Brad and Jeanette married at The Homestead and Woolshed on Racecourse in April this year. The day started of with a covering of fog but came out beautiful! It was an early start to the day as we did the photography with the wedding party before the wedding. We were pretty spoilt for choice with locations out in Omakau. Time seemed to slip away pretty quickly as we were having fun and getting some great photos – but got them back in time for the beautiful ceremony at the Homestead. Jeanette had done the most amazing job with all the decorations at the reception. I walked in and was blown away with how beautiful it was. So much time had been spent on beautiful details. Here is a look at their day xx
Hannah and Allon were married in the beautiful Dansey’s Pass. Allon was such a character and keep us laughing most of the day with his “interesting posing” for photos. Hannah had done an amazing job organising the wedding, creating amazing table displays, the men’s button holes etc – she is one very talented lady. Here is a little glimpse into their day
The annual Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards is New Zealand’s only professional photography competition. The aim of these print awards is to recognise and honour the best in contemporary photography from New Zealand and overseas professionals. Organised by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography the awards showcase cutting-edge imagery and top, creative photographic talent. The Iris Professional Photography Awards are open to all New Zealand and international professional photographers. A ‘professional photographer’ is defined as a “person who earns an income in the professional photography industry”. I always find these awards quite nerve wracking as we are putting ourselves out there to be judged, and that is a hard thing to do. You can create a beautiful image that you love and in 2 minutes it can be ripped apart and you can be left feeling not good enough. On the up side it can also leave you feeling great if you do well. It is great to see where you sit in the industry, and it is great to push yourself just that little bit harder. This year I entered 3 images – 2 in the classic wedding category and 1 in the classic portrait. I was pretty happy to come away with 1 professional standard, 1 bronze and 1 silver award.
Maternity sessions are so much fun to capture. It is such a special time in someones life. I still remember expecting my first born ( 16 years ago now – but still just feels like yesterday) It is an amazing experience being pregnant – even with the unbearable morning sickness! Watching your body change and grow- and knowing that this little baby that you have created is growing inside and will soon change your life forever. I recently had Amber in for a maternity session. She looked amazing! I was so excited to get her back to show her the beautiful images we had created. This was a post that was so lovely to read after Ambers experience with me.
“I just had the most amazing experience with Lisa today ☺️ Lisa you made me feel so incredible comfortable, at ease and truly beautiful (especially when you feel the opposite when pregnant) your gorgeous dresses, beautiful props and studio, I loved every minute of it, can’t wait to see the images I am so looking forward to having our new born shoot with you too thank you so much Lisa ☺️”