Sara (Hera) Tautuku Orme
Ko Putauaki mā Tarawera toku maunga
Ko Rangitaiki mā Tārawera toku awa
Ko Rotoiti mā Rotorua toku roto
Ko Mātaatua mā Te Arawa toku waka
Ko Ngāti Awa mā Te Arawa
Ko Ngāi Tamaoki , Ngāti Tarāwhai, Ngāti Whākaue toku hapu
Ko Ruaihona mā Waikohatu mā Uenukukōpako toku marae
Ko Tautuku mā Hone toku whanau
No TeTeko mā Rotorua ahau
Kei Tāmaki Makaurau toku kainga inainai
Ko Arapeta (Aobie) Orme toku papa
Ko Hera/Sara toku ingoa
With over 25 years of experience, I'm still climbing mountains, hanging off trees, and jumping over fences - whatever it takes to capture the ultimate image. I trailblazed my way through the boys' club of the 90s, 2000s, and 2010s, and now, in the 2020s, I sit amongst my peers on more equal footing than ever before. What great times!
Te Ao Māori and Matauranga are deeply rooted in my mahi. I swing between Sara and Hera - it's up to whanau and friends to call me. Read more about Being Blonde and Māori here if you’d like to know more.
Between 2015 and 2019, I took a hiatus from commercial photography and co-founded Girl Undiscovered, an indie skincare brand where I served as the Creative Director and Photographer. Our brand was recognized as being ahead of its time, capturing the attention of global leaders and successfully expanding into the American market, ultimately leading to its acquisition. Our core philosophy was centered around the idea that "Beauty is not how you look, but how you feel," and this mindset permeates my fashion and lifestyle work. My focus is on capturing the essence and energy of the individuals I photograph, allowing them to radiate and shine. I take great pride in the worldwide success of my approach to photographing women.
Loving what I do, I'm now back and continuing to use my experience in the commercial sector, where I've shot award winning lifestyle, fashion, and portrait campaigns for numerous agencies and brands across Aotearoa, Australia, and the United States.
In recent years, I've used my photographic skills, combined with my sociology degree, to focus on social documentary and portrait photography as an artist. My work has been selected as a two times finalist for the prestigious NZ Contemporary Art Awards. You'll see more of this at www.saraorme.com.
As a global wanderer, I'm keen to work with you anywhere and everywhere.
Give me a call, send an email, let's talk…
CLIENTS & AGENCY
AA plus card
Air New Zealand
Bloomberg, New York
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authorisation
M & C Saatchi, Auckland
Migrant Action Trust (MAT)
Ministry of Health
New Zealand Story
New Zealand Royal Ballet
Rainger & Rolf, Auckland
Ruby NZ fashions
Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland
Special Group, Sydney
Sugar & Partners, Auckland
Trade & Enterprise New Zealand
Tourism New Zealand
Whybin TBWA, Auckland