Philippa | Portrait Session

This is the second time I have photographed little Pippa – well, third if you include when she was in her Mum’s tummy! She has grown so much and is no longer a baby but the sweetest little girl who adores her bunny! Had to sneak Mum in there for a few shots too.

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Liz & Grant | Family Session

This is another post from months back, but I had to share as Liz has been a repeat client of mine and incredibly supportive of my work so I really wanted to share these!
Liz originally booked me for a maternity session with her husband Grant. I went on to photograph her gorgeous wee boy Thomas at a few weeks old along with an extended family session. Months down the track and we met again to photograph more family members. This is a little miss mash highlights post of all the shoots.

PS. The gorgeous wee girl at the end with the family pearls? Adorable!

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Ardana & Amber

So glad Ardana decided to jump in these photos even though she wasn’t expecting it! Some really lovely moments between Mum and daughter. Ardana’s lovely friends bought this session as a baby shower gift so that she could have some photos taken of her little girl Amber.

This is from a while back, but I love the carefree feel of these shots taken on the wild west coast.

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The Ewarts | Family Session

I really love this family session. I love the light, I love the location, and most of all I love how obvious it is that these two sisters share a special bond and will always be the best of friends. We headed to the beach on a beautiful winters day with their mum and dad Janine and James. It’s clear to see the girls (who happen to be my 3rd cousin’s) had a ball!

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Pete, Angela, Oliver & Lucy | Family Session

I have a bit of blogging catch up to do as being pregnant with terrible sickness and having a baby has caused me to get waaaay behind! But I still want to share some lovely family sessions with you all so heres my first catch up.

Lets head back to last year when I photographed this adorable wee family. My hubby knows Pete from Uni days and his lovely fiancé Angela was our marriage celebrant so we have a few ties to these lovely people. They are getting married in February and guess who is lucky enough to capture their big day? Yep, moi. So excited!

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Shane & Alyson | Forest & Beach Engagement Session

This is my brother-in-law and soon to be sister-in-law (exciting!). They wanted a few snaps to celebrate their engagement so we set off from the bach in Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula to the near deserted Opoutere Beach. You can’t go wrong with a long stretch of pristine white sandy beach backed by pine forest and bush. So simple, so pure NZ, love ♡

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Kerryn & Dan | Devonport Wedding

I’ve known Dan since high school and he’s pretty awesome – one of those people who you always end up in fits of laughter around – so I jumped at the chance when he and his stunning bride to be Kerryn asked me to be their photographer as I knew it would be a day full of love and laughter.

I hadn’t met Kerryn before but after a wedding ‘meeting’ at their house over a glass of wine, I got to know this warm, intelligent lovely lady who threw tradition out the window and, heavily pregnant with their gorgeous son Zac, asked Dan to marry her on a leap year. Go Kerryn!!

I got to know them better as a couple during their engagement shoot at Silo Park, Auckland and hearing about their wedding plans, started to get very excited for their big day. It didn’t disappoint. A first look overlooking Rangitoto on a beautiful summers day followed by a heartfelt beachside ceremony and a sunset reception at McHugh’s of Cheltenham that continued into the night complete with a line dancing first dance from the couple, it certainly lived up to expectations. Kerryn looked utterly beautiful in her lace dress, the bridesmaids rocked out in red lace and how awesome is Dan’s ring?!

Congratulations guys, you make an awesome couple and wonderful parents to Zac. xx

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Hugo William Donaldson ♡

Let me proudly introduce to you my little man, Hugo. The reason the blog has been so quiet lately!! He came into our world on the 18th February and life hasn’t been the same since. We are totally and completely in love with this little guy and the proud mama in me is excited to share some photos from the family album from when he was only a few days old  to some more recent ones. I’ve finished this post off with a few photos of his nursery which I’ve had lots of enjoyment out of decorating!

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Great Expectations

It’s not often I get in front of the camera. In fact I feel quite uncomfortable having my photo taken – Im much more at home behind the lens! However as a photographer I do think its important to put yourself in the shoes of your clients from time to time.

Being on the verge of a life changing event in our lives, I thought a portrait session would be a fantastic way to capture this very special time in our lives. So I dragged Aaron along and my sister Steph (quite talented herself behind the lens!) took a few shots before bump becomes baby!

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Thanks Steph! x

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Kim & Ben | Fiji Wedding

This ones a real special one to me. Kim and Ben are great friends so I was so happy for them when they announced they were getting married. When they asked me to photograph their wedding, I was extremely honoured and very very excited! The fact that it was going to be in Musket Cove, Fiji was an added bonus!!

Apart from it being a truly intimate, relaxed and beautiful wedding on a stunning tropical island, what I loved most was how the majority of the guests trickled onto the island in the week lead up to the big day so everyone had the opportunity to get to know each other at various get togethers. This really added to the intimacy of their wedding day and made for one big fun party to celebrate!

As featured on the awesome Paper & Lace blog: http://paperandlace.com/2014/01/kim-ben-musket-cove-fiji/

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