16 March 2015

Cyclone Pam | Mount Maunganui | Tauranga

Although cyclone Pam has hit some places pretty hard.. It has also given amazing beach scenes at Mount Maunganui..

Dave, Zach and I went for a walk after dinner tonight to check it out..

Huge surf and dramatic skies..


Yeap.. there is a wave where the horizon should be..

And of course, Zach was having the time of his life, testing out his new gumboots!


Karl | Headshots | Tauranga Photography

Karl was looking to update his portfolio with a range of new photographs, including some headshots.  So we kept it simple with a relaxed photography shoot his family home in Tauranga.. Which had great options for understated backdrops with awesome natural light.

Karl is also one of the team at The Loft Salon & Barbershop at the Mount.. So go check them out!


04 March 2015

Friends & Family Group Photography | Auckland

There is no doubt about it.. Photographing the special stages in your family's life, is a wonderful way to capture these precious moments in time.  But what about the friends that you are sharing these special moments with?

Well.. Candy and Darren had the fantastic idea of a group portrait photography session. 

Together with their close friends, we had fun and relaxed mini-family shoots, while also photographing this gorgeous group of friends all-together. 

We love this idea - beautiful family photographs shared with beautiful friends!

23 January 2015

Vanessa & Tim | Wedding Photography | Auckland

A story was shared at Tim and Vanessa's wedding reception.. 

It was pre-wedding and a loud exclamation of "Wooow!" was heard from the young nephew.

He was holding his Dad's phone.

{Yes, this is enough to make anyone a bit nervous}

Expecting to find, who knows what.. a broken phone.. all the data deleted..

Instead, Dad found him looking at a photo of Vanessa at her dress fitting, wearing her bridal gown.  Then after a few moments silence, the awe struck nephew, asked..

"Is Vanessa a Princess?!"


Wearing a gorgeously feminine lace wedding dress and a long flowing veil, beautifully romantic hair and make-up - Yes, Vanessa is absolutely a Princess!

The Bridesmaids wore soft blue, above the knee dresses, featuring lace shoulder detailing, perfectly reflecting details of Vanessa's dress.

Vanessa and her handsome Prince {also know as Tim}, married at the beautiful historic Parish of Devonport. And, with it's romantic old world charm, North Head was the perfect location for the Bridal Party photographs. 

Continuing with the elegant styling, highlighting whites and blue in the table details, The Brigham set a perfect reception backdrop for Tim & Vanessa to celebrate with friends and family.

So to Tim and your Princess, may you live happily ever after!    

24 April 2014

Alice & Lenny | Wedding Photography | Auckland

As the sun was lowering in the sky, it created the most dreamy and pretty light.. And under old trees, it was perfect for photographing new beginnings.


And Alice and Lenny's wedding was a perfect mix of old and new, pretty and fun, vintage and modern.  Alice wore a stunning dress with lace detailing on the bodice, perfectly complementing a modern look with a timeless charm. Lenny wore a classic, clean cut suit in grey, with a white tie and pocket detail. 

Alice and her bridal party had preparations at their family home, along with her nieces - the two most adorable flowers girls ever.. Who were only too happy to be part of the special day.

Their wedding was held at the scenic, park like grounds of Northridge Country Lodge in Silverdale, just north of Auckland.  Where Alice and Lenny shared their vows in a outside ceremony surrounded by friends and family, followed by drinks and canapes'.

The reception was beautifully decorated with a modern vintage charm, with rustic bunting, inspired setting details and wooden scrabble name places.  The wedding cupcakes were tiered on a wooden cake stand, handmade by Alice's father.

Alice and Lenny, you are a gorgeous couple!  Thank you some much for sharing your beautiful day with us and we wish you all the happiness for you new beginnings together!