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About Judy

Judy Reinen is an effervescent, bubbly blonde from New Zealand, who is passionate about life, family, photography, Santorini, food and shopping. And hats!

A sense of creativity and adventiure inspires every day to be memorable.

With her Dutch husband and their baby son, they left New Zealand and went globetotting through 30+ countries in search of a new place to call home. 
Two years later, Santorini suited their desire for spectacular scenery, a safe environment, delicious cuisine, fabulous weather, and a fairy tale setting of gorgeous Greek cycladic architecture.

Judy is a self-confessed foodie, who often photographs her meals before eating them. She is in love with the local Santorini produce and the delicious Greek cuisine. Her other passion is dark chocolate.

Another serious hobby is shopping. Judy's husband has awarded her a black belt in the mysterious art!  
"It's my business to know what's in every store!" she says with a wink and a smile.

Aside from her passions above, Judy is also an internationally awarded photographer, with a Master of Photography from the New Zealand Institute of Photography. She also has various globally licensed brands of animal photography.

Her love of travel she attributes to her father, having joined him on many of his trips to photograph scenery for his photography business. Judy branched out into people and wedding photography, with animals her own project. She is the author of seven books, and has many of her animal photographs on a wide range of products including greeting cards, jigsaws, and more, and even has a range of soft toys based on her photographs.

Judy has appeared on tv, radio, newspaper and magazine articles around the world.

When her son was born, Judy stopped taking on photography assignments to focus on being a mum. This didn't however stop the travel adventures (or the shopping! Or the chocolate eating...).

Judy is also a professionally trained make-up artist. This is invaluable when looking at the great range of Greek organic cosmetic products (which she uses herself and raves about).

Married in 1990 to her dutch husband, Olaf, they are still in love after all this time! He teaches photography - visit Santorini Photo Tours for details.
Together they also photograph weddings and couples on Santorini - visit Creative Shotz Photography for more info.