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Behind the lens...

Hello, I am Jade Maloyd



I am a passionate photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. I like to focus on a wide range of photography, and use my camera to tell stories and create emotional images. 

I have been taking photographs for six years now and I couldn't imagine doing anything else with my life. ​

Photography has been a huge passion of mine for years, I love that I can combine elements of photography into a business. 

To sum me up, I am a huge dog lover, really into books, love to have a good jam to some music, and I spend a lot of time outdoors doing 4WDing and camping! 

With all the clients I have had, I aim to show my true and authentic self. I apply this also to my clients and their photos. 

Allow me to capture those perfect moments for you!


How it started...

My first camera was a Nikon D300 that my dad had bought to take pictures of my brother playing rugby, after a while I thought, hey let's give it a go. That was back in November 2017. 

Since that time then, I have fallen in love with photography and it has completely changed how I view the world. I have spent the last 6 years immersing myself in the world of photography and learning, practising, researching, and doing all I can to grow as a photographer. In the summer of 2018, I took it upon myself to upgrade my equipment so I got a summer job working in a clothing store with one goal in my mind. A new camera! Along came the Nikon D7200 and that camera has been with me ever since. I have been exploring all different types of photography, from couples, families, product, astro, landscape, fashion to fine art. Am I yet to focus on one specific area? No, but that is who I am as a person and a photographer. My photography teacher at my old high school was so encouraging and helped me start my debut in the photography world.

Currently, I am studying Visual Arts at AUT and going to major in photography, but before starting my study I had been building my photography skill and passion for 4 years. I worked at a photography studio here in Auckland and that allowed me to explore the wondrous world of studio photography. During my time in high school, we had a small storage closet as a studio space, this taught me how to take amazing photos without needing all the high tech, professional equipment. A lot of my work over the years has been achieved with thinking outside the box and using whats around me to create the photos. 

My business has grown over the past two years, I have been able to upgrade my equipment and even start another photography business. Wild Drive Photography is where I explore my passion of 4WDs, landscapes and lifestyle brand work. 

I am still learning, in fact I don't think you ever really stop learning in this industry. But with every shoot and every click of my camera, I am growing as a photographer and a person. I use my photography to tell my truth and creativity.


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