The Team

We take our profession seriously, but that doesn't mean we don't have fun along the way. Our goal is to invite upcoming and passionate photographers into our clan. We provide them with a home to enjoy a rewarding photography career. Our photographers are trained in our style and vision of photography to ensure you have the best experience possible.

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Adrian de la Fuente

Big Boss and Founder

I'm the director, and provide the leadership and vision of Duo Photography. I am passionate about clicking the camera, and enjoy teaching photography and helping new photographers grow.

 

My hobbies are my two sons, Max and Harrison; they keep me busy 24 hours of the day. I love capturing people in natural settings, especially when parents are having fun with their children. I also love the latest gadgets and the newest technology. Apart from taking photographs, I love Duo Photography because of the strong bond we have as a team fun and laughs are always a part of our day.

 

Favourite Cartoon Character: Buzz Lightyear

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Lisa Budny

Mobile Photography Studio Manager

I am a studio manager of one of our Wellington Studios. I love photography and interacting with different people as well as having fun with different cameras and lenses. I love anything creative such as DIY projects and drawing. I also love the beach and swimming, going on road trips and spending time with my family. Favourite cartoon character: Baloo - The Jungle Book

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Sarah Thomsom

Home Office Studio Support Manager

I'm usually the one on the other end when you call or email us. I manage all the payments, and do all the ordering and other 'office stuff' that keeps the office humming. I love spending time with my family and friends. I have two boys so they keep me on my toes at all times! I love renovations also. I love seeing the work that we do, and seeing families together and happy and capturing children having fun and enjoying themselves. It makes me want to get a new family portrait every month!

 

Favourite Cartoon Character: Ariel, the Little Mermaid

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Nicky Caradus

Accounts Manager and  Distribution

I do "behind the scenes" accounting and photo work, and other miscellaneous "important" stuff! ’Im also in charge of Distribution, which means I get to see and provide quality control for the amazing images the photographers capture.

 

I have two boys Max and Harrison, who keep me really busy but also keep me laughing. They are great kids with great senses of humour.

Things I enjoy are having "family-time", going to the cinema, baking, going to yoga and shopping for bargains. If I manage to get a few quiet hours to myself I like to read.  

Favourite cartoon character: Olaf the snowman (Frozen)

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Andrew Beachen

Mobile Photography Studio Manager

I'm the lead photographer for one of our Duo mobile teams in Wellington. I am one of the Photographers who comes to your home when you are ready to have photos taken with us.
My hobbies include reading and contemplating contemporary physics and philosophy, playing classical piano, and walking in the wilderness. I love the challenge of creating photographs that show the connection and intimacy between family members – not just smiles and laughter, but also cheeky and playful interactions.

 

Favourite Cartoon Caracter: Shrek

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Gareth Reeve

Mobile Photography Studio Manager

I am the Manager for one of our Wellington mobile studios.  I am always happiest with the camera in my hand ready to capture those everlasting moments!I love the support you get as a team with Duo as we are always aiming high and encouraging each other to bring out the very best in our photographs.  Seeing the parents’ reactions to the photos is one of my favourite parts of my job.  When the parents can sum up the whole personality of their child in a single moment you have captured, it is really gratifying.In my spare time, I am usually taking more photographs of my own friends and family!  But I also love going for walks around Wellington, watching movies at the cinema, going on road trips with my mates and having a meal at a nice café or restaurant.Favourite Cartoon Character:  Homer Simpson

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Clint Thambi

Mobile Photography Studio Manager

I am the Manager for one of our Wellington mobile studios. I love getting to play with the cameras and lenses I like. I get the opportunity to learn heaps from the great photographers at Duo!

I also love travelling, watching movies, and cooking!

The best thing about working with Duo is the great atmosphere we work in, the awesome team and taking part in funfilled and fruitful photoshoots!

 

Favourite Cartoon Character: Batman

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Brianna McGhie

Mobile Photography Studio Manager

I am the Manager for one of our Wellington mobile studios. I started my camera journey with the duo team and they gave me excellent hand on and continuous training, and there’s never a dull moment when the duo team is around. I love having the camera in my hand and seeing all the cool photos I can produce once I get creative. It’s super fun to capture families in and around their homes having fun, especially when you can make them laugh along with you. 

 

I have a degree in theatre and film so love to get involved in anything performance wise and am not afraid to do adventurous things in, on or around a stage. I also love snowboarding, swimming and being surrounded by nature whether that’s by going camping, tramping or to a beach for a swim.

Favourite cartoon character: Kronk from Emperor's New Groove

Call 0508 386 386

Operating in Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton & Auckland