David Garratt
Photo Franchisee
Wellington Central and North

My Story

My interest in photography started when I received my first cheap plastic 35mm camera for my 12th birthday. Since then I have always been the family member behind the lens at family gatherings, birthdays, and events.

After finishing a double major degree in marketing and management, I spent 18 years in real estate sales in Wellington. I've renovated, bought, sold and invested in a number of homes over this time

For the last 10 years, I have had a fast-growing wedding and portrait photography side business that developed naturally out of my love of photography as a hobby. When a franchise opportunity came up with Open2view, I took the plunge and changed careers, becoming a full time creative merging my three skill sets - real estate sales, online marketing, and digital media.

I am a regular in the Open2view top ten achievers list nationally and in 2019 reached number 2 in Australasia.

I aim to push the photography and videography boundaries within the New Zealand real estate industry. I am constantly watching and learning from International trends in property photography and have actively embraced the new camera, drone, floorplan, and digital technologies that are emerging in this field.

For those interested, you can check out my other photography styles at:
www.wellingtonphotography.net
www.facebook.com/vonphotography
www.instagram.com/davethevon

Favourite Camera Lens

For Real Estate 16-35mm f4 Canon For weddings 24-70mm f2.8 For fun 50mm f1.4

Hobbies and Interests

Surfing, Gym, skateboarding, skiing, bikini appreciation.

Why Did I Choose This Line of Work?

I've always had an interest in photography and am creative minded. I have had a real estate focus for over 20 years and have sold, renovated, and invested in the Wellington property market for that whole time. Real Estate focus + passion for photography = Real Estate photographer

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