I am doing a motherhood series, celebrating woman through every stage of motherhood.

I am starting with the beautiful Cherie and her gorgeous baby Tiger

Had such a great shoot with beautiful little Summer and her THREE awesome big brothers!

Had such a great shoot with this gorgeous girl! These fine art images are something that I just love!

This is gorgeous little Addison! She has the most deliciously chubby cheeks!

Had an amazing shoot with this gorgeous little girl this week. She was an absolute dream for her session.

This is gorgeous Emma! I LOVE to shoot maternity, especially when you have a subject as gorgeous as this! Maternity Photography – Wellington

This is gorgeous little Esme! – Newborn photography Wellington

This is gorgeous Kerry-Anne and her beautiful daughter Keira <3 Kerry-Anne is a talented wellington photographer, I absolutely love to photograph other photographers! Wellington Photography Wellington Photographer Fine Art Portraiture

This is beautiful little Maisie. I love to create beautiful timeless and emotive fine art images of children that truly reflect their personalities. I want to create a beautiful piece of art that you could hang in your home for a lifetime.

This is gorgeous little Holly – Wellington Newborn Photography

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This is gorgeous little Ardie – Wellington Newborn Photography

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Jess and Pearl – Wellington Maternity Photography

This is gorgeous Jess and her beautiful daughter Pearl, all ready to meet Pearls new little baby brother!

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Photographing another photographer always adds a little extra nervousness to the shoot for me! This is the super gorgeous and talented Angela from Angela Vidal Photography and her beautiful daughter Rosie and brand new little bubba Riley <3 IMG_4265

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Had a great shoot with these two gorgeous brothers! Albie and Morrie
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This is beautiful Maddy. Wellington Maternity Photography | Charlie Horse Photography

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This is gorgeous little Sander who came in for his newborn session last week. Newborn photography | Photographer Wellington
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This is gorgeous Ashley – another stunning mumma to be. Maternity Photography | Wellington
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This is gorgeous little Rico. There is nothing I love more than beautiful tattoos as a backdrop for a brand new baby!
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This is gorgeous little Rico. I love love love when dads some in with amazing tattoos! There is no better backdrop for a newborn than dads tattooed arms!

This is gorgeous little Max, he came to see me for his newborn shoot this week with his awesome big brother Angus <3 img_7426

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This adorable little guy came to see me last week for his newborn shoot. He was so gorgeous and such a great little model <3 Wellington Newborn Photographer img_4401

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Ruby Newborn Shoot – Charlie Horse Photography | Newborn Photography Wellington

Had such a great shoot with beautiful little Ruby and her best friend black lab Charlie <3 img_0961

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Had a great shoot with this beautiful little guy! This is gorgeous little Ted <3 img_1291

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These two gorgeous little girls came to see me last week. I love newborn photography and I especially love when they bring their big sisters or brothers along too! <3 IMG_0607

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Maternity shoots are my personal fave! I love to shoot maternity!! This is the stunning Amber <3 IMG_8301

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I had a great shoot with beautiful little Tane <3 He was such a star for his newborn shoot! -Wellington newborn photographer | Charlie Horse Photography IMG_6055

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This is gorgeous Anna and beautiful Jensen <3 Untitled-1

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This is gorgeous little Hudson and his big sister ella who came all the way from Dunedin for their photoshoot!

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This is gorgeous little Richie, who came to see me for his newborn shoot with his beautiful big sister Katie xx

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This is gorgeous little Amelia, She came for her newborn shoot last week! She was such a tiny little thing!

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I had a wonderful shoot with this gorgeous little girl when she came in for her newborn shoot this month.

This is beautiful little Alynn.
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Had a great shoot with beautiful little Emelia | Wellington newborn photography
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This is gorgeous little Archer, he was a little super star for his newborn photo shoot.
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I had a fantastic shoot with beautiful little Lillian this week, she was such a sweetheart! Wellington newborn photography
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Had a wonderful shoot with gorgeous little Kahukura at Percy’s Reserve in Wellington.
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Was so great to photograph beautiful little Chase and his very proud family. I love parent shots but shooting 3 generations is even better.
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I had a great shoot with beautiful little Asher. He is such a lucky little boy to have two amazing big brothers!
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Had the most wonderful shoot with gorgeous family.

I absolutely love shooting maternity! The beautiful glowing expectant mother, the husband so in love in with his amazing wife, siblings so excited to meet their new little brother or sister! It is just the most beautiful thing to capture!

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I had such a great shoot with beautiful little Carlotta. She was just the cutest little newborn ever!
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Had such a great photoshoot with beautiful little Siena! I love newborn photography so much, getting to spend time with gorgeous little bubba’s like this for a job is pretty awesome!
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Had a wonderful shoot with beautiful little Hendrix this week. I love photographing newborns with this much hair!

