My time working with Simon Harper, Advertising Photographer NZ was one of the highlights of my career in Advertising.
I learned so much about photography, the ins an outs of running a creative business, exceptional client service delivery and how to handle high pressure situations. Mainly though, I made a great friend and a mentor who I kept in touch with. I miss you dearly Simon. Life isn't quite the same on this side of the camera now that you are gone. Thank you for the opportunity.
Only wish we'd had instagram back then ;)
Lauren worked for me as my Producer back in 2005. Her role included duties associated with commercial photography such as; day to day running of business, organising props, scouting locations, booking models per brief, styling, setting up lighting, preparation of backdrops and direct client communications at all times.
Lauren's mature, friendly, outgoing personality was a positive advantage when dealing with clients, whom she related with extremely well. She is cooperative and flexible, willingly attending after hour shoots as well as location photography around New Zealand.
Lauren demonstrates a natural ability in relating to clientele, showing understanding, compassion, good humour and respect, whilst at all time being professional.
I found Lauren to be totally trustworthy, reliable and resourceful. It makes natural sense that Lauren now has her very own company - she was meant for this. And I wish her all the very best and look forward to one day working together again.
Simon Harper, Managing Director, Harper Photographics Ltd