Friday, December 4, 2009

Laura and Jock - Auckland Wedding

We recently photographed Laura and Jock's wedding. It was one of those will it or won't it rain type days... and Auckland - as it is - didn't surprise us - so we got a bit of both.
Laura and Jock had a wonderful wedding party and all played to the cameras like true professionals.
After the ceremony at the Diocesan School chapel - we headed high into the hills (and clouds) above Drury to their wedding reception at Four Oaks, where we also took the location shots.
Flowers were supplied by Cartier for Flowers in Newmarket , and Laura's gorgeous gown and bridesmaids dresses were from Modes. Jock and the men's suits were from Exclusive Suit hire.
Thanks again so much Laura and Jock for having us to photograph your beautiful wedding. We will catch up again soon.

Monday, November 30, 2009

After the Wedding - Sunset photos with Nick and Cara

When I met Nick and Cara for the first time - they loved the sunset shots that we take often at Karioitahi. We thought about how we could factor in sunset shots for their wedding day photo session - but distance was an issue as the wedding was not held very close by...
So we set up a date, not quite a "drown the gown" session- but very nearly, if Nick hadn't been so steady on his feet with his lovely new bride in his arms heading into the tide!
We watched and waited - with weather in "dicey" mode -low cloud hanging over the coast and hills for days and then a strong and cold wind.
Finally we had a date and we had a great time for an hour on the beach. Cara was very brave in the cold - but I wrapped her up anyway in my baby shawl - which luckily for all - was clean and "baby bits" free.
Thanks so much for the session - it was lovely to see you both again and our very best wishes to you for a great future :)

Jai - Baby photography lifestyle session

Catching up with the blog posts - as I am a wee bit behind!
Had a fantastic lifestyle photo session with Jai recently - and the results are wonderful. Jai will celebrate his first birthday early in the new year and was full of laughs (and strawberries at one stage) with wonderful expressions from those big blue eyes and long eyelashes.
We held the session at a park very near his home and Jai was let "loose" to explore and play games with the "silly" photographer and parents who were great "baby wranglers". A great time was had by all - and look forward very much to photographying Jai again in the future
Outdoor shots with children (if weather permits) is my location of choice. We work around sleeping times for childrens sessions - as it is very important that the child is not tired. I would rather postpone a session if a child is tired or unwell.
Everyone should enjoy the experience and the results will speak for themselves