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Had a super awesome session with these gorgeous girls last week!

Love shooting families when the weather is finally nice enough to get outside!

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Introducing beautiful little Beau. He was such a pleasure to photograph.
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Introducing gorgeous baby Aaron. I had a wonderful newborn shoot with this little man and his very proud mum and dad. It was also great to have his grandma come too!

I absolutely love 3 generation photographs!!

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I had a wonderful newborn shoot with gorgeous little Eva and her super proud big sister Olivia.

I love shooting newborns but watching newborns with older siblings is so special!

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Had a great shoot with beautiful little Poppy this week. I love photographing newborns and I especially love photographing new parents with their precious newborns 🙂

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Had a great newborn shoot with this gorgeous wee boy. I love photographing new parents with their newborns, there is something so special about that bond, there is nothing else in the world like it!

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Had a wonderful shoot with this beautiful couple. I love maternity photography!

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Introducing beautiful little Natalia 🙂

After photographing her beautiful mum and dad when they were pregnant with her and then having the pleasure of photographing her amazing birth I got to do her amazing newborn shoot!

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Had a wonderful shoot with this beautiful family 🙂 Wellington’s Family and Portrait Photographer 🙂

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I have been working hard on finding new gorgeous unique products to offer my customers to display their beautiful images and I am so proud of all of these beautiful new products!

I hope you will all love them as much as I do!

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Gorgeous little Max – Newborn Photography Wellington

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Had another gorgeous couple in for a maternity shoot. This is Tara and Hayden. I love maternity shoots and these two were just so cute and so in love.

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Had another wonderful maternity session this week. I love maternity sessions especially when it includes the whole family!

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I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful little man this week. This little monkey decided he wanted to stay awake for almost the entire session!

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I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous wee girl.

Photographing this age is always a little challenging and Ellie was no different! They certainly like to MOVE! 🙂

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Photographed gorgeous little Dylan last week. He such a sleepy little man and we were able to get shoots with the whole family, aunties and grand parents included!

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Had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous girl last week. She was so beautiful and very co operative and sleepy!

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How beautiful is this gorgeous mumma-to-be!? Maternity shoots are quickly becoming my favourite shoots! They are especially great when the bump has a big brother or sister waiting for them to come out and play!

Little Olivia was so excited to meet her new baby brother or sister!

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I had the pleasure to photograph another set of gorgeous newborn twins. It was so lovely to have a little boy and girl to shoot.

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I love to photograph twins. There is nothing like watching one baby a little unsettled and squirmy and then watching as you put the other twin next to them and they instantly calm. Twins have such a special and unique bond.

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Although I do feel sorry for parents of twins sometimes, although it is twice the love it is also twice the crying, twice the nappies and twice the sleepless nights! Although in saying that, I think I would be pretty happy waking up to these two gorgeous little people!

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I have been so lucky lately to have the pleasure to photograph heaps of gorgeous newborns! I think there may have been a bit of a baby boom lately! I absolutely love to photograph newborns and his definitely a real highlight of my job.

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Had the pleasure of photographing my brother and his beautiful new wife’s wedding last month. Wellington certainly turned on beautiful weather for it.

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Well this wind is not making it easy to get out and take beautiful photo’s today! It feels like a hurricane today, typical Wellington weather!

 

So I photographed my first wedding last month. What a fantastic experience!

It was so great to do something a bit different with my photography. I definitely think that I will photograph more weddings in the future!

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WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR FAMILY PORTRAIT

Thinking about what you wear for your photoshoot can be more important than you may think, it can make or break a photo and date it instantly.
Co-ordinate
Take the time to co-ordinate clothing, colours and styles for your family. Although don’t go to far!! In my opinion it can look worse if you are too matchy matchy!

Colours
Earthy tones, subtle colours, neutrals and monochromatic clothing works best. I advise to stay away to much red / pinks / oranges etc.. Earthy tones are more flattering on everyone!

Design
Simple, plain clothing works best. You should always avoid any logo’s or bold patterns. These are just distracting and the focus of your family portrait needs to be your family and not your clothing!

Babies & Kids
It’s always fun with little ones to have a bit of a variety. Beanies, hats, headbands, tutu’s etc are all great! It is very important to not dress little ones in any themed clothing (thomas the tank engine, dora the explorer etc) this will date your photos instantly!

Adults
Try to avoid thin strap tops and too short skirts, just remember you will be moving around with the kids ( you don’t want your undies showing!)

And remember …

Check for clean faces, especially noses!
Feed your littlies well before your session and bring treats for afterwards.
Try not to put pressure on children to smile to help avoid those awkward smiles. The best thing you do to help get those gorgeous smiles out of your little ones is to play with them and act like a bit of a clown! Everyone loves a clown!

Most importantly take your sense of humour and just have fun!

