Archive for April, 2010

Baby Portrait Photography – James

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Yesterday we headed to Hamilton Gardens to complete a Baby Portrait shoot for Sarah and her 7 month old James.

I just had to Blog this image, everything was perfect about the shot. We captured 227 images in 50 minutes, Sarah was “absolutely wrapped” with what we achieved.

Remember with all our portraits, you get all the full-res original images and as many fully edited images as you want too.

Julie :-)

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Willow Glen Wedding Photos – Suzanne & Luke

Monday, April 26th, 2010

On Saturday I photographed Suzanne and Luke’s wedding at Willow Glen.

The day began with the morning preparations with the girls. Some of our regular Blog watchers will recognise Suzanne’s sister Tracy that is the wedding co-ordinator at Willow Glen. The girls were all running on time and very smoothly. Then…it was off to the the boys and there it was all on time but far from smooth, no one could tie a tie – eek!  After I dressed them all I headed back to the girls and then onto Willow Glen for the wedding ceremony.

We headed off site for all our bridal party images, stopping via Ngaruawahia and then through some back roads back to Gordonton.

I stayed up to first dance again, thank you for dinner guys and have a great honeymoon.

Enjoy 20 of my favorites photos.

Steve

Luke with his Dad

Paul and Willy eventually got the hang of dressing Luke

Suzanne, I wish I knew what it was that made you smile

Summer brought her Aunty’s shoes in – wonderful

As soon as that wedding music started, it was all over for Suzanne and her Dad Steve, a great moment

The wedding rings, good job Willy

On the streets of Ngaruawahia

Erica, Suzanne and Tracy

Paul, Luke and Willy

Paul and Willy did a great job of their joint ‘best men’ speech

And so did Luke, great job

Winter Wedding Photography Specials Mt Ruaphu and Turoa

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

I was just going through my archives looking for some winter wedding photography images.  I forgot that we have completed a fair bit of winter weddings since 2006. Some of the images below were shot at Mt Ruaphu, Turoa Ski Fields and in the town of Ohakune.  We have had some quite daring bride and grooms, the images speak for themselves.

If you are planning a winter wedding, remember to check out our winter wedding photography prices on our website.

Enjoy these images.

Steve

Kylie & Aaron snowboarding at Mt Ruaphu August 2006

Snow as a wedding backdrop, a photographic challenge but very different

A great place for a winter wedding The Chateau at Whakapapa

Rachel & Steve were married at The Chateau in September 2006

Andrea & Greg were married on the mountain road up to Turoa Ski Fields

Sally & Glen, August 2009 were married on the edge of Lake Taupo

This was their wedding, very personal just the celebrant and I to witness the papers.

Pregnancy Photos – Sheta & Matt

Friday, April 16th, 2010

On Tuesday this week Sheta, Matt and Lincoln popped by our office again to have the final stages of her pregnancy photographed, Sheta has 2 weeks to go!

I guess we will see you again soon then :-)

Steve

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Auckland Portrait Shoot – Ben

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Just one very quick image from a portrait shoot I did in Auckland today of Ben, a 2 1/2 year old that was absolutely intrigued every time I said “can you see me in the camera”, wonderful!  I will Blog more once I have finished the edit off.

Steve

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Commercial Photography at James & wells Auckland

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I’ve been all over Auckland today, but I had to Blog this image of a Trade Mark Lawyer Carrick Robinson who is a Partner at James & Wells in Auckland.  It was an idea that came from their marketing department that is creative and the image speaks for itself.  Carrick and I did have a laugh given that we had 9 letters and only 8 fingers to write on, hence the E on the thumb, still works tho!

Steve

Commercial Photography Auckland

Anna & Mark’s wedding at Hamilton

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Last Saturday I photographed Anna and Mark’s wedding at the St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Hamilton.

They chose to have some of their bridal party images before their wedding and they chose the Italian Garden at Hamilton Gardens for the moment they saw each other for the first time. After their wedding, they put on a tea party and then onwards to Vilagrad for their reception dinner.

Safe trip home to the UK guys and here are a few of our fav’s.

