Customer Comments

Here are just a few of the wonderful comments we receive every week, to see more go to our Facebook page and see the fun and read the reviews that our lovely students leave behind...

Leonie Moreland & John Forster Jan 2024

Thank you ever so much for sending the notes. Robbie is an awesome, kind, and patient tutor. I’ve been telling everybody who wants to hear, how great your courses are and we’ll keep recommending your business.

Alexia Oct 2023
Hi Mark,  
Thank you for being a great teacher, so giving and so patient. Sharing your tales of intrepid travel to distant and exotic lands and teaching us to paint with light!  
Thank you for a memorable night! Feeling inspired and keen to explore! Here’s to more night time safaris!  

Naomi June 2023
Hi Debbie,
I've been meaning to tell you: Robbie was fantastic! Aidan really enjoyed his time with him, Robbie went out of his way to help him get a charger & bring him over to our office after lessons.
He is such an asset to your company; a genuine and caring person.

Elizabeth June 2023
Hi Team
Just wanted to say thanks for a great Intermediate Workshop with Graeme at the weekend - he has such a wonderful teaching style and so many gems of information! 

Dina May 2023
I have you to thank actually as your workshops introduced and inspired me to multiple exposure and ICM. Thank you!  
I’ve received great feedback on my imagery and it’s given me more confidence to continue. 
Take care Dina. 

Florensia May 2022
I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you and the team for a wonderful day yesterday learning about photography.This was my very first time ever and I enjoyed it so much.
Karl and Heather are so knowledgeable that made me go home with so much useful information.I am currently going on holidays but I will be signing up for the next levels when I come back for you.Once again thank you very much,

Sandy Feb 2022
Intensive week
Thanks again for a great week( my head is still spinning!) and especially for making the effort ensure I got value from the course despite having a differing skill level to the other student- much appreciated.

Katherine November 2021
Wellington Beginners Workshop
I just wanted to let you know that I attended the workshop yesterday and it was FANTASTIC
I'm so glad it was third time lucky to attend the course and Graeme was excellent. This could not have been a better course and I feel much more confident in my beginner photography skills and am really looking forward to more practice now that I know a bit more what I'm doing :-)

Mark August 2021

Advanced Workshop
"Thx Mark, great day and I learned a huge amount, cemented my understanding of F stops, shutter speed and ISO too".

Michelle July 2021

Hi Mark,
Can't thank you enough for the software and installation.  It'll be the source of countless happy and fruitful hours of absorbed creativity! 
That reminds me.. must nab myself a spot on your next studio workshop..
Very excited to be embracing this rewarding photography learning curve, and grateful for your help.  You're an amazing mentor.  

David March 2021
Last week I did a One on One Videography course with Karl.Debbie and Karl were very professional and flexible and put together a great day of learning geared for my level of skill. Karl is a great teacher. He thinks on his feet , teaches what is practical and tailors his course to the individuals needs. Very happy camper. I will get some practice in then book another course.

Bonnie-December 2020
Hi Mark
In conjunction with the previous email and as part of our lens discussion today.
Which out of the following lenses would you recommend. 
Thank you so much for the wonderful lesson you gave us today.
Kind regards

Mila- August 2020

Thank you very much for the lens recommendation and have been putting the flash learnings to good use and have noticed a huge improvement in my photos!!
Great, these notes are super helpful also

Leigh August 2020
Quick email to say thank you for Saturday's photography course. My daughter loved the course and has been taking photos all week practising her new skills.
I will continue to recommend your company to anyone interested in taking a photography course.
Keep it up. :)
Nga mihi

Bridget January 2020

One on One Photography
Hi Deborah
I just wanted to say what a amazing few hours with Mark it was, he has a wealth of knowledge and it was go good getting the opportunity to tap into it.  
Thanks Bridget 

Ezra January 2020
One on One Photography
Hey Mark,
Thank you for your time I really enjoyed the past two lessons. I learnt a lot and I am feeling more confident with the gear I have. thank you for the extra notes I’ll have a look to night.
Cheers Ezra 

Ben December 2019

“ After only the Beginners course with Three Little Wishes Photography I made huge improvements! I would like to specialise in Pet/ Animal photography. Dogs for example running high speed directly at you are not as easy to get in focus as you’d think. With the tutors help I’m now getting in focus shots time after time. I’ve now done Beginners and Intermediate and will be back for the Advanced. As well as the Flash courses plus some One on Ones down the road. The tutors are helpful and you can ask them any question you may have and you’ll get an answer.

