I had organised with the Grace family to meet them in Fortrose, a special family spot for them, at Queens Birthday weekend to do maternity portraits. We had hoped for a mild afternoon & perhaps even a nice sunset. But Fortrose had other plans. About 15 minutes before I got to the crib it started raining but in true Southland style we decided to soldier on in between the rain showers.
Regardless of the weather, we still captured some beautiful maternity & family photos before heading back into the warmth of the crib to dry off and warm up! A huge thanks must be said to the Grace family for being such troopers in the less than perfect weather conditions!!!
It was a privilege to be asked to take photos of this precious time in the Grace family. Both Lisa & Matt have an interest in photography so it was lovely to share this common ground with them & to hear how Lisa has had photos done each year, documenting and creating keepsakes for both their boys as they grow up.
These two black & whites just might be my favourites. Capturing these sorts of moments just makes my heart sing!
Lisa you are beautiful!
I just had to include this photo - one of the last we took, we wanted to get some beach shots out the front of the crib but as we headed out the drizzle turned into another shower & this time it set in! Lisa couldn't see for the rain streaming down her face into her eyes and Matt had literally just changed his shirt for these "beach shots" but it was drenched immediately. Haha, we just had to laugh! Top points for authenticity Catlins!
Lisa & Matt thank you so much for the opportunity to create these portraits for you - regardless of the weather I'm glad we made the most of it & captured some beautiful moments of a truly special time in your family. I look forward to hearing from you soon, x.