Our Story

It all began with a casting made for baby’s hands and feet. A permanent snapshot taken of the most amazing event to happen in a parent’s life-time. Something to treasure and remember always.
Momentoes is New Zealand’s original hand and feet casting company, with the concept of creating lasting memories through casting, introduced to New Zealand in 1999.
In 2010, Renee Patterson purchased the business and has worked hard ever since to create a franchise model that connects talented casters with people wanting to have a unique and personal physical expression of a special person in their life.
Momentoes operates franchises throughout New Zealand. Whilst the company’s primary function is to capture the hands and feet of babies, children, families and pets in the form of 3-dimensional castings, we can also create personalised photo frames and will soon be launching our silver jewellery. The jewellery is an exciting new addition to the range and features identical impressions of loved one’s fingerprints and miniaturised hands and feet.
Providing a tangible reminder of wonderful, happy memories that will be treasured for a lifetime is what drives the business.
Creating sculptures from impressions of people’s hands and feet is an art form that has been around for centuries. Momentoes have taken the concept out of the galleries and museums of the world and have made it an accessible and affordable means for anyone to have a permanent reminder of a moment in time in their own home.