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.
Troy & Camyce came back to Central Otago to get married in February. They chose to do a “First Look” at the Shaky Bridge in Alexandra – as this was where Troy had proposed and so was a special place for them both. We then headed out for some photo’s where the weather wasn’t really being very kind. The winds were so strong it wasn’t ideal . Luckily by the time we arrived at The Packing shed for the ceremony the winds had calmed and everything went of smoothly. Thanks for having me to share in your day. Here is a little peek into Troy and Camyce’s wedding day…….
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.
What a delightful little man Nico was. My newborn photography sessions are usually done within the first 2 weeks. This is not always possible and sometimes it is a last minute thing to get photos done. Nico was 8 weeks old when he came to me, so I wasn’t sure if we would get to many “newborn” poses, as by 8 weeks they tend to not be quite so curled up, and are a lot more sensitive to touch. But Nico was a superstar! We got him nice and sleepy and the photos were beautiful. He is such a cute baby! Nice and chubby, with beautiful olive skin and the most amazing long, dark eyelashes. He was a little big to fit into most of my props, but the simplistic photo’s are sometimes the best. I even one a Bronze award at the NZIPP Iris awards with one of Nico’s photos. Enjoy xx
Newborn Photography is such a passion for me. I still get excited with each and every session. I LOVE babies – just incase you couldn’t tell – But this was an extra special Newborn Photography session for me, as it was my cousin’s little girl. Meet little Anika and her precious family – Manu, Koren and big brother Tane. Thank’s for coming through from Dunedin for your photo shoot. It was such a pleasure to photograph your beautiful little family xx Annika – fitting snuggly in Dad’s hands. xx