Since moving to the Hawkes Bay this past February, I’ve loved having the privilege of getting to know this sweet family! The Watson’s have quickly become dear friends and it was a joy for me to snap some family photos for them while ALL the kids are officially teenagers! Below are my favorites from our Frimley Park photo session.
A couple weeks back, I had the privilege of meeting and photographing the Joll family. We decided on the Peak at the end of the day for all it’s lovely light and these two little guys behaved marvelously. (with the help of some handy stick collecting!) It’s been a rare “fall” ( ok, it’s spring here) for me. October-December is usually swamped with mini-sessions, family portraits, & engagement photos. This year it’s been quiet being in a totally new country as a very unknown photographer. I’ve enjoyed the break being that Jack and I have our own life changes to prepare for. (Baby Barley arriving any day now!!)
Anyway. The Joll Family photo session was a joy for me and I was reminded of how much I love family photos around Christmas time! Cheers to more New Zealanders adopting the photo Christmas Card trend!
Last month, we welcomed our second (Kiwi) nephew into the family! Sweet little (or not so little) Max came out with a full head of black hair and looking exactly like his daddy. About two weeks in, I was able to get the entire Kelly family in front of my camera. I’m so glad we were able to document Max’s chubby cheeks and adorable ‘newborness’ even though I’m pretty sure Hugo stole the show.
Back in September, I had the privilege of helping Michelle & Josiah celebrate their five year wedding anniversary by taking a few portraits for them on their big trip to New Zealand. They traveled all the way from Kansas City to explore Middle Earth and although it was a cold, rainy day in Taupo, we made the absolute best of it. We trekked around the city to find the best possible locations to show off New Zealand’s rolling green farmland and Taupo’s distance ranges. Below are some of my favorite shots from our morning together. (and a big thank you to my the one and only Jack Barley, who was our chauffeur and knew all the places to take us!)
Back in June, I had the privilege of photographing these two just before their beautiful little twins were born! Margot was an absolute trooper walking up and down the stoney beach and along Marine Parade. I’m so glad that they were able to document such an incredibly special time in their lives before becoming parents!
One more post from our time in Nebraska earlier this year. This family needs no introduction because I’m pretty sure every time I am home, I photograph the entire family! The Johnson’s never disappoint with having the most adorable subjects to capture. Below are just a few of my favorites.
Jack & I took a trip back to the States earlier this year and spent a few weeks with my family in Nebraska. This always includes at least a few portrait sessions for my family. This is my cousin Kellen and it’s absolutely shocking to me that he’s a senior in high school and will be headed off to university next year! I’m including just a few of my favorites from our time in and around Pawnee City.
Jeremy & Saskia’s wedding will go down in my history books for a few different reasons. One: it was my first New Zealand wedding I photographed. Two: check out the crazy portrait location Saskia found!
I loved the simplicity of their day and Saskia helped so much by scouting and securing locations with the locals. It was a privilege to be apart of their beautiful day last March.
Ok, so it’s been a *really* long time since I’ve blogged. And I always wondered about those photographers that just never could keep up with blogging or complained about what a hassle it was, blah blah blah. And now I totally understand. When life get’s a little crazy and something has to get cut, the blog usually is the first to go. BUT, I’m hoping that this is the beginning of me turning a new leaf and getting back into the habit of blogging. Especially since I won’t be doing loads and loads of portraits this fall (or spring if you’re a Kiwi). It seems way more manageable to me now.
So, with that said, this session is almost a year old. UGH?! I know. That’s annoying. But I still wanted to share it because the pink blossoms are something that I still can’t get over down here. This is my beautiful, very talented, photographer friend Abby ( who has taken me on as a second shooter for this wedding season before the babe arrives in December) She wanted me to take a few head-shots for her new website and snap a few of her beautiful family at the same time. (Lexi is the sweetest even though we totally had bribe her to smile with grapes. ) Enjoy a few of my favorites from their blossom filled family shoot last spring/fall (or whatever season it was)