Steve

This was the first moment they saw each other, great moment

Anna & Mark, both Kiwi’s live in the UK and love the Hamilton Gardens and truly appreciate what we have here in Hamilton

Anyone for an ice-block?

Anna’s mother Jan married Anna and Mark, what a wonderful thing to be able to do, it was a lovely ceremony

It’s a tad difficult to take wedding presents back to the UK, so they asked for a furniture fund and what a nice surprise, plus a piece of solid gold that they can trade in when they get home.

A rare sight, confetti at a wedding

Anna loves railway lines, this was the track near Vilagrad

Very low light indeed, but we JUST go the shot at Vilagrad

Mills Reef Winery Tauranga Wedding – Rachel & Gary

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Last Thursday I headed to Tauranga to photograph Rachel and Gary’s wedding at Mills Reef Winery.  I was originally going to Fiji to photograph their wedding but due to many of their friends and family being unable to get to Fiji, Tauranga was then selected as their wedding destination.

Rachel and Gary have a great sense of humor and so did their bridal party. They chose to have their bridal party images before their ceremony and we created the moment when they first saw each other by using a corner of a building, it was a great idea.

Enjoy your honeymoon in Fiji, see you when you get back.

P.S. still not sure what was going on in your last image!

Steve

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Gary’s and his Dad, who also tied his tie

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Paul, Gary and Luke

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I love this shot, Rachel waiting on her own for her final stages of her hair

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Kirsty and Bronwyn, what a great job they did of tying the dress

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What a great moment the first time they saw each other

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Elite Limo’s in Tauranga, fantastic cars and service

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Rachel is a school primary teacher so how random to find a bunch school kids from Otumoeta Primary School at Sulphur Point

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This was the first time Rachel’s Mum and Dad saw her when she arrived at Mills Reef Winery and she stepped out of the Limo. Her Mum was beside herself, awww.

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Sunset at Mills Reef

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Their first dance

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And…I just popped down to the Cellar to say bye to Rachel and Gary and my photo-journalistic skills just kicked in, sorry hehe, ;-)

Trash the Dress – Kirsty & Michael

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Trashing the Dress is not for everyone, but what a great idea to wear your dress for a second time and do something you would never do on your wedding day.

Kirsty asked us a week after their wedding in February this year if we could do a ‘trash the dress’, so we jumped at the chance as there was an idea I had wanted to do for a while now, but we had no wedding takers. So…I lent Michael my prize Hugo Boss suit and the rest is as it happened, enjoy.

Its not something we do regularly, but we do these at no additional cost to our couples.  And…remember, they get every photo we captured, some 240+, and all the edited images, all for free!

Thank you guys for the lovely hamper, very much appreciated.

Steve & Julie

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Trash the Dress Hamilton

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Does my bum look big in this shot?

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Trash the Dress Hamilton

Trash the Dress Hamilton

Trash the Dress Hamilton

And here we go, 50-60kph and 200hp

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Trash the Dress Hamilton

Kirsty’s face, hehe

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Trash the Dress Hamilton

One of our fav’s

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Trash the Dress Hamilton

Trash the Dress Hamilton

Trash the Dress Hamilton

Trash the Dress Hamilton

Melissa & Chris’ wedding at Willow Glen

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

On Saturday I photographed Melissa and Chris’ wedding at Willow Glen.

What a beautiful April day for a wedding and I could not believe how wonderful Melissa looked, particularly being that she only has 9 weeks to go with the birth of their second child. I had a great time in the morning with the guys and similarly with the girls during their final preparations.

Melissa and Chris wanted a wedding photo journalist to capture their wedding, a photographer that could be unobtrusive and capture the moments, I was happy to oblige.

Have a great  honeymoon, give me a call when you get back, images are ready.

Steve

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There is a very good reason Andrew is tying Chris’ shoe laces, and its not because Chris cannot tie his laces

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This was about as serious is was going to get with the guys

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Great shot, so real

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Melissa with her bridesmaids, Debbie, Rachael and Kim

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Its shots like these moments that keeps me interested in wedding photography

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Melissa and Chris’ daughter Milla displaying her shoe fetish!

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Nice family shot

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Absolutely not posed up, a true moment of a pregnant wife needing a foot rub – go Chris

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