Join Jack'n'Jill

Self Employed Family Portrait Photographers Wanted throughout NZ


  • Are you a self employed photographer looking for additional work?


  • Are you available to work weekends in your region?


  • Do you have your own studio equipment or have access to hire it?


  • Do you have a full driving license and own a reliable vehicle?


  • Have you got experience working in a studio, posing, lighting etc?


  • Do you have permission to work in NZ?


If you answered yes to the above, then we would like to hear from you - email

Who are we?


We are NZ’s most trusted family portrait company and have been taking photos of kiwi families for over 25 years. Every weekend throughout NZ, our photographers are capturing memories of all generations of kiwi families. 

We have many photographers on our books and are looking to increase this number over the next few months to allow us more flexibility in the ever changing times we live in. 


Who are we looking for?


We are searching for self employed photographers who work well with families, young and old. You should be a people person who values high quality work and will go the extra mile to produce quality lasting memories for our customers. You should be well organised and punctual with a professional approach to dealing with customers. 

An understanding of studio based photography is a must and you’ll be competent in setting up a studio, getting the lighting and white balance correct and dealing with technical issues should they arise during the shoot. 


What we offer


We offer hassle free shoots that are fully organised and planned in advance for you. You simply have to turn up at the venue at the set date/time, set up your studio and shoot the families on the pre planned booking list provided. Once the shoot is complete, you upload your edited photos to our portal and you're finished. We take care of all customer enquiries, bookings, sales etc. 

The rate at which we pay you is $35 per hour with additional time allocated for setup, packdown and editing. 


How it all works


You are contacted 4-6 weeks prior to a planned shoot in your area and asked if you are available and want the shoot. If you agree and accept the shoot, we lock it for you. If you can’t make that date it will be passed to another photographer in the area.

The week before the shoot, we will send you the booking list and schedule for the day. Sometimes a venue may require you to collect a key prior to the shoot, which we will advise you on beforehand.

Depending on the quantity of families booked in the shoot days can vary in length but typically you’ll be needed for a minimum of 5-6 hours. On bigger shoots, this can increase to 10+ hours, so days can be long and physically demanding. 

Once you have completed the shoot, you then edit the selected photos you want to submit and upload to our portal. On a typical shoot we like to offer the families a good variety of poses with between 20-30 images from their session in their final collection. We never go over 30 images and a minimum on a small family would be around 15 images. 

Once your images are submitted, they will be assessed by our team and if they pass the quality assessment, we then release them to our website for customers to view and order what they would like. In the rare occurrence that photos do not meet the standard we expect, the shoot may have to be rescheduled and/or photos edited again.  

Once the uploaded photos are approved and released onto our website, you will be paid for the hours allocated for the shoot + setup + pack down + editing. 

Saturday shoots, the edited photos are expected to be uploaded to us by the following Tuesday and Sunday shoots by Wednesday. 


How often will I work?


That's up to you in many ways. Because we have shoots happening all over the country on both Saturday and Sunday almost every week, you could work almost every week if you want but we also don’t mind if you just want a shoot every now and then to help you generate a bit more income for yourself. You are completely in control and if we ask if you want to do a shoot and you say no, that's fine. 


How do we decide which photographer gets the job?


Usually it's down to geography, we like to keep the shoots as close as possible to the photographer. But other factors will come into play such as the quality of your photos, the feedback we get from customers, the efficiency of how well you work etc. 

How do I apply?


We’d love to see your studio based work. Send some examples and a few words about you to