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...

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...

Michelle + Robert // Married at Simunovich Olive Estate

Here is a glimpse into what was a truly beautiful and moving wedding! Michelle looked so gorgeous in her soft pink vintage-inspired gown, which perfectly complimented the soft greens of the Simunovich Olive Estate (also known as Bracu) nestled in the Bombay Hills. Michelle and Robert are absolute sweethearts and I was unsurprised to find their family and friends to be just as lovely. A little rain wasn't going to dampen their spirits and actually made for a really charming and romantic day. Their day also encompassed a traditional Chinese tea ceremony which I was so thrilled to be present for. I feel so honoured to have shared in their wedding and I am so excited for their future together... marrying your best friend really is one of the best ways to start!

Michael + Sarah // ENGAGED

This animal lover bride-to-be could not go past a zoo-themed engagement session, one that included an 'encounter' with a very cute little Madagascan animal! The zoo seemed a perfect fit for this fun couple, for they will be married at Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch (Sarah's hometown) and it seems only fitting that their session be held in Michael's hometown at Wellington Zoo. After a hot and fun-filled day, we finished our session at Raumati Beach near Michael's family home. What a perfect end to a gorgeous Christmas Eve with a very sweet couple! x