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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/

May 18, 2018

Poppies Martinborough Wedding Photographer – Mel & Ants

Poppies Martinborough Wedding Photographer - Mel & Ants I just loved, loved shooting this wedding! Mel and Ants are just so awesome and to top it off it was an off season wedding which I just love! There is a lot to be said for getting married over the cooler months - you get a wider choice of vendors, the light is softer and you also get to enjoy not only the soft light, but sunset, the blue hours and if you are lucky a clear night and a wedding photograph under the milkyway! What more could you ask for! Thanks so much for having me along Mel & Ants! xx  

April 25, 2018

Martinborough Wedding Photographer – Kelly & Mark

Martinborough Wedding Photographer - Kelly & Mark Well, what a location for a wedding! Kelly's family own a farm in Martinborough, so its was only fitting that this is where the wedding was to be held. So all the yutes came out to get everyone up and over the farm to where it was all happening - I think we can say that it was well worth it!  

Castlepoint Wedding Photographer – Warren & Julie

Castlepoint Wedding Photographer - Warren & Julie What a wonderful! The wild and windy Wairarapa coast at its absolute best! Julie & Warren had arranged a small, intimate, low key affair out on the price of land they own out at Castlepoint. It has views galore and is where they plan on building their home together, so it really was the perfect place to official start their life together. The late afternoon ceremony meant that we could make the most of of stunning early evening light, so off we went on a hike around the the cliff tops, back down the beach and finally ending up at the lighthouse just as the sun was setting.  

March 23, 2018

Adventure Photography Wellington – Mt Holdsworth Night Hike

Adventure Photography Wellington - Mt Holdsworth Night Hike The first weekend for ages without a wedding, so whats a girl to do? Get hold of a mate and head up into the hills for a bit of adventure! The plan was to take some Milkyway shots from around 5am but the clouds had other ideas! We headed up anyway. I didn't get what I was hoping for, but that is all good as its really cool to get something unexpected instead! The cloud was rolling over quite fast but I managed to get a clear view of the milkyway with the Mt Holdsworth trig and then a shot with the milyway over the range slooking south as the sun was beginning to rise. (The lights of the Wairarapa on the left and Kapiti on the right) Over towards Masterton the cloud would roll over the hills turning the towns lights on and off again as it passed by. It was pretty special to just sit and watch. The walk back down was magical - the hour before sunrise is always my favourite time to shoot. The colours are just so delicate and soft, and with the clouds filling the valleys it really was stunning. Sarah and I stopped and chatted about, how grateful we feel to be fit and healthy to be able to come into the hills and enjoy all this beauty that is on our doorstep. xx  

Martinborough Wedding Photographer – David & Tina

Martinborough Wedding Photographer - David & Tina I always love a wedding at Brackenridge, Martinborough and this one was no different. Tina & David had their two children in the wedding party and the day really was all about family. One of the really special touches was having a magician at the recepetion - David's grandfather was a magician so this was a lovely nod to him. Thanks so much for having me along for your wonderful day! Sharisse xx  

Riversdale Wedding Photographer – Liam & Renee

Riversdale Wedding Photographer - Liam & Renee What could be more chilled out than having your wedding at a beautiful beach-side location? Renee & Liam choose to do just that - and chilled out it was! The groom was even doing his tie about 5 mins before the wedding ceremony, and the bride arrived courtesy of her brother's yute! I loved the relaxed casual vibe to this wedding - a lovely low key affair with friends and family. What more could you want? Thanks so much for having me along! Sharisse x  

Brackenridge Wedding Photographer – Rachel & Geoff

Brackenridge Wedding Photographer - Rachel & Geoff Brackenridge is always a favourite venue of mine - everything is easy. Its all onsite, you don't need to go anywhere and its perfect if you want to relaxed chilled out day. And that is exactly what Rachel and Geoff's wedding day was like. Their day was all about family and friends and having fun with the people that matter to them. And they certainly had fun! Thanks so much for having em along to photograph your stunning Wairarapa wedding! I loved every moment of it! Sharisse xx          

February 2, 2018

The Landing Masterton Wedding Photographer – Jade & Craig

The Landing Masterton Wedding Photographer - Jade & Craig The Landing in Masterton is one of my favorite venues in the Wairarapa and its always a pleasure to work there. It was no exception for Jade & Craig's big day. This day was perfect from start to finish and with two young children in tow, these two were super relaxed about everything on the day and leading up to it. Being farmers, we made the most of the rural setting behind the property. Their two young boys loved the tractor and the doves but by the end of the day, all the excitement of the wedding day had got the better of them! Jade & Craig, thanks so much for having me along! x