Kia Ora. I am Sophie Merkens, a photographer from New Zealand. I am currently living north of Auckland. Please contact me for a quote, individual projects or to collaborate on an idea.

I feel most complete with a camera in hand and love documenting my surroundings. It is an honour to spend this life creating and sharing images.

I specialise in lifestyle, travel and food photography. I have experience in architectural photography (archival, panoramic, stylistic) as well as event photography (sporting, corporate, social, celebrations and weddings.)

I have just returned from 3 years traveling the globe with my trusty bicycle and camera kit. I love hearing local stories and documenting reality. The 3 years of wanderings are currently being formed into a book... a collection of short stories, photographs, illustrations and recipes from cycling 18 countries. You can check out some travels photos here and food photos here.