Portrait | Jess

Photography, Portrait / Headshot

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Hello friends, I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend! Mine has been fun, productive and enjoyable. After spending a lovely Friday night sipping cocktails at The Lula Inn, I took my friend Jess out to Takapuna today for a portrait photoshoot. Takapuna is such a beautiful, diverse place to be – and to shoot. I love the variety we managed to get just by exploring the shops on Hurstmere Road, the restaurants by the beach, the trendy fairy-lit food alley, and more. My favourite photo is the very first one on this blog – we were walking along Hurstmere when this bright, radiant store caught my eye, and I just had to take a few shots. The peachy hues, gold floral decal, and Jess’s big smile made for the perfect photo!

We got hungry and ended the afternoon with delicious prosciutto & mushroom pizza and mixed berry & red wine sangria at The Commons. It is a cozy garden bar, and noticing a couch with cute cushions, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take some naturally sunkissed portraits. Warm and vibrant, they’re an interesting contrast to some of the light and airy photos earlier in the day.

Overall, I’m thrilled with these headshots and portraits, and it is one of those days where I feel so lucky to have made my passion my vocation. I’ve added Headshots & Portrait Photography to the services I offer, so that I can help those of you who are looking for fresh new pictures to use for your personal social media, business/corporate profiles.. Or just because!

Have an amazing rest of the weekend – and, in this freezing cold winter, stay warm & well! x

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Food | Honey Cafe

Food, Lifestyle

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Delicious brunch and sunshine is definitely my favourite way to spend a Sunday morning. Last Sunday, my partner, future sister-in-law and I had a psychic moment when we all decided on the same cafe at the same time: Honey Cafe in Takapuna! The gorgeous beachside suburb is one of my favourite places in the world, so today I’d love to share with you my thoughts on just one of their amazing eateries.

Food | Major Tom

Food, Lifestyle, Personal

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Last Sunday was the most gloriously sunny, perfect day, one I spent eating delicious food, discovering a gorgeous new beach, and watching a movie with my love. Our day started mid-morning at Major Tom, a hot new cafe in Albany. By the same minds behind Hello Friends & Allies and Winona Forever, it featured their signature fun and vibrant style. I especially loved the artsy wall murals!

Wedding | Ryan & Cornelia

Photography, Wedding

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Yesterday, I had the honour of capturing lifelong memories of Ryan & Cornelia’s big day. Celebrated at Hedges Estate in Waiuku, the day was filled with endless sunshine, nature, love, and good vibes. From the early morning capturing the bridal party getting ready, to the celebrations, cake, and spontaneous mini-photoshoots that followed, the wedding was a truly magical day for all who attended. I absolutely loved capturing the warm smiles and radiant joy of the bride & groom along with their dear family and friends. Congratulations, Ryan & Cornelia! It was an honour to capture this special day for you to look back on for years to come.

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Graduation | Amrita

Graduation, Photography

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Yesterday was a very special day for Amrita, who graduated with her Bachelor of Education! I had the honour of capturing the occasion, surrounded by Amrita’s family and friends and filled with much joy, love and laughter. From post-ceremony photos at Aotea Square to Amrita’s home, we were blessed with a sun-filled day and smiles all around. Congratulations on your graduation, Amrita! 

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Graduation | Vinka

Graduation, Photography

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After 6 years, my dear friend Vinka is a doctor. I’ve known her for 8 years, ever since we met at church and I was instantly drawn to her genuine smile and warm, bubbly personality. She has always been the most hardworking, dedicated and faithful person I know, and I couldn’t be more proud!

To celebrate the occasion, we did a photoshoot with her family & friends at the University of Auckland’s Grafton campus, the Auckland Domain Wintergardens and Cornwall Park. Congratulations, Vinka, on your Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery! ❤

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Lorde | Melodrama World Tour

Lifestyle, Music, Personal, Photography

 

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Last night was an incredible night of colours, lights, fluorescent flowers, stars & astronauts, interpretative dance, confetti, and the most powerful live singing I’ve ever heard. I attended the first of Lorde’s Melodrama World Tour shows in Auckland!