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Christmas Portrait Surprise

5.1.17  POST CATEGORY  :  Children | Family | Portrait | Portrait Couture | Beauty
Lois's sister surprised her with a gift voucher for a portrait shoot which worked in perfectly as they were heading this way for Christmas. Hair and makeup done it was on to the few outfits Lois had remembered at the very last minute to pack - phew! Near the end of the shoot we called Lois's husband to ask if he could bring their two girls in too.. so I had not one, but three delicious girls in my studio!! What a lovely Christmas treat - portraits, the gift that keeps on giving long after the wrapping paper of Christmas Day has been torn from the presents. Click to view full blog post
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Lana & Matt

5.12.16  POST CATEGORY  :  Wedding | Celebration
Maybe the norwester was strong, but so was the commitment to get married. Lana & Matt have known each other since school and have been together for the last four years. They were going to be getting married in February last year but a special little bundle arrived instead... a whole lot of cuteness in the form of Master Jago. Click to view full blog post
Lake Pukaki Lodge set the scene for Matt and Lana's celebrations... Mt Cook in the distance.
Lake Pukaki Lodge set the scene for Matt and Lana's celebrations... Mt Cook in the distance.
Congrats guys on your fabulous day and all the best for your future family life together.
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Butterflies are beautiful

10.11.16  POST CATEGORY  :  Celebration | Graphic Design | Before & Afters | Beauty
This would have to be one of my favourite quotes of the year, maybe an all time favourite forever! It's about each of us I think. Click to view full blog post
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Hang your artwork

9.11.16  POST CATEGORY  :  Products | Lifestyle | Children | Family | Graphic Design | Portrait | Architecture & Interiors
Getting your artwork up on the wall can feel a bit like a Herculean task. It can  be over whelming just trying to work out where to put things and then there's the issue of getting things at the right height without leaving twenty million holes in your walls! There are some tips and tricks though for making it easier for you. I also have an online guide that has even more tips and tricks...

Tips and Tricks:

1/ Group your artwork first in to cohesive bunches. Mix it up with illustrations, painting, design pieces and photography. Different sizes, different frames. Just makes sure that the images work with each other through their general tones or subject theme. Bright or muted colours, they just need to be similar. 

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6/Once you've done this you can rip of the paper and hang up all your artwork. Perfect!! 

Here's the link to the booklet on hanging images that has some other ideas too... Displaying Your Artwork

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Old Worlde Feel

16.10.16  POST CATEGORY  :  Teens | Portrait | Portrait Couture | Beauty

Sometimes ideas float around in your head for months or even years before you ever get around to doing anything about them. Sometimes you never do. 

I photographed Madre's family a while ago and there was one photo that I took that made me double take. It was a simple shot but I instantly saw images of a whole different kind. I asked her if she'd mind sitting for me at some stage...  months later it finally happened. An amazing hairstylist friend Simone, said she was up for my ideas and so it was all on. I made the green tulle skirt and one of the hairpieces. 

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Editing is like being in the dark room... old school film presets!! Yayness right there!!
Editing is like being in the dark room... old school film presets!! Yayness right there!!
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  • Marie de Beer on 9 Dec 1:02 a.m.

    I could not believe my little granddaughter changed from a butterfly to a swan thank you for the beautiful photos