We have just finished renovating our brand new studio, very exciting and we can’t wait to start using it!!

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BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY – JESS AND DARYL – PEARL’S BIRTH STORY

I have been wanting to get into birth photography for a long time and finally got the opportunity to photograph my first birth. I have to say this was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced (apart from my own children’s births)

It is a really amazing thing to share in such a wonderful and life changing event in a couples life. There are so many beautiful moments during a labour and birth and so much of it you don’t really notice when you are part of it, especially if you are the one in labour! It is such a privilege to be able to capture these moments for the couple and of course for the baby for them to look over and share for years to come.

There is something so beautiful about how a husband looks at his wife with a look of such concern, care and worry, the way he holds her hand, strokes her forehead or tucks her hair behind her ears. All of these beautiful moments often go un noticed by the mum to be and it is wonderful to capture these moments for her.

The way that new parents look at their brand new baby is the most amazing thing in the world and it was such an honour to be able to share in that moment.

I had a wonderful experience and can’t wait to photograph many more beautiful births!

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TIPS ON PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR BABY 🙂

  •  Get Close

Most amateurs never shoot a close-up and close-ups are so powerful. Fill the frame with your baby’s face and leave out all the clutter. A good close-up of a baby can be so beautiful.

  •  Push the button a lot

That’s another way of saying take lots of pictures. The more pictures you take the more likely you are to end with the one gorgeous shot.

  •  Try not to use flash

A flash on a camera is a very handy thing. It allows you to take sharp pictures in dark rooms. But it does something else, too. It ruins the mood. It’s about as romantic as the headlights on your car. A picture taken with a flash is the signature look of amateur snapshots. Use it if you’re shooting snapshots, but if you want to take pictures that will make other people say, “Hey you’re a great photographer!” turn off the flash.

  •  Find beautiful light

If you want to shoot beautiful baby portraits this may be the most important step. With your flash off, put your baby in some soft window light or the light of an open, outside door . This is the light Rembrandt built a career around. If you get just how profound this tip is you are well are your way to moving up the photographic food chain.

  •  Don’t force your baby if they are not in the mood!

Shoot pictures when they’re in the mood. That’s probably after a nap and after a snack.

  •  Keep your backgrounds simple

I spend about half my time shooting pictures trying to find clean, simple backgrounds. You don’t want something to look like it is popping out of babies head!

  •  Take advantage of the moment

You have what every professional photographer wants – access. Store your camera in the same place all the time so you are always ready!. Be ready for the stuff only parents see.

  •  Back up your pictures

If you don’t have an external hard drive for your computer you need one. All of your valuable family pictures need to be in two places! Speaking from experience, there is nothing worse than something going wrong with your computer and loosing your images!!

 

Had a great shoot with these two beautiful people this week…. can’t wait to meet the new arrival!

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Had a wonderful time doing my first ever cake smash session for Simon’s first birthday!! Was really fun and really messy!family photography wellington

PETONE FAIR 2014 – It has been a very busy time leading up to and the day of the Petone Fair.  It was so much fun and took so many$10 portraits! We ended up doing double what we did at Martinborough!

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We had a wonderful time and meet some wonderful people……can’t wait to come back and do it all again!

Was lucky enough to be able to photograph these two beautiful ladies.. two sister, both pregnant at the same time! How awesome!

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Thank-you Michaela and Chantelle for a wonderful shoot….

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and thank-you Ryder for being so adorable!

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I have had the pleasure of photographing a lot of newborns lately with my portfolio building $150 offer..

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I absolutely love to photograph newborns.. they are just so gorgeous and precious and they will never look like this again!

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It is so important to capture all those beautiful little details of newborn before they change so much…….and so quickly!

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Photographing newborns always make me feel so clucky!

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Was so lovely to photograph beautiful Azariah last week

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Was so nice to finally get to photograph a real brand new baby!

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I had a really great time at this shoot and it was a real pleasure to meet you all… What a wonderful family 🙂

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Had a session with another gorgeous little baby last week, beautiful baby Flynn. Flynn was 4 weeks old when he came in.IMG_0821 copy

He was an absolute angel for me and was such a pleasure to photograph..

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Thanks again Flynn and Paula 🙂

4 week old Zach was a such a beautiful baby and another one of these little ones that insists on staying awake for the entire shoot!1 copy

Out walking with my little man the other day.. he has to take his best buddies Paddy and Isss with him everywhere!

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Get dad beautiful images of his favourite people in the world this fathers day! This will be a gift he really will treasure forever!Fathers Day

We had a great time photographing the beautiful families at the Ronald McDonald House on Friday.
Thank-you to all the lovely families that let us share a day with them!
We met so many wonderful people and super gorgeous kids and adorable babies! We had such a wonderful time and can’t wait to come back and do it again!
All the best to all the families we met on Friday x

 

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