Pay it forward – help someone else out.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Ghandi


The concept of ‘pay it forward’ is about all people, from all walks of life giving to someone else and making a positive difference


We love helping people out. It’s something all of us here at Perspectives strongly value.


So we’re going to give away a ‘day in the life’ shoot for a family valued at $2500. Scroll down for a bit more about what this is, and why your family should have one!

The only catch? You need to then do something nice for someone else, within a week of the session. Rather than ‘paying us back’ the favour… you ‘pay it forward’ to someone else.


We want people to think big! Make it something that will really make a difference to someone. It doesn’t need to be worth a lot of money. Maybe you have a skill, something that can fill a need in someone’s life right now. Your time, your expertise, your friendship. Again – the only catch is, you need to get the people who you help out… to pay it forward. They do the same, then the next people… you get the idea.


To keep the story alive here on the blog – we also ask that when you ‘pay it forward’ to someone else – whatever that ends up being – you take a couple of photos, and email them through to us, along with the story of who you helped out… so that we can collect a chain of beautiful stories of people helping one another.


To get the ball rolling… we are going to give a family one of our ‘day in the life’ sessions. These are valued at $2500 – and basically include a day of our photo + cinema team coming out & capturing your family… just being you.


At the bottom of this post are two clips … one is the film of Natalie & Taryn, who are mother & daughter – and share the love of horses as a special bond. We filmed & photographed a beautiful day with them. You can see the photos from this session on our website.

Also – the photo slideshow from the Inglis family day at the beach. We headed out to Raglan with the family & just chilled out with them for the day – getting some fun shots that aren’t the usual ‘line up’ family portrait style.


If you’re interested in being the first family to kick start our ‘Pay it Forward’ blog feature… just send us an email at [email protected] – with ‘Pay it Forward’ in the subject line – Tell us a little bit about your family and how you’d like to pass the favour along to someone else. We’ll pick what we think is the coolest idea and that family gets a free “day in the life” shoot.  The session would likely be in April – and you’ll need to be free to ‘pay it forward’ to someone else within a week from them. While we’d love to build this around the country – this shoot is in Auckland… so either an Auckland family, or someone willing to come up for a day.


Lastly – if you think this is a cool idea – please hit the ‘share’ button on Facebook and pass it on. You never know which family might be needing exactly this helping hand at this stage in their lives… or it may inspire someone else to do something similar. Whatever the outcome – if more people start helping one another – it has to be a good thing.


Natalie & Taryn: The Film


Inglis Family Day at the Beach: The Photos