Well, if there is one thing I've decided to do this year, it's learn like a mofo. I've NEVER been quite so obsessed with my job as I am right now, because really, who even gets to go to work and see the magic that is true love?!
So... I've been a little crazy in love with learning new things in photography. Which is how I found myself tucked in the the magnificent Chateau Tongariro with a rad bunch of hip and talented photographers from around the country to learn from the sorcery of Chris Turner from christurnerphotographer.com . He's a dude that is a dynamo behind the camera and a very open book, you ask him something and he's just transparent. It's a super cool attitude and one that I'm so down with.
Little story time... 9 years ago, stranger Chris emailed me and said "I've booked a wedding, do you have tips for me?" and I gave him some (probably ridiculous) information (that I thought was right) and he ran with it and now he's just flying... I'd shot one wedding and I don't think I ever told him that until recently haha.
So that brings us to a wicked workshop! It rained, my car got waylaid, I had to go home instead of stay because my sweet wee baby hugs me all night haha, but I had a fabulous time, met some incredible people, hugged beautiful people I haven't seen in ages and learnt a hell of a lot. I even got to bond in the hot pools in Taupo with the wonderfully innovative wedding photographer, Mala from malaphotography.com
Make up for our beautiful and resilient model was done by Michaela at www.facebook.com/MichaelaKayeMakeup/
Our models were Tracey and Hayden - they were incredible in the face of the Desert Rd weather!
Here are a few photos from my time xx
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