Man, this was SO MUCH FUN! This year I entered the Shoot and Share contest for the first time. It's such a rad photography competition - everything is anonymous and votes are cast by the public (you are presented with 4 images, you vote for your favourite - over and over for as long as you like, until your eyes are filled up with too much incredibleness, haha).
You don't get to know how you are going until the competition has ended. It's so much fun and I'll DEFINITELY be entering next year.
Anyway, out of nearly half a MILLION entries, I had one 10 10% and top 20%. I only entered a few this year, so I was very happy.
Here's to growing and making more great art this year!
I thought I'd take a moment to show you one of our new Presentation Boxes for weddings. We've been experimenting for a while with different ways of presenting images to our gorgeous and loved clients who have chosen the deluxe full day package... It didn't feel right to just shoot off a link into cyber space when we've worked so closely together, and I'm a lover of giving gifties. Sooooo after lots of different styles, we're working with these lovely boxes.
These boxes come complete with an engraved wooden USB with your images loaded on to it in high resolution. These are in both colour, and in black and white. There is space for your lush 6x4" prints (which is wonderf...
I had the delight of dressing my baby up today and making some fun photos of her in an outfit I wore as a baby. She's at such a wonderful age, all smiley and she just melts me. I'm making an effort this coming year to reach out and try new things so I'll be blogging a little more.... because one of the things I'd like to try is not being awful at blogging regularly! While I'm primarily a wedding photographer, I do photograph other things as well so I should really show you some of them, hah!
Every once in a while a wedding comes along that is so incredibly different! This was one of those. How delicious, a school themed wedding!
It was so fabulous to get to know Kylie and Matt as the day progressed. Their wedding was one that was very much focused on their beautiful family, and their ceremony left a shimmer in many eyes.
So perfectly matched, Kylie and Matt prepared for their day, with their siblings. Both of these lovely people are hilarious, which made for a day full of laughs and love. <3 Congratulations Kylie and Matt!
Choosing a wedding photographer can be one of the more difficult aspects to navigate when you are planning a wedding. It is definiteIy worth being thorough in researching, but it doesn't have to be too time consuming or hard. I have compiled a few hints and a list of questions to help guide you in working out who it is you would like to work with, to help you on your way!
1) Get in there ASAP! Lots of photographers book up a year in advance, so get in quickly to start you enquiries.
2) Explore your options. Viewing images on websites and social media will give you an insight into the photographer's style. Ask your recently married friends for recommendations, visit wedding e...
So we've been a little distracted lately, as we have been very busy creating our very own *little*. <3 Our wee baby arrived a couple of weeks ago in a gorgeous and peaceful home waterbirth. Her sisters are besotted, as are her parents.
Here she is, a beautiful wee newborn baby. Newborn photography is way trickier than I thought it would be, hah! Hats off to all the excellent baby photographers out there.
Her arrival also marks the beginning of the Taupo Waikato wedding season and we are lucky to be starting with a bang photographing a wedding in the stunning Mahia, Hawkes Bay, in October. I am looking forward to this one extra deliciously, because the bride is an amazing Taupo hair...