Photography

Hi, I’m Brendon and I’m an IT worker, a husband & father, a lover of vegemite, craft beer and football. I also take my camera wherever I go and capture photographs of many different subjects.

Wildlife by Brendon Doran
Wildlife by Brendon Doran

The beauty and wildness of nature has always been of interest to me and I try to get out and experience the outdoors and the wildlife inhabiting these areas. New Zealand is known for its beautiful landscapes, perhaps less so for the variety of its wildlife. With the increase in mainland wildlife sanctuaries there is increasing opportunity to see a side of New Zealand wildlife previously found only in a few isolated areas. I’m a volunteer photographer at Zealandia as part of their Sanctuary Storytellers.

Travel photography by Brendon Doran
Travel photography by Brendon Doran

Travelling the world is a source of never ending inspiration. I’ve been lucky enough to visit many countries and see amazing sights, experience diverse cultures and photograph some wonderful places. The best thing? There is always more to see! New Zealand is home and travelling this country with a camera in hand is one of my greatest pleasures. Whether it is the forests, the beaches, the lake and rivers, the wildlife or the people there is always something interesting and unexpected around the next corner on the road. I love New Zealand and hopefully these photos go some way to expressing that feeling.

Weddings by Brendon Doran
Weddings by Brendon Doran

Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege of photographing a number of weddings and I find it both challenging and rewarding. While there is always a need for the posed family shots and some direction around groups I try to fade into the background as much as possible to photography the Wedding from an observers perspective. I find many people don’t want a photographer in their faces all the time on their Wedding day and by keeping myself out of the way I find that I am better able to capture the natural reactions and moments as they happen.

  • Sonya & Oliver – Waiheke Island
  • Jocelyn & Jerry – Wellington
  • Lisa & David – Waiheke Island
  • Kate & Roger – Bondi, Sydney
  • Vanessa & Rhys – Whitianga
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