FROM BEHIND THE LENS
Get a look behind the scenes and into the galleries of some of my wonderful clients.
Just everyday people busy making precious memories.
A family portrait session at Pataua North Pataua North, around 30mins east of Whangarei was the beautiful setting for this early evening family photo session. If you are a local, you will probably recognise the famous walk-bridge that connects the north and side sides of Pataua. Home to many brave swimmers who jump from the bridge amongst much laughter at high tide. Being 4yrs old is such a super cute stage in our kids' lives. I asked a few friends what they loved most when their kids turned 4yrs and I loved this response: "Your babies are turning into real little people and To View More >>
Relaxed & super stylish outfit ideas for family photos at the beach. After you have convinced the kids and hubby to have family photos, the next thing to figure out is always "what are we all going to wear?" And this can either be heaps of fun, or your worst nightmare depending on how you roll. I send all my clients a "What to Wear" guide as soon as we have a date sorted to help you with planning if you need it. And I also send you a link to my private Pinterest Boards for some colour inspiration that will help you put whole family combinations together. I have Pinterest To View More >>
A double graduation celebration for this Whangarei family. Well, if you are the proud Mum & Dad of two Auckland Uni graduates, you plan your own party to celebrate this fantastic achievement! Kate finished her Masters in Urban Planning in 2019 but opted to delay her graduation ceremony til 2020. This was so she could graduate at the same time as brother Sean who would be completing his Doctorate in Music Education. Unfortunately like lots of events in 2020, the first nation-wide lockdown resulted in the cancellation of their graduation ceremony. It was re-scheduled to later in the year To View More >>
A blended family photoshoot with a playground finish. Let’s face it, all parents need a good bribe now and then to get the kids to take part in photo sessions. If you’ve never thought about including a playground session in your family portraits before, then here’s few examples of how we can make a session fun for everyone and get great photos for your album. Start with a taster on a few playthings I like to start with a bit of playtime on a few climbing frames. It gives the kids time to get used to having sometime taking their photo (other than Mum). It also sets the scene To View More >>
A teen family photoshoot at Ocean Beach Convincing teenagers to take part in a family photoshoot can be like trying to negotiate world peace at times. So since I have two of them, I asked them what would be the best way to get them to agree to having family photos. Here are their top 3 suggestions: 1. Let them wear something they love and feel comfortable in One of my teens is not a real girlie girl, but she said she would wear a nice summer, surf style dress if she could go to her favourite shop and pick out a new one. So talk to them in advance about what you are all going to wear To View More >>