Recently I decided after all this rain, rain and more rain the next almost fine day, I would go somewhere dreamy for a day and scout some new locations. And boy did we get the place.
The Hamilton Gardens are amazing, and you need a day or two to see everything. There is a beautiful lake and cafeteria. Many gardens, designed from all over the world, to walk through. Even the pathways to each garden are great little spots to stop and get a few shots.
Every little pathway leads to a new and exciting garden. Beautifully tendered award winning, with magical places for some great photos. I actually had some of my own wedding photos there nearly 17 years ago.
Situated Off Cobham Drive there are two entrances. Both leading to free parking. You will also find on lake, ducks and plenty of doves nearby. The lake is a hop, skip and jump away from a playground area for the kiddies. How perfect is that?
We definitely missed out on so much as we ran out of time, but that is a great excuse for heading back there.
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Hello everyone. This session was so amazing. Just after a hail storm on a August winters day. I almost suggested we wait for another day. We were so lucky that it actually stopped hailing and warmed up enough to go outside and have some fun.
A Waikato rural background, boots and shawls were a great combo.
If you would like a session just like this, hit the contact tab at the top, I will be sure to get back to you.
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Hi everyone, I just wanted to take a quick moment to show off some new overlays that are available online in my store Overlays for Photographers. And also to let you all know that products are now instant downloads.
I have new Feathers, Fairy Wings, Underwater Sea World Life, such as fish and coral and also some adorable new baby chicks and other farm birds for those fun composites.
These packs are joining the Unicorn Horns, Butterflies and Cloud overlays.
The fairy wings are lined so that you can drop the opacity of the wing and make them more transparent to your background, completely see through or solid. There are instructions included so be sure to read them.
The Oceans Alive set has over 20 pieces of coral and fish life to make any underwater world complete. You just need a photograph and mermaid or two and then you can create a dreamy story.
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So recently I had this little one visit for some photos and wowzas! They came out gorgeous and I was crazy enough to edit the whole lot in black and white. Which of course I never, ever do. And most importantly, I learn't from this session, that chocolate always helps. A lot! A must for every session, for bribery. I don't know why I haven't used it before.
Eventually, I will get around to editing a few in colour one day, but for now I just love them in black and white.
Her quiet nature and innocence shines through. And that little cheeky side came out too. If you don't believe me take a look. It's all there in black and white.
And also I added a touch of magic on the very last image. And why not? Every little girl loves magic.
Hi to the amazing Ruby. Thank you so much for visiting. We loved having you and of course Mum and Dad down for the afternoon. Like all the other kids that visit I just had to take your photos. No one gets away with visiting and not having photos taken around here.
You are such a lovely young lady. And your smile is infectious. You are a total natural in front of the camera, and it only took a whole ten minutes before you were up a tree. Is that a new record? But we managed to get some great shots in the long grass, avoiding all the chickens, the turkey and the dog from photo bombing us. Next time Mum and Dad might have to jump in the photos too.
You left an awesome impression on my boys, and they love saying they have a cousin Ruby. The afternoon flew by, we had so much fun. I hope you enjoy your gorgeous photos. Until next time, stay that cute hip chic that you are.
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Just a few photos from an afternoon walk, over a beautiful piece of local countryside. Perfect for a photo session.
We went and looked at some huge boulders and big beautiful outlooks. Little streams had recently been flooded with a lot of rain we had a couple of months ago. It was such a peaceful spot, and when someone is looking very cute in a purple dress and purple cowgirl boots, can you get any more country than that?!
With kids in the country you expect, swannies and boots, mud from head to toe and animals to be tagging along. I am keen to capture your mud covered children, don't get me wrong, but this was so peaceful and serene. We might have to venture back there someday.
Do you have a place you like to get away to relax, de-stress and blob out, away from all the chaos of everyday life? Ha ha I have so many places too many to list.
So it has been a while since I have shared a few images. We have had a rush of crazy lately, and just when I feel like i want to hibernate. Life is never dull.
I have managed to take photos of my eldest son for this year, although I have not conquered both of my sons together in a session yet. I love the light in these images and how relaxed he looks.
The time is flying by and I am hoping to have one more nice warm light lit evening to get them both, while they aren't covered in mud. I hate leaving things to the last minute. Ha ha I have already started Christmas shopping. I kid you not!
There is a thought Christmas shopping. Some beautiful images for the Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles for Christmas? Yes! Definitely! They would love it! Drop me a line if you have any questions about a session.
I hope you enjoyed these, and seriously start thinking ahead for Christmas, you wont regret it
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I love this time of year. This is when I round up my two sons and make them look like butter wouldn't melt in their mouths. I kid you not. Summers harsh light is dwindling and we get these lovely warm long overcast days.
I get all giddy and excited to see the difference in one whole year in their portraits. Although I have to do their sessions separately, as the chaos with my two boys and one session is a little too much. My Mr 6 year old loves clothing, and having to look like a certain young pop star and he has to wear the right colours that match, and the more buttons on a shirt the better. Even though I think he could look great in overalls and grease.
I really enjoy having these fun times and the kids love the attention. Now for Mr 10 year old.....
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