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Soldiers Rd Portraits

Taaniko Nordstrom and Vienna Nordstrom are the creative stylist/photographer duo behind Soldiers Rd Portraits, which was a concept first dreamed of in 2011. The two stylists dress customers in Māori, Pasifika and First Nations costumes for a memorable native inspired vintage portrait. Taaniko says their formula for success is simple, “Whakawhanaungatanga – we make a connection with every whaanau we meet and realising that through our portraits we have touched their lives for the better is humbling. It’s also reassuring to know what we’re doing is of value to others.”