September 21, 2018

Wairarapa Newborn Photographer – Samantha & Family

Wairarapa Newborn Photographer - Samantha & Family This is the third time I have photographed the gorgeous Samantha & Micheal - and the really cool thing is, each time I see them they have a new family member for me to meet! How cool is that?!

June 15, 2018

Wairarapa Family Photographer – April & Family

Wairarapa Family Photographer - April & Family April had just recently moved over to the Wairarapa from Wellington and wanted some updated family photographs, but also to celebrate their new adventure as a family. So I thought what better place than to head down to one my favorite local summer spots. Its such a gorgeous wee camping area with a  beautiful river  & swimming hole, just as the river exits the ranges. The cool thing was these guys hadn't been there before so it was awesome to introduce them to some of Featherston's best assets. :) I reckon there might be few trips down here once summer returns!

Wairarapa Newborn Photographer – Meet Jett!

Wairarapa Newborn Photographer - Meet Jett! It the second time I have photographed this lovely family. Little Mr Fox now has a new brother. Its taken a little getting used to but I think they will firm friends in no time! Gorgeous Jett is the spitting image of his big brother as a baby - many with a touch less hair! Jett's mum brought in a beautiful hand knitted blanket for him to be photographed on. It was so warm and snuggly - perfect for these winter nights! Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/greatbigyarns/

December 29, 2017

Wairarapa Pet Photographer – My own fur baby

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 [...]

November 9, 2017

Wellington Family Photographer – Queensberry Album

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.      

September 21, 2017

Wellington Newborn Photographer – Piper

Wellington Newborn Photographer - Piper

Wairarapa Maternity Photographer – Beautiful Jess

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

August 31, 2017

June 30, 2017

NZIPP Iris Awards 2017

NZIPP Iris Awards 2017   After entering the NZIPP Iris Awards last  year, for the first time again in years I was a little nervous entering again! I had set myself a target, so it was a little scarier then last year when I was just happy to get any award! The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography  has a honors system, where you work your way up over the years depending on how many points you have  in total and how many you earned within a 4 year period through the awards. Because I have been a bit sporadic with my entries over the years, I had never achieved the required points within the timeframe to work my way up. So, after last year gaining 6 bronzes, I knew I need at least four more bronzes to get me the Associate level. And if I dared to dream big, I may even get something more than a bronze to get up to another level....... Well the first day rolled around and I had entered two images into two categories that I had never entered before - Documentary and Illustrative. I was particularly nervous about these prints as were both personal work (self-commissioned, non client work) and different from what I usually do. First up was my Doco image. This shot meant a lot to me as it was an image of my children and some of their friends after a game of rugby. I love this image because it tells you so much about this social group, how they interact, the personalities and also the story that is being told can be seen reflected everywhere through life. So my first print came up, butterflies in [...]

December 15, 2016