about me

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”

~ Jean Shinoda Bolen ~

An old pic, but I still kinda look like that. ;-)


An old pic, but I still kinda look like that. ;-)

My Contact Details:

Phone06 880 0525
Email : contact@vivphillips.com


Kamusta?  My name is Chryseis Vivienne, owner and photographer of Viv Phillips Photography. I'm glad you're here.

I have been a photographer since 2006. I have covered a wide range of genres but I enjoy capturing the personalities of children, and the love shared by family the most.

My photographic style is relaxed, natural, and fun. I prefer candid, unposed, documentary-style images to formal ones. I am, however, happy to provide you with some guidance, if needed.

Over the years, my experiences have made me believe in the following, and these are reflected in the way I do photography:

  • Quality over quantity - a small selection of high quality images is better than a large collection of mediocre ones,

  • Prints are better than pixels - images are best appreciated when these are on your wall, and not the wallpaper on your phone or computer,

  • Celebrate your whanau - whether its family by blood or by choice, celebrate your relationship with  them

I am here to create tangible memories of your life, and of your whanau. Please feel free to call, I would be happy to chat. 

"The memories we make with our family is everything."

Ngā mihi nui and salamat!