FROM BEHIND THE LENS
Come and take a look behind the scenes and into the galleries of some of my wonderful clients.
Regular, everyday people making precious memories for their family's.
I love dahlias - they remind me of my Granny who used to grow them in long rows in her rambling country garden. Although to be fair, I can't say I really liked them all that much back then. Granny used to pay us pocket money to go and weed the rows during the summer holidays, not my most favourite past-time. Although there was something quite satisfying about seeing a nice weed-free row of flowers when we had finished. I think dahlias are a lot like hydraengas. They are another flower I used to think were just liked by old ladies. I am not sure if they are just back in fashion To View More >>
I didn't even know that we had "Pick your Own" flower gardens here in Whangarei. But when I moved to my new daytime job at Northland Inc, one of our team mentioned that you could do this out at Left Fields in Waipu. https://leftfields.co.nz I promptly forgot all about it though until I saw a post on facebook last week. My Uni student daughter who is home for the holidays, very kindly agreed to come out with me to pick some flowers we could use later in the day in my photography studio for some floral portraits. I love learning new skills and am currently trying to master using To View More >>
To celebrate a special milestone birthday, Heather gathered all her family together and we brought to life her vision for a family portrait on the front veranda of her beautiful home. When I went to see her for a consult prior to her session, Heather showed me the spot on her wall she was hoping to fill with a large canvas of all the family. An overcast day actually helped us with beautiful soft light and with a lot of laughter and chaos, we were able to make her version into a realiy. For the shot that eventually went onto canvas I was able to photoshop out some of the inconveniently To View More >>
Matapouri Beach is one of my favourite locations for an evening beach photo session. There are so many textures and vistas we can include from dune grasses to rocky outcrops and gentle waves. During this session we made sandcastles, jumped off sand dunes, snuggled up in the warm evening light and finished up with a playful splash for Mum and big sister Abigail. To View More >>
I had the pleasure of photographing Jalissa's first little girl when she was just a few weeks old. This time though, good old Covid-19 meant I didn't get to meet her second beautiful little girl til she was almost 4 months old. But what a delightfully cute and smiley little cherub Skylah turnd out to be. She most definitley already has Mum and big sister Neveah wrapped around her little finger. To View More >>