experiences, ever, and these values are always at the core of my work.
My photographic style is creative editorial. Working and connecting with people one-on-one, discovering passions, and designing unique authentic portraits is my passion.
I am forever grateful that this work has allowed me to meet and work with so many incredible people throughout Australia and New Zealand. I am able to photograph
dancers, athletes, creatives, the young and the experienced, the leaders and the misfits, the quiet and the colourful, the movers, the shakers, the change makers;
all of them tenacious inspiring humans, pursuing their dreams. I am blessed that their stories are now a part of mine.
Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has a gift and a journey worth documenting. What is yours?
For enquiries and to start a conversation, please send us an email or message via ‘CONTACT’.
I’d love to hear and document your story.
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
– Henry David Thoreay.
IMAGE CREDIT (THIRD FREOM LEFT) CARLY WEBBER, PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER BY ERICA WHEADON