30 May 2016

Jade & Tom | Wedding Video | Tauranga

We loved sharing in Jade and Tom's beautiful Tauranga wedding..  Starting the day at Mount Maunganui for the bridal preparations, with a First Look on the beautiful beachside.  The setting at Olive Tree Cottage was a perfect back drop for a garden wedding, followed by champagne and canapes in the scenic country setting. 

And for something a little different, instead of our normal photography, we had the opportunity to video this gorgeous couple share vows and celebrate their love with friends and family! 

And what a awesome celebration it was..!

Jade & Tom | Wedding Video from Deborah de Graaf on Vimeo.

06 April 2016

Michelle & Tri | Family Beach Photography | Tauranga

During our family photography shoot at Mount Maunganui beach this weekend, people kept stopping and telling us what a good-looking family we were photographing.. And we couldn't agree more!

We had a fabulous time with Michelle, Tri and their two gorgeous girls Mia and Annabelle at the Mount beach! We just love the fun and relaxed moments you get at the beach - perfect for  a young family!

We had previously done a family shoot when Mia (now 3 years old) was around the the same age as Annabelle is now {see the photo shoot here}.. And what little cuties they both are!  We love being able to capture these special moments as families grow - swoon!

15 December 2015

Baby Indy | Newborn Photography | Mount Maunganui | Tauranga

There is something so special about being able to photograph some of the most significant moments in a couples life.. Their engagement, wedding and then, the arrival of their first baby.. And when it is your family.. Swoon!  

We loved photographing Nicola and Brad's wedding {you can check out the wedding photos here..} And now with the arrival of gorgeous baby Indy, we sneaked a bit of time to photograph him with Nicola.. And yep, I was pretty happy about all the newborn cuddles I got with my new newphew.. Just one of the perks of my job!

Welcome to the family little man, we can't wait to see what adventures are ahead!

Zach is also pretty stoked with his new cousin..  And of course, didn't want to miss out on the action! Why do I feel like these two are going to get up to mischief together..

Beach Family Photography | Mount Maunganui | Tauranga

Mount Maunganui has to be one of New Zealand's most stunning beaches..  So what a perfect place for a summer family photography shoot at the beach!  We just love the relaxed and fun atmosphere a shoot at the beach gives.  Put that together with a gorgeous family.. 


03 June 2015

Baby Luca | Newborn Photography | Auckland

We just love being able to capture those priceless moments of a person's life.. Engagements, a wedding.. and of course the arrival of a new wee person!

We had a wonderful time photographing Alice and Lenny's wedding last year (for more photos see Alice & Lenny) So I was super excited to be able to photograph the newly arrived, baby Luca.

For a relaxed and personal shoot we spent the morning with this beautiful wee family at their Auckland home.. And Luca, what a cutie - just check out that blond hair!!