Joan Atley (Head of Junior English)Bayfield High School
McRobie Studio has provided top quality and very professional photographic services to our school for many years. Ray works closely with our staff to produce all our class, group and team photos. Ever obliging and helpful, he makes it look easy to complete fifty group photographs in a school day. When we asked if he could possibly do some head shots for the school show, that was no problem. Was he available to take aerial shots of the school and students for the school jubilee? Absolutely. Other people would enjoy spending Saturday night with family or friends, or watching TV. Ray spent a recent Saturday evening taking 976 photos at our school ball, and Glynn had the photos up on the website for the students and staff to download the very next day. Whether the group is four people or four hundred, the McRobie team finds a way to give us the photos we want. They are also generous with skills, product and knowledge. Ray provided invaluable advice regarding photos for the school reunion.
Roshni KaurUniversity of Otago Graduate
My name is Roshni Kaur, you guys did amazing grad photos for me last year, which I ordered and received recently. I have only just opened the package of photos as I have been away. There is a note saying that you guys loved my photos and wanted to use them for display. I am more than happy if you still wish to do so. My family and I love your work. My brother also received his grad photos at the same time and we now have to find an entire wall in the house for all our great shots.
Thanks again, you guys played a huge part in making my big day memorable.
The Teaching TeamWakari Kindergarten
I am putting in writing the comments from the parents in regards to the wonderful job you do as a photographer in capturing such beautiful natural individual photos of each child at our Kindergarten. The families rave about the great job you do and are absolutely amazed at how you are able to produce such amazing shots that show a natural smile as opposed to a forced pose and smile. Also that you take it in a natural setting that enhances the photo beautifully. In particular Ava’s photo was admired by many with parents stopping Ava’s mother outside of the kindergarten to let her know how wonderful a photo it was.
Bruce Cowan (Master)Salmond College
McRobie Photographics has been the official photographer for Salmond College since 1998, taking our annual formal photo and Ball photos every year during that time.
The service we get from McRobie’s is efficient, cheerful and professional – nothing is too much of a problem! Whether it is a last minute cancellation because the weather turns bad, or a change of date for the Ball, Ray and his team take it in their stride and manage to do whatever suits us best.
The standard of photography is consistently high, which I guess is the reason why McRobie’s are also the official photographers for the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic graduation ceremonies. As well as providing for our yearly needs, McRobie’s undertook the important task of restoring some of our archival photos which had faded in the sun, and made sure that we had a digital version of each year’s photo which will be a permanent record of our residents.
Daniel and Amanda CurranWedding Clients
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the absolutely fantastic job you did of capturing our wedding day, in a way we are proud to remember.
Weddings are a stressful time for all involved and it was fantastic that right from the time we approached you for wedding photography we felt like we were totally taken care of.
At the wedding ceremony you blended seamlessly into the wedding guests, so we were almost unaware of your presence which, we think, allowed you to capture the amazing candid shots of our guests, as well as Dan and I which we will treasure for ever.
Your knowledge of the venue and surrounding areas was amazing, and having 2 photographers meant we got 2 different styles of photos.
Ray, your fun and upbeat way of getting people in the group shots to do exactly what you needed them to was sensational and Sonia, your photography of Dan and I was inspired. Both of you went far beyond our expectations and delivered perfection for a very reasonable price.
Joy CrawfordHead of City College
Because Ray and the team at McRobies are flexible and obliging and make the effort to build and nurture relationships with clients, we have been using them for all of our photographic work for more than 10 years.
McRobies expertise and creativity has produced images for our marketing and promotion activities for both print media and the College Website; they also record annual student events- including the College ball – and shoot the whole College Resident group photo.
We like working with McRobies because they are always helpful and responsive to our needs, they have even been prepared to go the extra mile to repair little glitches which might spoil the final effect. (ie: removing the random “stranger” from the group shot in 2004!).
McRobies are an absolute pleasure to work with, they are friendly and accommodating and the final product is fantastic.