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It’s super noisy out there on social media isn’t it?! I use my phone for social and entertainment, so when I’m on my phone In social it’s pretty rare that businesses have my full attention. But when I’m in my inbox I’m in a better  frame of mind to process information. So it’s no surprise …

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The first time Kay and I were at a wedding together, she was my second photographer. That day, I lost my flash in a field. After the wedding finished we detoured back out to the location in the freezing cold darkness to search, with tired legs for the flash, Kay eventually discovering it. Although she’ll …

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Sometimes one image just isn’t enough to communicate a story and this is when being able to create and curate a set of images can be a really powerful tool. Here are my five top tips for visual storytelling!

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Within the space of a week, we had no job and no home. With non-essential workplaces shut down, no health insurance covering the pandemic, and reduced flights back to NZ we began to feel nervous about continuing to live in the States. The decision was made late one night after a visit from a neighbour …

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Every six to twelve months I schedule in a shoot for our family and each time I’m reminded just how much work the process of choosing outfits can be!! The other day a friend told me she’d put her family photo shoot off for a year, because she just couldn’t get her head around choosing …

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I often find myself wanting to take photos of my kids at home when they are at their most relaxed (or crazy). The photo opportunities that happen within our home are some of the most precious candid moments and I want to be able to capture them all with the device that is right there …

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Raglan family photoshoot

I’ve been photographing this family of four since little Knox was a newborn and every six months ever since and I’ve loved seeing the kids go from babies to little people. Knox has somtimes been a reluctant subject but he’s starting to warm up to me 😉 Raglan was chilly and windy, but oh so …

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I had a great date with these two recently, frolicking the hills of Te Toto Gorge where they got engaged. Ash is my gym trainer and Dan is the sweetheart who looks after my kids while Ash is kicking my butt! I secretly enjoyed being the one to determine the ‘workout’ and made sure I …

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It was such a pleasure to join Güneş and Esra for their intimate wedding at The Rocks! These two are from Turkey and their family flew into New Zealand in the early hours of the morning to join them for their celebration. They did things a little differently, with ‘bubbles and bites’ together with their …

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