Wairarapa Pet Photographer - My own fur baby I don’t usually photograph pets, but when I approached to photograph two dogs who were brothers, I took on the challenge. One of the dogs, Oliver had been unwell for some time, so it was important for their mum to get some lovely photographs of them together. They have both passed on, and the family now have a beautiful framed set of photographs on their wall. After this shoot I decided that I needed to photograph my own fur baby, Moose. He wasn’t overly impressed but he played along! I am so glad I did this as today was such an incredibly sad day for our family. We had to let our Moose Dog go. He was just under four years old and was a massive part of our family. The boys loved him to pieces – he comforted them when they were sad or scared, walked them up to school, wagged his tale when he saw them again at the end of the day. He was so big, yet so gentle. Such an amazing family pet. For me, he was with so much – out for walks, runs, exploring the hills. He loved our adventures in the Tararuas. He would sleep outside my office door while I worked, as soon as we woke up, he would come in and say hello. Greet us eagerly at the door when we returned home after being out without him. He would give my husband the biggest cuddles when he got home form work. For someone who at first wasn’t keen on getting a dog, they became best buddies, partners in crime! Everyone loved Moose. He became sick suddenly. Two days before [...]
December 29, 2017
November 9, 2017
Wellington Family Photographer - Queensberry Album This family came to see me with their goal being to capture the characters of their children at this age and also the relationships between them all. To tell their story we opted to take a few images in the studio and then head outside for a chance to play around and have some fun. Its hard to pick a single frame from this shoot for the wall, and sessions like this lend themselves to being presented as a story told through an album. We put together this gorgeous Queensberry album to document this special time in their lives, which I know these guys will cherish for many years to come.
Wairarapa Wedding Photographer - The Landing, Masterton Katie & Robbie's Spring time wedding
September 21, 2017
Wairarapa Maternity Photographer - Beautiful Jess I was lucky enough to photograph the beautiful wedding of Jess and her husband Daniel back in May. They have their next journey well underway with the arrival of their first child due anyday now! Its always such a privilege to share in the journey of my clients and document these special moments for you! I love the way that Jess just radiates happiness. I am so looking forward to the next photo session! xxx
Tarureka Estate Wedding Photographer - Josh & Allanah's Winter Wedding I really love winter weddings and I always wonder why more couple don't go down this road. So long as you choose your venue carefully, I really think its one of the best times of the year to get married. Firstly, you tend to get your pick of vendors over the quieter months. Less competition for available dates, less stress. You can also get great deals in the off season. But, as a photographer the reason I love winter weddings is for the light! Soft winter light is the best and you also get to take sunset and night time shots without missing your party - bonus! And if rains - so much fun can be had photographing in the rain, and if its really bad then you will have chosen an awesome venue so it doesn't matter! And if you want to you can always opt to go a 'First Look' as these guys did to really make the most of the time with your guests. Allanah and Josh opted for this stress free option and oh my, was this wedding fun! I thoroughly enjoyed shooting the day, and I have to say my cheeks were hurting from laughing so much by the end of the day. I am sure the photographs will tell the story without me rabbiting on! So here they are.....
August 31, 2017
Wairarapa Pregnancy Photographer - Beautiful Megan
Tararua Photographer - Sunset at East Holdworth Anyone that knows me, knows that I love to run. And I love to go on running adventures in the hills. In the Wairarapa we are blessed with an amazing playground right on our doorstep. The Tararuas. I have only explored a fraction of the ranges and each and every time I run there it blows me away. Every time is different. The light changes, the clouds are moving. Sometimes its a beautiful sunny day with blue skies and you can see for miles, others the clouds are in and it has an air of mystery. By, far my favourite time to go is when its change of light. Sunset and sunrise up there is just out of this world. It takes your breath away and you cant help but have a huge smile. It makers you feel alive. I love it. So usually I take just a running pack with all my gear and take a few shots with my phone. (its takes pretty good snaps and even has a Leica lens....whoa!) But a friend suggested I take my big camera,so I figured if I was going to take it, it would have be at a time where my phone camera couldn't do it justice. I am not sure any camera could, but I had a go anyway. After lugging 8kg of gear up the ridge (believe me, the extra 4kg makes a HUGE difference, just ask my calves and quads!) I was going to make the most of it. I hope you enjoy these images, I know I enjoyed shooting them. :) Sharisse x
Lacewood Wedding Photographer - Jess & Daniel I love an autumn wedding! The light is lovely and soft, the colours of the trees are stunning and its a great excuse to choose a cosey venue for a fun party with your guests. Jess & Daniel were married in the garden at Lacewood, at Tuhitarata Estate back in May followed up by a reception in the cosey in site barn. It was four seasons in one day! From sunshine to hail, we had it all. I absolutely loved working with Jess & Daniel - so much fun and so relaxed and such beautiful families. Thanks so much for having me along to document your special day. Sharisse xx
July 28, 2017
Martinborough Wine Walks - A tough day at the office Sometimes we get some really tough jobs, and this was probably one of the toughest. A day of walking around the vineyards in Martinborough, listening to Nicola tell us all about the region, its wine, the growing and making process, and then top it all off having the taste the wine. It really doesn't get much tougher than this. But someone had to do it, so we agreed to come along. :) This walking wine tour is an absolute must! Go do it. :)