25/3/2019 / Portraits / Headshots

Sarah from Face to Face Skin Clinic has recently set up her skin therapy clinic out in Bell Block. She's a nurse turned skin therapist and is so passionate about combining her love for natural therapies with the latest technology. I always come away with such good tips whenever I see her. We did this portrait session a few weeks ago and it was alot of fun - it takes a little to get into the swing of things and it's helpful to play with outfits and backgrounds to get a good mix of the look you're trying to achieve for your business branding - these were some of my favourite set-ups...


7/3/2019 / Backyard Wedding / New Plymouth / Taranaki


Phillippa and Duncan had this lovely laidback backyard wedding on Phillippa's family farm just outside of New Plymouth, Taranaki. They got married under the Kauri tree that she used to swing under as a little girl (how adorable is that!), and had a hangi going full steam on the other side of the property (how good does that fry bread look!). Duncan was seriously into his star wars theme, complete with walking into the reception to the Deathstar Imperial march which I think shows true commitment. All of the photo locations were conveniently within a 100m walk of the backyard they got hitched in - complete with a very inquisitive bovine onlooker who didn't really seem interested in co-operating with moving out of any shots, and a very cool dairy shed. Congrats guys!

Venue: Family Farm

Celebrant: Rose Haskell

Flowers: Bride & her mum

Dress: Churchwood Bridal 

Hair: Bronson Seed from The Best Little Hair House in Town

Makeup: Morgan Wharepapa

Cake: Sally Williams

Paul & Fliss

    18/01/2019 / Nice Hotel / New Plymouth / Taranaki

Nice Hotel - Paul & Fliss - New Plymouth

Paul and Fliss had this gorgeous, easy, low key wedding at the Nice Hotel in New Plymouth a few weekends ago - photos first, champagne and the ceremony in the Nice Hotel's courtyard, and then dinner. Simple and elegant - just like them. Not to mention hilarious and incredibly photogenic, especially given that they both declared what introverts they were at the start of the shoot! But to be honest - how many of us really love being in front of the camera? I know I'm no natural! Having said that, Fliss rocked this 1950s pinup star glamour, and some of those parking garage shots definitely channeled Paul's inner James Bond. So, so much for being terrible in front of the camera! We did the photos at a couple of spots within a block or so of the hotel - a couple in the Nice Hotel with its quirky, opulent interior, a nearby parking garage, because the light was just gorgeous, and then Marsland Hill, before the laidback ceremony and dinner with friends.