New Zealand NZIPP - IRIS Awards

RISE International Photography Awards

Maternity Photographer of the year Finalist for 2018 and 2019

With only 17 Gold awards given out during the finals across 6 categories (Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Babies, Children and Family), we were in the top 17 portraits out of 120 finalists which were chosen from over 2000 entries. In the maternity category there were only 4 portraits awarded with a Gold, placing us in the top 4 portraits in the Maternity category. The RISE awards is an international competition inviting the best photographers from all over the world! We are thrilled to say we are one of just two New Zealand photographers (the other being in the Birth category) awarded Gold in the RISE awards!


“When a Gold award is awarded, it’s a rarity. So the celebrations are huge. And that’s the thing, with these competitions, a Gold award is something photographers chase their entire career. They’re not just handed out, a lot of skill goes into creating a Gold award.”

- Kelly Brown