Swimming down in pristine surrounds of the Gorge in the summer and sledding in the winter are quintessential experiences Alyssa remembers growing up at Chatto Creek. After developing an interest in photography in the sixth form at Dunstan High School, she initially pursued a career in aromatherapy and massage.
Yet her passion for photography lingered, offering Alyssa a new medium for creativity and self-expression. When Alyssa’s cousin—a professional photographer—asked her to 'second shoot’ a wedding, Alyssa fell head over heels in love.
“Wedding photography is so much more than simply capturing memories, its connecting with people and life itself. I think my whole passion and drive comes from a deeper sense of knowing this and really being able to embrace documenting some of life’s most cherished moments. Understanding who my clients are and what is important to them helps me in my creativity for planning their day to truly reflect their authentic personalities."
Joanne Deaker, ArtistA deep motivation to empower others is at the heart of Cromwell artist Joanne Deaker’s thought-provoking work.Read more about Joanne Deaker, Artist
45 SouthThere’s risk and reward aplenty for Cromwell Basin’s 45 South group, New Zealand’s largest cherry exporter.Read more about 45 South
Central Otago Clutha Trail CompanyGuardian of the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold cycling and walking trails—two ‘Great Rides’ of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail.Read more about Central Otago Clutha Trail Company
Wedderburn CottagesWedderburn Cottages, exactly halfway along the Otago Central Rail Trail, is purpose built accommodation much appreciated by many a trail user.Read more about Wedderburn Cottages