Let's talk locations! You are likely here as we are currently in the planning phase of your session which means we need to decide where we are going to capture your portraits. We are suuuuuper lucky in the Waikato, there are plenty of neat spots locally and even the beach isn't too far!
Exactly 1 week ago today I was lucky enough to attend the wedding of Craig & Steph. I met up with the girls at a local hair salon, The Ginger Fox which was their base for the morning. It's always a bonus when you don't have to run around to several locations on your big day and can just take it all in with wine + your girl gang.
Together with their two children and surrounded by friends and family, Karl & Isla tied the knot. They chose a simply stunning venue, The Hall which sets the tone for a relaxed and chilled celebration underneath the oak tree. It was a neat vibe amongst the guests and an all-round incredible day. Thanks for having me along to capture the fun!
An absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful wedding! Tash and Chris were married at The Red Barn on Friday 29th November and I was lucky enough to capture this special day for them both.
I have known Tash for over 15 years so to be there with her every step of the way on Friday was such a privilege. Chris, you have really struck gold!
I'm going to address the elephant in the room...I think I can speak on behalf of most professional photographers when I say we have all had an enquiry that goes something like this:
"Can I please have a price for digital files only, no prints."
Having a brand new baby is one of the most magical experiences in most people's lives. It changes your entire world, everything you thought you knew about love has changed within an instant - you have your very own tiny human. Incredible yet frightening all rolled into one big ball which we call parenthood.
I have been sitting here for half an hour trying to put the right words together but still have nothing. I guess that's why I tell stories with images rather than words.
On Saturday I witnessed and captured two people becoming Husband and Wife. The day started in our home town of Morrinsville which is where they also call home, the beauty of a small town means I could quickly jump from the boys place to the girls and capture them both preparing for the day. Ryan and Kayla had chosen The Hall Wedding Venue which is close to home in the small rural district of Manawaru for the ceremony and celebrations afterwards; which was truly the perfect spot.
From here I will let the images tell the story.... you will see the happiness, the tears and the love that was shared on such an incredible day.
Congratulations Ryan and Kayla!
On the last day of March, at the beautiful Sarnia Park located near Cambridge, these two become Mr & Mrs Corrigan. The day was enjoyed by many, the children were excited and everyone relaxed in the afternoon sun. It couldn't have been more perfect.
For me, the day started with the girls who were enjoying a few wines as they prepared for the day ahead. From there I headed to the venue to meet the boys and all the children who were up in the lodge at Sarnia Park. Every single one of the children were absolutely incredible, the below images only tell a portion of the story but you can see from the wee 'pre-ceremony huddle' to the girls carrying Shannan's dress back afterwards how beautiful these little souls are.
Last weekend Rebecca and Earl tied the knot at The Laughing Peacock located in Orini, near Morrinsville. This local venue has an incredible clearing for the ceremony which was sheltered from the hot afternoon sun.
I started the day off with time in Te Aroha photographing the boys getting ready, filling the flasks and the random happenings of the morning. A quick trip over to Morrinsville I found the girls chilling out with a wine at a local motel, the atmosphere was super chilled - they seemed a little less stressed than their male counterparts, we had a little giggle over ths but shhhhh, don't tell the boys!
On the morning of the first day of December my children noticed this little parcel had arrived under the Christmas tree. On closer inspection it looked like a delivery from Santa and sure enough when they opened the box we found an elf named Sparkle. She had been sent from the North Pole and was staying with us for the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Her job was to watch over the children and report back to Santa each night while they slept. Santa had included a note that warned us she was known to get up to mischief, he was spot on and her antics made everyone giggle!