Pre wedding shoots are something that have become more popular over the last few years. I love doing these sessions and seeing the confidence grow in these beautiful woman. No matter what our age or size we all seem to be insecure about something. These are sessions I think every woman should take the time to do – not just before your wedding day, but just for you – at any stage of your life. Everyone of you are strong and beautiful. Sometimes we need to see ourselves from someone else’s perspective.
Beautiful, simplistic newborn photo’s.
Well as much as we don’t like being shut in our homes in Lockdown – It is giving me a little time to catch up with things that I have let slip. Blogs are one thing that I really just don’t find the time for – and I must say Im not very good at. Happy to post photo’s but Im terrible when it comes to writing. Mind you who needs words when there are such adorable newborn photos to look at. Here is the beautiful Poppy. Enjoy xx
The Portrait Masters Awards and accreditation is an International competition that I have been entering since it started a couple of years back. I wasn’t planning on entering this year as I had been so busy with work and life in general that I hadn’t had the time to commit to this. Although right at the last minute and with a reminder that there was only 2 hours left to enter – it got the better of me and I searched the photos that i still had sitting on my computer and ended up entering 4 images. # in the newborn category and 1 in Boudoir. There were 11,051 entries from all around the world entered this round, and i was pleased to see all of my images were awarded Bronze. These are my winning entries below…….. Enjoy xx
The portrait Masters 2018
This year has had many first’s for me. It has been an amazing year, and one of the most memorable and exciting times was meeting my biggest mentor and most amazing photographer and educator – Sue Bryce – I was lucky enough to spend 2 days with her and a group of amazing photographers from around the world. This pushed me outside my comfort zone – especially photographing while Sue was watching!! – talk about feeling the pressure – but really I couldn’t have been put more at ease and feel in love with what i do even more.
Then the entries opened for The portrait Masters – which is a world wide Awards and Accreditation program. This year had the most amazing panel of International Judges! So I decided to put my work out there and be judged! The Portrait Masters Conference hosted by Sue Bryce which ran for 3 days in Phoenix, Arizona was were the winners were announced live. I was sitting at home watching a live feed at my computer when the Newborn Category came on – and I couldn’t believe it when my image came up in the Top 10 images. With 7000 entries in this competition I was so blown away. Unfortunately I must not have filled things in properly and Instead of Lisa Davidson Photography being announced and seen by thousands it just has my name as Lisa….. Lesson learnt (make sure you fill everything in well. Anyway not only was I in the top 10 Newborn Photographers I received 1 silver and 8 Bronze awards. So it pays to put yourself out there every now and again, get over the fear, and do it anyway – as this time it was so worth it. Here are my images that I entered – each one winning an award.
Paige and Sam – Wow what a wedding day. These guys were so much fun. We had so many laughs throughout the day – starting when the Best man couldn’t find his suit. Well Im not sure that we started laughing at this – but we sure did have some laughs about it later and some funny photo’s with the trouser that he managed to borrow that weren’t quite the right fit! Here’s a preview of Paige and Sam’s beautiful day in Alexandra/Clyde.T
Thanks Paige and Sam for having me share in your wedding day. It was Amazing xx
Thanks to all involved
Makeup: Harmony Skin and Beauty
Hair: Koren – KPBridal Hair
Celebrant: Glennys Logan
Ceremony and reception: Orchard Gardens
Cake: Ange Lochaden
Flowers: Ruby Tuesday Florist
Mandy & Ted’s Wedding Day
Mandy and Ted decided to get married in Moeraki as they spend a lot of time in Hamden at their holiday home and just love the place. This was 3rd time lucky for Mandy and Ted who had tried on several occasions to tie the knott but with one thing or the other getting in the way it hadn’t eventuated. We arrived at Moeraki on the Thursday for the rehearsal to an almighty gale and freezing temperatures. I was pleasantly surprised to wake the next morning to the sun shining and the birds chirping. It was an early start as Ted and Mandy had decided to get their wedding party photos done before the ceremony. We had a fun morning – spending time at the beach, and then onto Oamaru before getting back for the ceremony just along from the Moeraki Boulders Cafe. We managed to get most of the way through the ceremony before getting a little sprinkling from above. The reception was held at the Moeraki Boulders Cafe – which has the most beautiful outlook. Thanks for sharing your special day with me Mandy and Ted, it was an absolute pleasure and I wish you a lifetime of happiness xx
Many thanks to all involved on the day:
HAIR: Koren Panirau – KP Bridal Hair
MAKEUP: Jo Thomas – Radiance Skin & Day spa
VIDEO – Jesse Davidson
CELEBRANT – Angela Port
CARS – Lynley & Scotty
VENUE – Moeraki Boulders Cafe
Little Oliver came to visit from Dunedin at 11 day’s New. He was such a little cutie. Mum – Claire and Dad – Hayden were pretty smitten (and so they should be) Oliver had given them a little cause for concern – but arrived safe and sound. Here is a little selection of photos taken at Oliver’s photoshoot. Dad requested a photo of little Oliver in his boot!! This is the result.
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.
I find the Iris awards are a great way to push you outside your comfort zone and put you in front of other Professional Photographers to see how your doing. This year was so busy leading up to Iris I actually didn’t get a chance to do anything special just for Iris – but at the last minute went through my recent work and submitted some photos that I loved. I was pretty happy to come away with 3 Bronze awards. Here are my winning images. Thanks to all my clients that trust in me to document such special times in their lives. xx
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.