Media Releases

Some examples of where Holly and her photography have appeared in mainstream and social media. If you have any more links for us, or would like to interview Holly for an article, please contact us on

Interactive Design Institute

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Campbell Live

Mother's photos attract global attention
Four-year-old Violet is the subject of ethereal photos created by her mother Holly to showcase her beauty as she adapts to life with no left hand    More »

Auckland mum's photos go global
Beautiful photos of 4-year-old NZ girl born with one hand catch the attention of international media.    More »

The Huffington Post

Mom Photographs One-Handed Daughter To Show Her Life's Possibilities Are Endless
One of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child is hope. A New Zealand mother uses photography to show her daughter that the possibilities for her life are endless.     More »

ABC News

Daughter's Rare Diseases Breed Inspiration for Photographer
Holly Spring, a New Zealand photographer, says she is inspired by her daughter Violet, who was born with multiple ailments; Hirschsprung’s Disease, a blockage of the large intestine and Symbrachydactyly, a limb abnormality. The series was designed to show her daughter that she “can live a life without obstacles."    More »

International Business Times, India Edition

Mother Takes Fairy Tale Photos of Differently-Abled Daughter, Gets Global Attention [PHOTOS]
Auckland photographer Holly Spring featured her differently-abled daughter in a whimsical series of photography.    More »

Stylish Eve

A Loving Mother takes Stunning Photos of her Beautiful One-Handed Daughter
Mesmerizing photographic images of her beautiful daughter created by the super-talented Holly Spring – so perfect you wouldn’t notice anything was missing.    More »

My Modern Met

Mother and One-Handed Daughter Create Inspiring Photo Series
This photo series is an inspiring story of a mother's love. Photographer Holly Spring's young daughter struggled early in life with Hirschsprung’s Disease and has only one hand, but Spring won't let that stop her from living life to the fullest.     More »


8 Heartwarming Photos of a Handicapped Child's Dream Coming True
A mom shows her daughter just how beautiful she is.    More »


Photographer Creates a Fantasy World for Her One-Handed Daughter to Show Her Anything is Possible
Photographer and mother Holly Spring's photography has always been about her daughter. Born with only one hand and suffering from something known as Hirsch    More »

Mom makes dreams a reality through photos of daughter with no hand
  A mother is making fairy tales a reality through photos of her daughter, who was born without a hand. According to Today, 5-year-old Violet Spring was born with a congenital defect that left...    More »

KelbyOne Blog

The Wonderful Work of Holly Spring | KelbyOne Blog
Follow the KelbyOne Blog for the latest trends in Photography, Photoshop, Design, and Video. Get free online reviews, tutorials, videos, webcasts, and more.    More »

Bored Panda

Mother Takes Inspiring Photos Of Her Beautiful One-Handed Daughter
This loving mother, Holly Spring, took up photography after her daughter had struggled early on in life with Hirschsprung's Disease and no left hand. She wants to show her daughter that there are no limits to what she can achieve if she just believes in herself.    More »

Girl born without a hand stuns in mom's whimsical photos
Life didn’t have a fairy tale beginning for 5-year-old Violet Spring, so her mom is making sure her childhood is full of whimsy and joy.Photographer Holly Spring created a series of dreamy portraits to celebrate the girl and her strength in the face of some unexpected health problems that left the girl without a fully-formed left hand.    More »

For Every Mom

This Mom’s Photo Collection of Her Darling Daughter Is So Stunning, You Won’t Even See What’s Missing - For Every Mom
These fairy-tale like images of this photographer's darling daughter who was born with only one hand will blow you away with their beauty.    More »

Daily Mail Online

Proud mother takes award winning photos of her one-handed daughter
Photography was the furthest thing from Holly Spring's mind before her daughter, Violet, was struck down with a debilitating bowel condition that almost cost her her life.    More »


Mother Captures Daughter - Beautiful Series by Holly Spring | Fstoppers
Holly Spring is a portrait photographer based out of New Zealand famous for her dreamy artwork. She began her photography career after her daughter had struggled early on in life with Hirschsprung’s Disease. Her sweet daughter also doesn't have her left hand. She wanted to show her daughter that there are no limits to what she can achieve if she just believes in herself.    More »

Buzzmag (Japanese)

It's beautiful. 10 Like this photo mother took that want to show the "infinite possibilities " in there is no left hand girl
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Mutter fotografiert ihre behinderte Tochter: Sie ist eine Fee – auch wenn sie nur ein Händchen hat
Tochter Violet wäre fast gestorben. Daraufhin fing Holly Spring an, ihre Kleine in Traumfotos als Fee zu porträtieren – zart und stark!     More »


Trotz Behinderung: Du kannst alles im Leben erreichen!
Violet wurde mit nur einem Arm geboren. Doch das soll sie nicht von ihren großen Plänen im Leben abhalten!    More »