Another season been and gone. Autumn is my favourite time of year even though I do love the long days of Summer, Autumn just has a special magic about it! The end of our Autumn here in Southland certainly felt more like Winter this year with a minus 6.5 degree frost in the middle of May! But I still got in lots of beautiful portrait sessions with golden sunsets, vibrant autumnal leaves and lots of cuteness too with a handful of lifestyle newborn sessions.
It's been a busy wee season and I am so grateful for all the clients who booked me and trusted me to create precious memories for them. I'm just in the final stages of getting all the wonderful framed prints and albums through my studio from these sessions and it is such a joy seeing these artworks heading to their new homes.
From an afternoon at Kaka Point with the Sinclair family to sunset on the farm with the Frei's!
We took a couple of weeks off work at the beginning of April and did an awesome road trip up the West Coast of the South Island. Here's a sneak peek of our adventures, but if you want to see more check out our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/KMXuY6obxf8
The Autumn leaves hung on through mid April right into early May. It was a pleasure and privilege to head back to the Shallard farm to photograph this beautiful family again! We picked a windy old evening but it was so worth it for the light and we found some sheltered spots to make it work!
I did a quick fire round of mini sessions this Autumn to get my fix of all the Autumn colour and light. It was super cool to have a heap of returning clients snap these up! It's always so fun seeing families grow and change over the years.
I've been photographing Mel and Blair's family for five years - now Clay is almost off to school!!! It was an absolute treat to be asked back recently to photograph the newest addition, Baby Harper. This was a fun at-home lifestyle family session. Simply catching up with friends and documenting life with three.
Maria and Greg's sunset maternity session was all kinds of dreamy!
My beautiful friends had their baby girl Chloe!!!
Isn't she just the sweetest wee girl?! And we can't leave out Morgan, the furbaby!
I headed to meet the Dudin family at their farm out the back of Dipton on a very cold and windy day but these guys were absolute troopers and we kept it simple in the backyard, just focusing on celebrating having the family all together finally for photos and having a laugh while we pretended the weather was tropical. I've got a couple of gorgeous framed series from this session on their way for the Steve and Bronwyn, I'll have to share some photos of them on Facebook when they arrive!
And currently being printed is a lovely leather bound Queensberry album for Jo who booked a generational family portrait session with me for Mother's Day. This was a busy session with young kids and just as many dogs. It was so awesome to meet your beautiful family Jo!
Mr Gus was a superstar for his lifestyle at-home newborn session. And if Kady & Chris look familiar it's because in the last year we've done engagement photos, their Spring wedding and now what an honour to get to meet and photograph Gus! He's got a pretty darn special story and it was so cool to get to see these two become parents.
And what a beautiful way to finish the blog with these portraits from Jan's "60 and Fabulous" portrait session!!! What an amazing birthday present to yourself - portraits to capture the beautiful lady that Jan is, inside & out!
I've got a limited amount of winter sessions available over the coming months, just two left for June and only one space left in July!! Now you might be thinking winter isn’t ideal for photos but I love winter shoots for a couple of reasons: 1. The light is incredible at this time of year! And 2. I love the look of layers, woolen and woven textures, accessorizing with scarves/hats/coats and the coziness this brings to portraits.
Get in touch with me here if you'd like to book in a session.x