Hi, my name is Georgia and I’m an accountant by day and photographer… any other time. I developed a passion for photography from my grandmother and a love for nature. I joined the Pinnacle Programme with no clear direction of where I wanted to take my photography but knew I wanted to learn as much as possible. The Pinnacle Programme gave me so many opportunities to photograph various events such as the Fieldays and dealer awards which gave me valuable business management skills. I would compare the Pinnacle Programme to a bit like a toolbox. A toolbox filled with advice, training, and resources (even some you never knew you needed) that you can tap into at any time.
The Pinnacle programme gave me the tools I needed to create a successful CV that led me to obtaining a role at KPMG Hamilton in their school leavers programme. With the challenges that full-time work and study brings I came to the realisation that while I can do anything, I can’t do everything. My passion for photography remains but I have since taken it in a different direction and decided to undergo the training to become a judge. Currently, I am in the final stages of becoming New Zealand’s youngest accredited judge in photography.