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TranzAlpine

2.8.18  POST CATEGORY  :  Together | Personal | Lifestyle | Family

The end of the school holidays saw us take a train trip across the Canterbury planes to the West Coast on the Tranz Alpine. It was lovely to have extended family with us, let's just say the tubing that took nearly a whole hour just to get into ones wetsuits, wouldn't have been nearly as much fun without everyone there! No one would know who we were talking about when we drop 'Mr Green' a newly invented term, into converstations from now on either unless you were actually there ;-) The Tranz Alpine is one of the top ten train journeys in the world and I can understand why, although being a fellow kiwi, it just seems 'normal'.

The cloud formations as we left Christchurch were pretty impressive...

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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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Holiday Fun

11.10.16  POST CATEGORY  :  Together | Personal | Lifestyle | Children

It's not every school holiday that your closest friend of 8 years get's to come and stay, not for one night, but three! Genevieve and Emily spent one whole day doing 'spy' stuff along with assigned challenges suitable for good undercover agents. One of the challenges turned into making cookies to be delivered to various homes in the neighbourhood... especially the home that has the sign hand written on the letterbox 'No Visitor's Please' - what could be a better challenge than that?

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Of course there was the obligatory tiny mini shoot in my studio too :-)
Of course there was the obligatory tiny mini shoot in my studio too :-)
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  • Nan Ward on 11 Oct 7:31 p.m.

    Brilliant photos and looks like both the girls had heaps of fun. So great that they have been such great friends for so long. Both beautiful little ladies, Emily & Genevieve :-)

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Awards

22.6.16  POST CATEGORY  :  Personal | Celebration | Portrait | Beauty

The NZIPP IRIS Awards seem to come around each year very fast. I've always wanted to enter but always been too nervous so two years ago I had work ready to go and then chickened out at the last minute. Last year I actually entered and came away with a Silver and a Bronze award so this year I thought I'd try again...

I entered 8 images and came away with 6 Bronzes and 2 High Professionals, so I am one happy camper! A big thank you to all my lovely clients throughout the year that made it all possible and to my dear friend Lynn who is a whispering ear of encouragement!!

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  • Sandy Laursen on 11 Oct 7:34 p.m.

    Fantastic Viv. Absolutely beautiful photography. Congratulations.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt

6.4.16  POST CATEGORY  :  Together | Personal | Lifestyle | Children | Family | Celebration
What better place for an Easter hunt than the great outdoors that's full of rabbit holes, perfect for depositing eggs in? Turns out putting them basically underground made the hunt quite hard and there was a bit of exasperated stomping around!! The girls were lucky that I didn't hide the eggs. I wanted to hide them all the way out into the distant bush which would've enlarged the search area by about five to ten times, then there would have been some moaning for sure!! Click to view full blog post
Now this one doesn't look that hard to find does it... alas that was not the case!
Now this one doesn't look that hard to find does it... alas that was not the case!
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  • Diane on 7 Apr 6:10 a.m.

    What a wonderful time you all had, fav photo is Marc trying to peek at Gen's dice!! :) Love that you shared these with us Viv, such an amazing part of the country, enjoyed living there for for a time :)