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Eleven Already!

11.7.17  POST CATEGORY  :  Personal | Children | Family | Celebration
A special task force of international undercover agents were put on the case of a missing ballerina... what could this evidence possible be from??? Click to view full blog post
After deciphoring the first clue from an official train incident report, it was off to a popular tourist lookout... compasses required...
After deciphoring the first clue from an official train incident report, it was off to a popular tourist lookout... compasses required...
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Sophia Turns Three

25.6.17  POST CATEGORY  :  Lifestyle | Children | Family | Celebration

All children are precious, but some come with an extra dose of preciousness, just because they actually made it into this world. Sophia is one of these precious babies. She also has a Mum who really should be a stylist because she rocks out the most intricate themed birthday parties for her children, something she loves to do. This year the Oamaru Gardens were the backdrop and it turned on the sunshine despite the miserable weather forecast. Lots of running around, tag, leaves throwing, tree climbing and of course a little bit of cake. Happy Birthday Sophia!

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Happy Birthday Sophia!

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Take two of the ball dress

10.5.17  POST CATEGORY  :  Celebration | Teens | Portrait | Portrait Couture | Beauty
In the States it's normal, almost a right of passage to have photographs taken of you in that final year of school either by yourself or with your friends, or both. That's hasn't been the case here in NZ but there's no reason that the States should have the monopoly on teenage portraiture!! I am sure we value and love our children every bit as much as American parents do we just haven't thought of the photographic possibilities that are open to us to explore before our children leave home.

One option is to have photos taken in your ball dress again where you really get to show it off.Maybe do some fashion inspired shots in it too. That's what we did with Hannah. She brought three ball dresses with her and we ended up using two of them for her shoot. We did studio shots before lunch and then after a bit of sushi we headed off on location for some final shots. 

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30 Things

3.5.17  POST CATEGORY  :  Together | Lifestyle | Celebration | Portrait

Lauren is turning 30 this year, and as part of the milestone birthday celebrations she has set herself the goal of doing thirty different things by the time D-day rolls around. There's all kinds of things on the list from travelling to Italy, going to South Africa, doing a hot air balloon ride, hosting a dinner party etc etc. One of the items on the list was 'participate in a photo-shoot' which is exactly what happened in the autumn leaves on Saturday. Lauren chose to invite her cousins and sister 'n' laws too (which meant two gorgeous babies as well)

Lauren spent quite a few hours in the evenings leading up to the shoot making some 'pinterest' inspired props (that didn't fail!!) and gathering all the other heirloom bits and pieces she knew she wanted to include in the shoot. Potentially there was even her Mother's crystal wine glasses that she didn't know Lauren had...

The girls all had a lot of laughs which when you're wearing 'Lion King' t-shirts as 'grown ups', I think it just might be impossible to have anything but fun!

 

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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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