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A small styled shoot involving some Wed in Waikato members and other local creatives, brought together by Abbie Hartlad Makeup Artist .  The idea: to put together a small shoot which is focused on the getting ready part of a wedding morning. As often this part of the day is a little over looked, but …

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I can’t get enough of this family and I’ve been so privileged to be part of their many milestones over the past year!! From their maternity shoot, to documenting Ruby as a newborn, then their elopement four months later. This time we were celebrating little Ru turning one in June! And with any first birthday …

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Stacey and Dale celebrated their ten year anniversary by getting married! The morning started with a very original first look using balloons and their smiles couldn’t have been bigger when they saw each other for the first time. The Narrows landing is already a stunning venue but the super talented Stacey perfected every space with her …

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To say Brad and Naomi were relaxed about their day would be an understatement. Naomi’s uncle told me she  liked things done well, but without any fuss and that perfectly described her approach to the day…. “Ruth we only need 100 photos ” “Oh don’t bring your second shooter, its not like we are going …

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Kelly and Craig are expecting their first baby soon so we headed out to Raglan for a non-maternity maternity shoot. The brief was simple, no typical maternity shots, no hands on belly etc. Challenge accepted! Craig grew up in Whale Bay in a home on the waterfront just up from this beautiful beach, and proposed to Kelly there …

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For the last 24 months I’ve walked a route that takes me via some beautiful homes, and there is one in particular I’ve admired from afar. I’m not gonna lie from time to time I even got my photo geek on, planning what I would do if I photographed there.  Then I met Kendra and …

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Haley and I had been trying to make their family shoot happen all year, but work happened, life happened, school sores happened and then bad weather happened. So we finally managed to squeeze it in a week before Christmas. The kids hadn’t been photographed since Ollie was a newborn so it was pretty special to be able to …

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I’m always interested in what is most important to a couple on their wedding day. Following on from a year with the loss of some loved ones, Julia and Simon were very clear that their priority was family and everything about their day was carefully considered to reflect this. Simon got ready at his house …

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