20 December 2011

Matt & Hannah | Auckland Wedding Photography

Matt & Hannah | Auckland Wedding Photography

There is something special about a Bride on her wedding day.  Yes with her hair and make up done and adorning a beautiful dress, she looks gorgeous.

But, I think it is more than that.  Surrounded by her friends and family, and marrying the love of her life seems to bring a special radiance. A glow that is unique to a Bride on her wedding day.

And Hannah was glowing!  Her hair and make up was stunning and in her dress she looked perfect!  And she was marrying her love, Matt. 

The girls got ready at the family home on the North Shore, and the boys at Spencer on Byron in Takapuna. The ceremony was held in the beautiful old St Luke’s Anglican Church in Mt Albert.  It was a lovely personal service with both Grandmother and Father officiating at different times during the ceremony.

With both Matt and Hannah being from the North Shore we headed to Cheltenham Beach in Devonport for the photographs.  It was a gorgeous day with a stunning view of Rangitoto Island in the background. We then headed up Northhead over looking Auckland Harbour and also had some photographs at the old tunnels.

Before heading to the reception at Duders, Matt and Hannah wanted to get a few shots on the wharf at Devonport.  Another great location showing off Auckland’s beautiful harbour.

Matt and Hannah you are a beautiful couple, and your wedding was just as lovely.  Thanks so much for the opportunity to photograph your day! x 

14 December 2011

Johnny & Sarah | Couple's Photography Blenheim

Long gone are my dreams of Dave coming home after a hard day’s work, walking in the door and being welcomed by smell of fresh home baking. Not to mention being able to whip up some delicious muffins when we have guests over. My baking is marginal at best and usually ends in tears (mine and Dave’s), sorry Dave. ;)

Sarah on the other hand is quite talented when it comes to whipping up tasty home baked treats.  Not only that, but her and Johnny are some of the most hospitable and generous people we know...  Throughout this year they kindly opened their home to us, and made us feel so welcome and loved.  They also kept up regular home baking and Sarah even made a birthday cake for Dave! Nice.

So to show our appreciation, we did not make them a thank-you cupcake basket or a three tier cake masterpiece.  We did however offer to do a couple’s photography shoot for them...

On a windy and threatening-to-rain summer afternoon, we headed out to the Wither Hills in Blenheim.  All the trees were in full bloom and the long spring grass was looking divine.  The perfect spot for some photographs.  Despite the wind, Johnny and Sarah were fantastic models and we had such a fun afternoon out in the hills.

So you guys, we wanted to say that we think you are an amazing couple, thank you so much for all you have done for us this year and we can’t wait to hang out with you more in Auckland!  :)

08 December 2011

Lily’s Memorial | Hamilton Family Photography

As you may have seen from previous blogs, sadly Dave’s Grandmother, in South Africa passed away recently.  Unfortunately we weren’t able to attend Lily’s service in South Africa, so we held a memorial service for her here with the family in New Zealand.

It was a special time together, remembering and celebrating a Mother, a Grandmother, a life well lived.  We gathered at a family friends in Hamilton for the service, then headed down to the Waikato river were we placed flowers (lilies) in the river. 

We followed this by sharing a brunch together, with more laughs and love. 

04 December 2011

Holly and Wayne | Family Photography Auckland

One thing I love about photographing kids is one, they are super cute and two, they come up with the best facial expressions. 

Holly and Wayne’s sweet little boys Cohen and Haddon were no exception.  See Cohen’s fun series of three black and white photographs, all taken within a few seconds of each other.  And Haddon’s little baby rolls were just too cute!

As it was raining we started with some family portraits in the house.. But once the rain stopped we headed outside for a family walk and we also got some great candid photographs of the family, just being a family.

Thanks Wayne and Holly for a fun afternoon, I had a great time with you and your gorgeous wee lads.