Saturday, October 17, 2009

Veezohn - newborn session

Lovely Veezhon - a gorgeous newborn boy who wanted to be awake most of the time during our photo session- but that gave us a chance to do some great shots with his Dad:) His shoulders were adorable and his calm nature shone through the images. By the time I had unloaded all my gear at his parents home - there looked to be a huge party going on - but luckily it was quick to clear away...Amazing really that so much stuff can fit into my car - the small hot red filly.. The joys of being a roving, natural light photographer - meeting such lovely families and beautiful babies.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kelly and John a Wedding celebration at Castaways

Kelly and John recently celebrated their wedding at Castaways - Karioitahi. The day brought another rather arctic blast from the South-east and fingers were crossed all week for a rain free day. We were fairly well rewarded, as there had only been a light drizzle in the morning. After the getting ready shots in the lovely Chalets above Karioitahi beach, we headed down to a "mostly" sheltered part of Karioitahi beach with Kelly, John, bestman Paul and bridesmaid Ann. The surf however,was pretty fierce looking! The wind grew stonger into the photo session - so rather than freezing - we headed off to a hidden country road, amongest the hills, where there is shelter all around. One of the great points about living local - we have a few of these "wind free" zones up our sleeves!

Before long it was back to the west coast for the ceremony and reception. We had a great time and met some lovely guests. Natasha, Emily and Rhys, were such great kids and the girls did so well in their flower-girls roles, wearing some very cool jewellery made for them by their talented Mum. They were also pretty darn good in the jumping department - although Rhys I think managed to get his four year old legs slightly higher off the ground! We returned later in the night for the sunset shot, cake cutting and first dance....another benefit of being local:) The staff at Castaways were, as always, in top form and it was a pleasure to photograph in such a professional and outstanding venue.
The stunning flowers were by Katrina of Flowers by Katrina - who I met for the first time, such a nice talented florist, who's work was some of the very best I have had the pleasure of photographing.
Kelly and John's wedding cake was from Decor Cakes in Otahuhu
Congratulations Kelly and John - we had a wonderful time at your wedding celebration - such a gorgeous, relaxed couple - your family and friends were so nice to us:) Best wishes to you both and to your sweet daughter Emma, enjoy the short time back here in New Zealand before your return to the UK.