This was the first year I entered the Shoot & Share photography competition and wow, was it a ride!!! There were over half a million entries from around the world and voting is open to the public which is actually really amazing. I'm super proud to have done as well as I did!!!!
The first image placed 16th out of 28,552 in it's category (thanks to the magic of Rotorua!) and the second one placed 22nd out of 52,642!!! (only 2 shy of getting it's own badge... arggh!! lol) Seriously such an awesome experience :) :)
There are so many beaches to choose from in this awesome city, from wild surf beaches to pebbled coves and everything in between! Loved hanging out with this fam down at the rock pools while the girls collected periwinkles and other treasures! x
Check out all this colour and these gorgeous summer blooms! Who would have thought this was shot on a grey, rainy day!? x
I just adore the contrast of that golden light with this gorgeous mama's blue dress. Golden hour, you really are magic! x
When I'm not shooting my wonderful clients' families, you can usually find me down at the beach with my favourite little men. I have a real passion for the outdoors - especially beside the ocean and I am most at home photographing my family in the landscape. I absolutely ADORE the Auckland west coast on a moody day and if a storm rolls in, I will keep shooting until the very last minute! Love love love a drizzly, hazy backdrop against that black sand...
Rotorua is also at the top of our list of best locations. That place is pure magic. We try to get down there every year and it never disappoints - last year we visited the Redwoods Treewalk and it was sooo amazing! Swing bridges through the trees?? Like a fairytale!
So these images are a collection of some of my favourites from the last few years. I am going to get them printed into an album and I can't WAIT! You just can't beat photos in print... x