Welcome to a house full of magic. Walls with so many stories to tell. Please step inside for this story about the extraordinary people that live here….Read More
Sometimes it all just comes together. Light, love, happiness and a perfect afternoon.Read More
There's not much to love about Auckland weather when it's this soggy and grim. Except for the amazing autumn sunsets. Take a look at this outdoor loving family's coastal sunset session.Read More
A blustery south-westerly made its presence known during this session, but I think windswept hair just adds to the magic!Read More
This lively family had me scooting around to capture all the action! Check out the fun I had with Benny and Sebastian on my blog.Read More
Things have been a little quiet while our family had some much needed time out in the sun!Read More
The thing I love most about Lifestyle Photography (and there are LOTS of things) is that I get to photograph my families in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. I think that this is particularly important when it comes to including toddlers and pre-schoolers in a family session. Being in their own environment allows them to relax, to enjoy things, and to treat me like a fun new friend – and not the scary camera lady.
Spending the morning with Theo and his family was exactly like that. We made fast friends and he showed me around and introduced me to some of his favourite things. Sure, I was actually invited over to take pictures of his beautiful new baby sister, Isabelle, but there’s always still time for a quick carpentry session or a mini hallway picnic!
Allowing toddlers and older siblings to ease into a session like this means that you get to see the best of their naturally inquisitive, cheeky, and sometime shy nature. I was lucky enough to capture shy smiles, full cheeky grins, eyelashes for days, and the sweetest little sleepy faces from both Theo and Isabelle. Truly, a dream session like this one can’t be beat.
Thank you so much Malina and Dan for inviting me in for such a wonderfully relaxed morning. You have such a beautiful home and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the gorgeous Daulton littlies! I sincerely hope you’ll have me back when it’s time to capture their next milestone.
Recently I put out a model call for a Lifestyle Family session, and I was so pleased when Julie, the owner of Heirloom Baby (makers of deliciously luxe merino wraps), answered that call! Julie and her family were going through an exciting and, dare I say it, stressful time. There was a new job, a burgeoning business, and putting a much loved and laboured over family home on the market. So I felt very privileged to be invited in for the morning!
It was so lovely to meet this family who clearly know that home is more than just a beautifully curated space (and this certainly was that). It’s the place where kids feel at ease to play and pull silly faces and snuggle in the safety of mum’s embrace. It’s the place where memories are made, and families grow and dreams are chased. I loved spending time with these guys and seeing all of that first hand. I’m pretty sure it shows here!
To the Jones family, thank you for choosing me to capture your happy memories here, and good luck for the next exciting chapter in your lives. I have no doubt that your new home will be every bit as filled with love and laughter as the one you’re leaving behind.
Four generations gathered in one place with thunderstorms predicted and just 90 minutes to shoot. And yet somehow, this happened...Read More
Chilly blustery winds were not enough to deter this fun loving family from having a gorgeous sun-soaked family session at Cheltenham Beach.Read More
Recently I’ve started lying to myself about how I’m going to start exercising more regularly. I’ve even started wearing yoga pants while I work in the hope that through some kind of sartorial osmosis I’ll tone up whilst at my desk. I make this confession because I know how it feels to think that you’re not quite the version of you that you’d like to be yet. But in this little article I challenge you to put all that aside and get in the frame!Read More