Newborn Leah // 11 days new

Little Leah is so darn cute and our patience resulted in some truly beautiful portraits. I not only have the joy of working with newborns but rather the double-pleasure of working with their siblings and family as well - witnessing the love and bond that is shared between them. Children are so wonderful and give their affection so freely I am always touched by the interactions I have in this profession! (I regularly have to pinch myself!)... as promised here are some of Leah's precious first portraits.

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...

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...