Summer is well and truly over now as the leaves start to fall from the trees and I am in the midst of some stunning autumn shoots, so this blog post is definitely overdue! How cool it is to look back over the last few months of portrait sessions though and share some of my favourite images.
From newborn sessions, family portraits, a gorgeous maternity session and a handful of really fun brand portraits for some awesome small businesses!
Let's start with Elliott's delicious newborn session. His mum & dad actually get married this weekend and I can't wait!
The Taylor family were awesome to photograph and we had a lovely summery evening walking around Bannerman Park in Gore.
The Crooks kids were so much fun to photograph back in December - a fun & candid sunrise session!
Then just before Christmas I spent an evening with the McGuigan family at their beautiful home at Whiterig. Donald got the old Holden out of the shed, we had many laughs attempting to get all four dogs looking at the camera at the same time and we kept it nice & casual doing all the photos around the backyard.
Graham and Tara's girls surprised them with a family portrait session - they managed to keep it a surprise even until the very day I turned up which happened to be Tara's birthday. We had a lovely time laughing our way through portraits in the garden & the weather was glorious.
Would you believe I'd never been out to Lauder in Central Otago before?! It's a fair drive from Riversdale but early in the New Year I spent a day on the road, heading out to meet Abi & Pippa who run a small family business called Bill & Mae making NZ made gorgeous babywear. We had planned a fun branding portrait session to create visual content for their business and we captured a number of different looks. This was such a fun afternoon!
I'm currently busy printing the portraits from the Kent's family session on the shores of Lake Te Anau. This beautiful family holidayed in Te Anau over the Christmas period and asked me to come up and take photos while they were all together. I reckon a holiday is a brilliant time to book a family portrait session - everyone's relaxed, in go slow mode and it's a pretty cool way to document some memories of that precious quality time spent together as a family.
That very same day I trekked back to Riversdale to photograph the extended Smith family! What an easy-going crew and how complimentary is their outfit colour palette?!
As you can see I travel all over Southland and Otago taking portraits. Whether it's locally here in my home town, or out the very back of Central Otago - I love taking portraits for people, documenting their lives for them and creating something special that will be treasured for years to come.
I was thrilled when our past wedding couple Nath & Bridget got in touch for me to capture some newborn photos for them in their Invercargill home. Meet Addison! And what a treat seeing Nath & Bridget in their new role as parents.
Another one of our past wedding couples; Phil and Alice with their wee dot Katia!
I just love when I get to catch up with past clients and it's a huge privilege being asked to create new portraits for them. I had a beautiful day with the Terry family in Queen's Park, Invercargill.
Brent and Nicole, (at the risk of sounding like a broken record; are another past wedding couple of ours!) gave me the privilege of documenting a very special time in their lives too! We had a fabulous sunset maternity session at the river with their furbabies Oscar and Toby.
It was a pleasure doing portraits again for Arun O'Connor last month as he works on a big music project. Something a little creative and different from my usual portrait style!
I had a fun afternoon in Joyce's flower workroom in Gore recently too creating some visual branding content for her - what a fun job I had getting to smell all her gorgeous candles!
Autumn shoots are well underway now and I only have two full portrait session spaces left in the second half of April but I have got three Mini Session spots left, find out more here: