A fresh new digital media and content creation studio.

Meet the Lumiere Team

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With a combined industry experience of over 20+ years, Lumiere have the knowledge and expertise to interpret and deliver your brand's story at the highest quality. 

Joshua Kirk - Lumiere Co-Founder

Joshua Kirk

Joshua and his wife Sophie have been based in Nelson since 2015 and have just had their first child, Eva Maia Kirk. He has an extensive background in video production having worked as a senior video editor for a production studio in New Zealand before moving to Nelson. Joshua is focused on creative story telling through compelling narrative, composition and lighting. With the little down time he has between work and family, you may find him mountain biking and enjoying the fresh air on some of Nelson's world renowned mountain bike trails.

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Tim Williams

Father of 2 (Arlo & Finley) with his beautiful wife Shelley, moved to Nelson in 2016 after spending a little over 10 years abroad in Sydney and London to settle and raise a family in the most beautiful part of the world.

Tim is an award winning photographer having worked with clients in the UK, Italy, Australia and NZ. Tim is passionate about creativity, photography, music and creating unique and memorable customer experiences by providing exceptional customer service and delivering a professional and high quality product. He also has a desire for creating pathways for the next generation to pursue their dreams.

Ariana Gonzales
Social Strategist

Ariana and her husband Tim moved to Nelson in 2018 and have since been enjoying exploring their new home and putting down roots. Ariana has been behind the camera for over 7 years, capturing everything from weddings and family portraits to music festivals and product photography. Her commercial work has been published both nationally and internationally, through commissioned work and also through her position as a social media influencer. With a passion for quality imagery, an eye for aesthetics and her inside knowledge and experience of the social media industry, Ariana is able to provide a unique and creative approach to digital content creation.

Ariana Gonzales - Lumiere Social Media Strategist

Danielle Eagle
Graphic Designer

Hi, I’m Danielle, a mother to 4 beautiful children… nah jokes, i’m actually 17, fresh out of high school but have been designing for the last 4 years. Tim and Joshua reached out and offered me a design intern role at Lumiere, and I jumped at the opportunity to learn and grow my skills in a real world working environment. Graphic design is my passion i’m super excited to be pursuing my dreams with an awesome creative team.

Danielle Eagle - Lumiere Graphic Design Intern
Tom Soldan - Lumiere Video Editor

Tom Soldan
Content Producer

In 2015, Tom began his career in the media world, working as a video editor & producer for various organisations, including Channel 7 Adelaide, Stan Network Australia & Cannondale Bicycles. In 2019, After spending two years in Europe with his partner, Tom decided to come back to the southern hemisphere, to set up shop in Sunny Nelson, and  to get back into the video editing game. 

Tom enjoys Yoga, Hiking and Coffee. Lots of Coffee.

Joshua Barry - Lumiere

Josh Barry
Video Editor

Having completed a Bachelor in Engineering (also Lumiere's most eligible bachelor) Josh decided it was time to pursue his passion for film making and pursue a creative career. Josh is a guru behind the camera and a wizard editor. 

Outside of work you'll find him working towards the 2024 Olympics in the 400m and 800m track events.


Why Lumiere?

When Lumiere was nothing but a big dream and a few conversations between two mates, this one question kept cropping up. Why? Why start Lumiere? This small three letter word has helped refine the direction of the company. 

Creating excellent digital content for us is more than a job. Creativity and excellence is a lifestyle that we want to embody in every arena. We desire as a company to see creativity pushed to its extremes and maximised to its potential to bring about positive change in our world. Positive change doesn't always have to be big. It can be as simple as helping a local business grow, but we want to partner with brands that are changing the world for the better; to capture their genuine expression and help give a digital boost to see their big vision come true. Even in the first few months of seeing Lumiere begin, we have been privileged and humbled to rub shoulders with some of the world's most inspiring and driven people.

Our strengths lie in creating content and distributing that content in the digital space. We know our why, and if we can use our skills to help change initiators go from a small change to a big change through a digital strategy, then we're onto something great. The more we ask 'why?', the more we realise a better question to ask is... Why not?