Hi, I'm Kim. Thank you for visiting my site.


I am an experienced, multi-award-winning professional photographer in the Waikato region of New Zealand. I live with my husband Gene and our four kids on our farm, where I have my studio. In addition to being a photographer, I enjoy sharing my knowledge across the globe by teaching photography. I am passionate about my craft and helping others to learn and grow.


Since becoming a professional photographer in 2009, I have enjoyed the variety and creativity of different genres of photography, including portrait, commercial (specialising in the primary industry), wedding, and birth.


Qualifications and Awards:

  • Qualified as an accredited professional photographer with the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) in 2012.
  • Master of NZIPP in 2014, followed by 3 bars to Master
  • Awards include over 20 NZIPP Iris Awards, Kodak Gold Awards, Best NZ Magazine Cover, North Shore Salon of Photography, and D-Photo Creative Photographer of the Year.
  • I also have a degree and postgraduate qualifications in Animal Science, and significant ongoing experience in the corporate primary industry.


Photography sessions are relaxed and fun. One of the comments from my professional accreditation was that my clients "obviously have a connection with me and forget about the camera". I love shooting outdoors, and have my studio for indoor options.


My online photography course is popular worldwide, offering flexibility, self-paced learning, and constructive feedback. I teach the technical aspects of photography in a way that makes them easy to understand. I also run workshops and one-on-one training.


It would be an honour to work with you for your photographic needs.

Kim Howells


Email:  kim@kimhowellsphotography.co.nz

Email: learn@photographytraining.co.nz

Phone:  +64 27 5701350