2015 was, for the most part, very very good to me.  There were a few lows that knocked me around however I’m filled with hilarious memories of our pup Dj Mako and have a greater appreciation of why photographs can be so important especially when a pet passes on.  I entered the NZIPP IRIS Print Awards and did better than ±I ever expected and I am very pleased with the progression of my work  Most of all, I am very grateful to the amazing clients that I met and those I kept in touch with.

This years Lightroom Library summary = I took (or rather kept) 13409 personal photographs and 7434 client images and these images that follow are the ones that I have chosen as my Best 10, or Most Favorite 10, of 2015.

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Edelweiss – keeper of his castle and one of my all time favourite models.

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Always a space for Nixie Lix.  The B&W that kicked off my sessions project and my first entry into the IRIS Print Awards.

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Young Zephyr, just 10 days old.

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Tiki Taane and Hailie – the first of the models we shot for the Chained Dog Awareness Hunks and Hounds Calendar.  An amazing project I was so so pleased to be involved with.

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Spud – my second entry for IRIS. What a great little model this guy was.

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Billie and her Josh were one of the donated Pawtraits sessions I did this year. Its Josh that was ill however a cruel twist saw Billie pass away just a week or two after this photograph was taken. Unfair World, totally unfair!

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When you spend any amount of time with Rocco, its impossible not to have fun and laugh a lot. After chasing the ball around the field, Leigh showed me his jumping moves. Absolute gold!!

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My beautiful friend Kelly and her gorgeous horse Opie. Opie wasn’t very well when we made these photographs so it was a super special session. He was such a big love – more than happy for us to push him around a bit and I was truly honoured to be able to capture a little of their bond.

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McKinley and Early waited all winter for their session and once we got to our chosen location, they hammed it up and had a great time. I was rewarded with amazing poses and a lot of laughs!

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If I had to pick, I think this would be my number one photograph of 2015. Louis and Jo also waited nearly all winter and so I went to their session with a special photograph in mind. Thanks to my friend Carol and her Photoshop encouragement, it became even better than my idea.

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