heartfelt photography


Photographer Diya Welland has a naturally creative eye which loves to be present to perfect compositions and capture them to share with others. These she has come to know as 'Sacred Moments'. The time and space when she finds herself to be most mindful and therefor most connected with all that is.


live a little love... today


Whatever your hearts desire, whatever your moments thought, whatever you believe, whatever you wish for, here in Rarotonga you dream it into being with the warm tropical flavors of the Pacific.

Diya has a high attention to detail and is motivated by the need to tell the story and create a beautiful record for you to return home with. She is your personal photojournalist and will be thinking,

" Who are you & what will you find memorable. How can I capture your heartfelt connections & spirit authentically?"

So you remember the day with a smile, she encourages spontaneity and playfulness throughout your photo shoot, be it with a focus on formal posing or candid shots through playful indulgence of the natural beauty of the Pacific Isles.

In tropical paradise you may immerse yourself in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy magical moments spent with loved ones and have a record of your occasion in a way that will bring back those special memories in the years to come.


services & images


For diarized events, advanced booking is recommended in order to ensure availability. Portrait photography, however, is more flexible and can be suited to any particular day.


Please note that all images are copyright to the photographer and are for this website and photographers discretionary use only. Any intention to use photos for commercial purposes, publication or reproduction is permitted only with prior written consent from the photographer.




"We're absolutely over the moon. We're blown away and there is nothing we would change. We had our wedding reception in Gisborne, and played the photo slideshow in between speeches and it helped make the night. A lot of people said it was like being there with us and there was hardly a dry eye in the place at the end of it. Even a few of the guys admitted to getting a bit teary eyed. Thank you for re-creating our very very special day.  It's like getting married every day." Tom and Katey


"Hello Diya, I wanted to thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful photos you took of our special day. I was blown away when I saw them on the DVD. I don't know how to thank you enough. And also for the movie of the pictures, it has gone down a treat with my sisters in Australia who couldn't make the wedding. Thank you again and it was a pleasure meeting you and having you as our photographer." Sincerely, Robyn A


"Dear Diya, We just wanted to thank you again for doing such a wonderful job with our wedding photos. We were so thrilled that you were able to capture the spirit of our special day with authentic shots rather than awkward staged poses." Thanks again, Nicole & Tim

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