I meet a lot of people who say they love to travel. But for this intrepid couple returning to New Zealand to “settle down” was definitely a change of pace! Over the past 5 years they’ve travelled to some of the most unusual and exotic locations. Christmas 2016 was spent in Bethlehem while they were living and working in Egypt and now, a year later, they’ve settled in Auckland to welcome the most wonderful baby girl. I dare say that even if the location seems run of the mill this may be their best adventure yet.
Little Christabel was due Christmas Eve, and it was a very bumpy road for mum, Zyanya, in the lead up. Luckily this tiny poppet made a welcome entrance 10 days before due. And while she may be small she most definitely occupies a big space in this loving family.
Zyanya and James, thank you so much for welcoming me into your home. I hope this Christmas was your most magical and memorable yet, and that you love the images we’ve captured here.