Location: Ruapuke Beach

I’m very lucky to have a wonderful friendship with two very talented Pet Photographers – Kelly Wolfe and Carol Howell. Last night we decided to pack up our cameras, two assistants, Carol’s lighting equipment and my fabulous model, my main girl Nixie Lix. We headed out to Ruapuke Beach which is near Raglan, about an hour from Hamilton. The road…

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Best of 2014

2014 was a huge year for me – full of new experiences and learning and meeting the most amazing people. Looking through my Lightroom library, I took (or rather kept) 4148 personal photographs and 4848 client images and these images that follow are the ones that I have chosen as my Best 10, or Most Favorite 10, of 2014. My…

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Question and Answer: Strapless?!

Q: I notice when you are photographing, you don’t have a strap on your camera. Aren’t you worried? Well the short answer to this is … only a little!! 99% of the time I have my camera in my hand as I like to be as ready as possible for any photograph that might present itself. I find my Nikons…

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Street Photography with Snapshot Cameras and Bokeh-Monster

In August Amy and I went along to an afternoon Street Photography Workshop and Fujifilm X-Series Hands On hosted by Snapshot Cameras and Sven Shroeter. Sven is known as Bokeh-Monster and has made quite a name for himself as a self-taught photographer specialising in Street. I’ve followed Sven on Instagram and Twitter for a while and I’m quite a fan…

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Weekend: A Bebe Shower

This weekend was a weekend of people – my darling Mel was staying with us so we were eating and drinking and laughing and catching up, I was thinking cameras for Yvonne and on Sunday, I got to see the beautiful Greer at her baby shower. She had arranged a trip up north so that her friends and family up…

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A Spring [Portrait] Session for Someone

SPRING IS HERE!!! Winter is out of here and the flowers are pushing through. All the trees down my driveway have the most beautiful buds on them and all of this makes me happy. Today, the 1st of September, is also Random Act of Kindness day here in New Zealand and I would like to celebrate both that and the…

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Question and Answer: Why do you cut off half the face?

Q:  I was wondering why, in a lot of your portraits, you cut off half of one of the ears or the side of the face? Yes, yes I do.  And yes it is intentional! Firstly, I want to draw the eye in to specific features of the face, normally the eye so I use a lot of negative space…

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Superstar Model Database Registration

** Waikato Dogs ** This Autumn, and Winter, will see me starting a Personal Photography project here in the Waikato. It will involve some early mornings, probably some chilly weather and hopefully a collection of striking photographs. I have locations to test and I need some models. In exchange for your, and more importantly your doggys, services, you will receive…

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