Together Journal

Covetable; collectable

Your first look at Issue Seven - in subscribers' mailboxes today and on shelves this coming Monday

This INSANE cover shot is by Queenstown-based photographer Jim Pollard

Style and Substance - Together is more like a periodic coffee table book than a trad magazine

World-class floral styling is a regular feature of Together Journal's content

From a small studio in a Parnell home, to the world. 

Discussing layouts with designer Hannah Lawless
(Hannah won Best Designer at the Magazine Publishers Awards last year - so deserved Hannah!)

The Together Journal team, from left: Hannah Lawless - Designer; Rose Hoare - Sub Editor and Senior Writer;
Greta Kenyon - Founder & Editor; Caroline Waldergrave - Writer;
Delena Nathuran - Editors Assistant and Vendor Sales & Marketing (Greta's right hand lady)

Together Journal's founder, wedding photographer (and mum of three) Greta Kenyon

No, print is not dead. In fact, there's a renaissance happening for a small number of niche, high-end publications - magazines with a standard of content and print quality that make them every bit as collectable as coffee table books. (You and I know this, of course.)

Together Journal - founded by New Zealand wedding photographer Greta Kenyon - is now one of these very special publications finding a cult following around the world.

When she started Together Journal, Greta was travelling NZ and abroad shooting creative, contemporary weddings. Working alongside her clients, fellow photographers, and other wedding specialists such as stylists, she saw a very inspiring new niche of the industry developing - a direction being driven and lead, in many ways, by our New Zealand (and Australian) wedding professionals and their ideas. This world-class talent deserved a global platform.... 

So, Together Journal was born. A curated quarterly dedication to the modern wedding, and to the phenomenal creative talent that a wedding represents - bringing together fashion and wedding couture, design and illustration, styling, cuisine, flora, contemporary homeware, travel... and breathtakingly beautiful photography. Yes, it's for those planning a wedding, but it's also just for aesthetes in general. Each issue involves up to 40 different contributors - including those who shoot on assignment (such as Danelle Bohane who won Best Photographer at the Magazine Publishers Awards last year for her work for Together) and photographers who submit inspiring real weddings. 

This small-but-perfectly formed New Zealand brand is now very much global. Together Journal is sold throughout NZ, Australia and the US (including in Anthropologie stores and over 300 Barnes and Nobles'), and the team are currently working on European and Asian markets for distribution, too.

As Issue Seven is about to be launched (to subscriber today, and on shelves from Monday) I thought it was the perfect time to share the story of Together - it's one of vision, cajones and the power of collaboration.


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