Christmas and New Year Adventures

Over Christmas and New Year we took a trip down to Rockhampton to visit family and friends.  During our stay, I managed to snap a few photos of this little cutie on a few of our adventures!

Who could say no to that face?

Those eyes, seriously!

Cheeky smiles!

This kid has modelling skills without even trying!

Formal: Dynieka

The lovely Dynieka graduated from St Patrick’s College on 18th November.  I hope that you have an amazing time at your formal, and have a wonderful future!

Presenting the beautiful Dynieka!

Formal: Kirwan High

On the 17th November, the stunning Rowen and her formal partner graduated from Kirwan State High School.  You both looked amazing, and I hope you had a wonderful night celebrating the end of your high school careers.  I’m sure you’ll both make an amazing mark on the world with whatever you choose to do!

 

Selfie time!

Portraits of a Musician: Rose

This beautiful singer-songwriter reached out to me to capture a few promotional photos for her music.  Despite having to shelter from the rain during the shoot, we managed to capture Rose’s bubbly and vibrant personality through a series of portraits of her and her guitar.  I have no doubt that Rose will do some wonderful things in the music industry, and her light will shine through her music.

Wedding BTS: Angela + Shane

For this wedding, I was lucky enough to be a member of the bridal party rather than the official photographer.  But that didn’t stop me pulling my camera out during the “getting ready” stage of the day, just to capture some of the special details and memories for myself, and for the bride and groom to add to their collection.

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How gorgeous are these bouquets?

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Cute shoes + custom rings

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Capturing the moment with a selfie during hair and makeup.

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Anniversary: Tony + Rebecca (4 years)

Continuing in their annual tradition of celebrating their wedding anniversary with good friends, good food and good fun, Tony and Rebecca this year celebrated four wonderful years of marriage, and this time, there was a very cute new little addition to add to the fun!  This year, the theme was Dumbo (check out that adorable little elephant onesie!)  Happy anniversary you two, and I can’t wait to see what you do next year!

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Proud parents looking on as the little guy is passed around for cuddles.

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I think he knows he’s the centre of attention here don’t you?

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I love these cute little family moments.

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That onesie is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

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Well at least one of them knows how to look at the camera!

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Such a gorgeous little family.

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Four balloons for four years.

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Awwww!

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Don’t ever change you two!

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Anniversary: Jack + Naomi (5 Years)

I was lucky enough to spend my five-year wedding anniversary with my amazing husband, exploring the beautiful New Zealand.  And continuing our annual tradition, I made sure to capture plenty of photos of us together along the way.  And since we were travelling from Lake Tekapo back to Queenstown, there were plenty of opportunities for some amazing photos!

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The morning started with a very frosty sunrise over Lake Tekapo.  It was about -4°C here, and I was wearing a sleeveless dress.  We got a few cheers from the onlookers when they saw our outfits, but the shots we got all day were definitely worth it!

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Unfortunately our favourite teapot couldn’t make an appearance this year because there was no way to travel with it.  But our trusty everyday teapot came along for the ride (and got used constantly), and here we are having a cup of tea, watching the last of the sunrise and checking out the view from our lovely (warm) room.


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This landscape was just on the side of the road!  The frost was everywhere and was just so different to anything we’re used to at home, we had to pull over and get a few shots.  It was an equally chilly -3°C here (and yes, I was freezing!)

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The lovely Arrowtown, and the river where one of the scenes from The Lord of the Rings was shot.

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Five years!  And of course, notice the 5 gerberas that Jack ordered especially for me.

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At this point we realised we didn’t have any individual shots of each other, so we spent a bit of time walking around Arrowtown and snapping a few portraits of each other.

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Wedding: Kirsty + Angus

Kirsty and Angus celebrated the start of their marriage with a beautiful ceremony in the lovely Anderson Gardens.  It’s always heaps of fun when a couple want to get a bit creative, and we definitely had a lot of fun with the photos. These two really made the day their own, with little additions from their favourite books and movies (try to spot some of these below), as well as plenty of other fun photos, drawing inspiration from a few they’d seen during their wedding planning.  I’m sure that Kirsty and Angus will have a wonderful life together, hopefully filled with lots of fun and plenty of love.

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The anticipation.

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Such a wonderful (and very well behaved) little flower girl.

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All of the girls looked gorgeous.  I love the detail on their dresses!

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And of course the beautiful bride!

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I’ll never get sick of watching the groom’s face light up at weddings!

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Cheers to the lovely couple!

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The beautiful ladies.

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And the charming gentlemen.

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It’s all in the details.

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To be honest, balloons make everything better.

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The ladies battle it out in true Hogwarts style.

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And the boys show off their loyalties.

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These two just can’t keep away from each other!

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Taking a few special moments together as the light starts to fade.

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How awesome are those cake toppers?  The outfits were hand-made by one of the bridesmaids!

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Extended Family Portraits: Part 2

Following on from Tony’s family in Part 1 of our extended family photo sessions, we have our portrait session with Rebecca’s family with their turn for photos (and lots of cuddles) with the newest little addition to the family.

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The ever-stylish and always amazing new parents, pictured here sans-baby (he makes many appearances later once he woke up from his nap).

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And now everyone gets a turn for a cuddle.

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Proud dad moment!

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So much love for this little family

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Extended Family Portraits: Part 1

Getting all of the family together at once is hard enough on its own, but when most of your extended family live out of town, it makes it a million times harder.  So the lovely Tony and Rebecca decided to do two photo sessions – each with one side of the extended family – to capture some photographs of their respective families with their beautiful new little baby boy.  First up, we had Tony’s family.

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Sometimes you have to do and say some strange things to get the younger ones to look at the camera.  I think this reaction says it all!

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Such photogenic girls!

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And here is the precious new baby at the centre of this whole shoot – making his first appearance of what I think will be many on my blog.

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So serious, but such a sweetie!

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Such a sweet family

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A bit of bribery never goes astray, but the kids were honestly so well behaved anyway.

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The proud (but tired) new parents.

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The big afternoon finally started to catch up with the little guy.

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