Daniel October 2019 

Thanks for the notes, was great to see you again and really enjoyed the flash workshop, as always really grateful for the help.
Have a great week.
Cheers Dan".

Polina Howe September 2019

Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for your feedback and the suggestions for the other two photos I wasn’t sure about. It really gave me way more confidence to tackle different projects.

Everyone at work has been commenting how the photos has improved and how happy they are with them

Thanks once again I’m will come back if I need more workshops

Thank you

Kathy Keddle Aug 2019

Thanks to Graeme for the excellent tuition I received in Wellington in May. He has given me the confidence to actually start up a pet photography service. Whilst not giving up my day job I am seriously hoping to do something with this. I already have 3 assignments booked for next year to cover the indoor sheep dog trials champs after they had a taste of my work recently. Very hungry to keep learning and growing. Thanks again

Viv Feng - July 2019

These shots are amazing Mark! You are an amazing photographer, your shots are incredible, thanks for a great day. nice to met you all!

Michelle- July 2019

Thank you so much Mark,It was an amazing day, we where very lucky to have you teach us.I am excited to keep learningSee you at the intermediate course soon! Great to meet you all!

Roderick Macleod - July 2019

These are great Mark, thank you so much for such a wonderful introduction to using my camera. The day exceeded all expectations and I look forward to learn more about how to improve in the coming weeks.I’ll certainly be enrolling in the next course once I’m more confident.Thank you again for your considerable help, knowledge and experience. It was brilliant

Nadia - Beginners Workshop- July 2019

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for such a fun and informative class on Saturday!  Can’t wait to getting snap happy on my camera and get the basics into practice.  Will definitely sign up for more classes soon

Brett - Auckland City Council - July 2019

The workshops are great and everyone has really enjoyed them. We’ve been taking some really cool shots.

Mark is a great tutor. Several members of my team have gone out and bought fancy cameras.

Jeanette McCloud - June 2019

Hi Mark,
Just wanted to let you know that I had a marvellous day today and came home absolutely buzzing. Both my husband and daughter were thrilled that I had enjoyed my day so much and learnt as much as the tiny brain would take on board.I have downloaded the photos and put them into an album so now I can access them and read the settings etc and practice more and more.Thank you for making the day so enjoyable and trying to teach things to me in a way that I could understand. I will be in touch later on for sure and once again, thanks a million. Cheers Jeanette

Amy - May 2019

" Thanks for today Mark, you have such a lovely teaching manor! Feeling very encouraged and inspired :) "Photoshop Student 

Kimi Browne - May 2019

Prior to attending Videography Workshop, I was really nervous because I'm only a rookie photographer. Meeting Graeme my tutor was a godsend! Graeme stepped me through on understanding my camera settings from a videographer point of view. One thing that caught me off guarded is understanding Shutter speed to get the right frame rate for that motion to look good (or smooth) on your video. Lenses were covered as I was curious about pros and cons with using zoom over prime lenses. Aperture was mentioned few times during this explanation and now I have an idea which suitable lenses to use. White balance was covered where Kelvin temperature chart was explained on how I can control for different lighting situations. To be honest as a camera user using AWB, I didn't know how important this information was until now! I learnt about locking exposure setting so your exposure doesn't bounce during shooting which I found to be bit of learning curve. But, on the bright side this will be a homework to look further. :-) Filters was covered, and was given examples of using different filters for different situations. Lastly, I was shown tips for video shooting which I found to be very useful!! Overall, I felt privileged to learn so much from someone with film industry background experience who is also a professional photographer, so thank you Graeme!! :-)

Jean Moss - Jan 2019
I attended your night photography session on Thursday evening and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was apprehensive at first but was soon put at ease. I learned such a lot and met some interesting people. Thank you.

