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ASHA PORTRAIT

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February 14, 2021

FLORALS, FOALS & FARM-LIFE

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February 10, 2021

GOLDEN HILLS PORTRAITS

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February 10, 2021

FALL ENGAGEMENT

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June 3, 2020

BABY MADDISON

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June 3, 2020

HOW TO STYLE YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION

An engagement session, is the first experience with having portraits taken for a lot of people. It's a great opportunity to get to know your photographer better while you are in a relaxed environment if you have also booked them for a wedding.  Putting together an outfit for an engagement shoot is an important consideration that will affect the final result of your photos. I have a particular style of photography that works really well with a certain style of clothes so I help my clien...

May 19, 2020

MARRA FAMILY

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April 25, 2020

HARRIS MATERNITY

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April 25, 2020

BABY MADDISON

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April 25, 2020

HOW TO STYLE YOUR FAMILY PORTRAITS

I get asked all the time by my clients who book a family session "what should we wear?" So I created a few examples of outfit combinations so that you can get an idea of what looks good in a family photo. The most important thing is that there are no distractions from the most important thing in the image - the relationships! Family portraits are the most likely to be up on your wall for a long time so clothes that are easily dated are not ideal. First I'll get the clothes that you should a...

April 16, 2020

GUIDE: HOW TO SET UP FOR A COSY AT HOME NEW BORN PORTRAIT SESSION

Newborn session are a favourite of mine. It's all about keeping everything low key and comfortable for everyone involved, especially mum and baby. Firstly when setting up for your photography session, think about creating a relaxed, snuggly, sleepy vibe. Start with choosing the room to work in. This should be the room with the best light in the house, I normally like setting a bedroom up as they have that sleepy vibe going strong already. The best room will have a lot of natural light comin...

January 6, 2020

DANIEL & TAYLOR COUNTRY WEDDING

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November 20, 2019

CAMBRIDGE MOTHER, DAUGHTER & HORSE

Knowing Janelle from my days of horse training - it was a real trip down memory lane to photograph her with her beloved horse, Barbie.  Non horsey people may not understand the bond a girl can have with such a huge beast but I definitely do.. my own mare, Molly is undeniably the strongest bond I have ever had with any other animal … coming pretty close to my human relationships too. Janelle has always had such a loving nature and Motherhood looks stunning on her. This maternity/famil...

November 15, 2019

OUR GARDNER HOME

We are a product of our choices and our habits - whether we are conscious of them or not. The thing is though that our planet has become a product of our collective choices and habits and it’s time for that to change for the benefit of all living things. We need to make a shift towards a more sustainable way of living - but how can we make this actionable?  Creating habits that are good for your own personal health and well being are generally going to be healthier or more ’sustainable...

November 14, 2019

ANDERSON FAMILY

It's fascinating to me how children learn values. I asked a friend recently "what values would you like your child to go into adulthood with?' Her answers were: Social skills - the ability to make friends easily and read people well. Curiosity - which facilitates adventure, an adventurous lifestyle leads to a satisfying life.Kindness - to show kindness not only to friends and loved ones but to people who may not seem of immediate benefit.. the man on the end of the phone who is performing his jo...

October 29, 2019

EAGLE RIDGE ESTATE SUMMER WEDDING

This summer wedding at the beautiful Eagle Ridge Venue was a photographers dream. Golden hour was more like 2 hours! Kaitlin was a stunning bride and was cool and collected through the entire day. Eagle Ridge has so many different locations for photos - we loved hanging out with the highland cattle though! So fluffy and adorable!Venue: Eagle RidgeBride's dress: Anna Schimmel ...

October 23, 2019

BOUDOIR PORTRAITS

We went minimalist in a couple ways here lol. A boudoir session can be daunting but I leaned in to the fear as Brene Brown always says and came up with a story in my mind that I wanted to tell. It helped that I've known Melissa for 24 years so I knew her confidence would capture really well and her beauty is always apparent, I just needed to add in some mystery and creative inspiration. I find inspiration is a tricky business.. finding it in other photographers work is sometimes useful but I try...

October 17, 2019

INTIMATE AUTUMN WEDDING

The weather was looking like it was going to bring rain, rain, and more rain for this Tauranga wedding but this DIY bride had such a cool calm about everything on her wedding day. Her top priority was that she got to marry the love of her life. I have known April for 10 years and the whole length of her relationship with Rich, it was clear that they were meant for each other. They both have a willingness to work hard at their relationship to make it better and to allow each other to be happier. ...

October 15, 2019

RED BARN, WAIKATO WEDDING

Tarah and Andrew created such a fun day for their guests and bride and groom party, I thoroughly enjoyed documenting them getting ready and witnessing their vows ceremony as they committed their lives to each other at the Red Barn in Cambridge, Waikato. Brides dress: Rebecca Ingram, Astra BridalBridesmaids Dresses: Pagani...

October 15, 2019

AUTUMN MATERNITY PORTRAITS

It started with two which lead to you! Love can create some magic, am I right? Maternity sessions have my heart. When you have a couple who are full of emotions for each other while they wait for their world to turn upside down in the most wonderful way. Documenting a couple make their way into parenthood always reminds me why I love photography. Focussing on the miracle that has transformed a woman into a glowing mother and the pride that has enveloped a new father, it really is a privilege to ...

September 29, 2019

TE AOTONGA FAMILY PORTRAITS

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September 29, 2019

MILLS REEF WINERY, TAURANGA

"Be loud about the things that are important to you"Joy and Aarons love was LOUD! I mean there was no doubt of their excitement for celebrating this day with all of their friends and family at the beautiful Mills Reef Winery in Tauranga.  ...

September 29, 2019

CHARLOTTE O'GRADY EQUINE PORTRAITS

Charlotte O'Grady with her warmblood mare 'Prima Donna'...

February 16, 2018

7K RANCH, CANADA

The horses who keep this ranch running deserve their own blog post so here it is! They were probably my favourite part of Canada so I may be biased but I think these guys are stunning! They definitely do their jobs well - they will chase Angus bulls twice their size around a 300 acre pasture, they will rope a calf in an arena, they will drag a calf up for branding, and take the grandkids for a pony ride all in a days work. They may be hardworking gentlemen but they are not too proud to take an a...

August 27, 2017

TRAVEL : CANADA PART I

Our trip to Canada was packed FULL of amazing experiences and memories so I thought I would compile them into a few seperate blogs because we had such varied activities. We started out with staying on a ranch with friends where we lived as true blue Canadians. For the last leg of our trip we did the whole tourist thing and trundled around the mountains which were freakin amazing!  As a portrait photographer I had an interesting time taking so many landscape photos. I've always looked at lan...

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