Posts Tagged: whangamata

A Waitangi Wedding Weekend

A and A contacted me around this time last year and booked their wedding photography.  Its been a delight getting to know this lovely couple and such an  honour to be able to photograph their wedding.  They had planned a beach wedding, and on the day of the rehearsal it looked like conditions were going to be perfect, but for their Big Day mother nature had other plans!  I was so amazed by how organised and calm and collected everybody was on the day of the wedding, no matter what the weather.  Buses took guests from Whangamata to Opoutere, where the ceremony was held, amongst the pine forest on the edge of the spectacular Coromandel coastline. Even though it rained the entire day, we managed to get some gorgeous shots! Check them out.

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Onemana Beach adventures and Rena rubbish

Onemana is a stunning beach.  It has a beautiful Northern end, which we call “The Cove”.  We love visiting The Cove as a family and spending a good hour playing.  The boys love to play with all the driftwood, building fire engines or boats on the sand.

Unfortunately, there is still rubbish from the Rena wreckage on the sand, and that will undoubtedly be there for a long, long time, being plastic! The small pellets are all over the beach. It is very sad.

We had our wedding on Onemana Beach exactly one month ago, hopefully I will be able to share a pic soon.

Here are some photos of our visit this morning.  Its a perfect place for a photo shoot! Can’t wait to get some families to photograph.  If you holiday in Onemana or Whangamata, please contact me to arrange a shoot.

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Orchard shoot

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph my gorgeous friend Ame and her adventurous fun-loving daughter!

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Ashlee turns 2

Sweet Ashlee turns 2 on Monday and her party is today.       We went down to the harbour in Whangamata early this morning to photograph Ashlee and her family. Happy Birthday Ashlee!

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These girls are just the coolest

sweetest nicest teenagers I know. In fact, what people say about youth is really not true, every teen I have encountered lately has been well mannered and polite and a credit to their parents. :D Here are some photos from a shoot we did back in December and some behind the scenes.

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Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne's Lace

Also known as wild carrot. This stuff is everywhere I look at the moment and I just love it!


I took some photos way back in November that were to be a gift for Christmas. I’m pleased to be able to finally share these with you.  Gorgeous siblings that adore each other!


Introducing baby Levi. Such a treasure. levi


It’s finally here, and the weather gods gave us a cracker of a day. I had a shoot on the beach this arvo, here is my favourite shot, or 2. I can’t decide which! One qualifies for my 100 days. 12a


100 days of summer

In the past I’ve tried to do a photo a day and have failed, dismally.  This time I’m not going to undertake a huge project, more of a mini one. If I can achieve this I will be quietly surprised!

I know its not technically summer until tomorrow, and technically there aren’t 100 days in summer, but what the hey. Here’s number 1. A bit of cloud porn. Let’s hope summer kicks off with a bang.

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