I worked with Jo on a number of Oxfam Trailwalker events in my time as Fundraising Events Manager at Oxfam. She was so good we had to keep getting her back! On top of her skills with a camera I can wholeheartedly say she is a pleasure to work with. Jo’s professionalism and personable nature really shine through in her photography. Whether it was planning shot locations, talking through our brief or enthusiastically engaging with participants Jo was always striving to capture and showcase the essence of the event. Jo’s excellent photos have featured throughout the Oxfam Trailwalker marketing materials and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to event organisers or anyone needing a great freelance photographer.”
~ Zeb Stone, past Fundraising Events Manager, Oxfam New Zealand.
“Jo was the photographer for the 2016 Puhinui Eventers Challenge and what a stellar job she did! She was great to deal with prior to the event, double checking the timing and arrangements. She arrived with plenty of time to scope out the venue and find the best spot to take photos from, and got some fantastic shots! She also took some posed photos of the winners with their prizes, taking her time and again getting some great shots - not an easy task with live animals involved! I highly recommend Jo - thanks for your fab work!”
~ Cara Popping, Events Secretary Puhinui Eventers Challenge 2016
“In July 2015 we organised a significant luncheon at Alexandra Park for over 400 attendees & all the tables, the large function room & entry foyer were dressed to create the ‘Wow’ factor. In addition to a high-profile MC & guest speaker we needed a photographer to capture all the special moments & take photos of the attendees. Jo came highly recommended & the end result didn’t disappoint. Access to all these photos via her website made it easy for all those wishing to order photos.”
~ Murray Robertson, for Lunch Organising Committee, Air New Zealand Retired Staff Club Northern
“Jo was recommended to us by organisers of the Auckland 7s tournament. We were really impressed with the quality of images from the 2015 Oceania Championship and believe Jo was able to capture some great action shots on the diamond of our 18U players.”
~ Pandy Fruean, U18 Executive Officer, Baseball New Zealand.
“With just days to spare, we engaged Jo as official photographer for the inaugural run of The Great Auckland Bed Race! We were so busy making the event happen that we gave Jo only the scantiest idea of the shots we required, and she was pretty much left to work on the fly….She excelled with this brief, and we were absolutely delighted by the quality of her imagery. Her shots truly captured the essence of this quirky event and the personality of the participants simply shone through her lens! Although other photographers provided us with snaps from the day, we have used Jo’s imagery almost exclusively to promote the 2014 event and her photos are now synonymous with our inaugural Great Auckland Bed Race run.”
~ Samantha Jung-Fielding, Founder and Organiser, Great Auckland Bed Race
“At the Stroke & Stride we have been delighted with excellent photographs taken by Jo McCarthy that capture the atmosphere and all the action from our swimrun events. Jo’s attention to detail is fantastic and her photography is always most professional.”
~ Craig Browne, Event Director, Stroke and Stride
“Jo McCarthy did a great job providing numerous quality action photos of the 2013 Roller Mills Under 13 rugby tournament games hosted in North harbour at Silverdale”
~Denis Henderson, Club and Social Liaison officer, North Harbour Rugby Union