Dominique | Family Session

The lovely Dominique (aka ‘Mum’) won this mini family session with me – the first time I’ve given away a shoot so quite exciting for us both! She brought her lovely hubby and 3 kiddies along for some fun in front of the camera.

Thanks again to Alida’s Design Boutique for running this competition a few months back.
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Amy & Kyle | Auckland Wedding

I don’t always post images from when I second shoot, but I felt like sharing some wedding goodness today! This was my first wedding of the season, in fact my first wedding since before I had Hugo. It was great to get back into the swing of things and I’m so excited for the weddings I have coming up.

I was lucky to meet and shoot alongside the lovely Heather from The Little Details. What I love about second shooting is working with different photographers – it’s a great way to learn and become a more rounded photographer yourself. Plus you usually get to hang with the boys while they get ready which is always fun!

Amy and Kyle were married in a beautiful church in Remuera, Auckland and had their reception at Carrington’s in Mt Albert. The rain graced us with it’s presence that day but they sure didn’t let it ruin any fun!

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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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