Barry established Kelk Photography in 1982. He now works part time at Kelks shooting schools, teams and reunions. Barry spends the other half of his working week as a School Chaplain. Barry has a teaching background which means he has great people skills when it comes to large groups at reunions or a school class.
From the early days of film processing and a colour darkroom, Barry has seen Kelk Photography move to a digital world with downloadable files, high quality retouching, and clients storing their photos in a cloud .
Kerry (married to Barry), has been working at Kelks since the early ‘80s. She was awarded her associateship with the NZIPP in 1993. Kerry manages the business and is also principal photographer. Her work is creative and innovative. Kerry will always go the extra mile on a job, and work hard for her clients. Kerry is at an age where she gets alongside brides and grooms, mums and dads, and grandparents alike. She really enjoys working with people.
Nicola Wilhelmsen BFA FNZIPP
Nicola has been part of Kelk Photography for over thirteen years. Nic loves photographing weddings, families and children. She has won multiple awards for her work and continues to grow and push herself as a photographer. In 2015 she was awarded ‘NZIPP Creative Portrait Photographer of the year’. She is currently a Fellow of the NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography). Nic's passion is wedding photography and her work has a classic, timless quality to it. Nicola also volunteers as a photographer for the ‘Heartfelt’ and 'A Star is born' charities.
Nic is currently taking bookings for next year’s wedding season which is filling very fast
Belinda’s greatest strength is second shooting on weddings. She records the most beautiful pictures of what’s going on behind the scenes, and always finds an interesting angle. Most couples comment on how they never realised that ‘shot’ was being taken.
Belinda and Kerry work together on weddings and make a great team. They are taking bookings for the 2019 season.
Tiff is our current photo editor and covering a couple of maternity leave positions. Tiff is very experienced with photoshop and other editing programmes. She does some amazing restoration work, and is our number one passport photographer !