passionate about helping you preserve special moments
Family of Photographers
We love to create memories and pieces of art
How it all Began
The family passion begun with Marg, who was the main family photographer and recorder of treasured memories. First born Helen showed an early interest from the age of 11-12 and then studied it in her final year at school. There was no teacher but a well equipped darkroom, so learnt the craft from night classes and photography magazines. Middle son Paul also studied it in his final year and has recently taken it up again. Assisted by Paul, the youngest son Ian made a dark room in the laundry while also studying it in his final year at school and made it a profession. He started off shooting fashion and school balls before now specialising in band photography.
Helen Westerbeke, FPSNZ
After a 20 odd year hiatus, Helen picked up a camera again in 2009 and hasn't looked back since. Helen loves to shoot all genres of photography, and with her outgoing personality is a natural with putting people at ease for wedding and family portraits. She loves to photograph babies and animals especially and has lately found a love of all things wedding. Helen has won awards in her local camera club, local competitions, and has achieved a Fellowship with the Photographic Society of New Zealand, its highest distinction with only around 100 in New Zealand.
Helen is the artist behind the artworks in the Wall Worthy Album
Marg Jorgensen, LPSNZ
Matriarch of the family, Marg showed an early interest in the craft, winning a prize for a photo of her father in her first camera club. Marg enjoys photographing nature and creating works of art for people to enjoy on their walls. When needed, Marg will join Helen as second shooter for weddings. Marg has won awards at her local camera club, local competitions and has achieved a Licentiate with the Photographic Society of New Zealand.
Marg is the artist behind the artworks in the Idyll Images albums
Wellington, New Zealand Award winning mother and daughter duo Marg Jorgensen, LPSNZ and Helen Westerbeke, FPSNZ love photography and sharing that love with the world in a friendly and affordable way. Without looking for work, we have found it come our way from selling pieces in cafe's, photographing weddings and other special occasions, family portraits and events. Neither of us are professional, but with increasing requests for our services felt we should have a platform for all the necessary information. With the cost of the gear and software needed to produce quality photos and the time it takes us, we think it is only fair that we charge a reasonable fee. We hope you enjoy looking at our work created with passion.
Thank you so much for all the fantastic photos! We had the best time and the perfect day. The photos were exactly what we had hoped for - they were beautiful, imaginative, bold and original. We have had so many wonderful comments about your photos, you are so talented. We are so grateful for all the time and effort you put into our day, we cannot thank you and Marg enough - best photographers ever!!
Michelle and Murray
Marg, thank you so much for
taking our wedding photos. There are some amazing shots there that we will be
treasuring for the rest of our lives.
Molly and Jish
Hi Margaret, Kev and I just wanted to say to both you and Helen what a wonderful job you did with the wedding. The photos are great and show a very happy fun day. Thanks to you both for your hard work on what must have been a long day for you both x
Jos and Kev
Thank you for visiting us Helen, and taking time out of your busy day to photograph our family, we really appreciated it and enjoyed the experience. You made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera - which is something of a feat when photographing an English man.
Take care, Sheree, Mike and Archer
Helen, thank you so very much for taking the time to capture such precious memories for us.
The March/April 2015 antenatal crew and their bubbas
I love the quality
of Marg and Helen's work. The photos for our wedding were great, and
you've created some wonderful images of our furry family member (our cat
Morse). I also love the landscape and art images that you both make -
they're intriguing, original and downright beautiful.