Newborn Peyton // 3 weeks new

I adored working with little miss Peyton to create some gorgeous portraits for mum and dad, she was such a little doll! It's easy to see that she is adored and I always find it such an honour to photograph first time parents in the first weeks of bringing their little one home and capturing every last detail of their baby. These details and first portraits will only become more precious as she grows and that's why I just love working with newborns... 

Newborn Maysen // 12 Days New

We had lots of fun with this newborn session and I'm still in adoration of the squish factor of this sweet girl. How great does she look against a backdrop of her daddy's deer antlers and Woodlands themed hunting gear! I just had to pair that setup with one of my own Twig and Berry Handmade tiebacks aptly named "Peter Rabbit." Oh the adventures to be had...  

Newborn Ivan // 10 days new

Just LOOK at this little guy and his adoring dad and sister (and its no wonder given how delightfully sweet and little he is with those huge brown eyes!) He even decided to look my way and offer me a few smiles... I have SO many favourites from this session I can't even tell you! xx

BABY LUCCA // 5 WEEKS NEW

While the best time to take newborn portraits is usually under two weeks of age for the sweet curly newborn shots, this little man proved that you can still get some stunning portraits at five weeks, it just requires a little extra patience (that said, what newborn session doesn't require that!?). Boy this little guy charmed me so! Was such a treat to capture some awake portraits for a change, and while he might not have slept as much as some of the little people I work with, we still managed to achieve some darling dreamy shots in his session and isn't he is just utterly delicious! <3 Oh and Ruby the dog was almost as charming with her long lashes and took great interest in our session! 

NEWBORN ZACHARY // 10 days new

This family of four was such fun to work with and how sweet is wee Zachary in darling big sister Chloe's arms... swoon! I can barely contain myself with one cute person to capture my attention so was such a thrill to have two to keep me on my toes. Enjoy these first portraits of Zachary and his adoring family...

NEWBORN CHARLOTTE // 2 WEEKS NEW

With lashes for days this little girl stole my heart on first glimpse, I mean how gorgeous is she!! She simply loved having her arms up in the air and practically posed herself for some of these delicious portraits. Little Charlotte has two of the loveliest people I've met for parents and I was so honoured to capture these portraits in her precious first weeks of life...

Jessica + David // Married

I'm so delighted to share a glimpse of Jess and Dave's gorgeous wedding day! Jess looked absolutely stunning and Dave simply could not keep his eyes off his beautiful bride. I couldn't get over how calm these two were, the entire wedding had such a wonderful relaxed atmosphere and I adore all the gorgeous personal touches to their wedding such as the engraved rings and tie pins and woodlands inspired styling, all of which reflect this couple's shared love for the outdoors. I'm so honoured to have been a part of the celebration of this new journey they are embarking on together as newlyweds...

NEWBORN MADELINE // 2 WEEKS NEW

Meet Madeline... two weeks new and all this autumn baby wanted to do was take in the world. One of the favourite things about my job (apart from all the cuddles) is witnessing the total adoration from new parents. What a little personality too! I couldn't get enough of her expressions and don't get me started on those eyebrows... the level of cute is almost too much!! 

Jessica + David // Hamilton Gardens Engagement Session

These two will be married on Saturday and I cannot wait! A storm was forecast was our engagement session in Hamilton Gardens, but it never did join us and instead we had blue skies and some really beautiful light. I could photograph this couple forever, and would easily have spent longer in the greenhouse despite the fact we had only a few moments until another bride was due to arrive! We got so many gorgeous portraits all the same, and the light rain that did arrive led to some romantic portraits under the large trees for shelter...

Angela + Jonathan // kawau island maternity session

These two lovely parents-to-be could not have chosen a more exciting location for our maternity session together during Easter weekend! Travelling by ferry to visit Mansion House on Kawau Island ("a jewel in the Hauraki gulf") was such a delight and it was such a gorgeous, hot day for our trip! There was so much to take in, from dolphins swimming beside the boat, the gorgeous exotic gardens, the beautiful victorian building with it's enchanting interiors and history, particularly the nursery where we simply had to capture some portraits! I feel so honoured to have been given access to such a stunning location, and the generosity of these two, who's enthusiasm was infectious made us immediately feel like friends! I cannot wait to visit this hidden gem again and I especially cannot wait to meet their little one very soon...