Educated in New Zealand and England, Sandra began her career in the world of fashion with a focus on marketing and merchandising. Often unable to find a stylist who ‘got it’, she would find herself creating the settings for brochures and sales material and it soon became obvious that she had a discerning eye for colour, design, and texture.
Some time later Sandra was prompted by a friend to submit photos to a magazine and her career as a stylist was launched. Her talent for creating beautiful settings with everyday items quickly established her a loyal fan base during her many years at New Zealand House and Garden magazine.
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Sandra’s love of flowers, fabrics, entertaining, and her mantra of ‘living life beautifully’ is exquisitely expressed in the settings she creates for laid-back living, special occasions ,and seasonal celebrations.
Her work features in numerous publications throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, The United States and Australia and her first book, Living Life Beautifully published by Penguin in 2006, sold in both Australia and New Zealand.
Ever since he asked to borrow his father's camera as a small boy, Geoff Hedley has had a special affinity with the art of photography. Now a commercial photographer, he has explored a variety of photographic subjects over the past 20 years - and as a NZIPP award-winning photographer he particularly enjoys the beauty of still life, notably artistic macro flower photography.
Geoff currently works for some of New Zealand’s major interior homeware companies and his photographs feature in many top lifestyle magazines.