21 April 2015

Laura & Mary | Wedding Photography | Auckland

We love the way that each wedding is a personal reflection of each couple. And Laura and Mary's wedding was a beautiful reflection and celebration of the love they share.

With Laura's Scottish ancestry, they both entered their wedding ceremony to the playing of live Bagpipes.  As part of the ceremony, Laura and Mary also shared a drink of  whiskey from a Quaich (a two handled drinking cup).  Unique to Scotland, it was told how sharing in this drink represented the love, trust and friendship between two people.  How beautiful!

Laura also wore her family tartan, and with what the other was wearing still a surprise, Laura and Mary had their First Look on the deck of Takapuna Boat Club.  A perfect setting to see each other for the first time before their wedding ceremony!     

With Rangitoto Island in the background, these two gorgeous Brides had a fun and relaxed location shoot on the beautiful Takapuna Beach on Auckland's North Shore.   And as the sun lowered, glasses were raised and and together with friends and family, toasts were made to celebrate the love they share. 




08 April 2015

Kahu & Brandon | Family & Newborn Photography | Tauranga

Together with newborn baby Mali and their two girls Coco and Daisy, Kahu and Brandon had a family photography shoot at their home in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.  We loved having their newborn shoot in-home, it gave such a personal and relaxed feel, perfectly capturing them as a  family. 

The morning was spent photographing quiet moments with Kahu and Mali, followed by family photographs with Brandon, Coco and Daisy.  How amazing to capture this precious time, but also having cuddles with newborn Mali..

Yeap, I love my work!

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!