meet emma

meet emma


I'm Emma and The Urban Wild is our creative styling and photography studio based in West Auckland. We're in the wild but stunning Waitakere Ranges - classified as a rainforest - a windy 10 minute drive from Titirangi Village or Oratia and on the way to Piha. Its also where my husband Ben and I spend our days (well, I do!) chasing after our two children.

I'm a product stylist and photographer and have worked alongside other photographers, stylists, families, brides and businesses. I have formal training in photography, beauty and caffeine consumption - truth - and spent a large portion of my working life behind a desk and on the road looking after client portfolios in various sectors. I also own an online children's boutique stocking small independent, local brands and really understand first hand, some of the challenges businesses can face and it's seen the studio grow into what it is today.

I love helping people and businesses tell their brand story. I love adventures, I'm innovative and you'll always find me experimenting with interiors, props and DIY. I'm super handy at building sets, although hammering a nail straight's a bit hit and miss some days! I love a touch of whimsy. Moody lighting, neutrals and big open spaces. I mix the old with the new and there's always music playing somewhere.

Colour pops and instagram are my jam.

I am a foodie at heart with a love for amazing vegetarian dishes but alas, despite my name, I am not the worlds best baker *sad face* - give me a few minutes and a camera and I will make anything look amazing though!

Fuelled by coffee and good hair days, you'll find me getting to know my clients businesses (yep, just like an old friend!), tinkering around with the camera in hand and family running around.

Say hello or follow our work through my CONTACT page

If you're interested in second and assitant work, I'd love to hear from you too.