Odette Wright - Feb 2019

Thanks to Mark for a very informative and enjoyable Beginners Workshop on Saturday. I took this photo which you might like - all the people in the photo were in the workshop group.

Looking forward to the intermediate workshop in the near future.

Alexander - Auckland Feb 2019
Intensive training -One week

"Blown away by everything I have learnt so far. Today really open-end my eyes.
What a great idea to teach me Photoshop.
Thank you."


Andrea Pilkington Auckland June 2018
I recently attended your beginner workshop on Sat 16th June, and had a great day with Mark & Simone. It was a big refresher for me having studied photography at United a very long time ago !  and I learnt so much that day - so please pass on my thanks

Poko Daniels -One on One Wellington June 2018
Been meaning to revert back to you in regards to my one on one with Graeme over a week ago.

Just want to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for hooking me up with Graeme in which I learnt so much of him.

I had an amazing time soaking up all his expertise in explaining to me what I really wanted to learn about.

Since then I have gone on to improve immensely in getting the right shots for my needs.

I will endeavor to spread the word around about “Three Little Wishes” for anyone looking to learn more about photography.

Susan Gutman July 2017

Good Morning - I just wanted to thank you very much for the workshop I did yesterday with Simone.  She was just lovely - very relaxed and very knowledgeable.  I went into the day very nervous as I knew only how to turn the camera on and use the auto setting (I usually use a smaller point and click) but I came away with an understanding of the ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings and know my way around the camera now !

Patricia Wischmann July 2017
Please thank Simone for a fantastic day.  I feel as if I have learnt so much, in such a short amount of time, with the knowledge passed on.  It’s fantastic.  Thank-you.
I’d love to share some of my favourites for the day, so please find them attached below, and I shall be in touch soon, for the Advanced Class.
Many Thanks,

Shelley Ashcroft April 2017
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Simone for accommodating Kenya today.  She loved it and learnt lots.  Came home buzzing.
Thanks a lot

Diana - Wedding Photography, Flash, One on One tuition May 2015

I just thought I'd drop you a quick email as I just finished editing photos from my second wedding since the one-one tuition with Mark and I was thinking how much I benefited from the course. I felt so much more confident with the flash and am so happy with the outcome, so please pass on my thanks for sharing so many tips with me!
Here are couple of shots I'm particularly pleased with, and knowing how to use the flash better pretty much saved my life. :-)

Martin- Evening Photography Workshop - May 2015
Thanks to you guys for a wonderful evening ( last night ) doing night time photography. Good teachers and good fun. I put some of last nights pics on my FB page if you want to look

Gemma - Beginner's Photography Workshop April 2015
Thank you Mark, Ryan and Three little wishes for the amazing Intermediate and Flash courses! I cant wait for the advanced!
Gemma x

Susanne - Intermediate Workshop - May 2015
I attended the intermediate workshop on Sunday and wanted to say a massive thank you and let you know how amazing I found the course. Mark was thorough, clear, enthusiastic and a walking google of all things photography. I learnt not only how to more effectively use my camera for work and in general, I learnt the principles behind the basics, which really deepened my knowledge and as an added bonus, the beauty of a lens I had been given, and had fun with, but not properly appreciated its use (prime lens). A whole new world has been opened to me! I also picked up some amazing ideas for more creative uses. I have already been using my newly found skills and look forward to building on them and doing some further Three Little Wishes training down the track

Chris - Evening Photography Workshop - March 2015
Thanks Guys for a great night with City scrapes and not to forget Painting with light.Had a lot of fun .Looking forward to enrolling in your Wedding shot day course you can never stop learning
Thanks again 10 out of 10

Sarah - Wish Project Student February 2015
My recent Advanced Photography Workshop marks the end of my mentorship program with Three Little Wishes. It was such a wonderful experience that I was very lucky to have been able to have done, and has given me valuable photography skills that will help me throughout the rest of my hopefully future career. I loved being able to learn in such a friendly environment, and the compactness of the lessons, followed by the immediate opportunity to practice, made it easier and quicker to learn. Thank you so much Three Little Wishes for this amazing opportunity!

