Business Life & Community Life Photography

Commercial Photography

I’m a documentary commercial photographer telling stories with my photography.

Telling the story of your business, your products and your people to attract more clients.

I understand that it’s not about what you, your products or your business looks like. It’s about who you are and the relationships between your company and brand and your market and customers.

x Great Things Grow Here Napier Port © John Miles Photography  Stomped

Business Life

My Business Life photography delivers a library of compelling images for you to roll out across your marketing and media channels to attract more clients. I’ll spend a minimum of half a day with you and your team, delivering a set of fully-processed images with an unlimited licence for use worldwide.


Having spent 20 years running European subsidiaries of High-Tech US companies, I understand how to use photography to connect with clients and prospects. Compelling images that provoke a reaction and build recognition, brand, and connection.

Advertising Photography

x Clearview Estate Winery Business Lifestyle Photography by Hawkes Bay Photographer John Miles Photography Stomped


My food photography is mainly done live and unstaged on location in the kitchen, in the restaurant, in the factory.

It looks real and attractive because it is real. The customer has confidence that if they come to your restaurant, hotel or coffee shop then what they get is what they saw in in your ads or your social media marketing.

Product Photography

I have a studio in Puketapu where I can photograph small and medium products. Professional lighting and light-tables enable clean, crisp imagery, clearcut if requested.

My studio lighting is portable and if necessary I can come to you for larger product photography and can shoot ‘tethered’ for instant feedback with your creative directors and product managers.

Product Photography

Commercial Portrait Photography

Commercial Portraits / Headshots

People like to deal with people, not anonymous businesses where they can’t see who they are dealing with. I can help by photographing you and your team at my studio or in your offices using portable studio lighting. Delivering professional, clearcut images for your websites, collateral and social media channels. Photographs that are not so much what you look like but who you are so that clients will feel ‘I can do business with these people’.

Event Photography

As a photographer of Life, I enjoy telling the story of events. Photographing companies, teams, clients, friends and family as they gather together. I’m unobtrusive in my coverage and don’t distract or interrupt proceedings.

Corporate events, launches, team gatherings. Charity events, fundraisers. Gala evenings, school balls. Family reunions, anniversaries. Events from 5 to 500 participants with images delivered promptly via online galleries.

Event Photography

Community Photos

Community Life

Hawke’s Bay has a strong community spirit when we get together for many, varied events during the year and especially during our fabulous summer weather. I’ve worked for Hawke’s Bay Tourism (F.A.W.C!), Art Deco Trust (Art Deco Weekend) and Napier and Hastings Councils who organise lots of great events for locals and visitors. My vibrant, colourful, fun, energetic style of photography totally compliments our vibrant, colourful, fun and energetic events.

Recent Clients

Art Deco Trust
ATTN! Marketing & PR
Bay Espresso
Birdwoods Gallery
Blaze Magazine
BNI Wine Country
Bostock Kitchen
Bostock New Zealand
Clearview Winery
Connect Plus

Environmental Protection Agency
Hastings District Council
Hastings Farmers Market
Havelock North Business Association
Heritage Hardware
Mindfood Magazine
Napier Boys High School
Napier City Council

Napier Girls High School
Napier i-site
Off the Track Restaurant
Pipfruit NZ
Port of Napier
Rush Munro
Scenic Hotels
Schattky Optometrists
Silver Fern Farms
Ten Twenty Four


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