STORIES

  • GORGEOUS FAMILY, BEAUTIFUL SETTING, WONDERFUL MORNING

    I have to say that this family was just awesome to photograph. They were so, so accommodating and these two little girls...well I will let the photos speak for themselves, you'll see what I mean.

    "When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments — tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become." 
      — Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist 

  • SOON TO BE MR AND MRS...

    I had the absolute pleasure of photographing these two sincerely sweet souls as a part of their engagement and I cannot wait to do it again when they tie the knot in the early new year! Very special.

    “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and is within the reach of every hand.” —Mother Teresa

  • A FAMILY REUNION

    I know there are varying opinions on this subject but, for me, there is nothing quite as good as catching up with family. Especially when it has been a while.  This gorgeous family shared that opinion and it was really lovely to be a part of there special afternoon.

    "Family: like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one." Unknown

  • THE BENADÉS

    This tight-knit little family is making a pretty big move down to the South Island but before they do they decided to update their photographic memory bank in the place they have called home for quite some time. I was thrilled to be the one to capture some moments for them and wish them nothing but the best for their next chapter in this journey we call life. 

    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life's passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!

    - An Old Irish Blessing

  • GRAHAM FAMILY

    I had a fab time photographing the gorgeous Graham family. A special nod to Jess who not only juggles being an incredible wife and mother but is also the director of Le Monde Ponsonby. Im not quite sure how you do it all so graciously Jess but with just a week or so to go before you welcome your second beautiful baby (because you do make beautiful babies) into the world, you were all easy breezy and full of smiles. Thank you for allowing me to capture this special time for you. I cannot wait to hear news!


    The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and let it come in – Morrie Schwartz.

  • BRETZ MALCOLM

    Like so many of us nowadays this grandma lives miles apart from her children and grandchildren and so they all took the opportunity to capture a few moments of their special time together. Their three gorgeous muskateers did brilliantly despite the not so hot weather and the bit of a climb up to the forest. Good job mom, dad and gran, beautiful family. Happy days :)

    “A Grandmother thinks of her grandchildren day and night, even when they are not with her.She will always love them more than anyone would understand.”  

    - Karen Gibbs

  • WITHERDEN FAMILY

    Meet the Witherdens, they are a breath of fresh air...what you see is what you get with them and they truly are a laugh a minute. Salt of the earth these lovely people are and a joy to work with.

    Even though the weather was fairly atrocious I enjoyed every minute of capturing this family (who ordinarily live miles apart) under the same (not so blue) sky together! It was fun, thank you all for the honour. 

    "When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching
    --they are your family."
    ― Jim Butcher

  • SISTERS AND DAUGHTERS

    It was very special being asked to photographed the gorgeous baby Sienna and her lovely family over the weekend. Big sister Emily was a star and oh so adorable. She was especially thrilled, and pretty proud, that she got to hold her baby sister! Too cute.

    Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives. - Kartini Diapari-Oengider