About Tamara

"I like noticing details that no one else sees"

Milldove Photography Ltd | Maternity, Birth and Newborn Photography was started in May 2014.


I love nothing more than getting behind the lens to work my magic. Ever since I got my very first camera in college I've been hooked.

Living in Palmerston North, New Zealand, I have a beautiful son who inspires me everyday to do this work I love so much. Being able to capture unique moments in people’s lives that they can treasure forever is what really drives me.

Over the years I have experimented with many different types of photography, but when I started doing pregnancy, birth and newborn imagery, I knew I had found my true passion. My expertise lies in my ability to capture those candid moments that express deep emotions of a human connection. Your photo shoot will be relaxed and your imagery real.

Telling your story through beautiful memories is something I find very heart-warming. I love the fact that families have a lifetime of special moments to enjoy.

I would love to talk with you about photographing the big moments of your life and the options available. For more information, get in touch to discuss your needs.


I have been in the photography industry for over 8 years. I studied at a tertiary level at the Design and Arts College of New Zealand, and graduated in 2010 with a Diploma of Contemporary Photography.

I have won many awards for my incredible work (mostly of birth) nationally and internationally. I was honored to receive the prestigious title of NZIPP Documentary photographer of the year in 2015, the 2018 RISE International Birth Photographer of the year, 2nd 2019 RISE International Birth Photographer of the year, 1st and second place in the birth category in the Documentary Family Awards as well as the Members Choice, Best in category, Postpartum within the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers too.

After winning the prestigious title above in 2015, I was invited to be interviewed on the Good Morning show sharing about my work in Birth Photography.

To view my award winning imagery, click here.

The Studio

I have a purpose built commercial studio that you will find within the Te Papaioea birthing centre building.

We have free car parking with no time limits, so there is no need to rush or worry about parking.


In the studio there is plenty of wraps, backdrops and props all ready and waiting for you to choose from for use in your photos.


I have a changing table with newborn nappies and wipes available for you to use.


All you need to do is turn up at your session time and I will look after you and your baby all while creating the gorgeous images that I know you will love and treasure forever.


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2015 NZIPP Documentary Photographer of the Year

2018 1st Place RISE International Birth Photographer of the Year

2019 2nd Place RISE International Birth Photographer of the Year


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