The Man, The Mystery

I am originally from the little town of Greymouth, which is on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. I currently live in Geraldton, Western Australia. I have been married to my wife Melissa for eleven years and have three children Ava and Samuel and Molly.

I have always lived beside the ocean. Surfing has always been a passion of mine. It got to the stage where I would find myself standing on the beach with my camera and tripod more often than I would be in the water with my board.

As time went on, my photography went in a different direction. I began to focus more on people. I now do portraits of families, newborns and expectant mothers, I also photograph weddings. This is where I find myself today. As a photographer there is no bigger reward than the smile on people's faces, and sometimes even a tear when they see their photos for the first time.


  • He was professional and made sure that everyone was comfortable, including those that are camera shy. Kim & Linda Piggford

  • I don't know many people who do like to be photographed, especially for a whole day, and you make it so easy and enjoyable. We had many of our guests comment on what a great photographer we had, "he was good fun"! Tristan & Lauren Keys

  • Thank god for my sister Sarah, because when we announced our engagement her firsts words were not “oh my gosh congratulations you guys!” they were “Book Shaun Rose now”! Jess Royce

  • Two Days After Mitchell popped the question I emailed Shaun to check his availability for 2015 (very crucial to get in early with such a popular local photographer like Shaun). Kelsee Anick

  • It was an absolutely blessing to have you share your personality and talent with us on our wedding day. Our days special moments could not have been captured or created without your keen eye and amazing skill. Lee & Jared

  • On the day Shaun just felt like one of our guests, he managed to capture all of our special moments and also lots of those moments that are often missed on such a very special day. Stace & Craig

  • Our first "meeting" was at my best friends wedding where his enthusiasm oozed and easy laid back attitude shone, and it was at this stage we knew we had made the right decision and I could not wait for our day to come. Jasmine & Jon

  • Experimenting and going in blind was possibly the most difficult part of the decision making process, but Shaun had so much excitement and endless ideas throughout the day, it was fantastic to know we were in very capable hands. Freya & Michael

  • It is wonderful to have someone so professional, passionate and caring about their work. We appreciated you listening to everything we wanted, and also for offering your own ideas and putting them into play. Alicia & Ben

  • We love your energy and passion for photography and it shines though in your awesome work! Dale & Verity

  • Our bridal party felt comfortable with Shaun’s fun yet relaxed approach and everyone enjoyed themselves. After all, having two couples from our bridal party book Shaun for their wedding after our day truly shows how outstanding and impressive he really is! Onika & Darren

  • Having Shaun as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made. He was just fantastic. Xoanon & Kit