Stephen and Lorraine owned the dairy farm right next to my childhood home. I've done the math and worked out I was only 8 years old when I first came to know this beautiful family. I remember biking down to their house and spending many afternoons with Lorraine and Jordan (Who was only 2 then! To think he's now 17 makes me feel quite old!) I can't remember when the Stuart's moved from the Waiparu farm but our families have always kept in touch over the years. In my teenage years I'd stay with them and "help out" on the farm and when I photographed my first ever wedding Lorraine came along with me to shoot & provide moral support.
So when Lorraine asked me to take family photos for them I was thrilled! We were spoilt with great weather and stunning views down the valley.
Such a beautiful family!
This was the first time Matt and I had visited the Stuart family on their new farm, so it was great to get a farm tour at the same time as taking photos!
Lorraine thank you so much for choosing me to take your family portraits. It's always such a privilege to take photos for friends and you're more like family to me! xx