Jo- One on One Tuition - Dunedin Oct 2014
Hi Debbie – just wanted to say a  BIG THANK YOU for all your help and time on Friday – I really enjoyed the day and couldn’t wait to put things into practice!  On one hand I should have waited till I had a house to go through with you, as I reckon I still need a bit of help with the lighting, but on the other hand it was great timing as I was called to a job on the Monday!  So I was able to put some of the things I learned into practice – talk about jumping in with both feet first!  I would have been too overwhelmed if I hadn’t spent the day with you so thanks again.
 So later today I am processing those photos to see which ones I have to repeat/improve next time.  (luckily they are not in a rush)  A mixed blessing was that my tripod tipped up and my sb600 broke, so I’ve had to get a new one – a 910 just arrived yesterday.   Whooohhooo.  The 600 was not very powerful I have discovered.  I also, funny moment, discovered that light doesn’t bounce off a wood ceiling – lol, should have been obvious! 
 One thing I did find, and it probably has something to do with how I have my camera set up ?, but many times I couldn’t get it to focus and/or meter on the windows. But luckily, you showed me how to adjust the metering so I was able to adjust manually. 

 Lucia - Beginner's Workshop August 2014
Thank you for an excellent run workshop. Mark was great! I learnt so much and hope to attend more. Your constant follow up with information was very much appreciated as I tend to get too busy and sometimes forget important details. I can highly recommend Three Little Wishes company to anyone wanting to get to know their camera

Christine - Flash Photography Workshop May 2014
 "I have just completed the beginners and intermediate photoshop workshops held by you. I was so impressed with the venue and studio, the friendly team, fantastic tutor ( Mark ) and not to mention the lovely pot of tea and biscuits. I would highly recommend this course as I came away with so much knowledge on photoshop that I wished I had learnt a long time ago instead of doing everything the hard way. Mark was so patient with us all. Thank you so much - well worth it."

Kay - Photoshop Workshop - March 2014
 "I am so glad I decided to do the adobe photoshop course, it was fantastic thank you so much! I have had so much fun the last couple of days playing around with all my photos! Hopefully see you for the advanced photography course next!!!!"

Rogan - Evening Photography Workshops Feb 2014
I headed out on the 23rd for a night photography lesson conducted by the good people at Three Little Wishes Photography.  I have already been on a couple of courses with them previously and their friendly and relaxed style of tutoring aspiring photogs like myself suited me down to a tee so it was a no brainer to get involved in a night class when the opportunity came about.
This was a really enjoyable class with lots of great information.  It helped me really solidify what I knew about night shooting and really opened up my eyes to an array of possibilities that flash can introduce to this style of photography.  Three Little Wishes really know how to conduct a workshop, it is always fun and delivered in a friendly environment that helps you get the best out of your gear.  If you are in Auckland I recommend checking out their classes, I will be back for more.

Natalie -COATS DESIGN, Grey Lynn
We all thoroughly enjoyed the instruction. Mark was fantastic and a wonderful teacher. Completely exceeded our expectations.
Thank you so much. Thank you also for the offer of follow up, which I am sure we will need as there was so much information to take in!

Product Photography Workshop - August 2013
Jaime - Swazi Apparel, Levin
With an all new team and zero photography experience between us it was with some trepidation that we googled for and booked a Product Photography course.  We could not have chosen a better company to provide the training!  Deborah was exceptionally helpful and made sure I felt 100% comfortable that we were going to get the training we required.  Three Little Wishes tailored the training to include not only photography with the limited resources we had available, but also photo editing within Photoshop.  The training was superb and we feel confident that we are now able to do our product justice.  Thanks so much!

Cheryl Stone - Personal Assistant to Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs BATNZ - from 2012 and ongoing
I have chosen Three Little Wishes as our preferred supplier for photography on the basis that every shoot has been a huge success and exceeded our expectation. All our photoshoots have been totally relaxed and the finished product has been absolute first class quality. I would highly recommend Deborah to any client wanting to use the best in the business!”

Product Photography - Pacific Harvest 2012
Our experience working with Three Little Wishes has been fantastic. Debbie is very professional and talented.  Her Compositions are very creative and capture the atmosphere that is consistent with the image we are trying to portray.  In all her dealings she has exhibited a positive win win attitude.

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