"I am so very blessed to have had an amazing L.E.A photography session with Imke. Not only was I blessed with the photography session, I was also blessed with my first cacao ceremony, many treasures and a beautiful soul inside and out. Imke made me feel so relaxed, no judgment just kindness and love. I was full of all sorts of emotions coming into my session, the nerves were going crazy! Before our session Imkes energy and love poured through her messages helping ease my nerves. As soon as I met Imke all those nerves and ‘what if’s’ went out the window. I felt trust, love and realness. Imke you are a true Angel and I am so so grateful to have met you, have our energies combine into magic for such a beautiful session. Not only will I treasure my photos forever but the experience also. Blessed I am! Thank you for being part of my journey x I hope to connect again 💜💜💜"
"I honestly can not thank you enough for holding such a magical space for me. You are so gifted, talented and extraordinary. A rare beautiful soul that I am blessed to have found. Thank you for all that you are and allowing me to be all of me in every essence. I am forever grateful."
"As soon as you meet Imke she has this warm glow about her that is so inviting
She has such a calm, caring, creative old soul and the aroha just radiates from her.
I had no stress trusting in Imke to be our photographer as she is so passionate in the way she works behind her lenses it helped me relax with excitement seeing her in her element she is so gentle and patient
Imke exceeded all our expectations, given her limited time frame in what she could capture of a speedy homebirth delivery she achieved the most raw and powerful image's we can now cherish for a life time we were blown away.
Highly recommend Imke Photography you will not be disappointed she truly goes above and beyond and you can feel she really loves what she does "
"We have woken up with a spark in our belly and this overwhelming feeling of love and gratitude. Thankful for everything that we have within ourselves and that we are. We are not perfect, but we are us and seeing us though your view and doing this photoshoot has completely opened up a new way of viewing things and breaking down societies "perfect look" walls and has made us more confident within ourselves and our relationship. I am so thankful for you. Just by being the amazing person that you are and being so easy to open up to. Thank you!"
"Thank you! What a truly magical, liberating, healing and beautiful experience and moment captured thanks to you. I am forever grateful."
"Oh my gosh Imke, you are amazing - you captured me in a way I have never seen. I look like I see and admire other women, beautiful. The feeling of seeing these photos has ignited excitement for my personal growth, acceptance and love for myself. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."
"The photos of me embracing my new confidence and allowing all of me to be loved by me are so so special and beautiful. Imke is amazing at directing you to look like the goddess she sees you as!"
“Imke is amazing!! She captured our family beautifully, and managed to show each person's personality in the images. With three small children I expected it to be a difficult photoshoot, but Imke was lovely and undemanding, given gentle directions at times and seizing spontaneous moments as well. We had a really nice time at the shoot and couldn't believe it when our images were ready just a few days later. The only hard part is figuring out which images to print, there are so many awesome photos!!”
"Had my maternity shoot done last week - honestly didn’t think it was something I would be keen on, but I’m sooooooo glad I did it! Felt happy and comfortable the whole time which made for beautiful candid photos! Had my puppy there to who was full noise and still got good photos of him as well. Photos where so quick to get back to me I have time to print a few special ones for bubs room - will be back for new born shoots!"
“Highly recommend Imke. My partner hates photos and it took a lot of convincing to get him to take them but Imke made it feel so relaxed and comfortable and captured the perfect family photos for us. I am in love with them and will treasure them forever. Thank you so much Imke xx”
“Highly recommend! Excellent photos and super-fast delivery. Imke is so patient and captured everything we wanted and more.”
"We had the pleasure of having Imke take some photos of us. The photos are incredible. We all felt so comfortable with her around. She captured us just being us so well. The kids eyes just pop in the photos and captivate me. These photos are so special to us. Thank you so so much again!"
“Such a talented photographer! I have no words to describe how much I love our photos! We have gotten so many compliments on them too. She is very professional and she is truly passionate/loves what she does and that comes through in the quality of her work. Thanks Imke”
"We hadn't done any formal portraits since our wedding so we asked Imke to do our portraits for our 10th anniversary. We couldn't be happier! She captured us looking really natural and happy together. So many of the photos are so amazing that I'm having trouble picking my favourites! Imke is very easy to work with. I would recommend her highly for photos of any occasion."
"Imke photographed the birth of our son and helped us share our miracle with loved ones overseas. I didn’t have a photographer for my first two, as I had never fathomed the thought of someone photographing me birthing a baby – not sure how labour would be, cost, one more person being there, photos of me naked. However, when a hapu mama is in that zone, not much is remembered. One is not able to properly embrace the unbelievable life changing journey of giving birth. Imke’s photos of the little treasured moments between my husband and I, him and our pepi, and us as a new whanau. I strongly believe Imke's birth photography can help heal from previous traumatic births and allow a mum to celebrate the inner strength during birth. Imke helped me embrace the experience from a fresh perspective. I feel that as a society we are bred to fear giving birth which I experiences with my first. Many mums are terrified of what is to come. Having Imke capture the miracle in her creative way through her lens has enabled my husband and I to celebrate our blessed baby's birth. It has empowered me, Incredible achievement that I would not have been able to feel proud of without her photos as proof of what my husband and I were able to accomplish together. Such precious moments happen in an instant. Imke captured these moments for my husband and I to treasure forever. Such emotions we feel as parents can never be repeated. It was our son’s first breath, and Imke encapsulated the focus of such a powerful love which can never be re-enacted. She has enabled us to share our precious moments with family and friends. Imke was very prompt & professional. Her communication is excellent; Imke spent a lot of time prior to the day in order to get a clear idea of what angles, lighting, and preferences we had. She listened carefully to what we wanted, and was very in tune during the whole experience."