Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. We are Photo Hive, newborn and family photo studio.
Located at 130 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, Photo Hive are the Auckland specialists in Newborn and Family Photography. Our new luxury photo studio provides the perfect setting to tell your story and capture moments to treasure.
We offer in-studio, on-location or at home photography experiences for newborn babies, families, couples and singles. We like to create magic using a camera and light as our tools and we’ve crafted our trade through years of experience.
Experiences start from as little as $99 in-studio, on-location or in your own home. Book Now!
A Note From the Manager
I have been in the photography industry since 2008. My photography has taken me all over the world and I have been fortunate enough to photograph many of the wonders this world has to offer. However, returning back to New Zealand and starting Photo Hive has been my biggest adventure to date!
We have streamlined our service to offer the very best in quality of work and experience to our customers. As I was describing Photo Hive, recently, to a friend who had not yet had an experience, I was asked “So, how is Photo Hive different from other Photo Studio’s?” My answer, Service + Quality. Here at Photo Hive, no two photo shoots are the same, we are always looking to push the boundaries, to create something that shows off the uniqueness of our customers and tell your family story.
At our core Photo Hive specialise in Newborn & Family Photography, but I think it’s much more then that. A photo session with us is a record of your family, it’s not just about the photo’s but everything that happens in getting them. Our head photographer, Julia Bielan has been creating memories for families for over a decade and was trained by American photographer and mentor Joe Craig in his Missouri studio. “When I am shooting newborns I know that I am capturing something special, these little creations are going to change so much over the coming years and what I do is make sure everyone has a record of where they have been.” Julia says.
I invite you to come with us on a journey to capture your treasured moments and to document your story.
Stay with us—and expect more.
Highly recommended, Julia was so patient and gentle with our newborn and so open and easy to communicate with and the newborn studio was so warm and cosy, we will definitely be back for future photo sessions.
Fantastic work! Starting from preparation and pre-shoot communication all the way to the delivery of the photos! They managed to get a perfect group shot including 12 aged from 2 to 5!!! Amazing! Thank you guys!!!
I had such an amazing experience with Photo Hive. Julia always tries to find a creative and individual approach to customers. Be sure to contact her and get something special on your photos.
Julia is very customer oriented, has excellent communication skills and is one great photographer.
Julia took the best pictures of us, ever taken in 30 years! With her warm personality she ticked out emotions rarely expressed in front of a third person. She is the best in her profession and the kindest we have met so far. On top of that she has a great sense of humor and made us feel absolutely special! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!.
Satori & Lamine Drop
Best photographer ever experienced!! Within a short time she had us laughing and crying in our hearts. That's memorable!
Hellen & Sheila Boenard
Thanks for the photo session, we enjoyed it very much. You helped us to relax and you took some great pictures. Great job.
Anna Watts & Heather Morton
We would like to thank Julia for taking wonderful photos of our family. It is very difficult to capture a rumbustious infant that loves to move and explore. She was able to capture wonderful family portraits that we will cherish and share with our baby when he is older.
Theresa, Joe & Theo
My partner hates having his picture taken and was quite stiff about the whole process. Julia was able to turn him around. She was very professional and used just enough humour to make him smile and eventually made him laugh about the whole situation.
Nicole & George
Julia was extremely helpful, fun and took excellent pictures for us. Her attitude and winning personality made all the difference to us.
David & Debbie Heil
The best photographer we have ever had!! First one to ever to make our teenage daughter feel comfortable for pictures.
Howard, Linda, Miriam & Hop Zveitel
Julia took great care and interest in our photos. She gave great directions to make our photos come out just right and we have wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
Julia is a true artist and her canvas is the camera! She was personable, fun, creative and accommodating. She made me feel comfortable and drew out my personality and all my expressions.