John-Paul Pochin PHOTOGRAPHY

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John-Paul Pochin was born in 1970 in Lancashire, England. From a very early age he enjoyed taking photographs and was rarely without a camera.

At the age of 18 John-Paul went to University College London to study Physics and it was at university he met a keen amateur photographer who invited him on a trip around South Africa and Botswana. The trip was an eye-opener and increased John-Paul's passion for photography even further.

After completing his degree, in order to pay off his overdraft, John-Paul took a job writing computer software. During this time he continued to improve his photography skills by taking a photo journalism course in his spare time and developing and printing his photographs in a makeshift dark room (which doubled as the bathroom).

In 1996 John-Paul moved to New Zealand with his wife and in 2004 he finally set up his own photography business.

John-Paul photographs for Bride and Groom Magazine and he also writes and photographs for Pet Magazine. He has a journalistic approach to much of his private work, preferring to capture people in natural situations rather than posed.

The birth of John-Paul's two daughters have influenced the direction of his photography and since then his work has often incorporated children in some way.

John-Paul now lives and works in Nelson, New Zealand with his wife and two children.

Portrait Photography

John-Paul is available for a range of portrait work including fashion, portfolio and commercial images but specialises in spontaneous, natural photographs of children. As well as ensuring that the finished photographs are of the highest quality, John-Paul always aims to make sessions themselves fun. More often than not, children don't want to go home !

Event Photography

John-Paul has been commissioned to photograph a wide range of events big and small including private parties, sporting events, shows and conferences. John-Paul has also photographed events for both Pet magazine and Bride and Groom magazine.

John-Paul takes great effort to be non-intrusive and his friendly, relaxed personable nature fits in well to any event.

Wedding Photography

On one of the most important days of your life you want to make sure that you've got the right photographer to record it John-Paul has taken the same non-obtrusive, journalistic approach that he takes for events and he has applied that to his wedding photography. It has often been reported that guests hadn't even realised there had been a photographer at the wedding until they had seen themselves on the official photographs.

Often the bride will spend more time with the photographer than anybody else throughout the wedding day. John-Paul's easy nature and experience will guide you throughout making it as un-stressful as possible and allowing you to get on and enjoy it !

Commercial Photography

Whether a person place or thing, John-Paul's understanding and experience of lighting and his ability to try something new will showcase your product to it's fullest potential.

John-Paul has photographed products for one off adverts and complete catalogues and can also utilise his design skills to create everything from brochures to websites.

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