Janine Ross-Johnstone

I love photographing moments and significant occasions, whether it be a newborn baby, teenagers or a family gathering. I am driven to take creative, emotive and sensitive images that capture the essence and heart of each occasion.

My photographic style could be classed as ‘documentary’ or ‘telling the story’, I love my sessions to be relaxed and organic, lets just see what happens. Although my desire is, to ensure that I capture the best possible images for you. Over the years my photography has become more personal, creating beauty from within, experimenting with in-camera double exposures. My latest still life work, Faded florals brings excitement and a sense of purpose as I anticipate the unexpected. 

I am based in Christchurch, New Zealand and always willing to travel. You can contact me by email [email protected] or mobile 027 425 2023 or 03-352 6353 and we can discuss your photographic requirements.


a little bit about me...

the early years...it was in my twenties on my OE when I first picked up a film SLR camera, it belonged to my boyfriend.  It scared me, but at the same time excited the life out of me! Inspired by travel, people, and places I was eager to learn, the passion began. Returning to New Zealand, I completed a two year photography course, via correspondence this gave me the confidence I needed. I built a portfolio and my business grew, spending many years photographing weddings and portraits, in between becoming a homeowner, a wife and a mother of two! 

Later years & recently... Now in my forties and feeling a little bewildered by the ever-changing technology of the digital age, I knew I needed guidance, help  and inspiration. It's never too late to keep learning, right!... that's what I did!  I made the decision in 2009 to study again, becoming a real student in a real classroom this time with many others half my age! I tell you that was scary enough, and many times wondered if I was doing the right thing,  but I loved every day, I worked hard, and my passion grew even more! In 2010 I gained my Diploma ( with Merit ) of Contemporary Photography at the Design and Art College Christchurch NZ. It was one of the most challenging and most inspirational things I have ever achieved... I felt very proud.   

JPhotographic is based from our home,  it has space, plenty of natural light and a rather large garden,  I am very grateful that I continue to do what I love, I hope one day soon,  I have the opportunity to create a photograph for you!

Thanks for visiting 

janine x




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