Grant is an established photographer, with over 22 years experience in portrait / wedding / pregnancy / fine art nude / nature / sport / property and commercial photography. However, beyond his professional approach, he credits his success to the trust and access his clients give him. “Our clients (people) are encouraged to inject their own personalities into their portrait / wedding shoot, as this connection is very important to me. Without it, people / couples can run the risk of not looking their best or natural selves. At a wedding, you walk into a scenario where there are emotions; fear, excitement, and beauty, and I build on that. Ultimately it isn’t just about photographing people, it is our interaction with them and how we take care of them, that we can capture this and deliver that emotion”.
"My clients feel the same way, so I make sure you feel relaxed and allow you to be yourself, and working with them to exceed their photographic needs is my motivation. While commercial photography may be my main stay, I love the creativity of shooting wedding, portrait and sport (mostly mountain biking)".
Teamed with his partner Inge, they bring an artistic approach delivering a variety of photography styles, and conceptual shots, to which people respond. "Clients are often pleasantly surprised when they see the candid photo-journalism style shots in their collection". Ultimately, what it comes down to for Grant, is seeing the looks on their faces when they see the final product.
After many years travelling around the world, Grant returned to his home town of Nelson, New Zealand, where he lives with Inge and 8 year old stepson Luca. "When I am not shooting, I love spending time with Inge & Luca and having fun with them, making the most of our lives together; camping, mountain biking, tramping in New Zealand’s beautiful outdoors, but also some good old fashioned fun at home. I enjoy cycling, sea swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding".
What makes Stirling Images unique, is our home studio, which spans 6mtr x 10mtr with a ceiling mounted lighting system and a pure white infinity rear wall. As well as full black curtaining, still-life table for shooting products and ensuite / changing room. The spacious office is modern and air-conditioned with adjoining gallery showcasing recent works. "I feel blessed, having the support of Inge, who follows up, covers photo-finishing and adds definite value to the Stirling Images experience".
Grant is known as a humble man ... even though his reputation has earned him notable contributions in the field of photography including several awards from the Photography International Magazine in landscape and wedding photography. Extensive work has also been showcased in several Mountain bike magazines, outdoor catalogues, Nelson based Wild Tomato magazine, including other editorial publications Internationally and within NZ.
Danielle Hennessy reviewed Stirling Images Photography (Commercial Shoot: Flavours of Cairo) - "Awesome photo shoot at Flavor's Of Cairo, thanks for capturing our food and our shop in such a great way Grant , the photos look excellent and were ready to be used within days of the shoot".
Tania Brunell reviewed Stirling Images Photography (Portrait Shoot) - "Grant (who was very ably assisted by Inge) recently took some family photos for me - as a result of a competition I won for a sitting and some images. Both Grant and Inge made us feel so at ease and I think the result of this shows through in the images we received. A very precious collectionof photos of our 4 generations and various family group shots. Thank you so much for these fantastic photos - I can thoroughly recommend Grant and Inge for beautiful family photos".
Kathryn Marshall reviewed Stirling Images Photography (80th Birthday Shoot) - "Grant Stirling, Stirling Images, was invited to join us in celebrating Seddon Marshall's 80th birthday at Melrose House as our photographer. We were all very pleased with the photos Grant took. Everyone was relaxed and happy and Grant was easily able to capture this well, in his photos. Grant has a lovely, relaxed manner and he is talented with his photography. Everything through the entire process of working with Stirling Images was an easy and pleasant process. We will book Stirling Images again for future events. Thank you".
Andrew Simpson at Stirling Images Photography (Engagement Shoot) - "What a night and what a photo shoot! Thanks Grant for an awesome shoot. Anyone want some amazing photos hit grant up. You won't be disappointed".
Inge Schepers reviewed Stirling Images Photography 5 star (Nude Portrait Shoot) - "Grant took some (nude) portrait photos of me, on location at Wharariki Beach ... and I can honestly say I have NEVER had such beautiful, BEAUTIFUL photos taken of me. It wasn't just the photos itself .. it was also the confidence that got boosted in me. You managed to make me feel very relaxed and at ease, considering this is something I would normally never have done. VERY talented, very creative ... Grant THANK YOU so much for all those photos & for making me feel more confident about myself.."