Children and Family Portrait Photography Testimonials

by Binh Trinh

Thank you Binh for the amazing photos you took of our newborn son. You were so caring and laid back, and very understanding when our little one decided he didn't want to sleep at all! The photos are simply gorgeous and we will definitely recommend you to others. Thank you!

Kirsty, John and Nicholas

Thank you Binh for the lovely time we had with the photography session. You captured Mahin in his element, and your choice of location was perfect. It was so relaxed and you got the most awesome smiles and expressions out of Mahin. We had a blast that morning! We are delighted with our family portraits and the video presentation! It was hard to pick just one photo to enlarge, when all of them were so great. The final choice printed on fine art paper looks amazing in our lounge. We are glad that we went with your recommendation! Thanks to my husband for the fabulous birthday gift! Can’t put a price tag on memories captured so beautifully. Rifshana, Masood and Mahin

We visited Binh for a photography session as part of the Kids of Manawatu project with our 9 month old daughter Rosie. We had previously wanted to get some professional photos taken of her but had been put off by some of the prices we had been quoted, plus the concern that Rosie would not be relaxed enough with a ‘stranger’ to have good photos taken. With TZ Studios, however none of this was a problem! The different options available meant that we could chose a package that we could afford and the photographer, Binh Trinh, had a lovely relaxed and fun manner that put both Rosie and myself at ease and resulted in some really beautiful pictures that we will treasure for years to come; in fact we plan on coming back next year for another session. We are very happy customers!


Dear Binh,

We have a longstanding tradition of family portraits, mostly fundraisers for the hospice. With Richard, Victoria and Charlotte now living overseas, having everyone home for Christmas, including partners,  was an opportunity not to be missed. Thanks for coming ahead of the date to see our garden and get a feel for the family. From the moment you arrived we just had a lot of fun as you clicked away and the time flew. We were flabbergasted that you were  back the next day with an amazing selection of photographs put together as a video presentation. That was even more fun! It was easy and hard to select 20 best photographs and then a single one for the print.
We are all so happy to have captured this unique opportunity in such a beautiful way. Your black and white photographs are phenomenally beautiful and real.
The Temple-Camp Family

Hi Binh, Thank you so much for your amazing photographs of our precious Emily and the boys. We really loved the relaxed atmosphere you provided during the photo shoot – the way you made us feel at home complete with toys for the other kids to play with – there was no rush and you were happy to wait until Emily was fast asleep to get the best shot no matter how long it took! The images were beautiful, they brought tears to our eyes when you showed us the video presentation. You really are very talented and gifted in what you do. We will forever treasure our special memories of Emily at that precious newborn time, and will highly recommend you to others looking for stunning newborn photography. Thanks again, Monique and Josh

“We wanted to celebrate my mother’s birthday with a family portrait, and after a lot of searching we decided upon Binh Trinh and Picture Perfect Photography. It was definitely the right decision. Binh is an artist – not only an award-winning photographer but he also wrote the music you are listening to now. He is also generous in both spirit and deed – for us it was his Pay It Forward initiative, offering his services free to non-profit organisations, that made him stand out from all of the competition. We asked a lot of him – we were a large group on a very cold day that forced us into the studio – but Binh took it all in stride, making us feel relaxed and comfortable the moment we all walked in. The shoot itself was great fun, we all had a lot of laughs coming up with different ways to fit all of us in the frame, and we were very pleased with the results. Thank you Binh and Lin for your patience and skill, your warmth and your art – you made my mother’s birthday very special, and your wonderful work ensured the memory will last.” Kind regards, Peter Edge

This is for anyone thinking of getting Binh Trinh to do their photography… This year our daughter finished her degree and our son also finished his Post-Grad diploma. As proud parents we wanted to have this special moment recorded. We live in New Plymouth and the double graduation was to be held in Palmerston North. We had no idea who we should get to be the photographer or even where to start. Our daughter wanted outdoor photos in preference to studio photos and we wanted to have some family photos taken as well. I’m not that clever at using the internet but felt this a good way to start. I found some sites of various photographers quiet easily and became hooked into Binh’s site. I found he had a good range of formal shots, casual shots and some unusual shots taken over a big range of events. To make sure I did all my background homework, I rang 4 photographers from the area and none of them were interested in taking outdoor photos. So I rang Binh and booked a date and time. Binh began with a few formal shots in his studio then we drove out to Massey University where they have an amazing park like area of autumn trees, grass, a river, bridge and of course the Massey University sign. Binh used his great sense of humour to get us all to relax and have some fun shots ALL around Massey. The funniest part was Binh constantly saying “Just one more photo, then we’ll be done”. He said that many, many times! He took every opportunity to get varied backgrounds and moved easily between casual poses. He spent a very long time with us making sure we had all the shots we wanted before he finally finished. The next morning we met at a pre-arranged time at Binh’s studio to view the photos. We were met with an amazing slide show all put to music. We were all just blown away with the quality and quantity of photos. We spent some time narrowing down the photos we were most interested in but were pleased to know Binh would put this large range of photos onto the net so we could take our time choosing from home. The whole family found Binh to be a fabulous photographer who was prepared to go to all lengths to take a huge range of photos. He made sure he covered everything we wanted and more. We weren’t rushed through as we have been with other photographers in the past. We couldn’t have asked for more with the finished product. We also found his prices to be equivalent to others. My other daughter told us she was so impressed with his work she would really love to have him for her wedding photographer. I had to remind her she still needed an engagement ring first!We’ll just have to wait an see. Trish Shaw (very happy customer) New Plymouth

We had decided to have some professional pictures taken as gifts for our parents, yet had recently had a bad experience with photgrapher and were hesitant to put ourselves through that again. Not being based in P.N. at the time we could only rely on what we found online. We discovered Binh in amongst the seemingly “bog-standard”photographers advertising their services, and took the plunge. Binh made sure to get to know us, get a feeling for what we wanted, and also instill confidence in photographers again – or at least him. His character is of a very casual, happy and flexible person. This comes out in the way he runs the shoot. The end products exceeded our expectations, and we certainly felt we got value for money and had a memorable experience. Both sets of parents were speechless when they opened their gifts. Thanks Binh! Matt and Michelle

To Binh & Lin What can we say but WOW! We love the pictures. You and Lin did such a wonderful job with the photos of our son Ben. We were thrilled with the variety of angles that captured the light and natural look that we were after and delighted with the way they were presented to us. You are both so very talented! Thanks again to you both for putting so much effort into making our son the wonderful boy he is. Regards Hayden & Carla

We were lucky enough to have Binh photograph our third baby when he was just three weeks old. The studio was warm and inviting, private and relaxing. Binh was super patient waiting well over an hour for me to try and get my monkey to sleep! It was such an enjoyable experience and whilst Binh didn’t get the pics he was hoping for we couldn’t have been happier with the results! If only I could rewind time and have the same experience with my first two children. I would not hesitate to recommend Binh for photos of your precious new bundle. Thanks Binh for the everlasting memories! Regards Sarah

Getting our portrait done was really easy – it was relaxed and fun,
and you can see it in the photographs. No stiff poses or frozen
smiles! Binn & Lin were great to deal with and it was nice to see the
photos straight away. We were totally in control of the process and
they were so helpful with letting us consider all the options. Of
course, there were some great shots and I was really pleased with the
final result! Thanks!

Kelly Price