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Mike and Rhoda feel in love with New Zealand while on holiday and like many that now live in Wanaka, decided to move here.I had the privilege of photographing them with their extended family who were visiting from the States. For those who know Mike, he never does anything in halves.  A full family lifestyle shoot was booked including a helicopter ride to Coromandel Peak at the top of Mt Roy.  We arrived at Wanaka Helicopters and Mike had a small chat with the pilot …Well the trip to the top of Mt Roy was soon extended to include the pilot's favorite location, Lochnagar,   To View More >>

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I have to confess to being a Mum who has occasionally taken her kids to school with her PJ's under her trackies. (“Mum, don’t you dare get out of the car!”)  One morning I woke up feeling slightly on the wrong side of the wonderful and I donned my less than vogue PJs/Trackie pants outfit to drop off the kids. As I arrived home I decided that a mood change was required and the morning was too beautiful to be wasted, so I grabbed my camera and my hairy children (the dogs) and off to lake we went. (Isn’t it great that your pets don’t care about bad hair and PJs!)  To View More >>

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What a fabulous idea for a 50th birthday present - a helicopter ride over Wanaka to the top of Mt Roy for a family photoshoot. It started with a glorious autumn morning, the light gorgeous and the air alpine crisp and clear. We ‘coptered’ up over Wanaka and of course the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Wanaka before landing on Mt Roy.  Wow, those views, that scenery, in all directions. Landing on the top of Mt Roy, I lined up the starkness of the mountain top with the classic beauty of the lake below, a gorgeous backdrop for taking photographs that capture the special bonds that To View More >>

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Turning 13 is a big deal, your life is changing, you’re moving from being a girl to a young woman. What a wonderful idea to capture that time with a photo shoot. For this kind of photography, I always sit down with the client before the shoot and talk through what a lifestyle shoot is about and what should be included.  For Libby this included who was to be part of her shoot, what things where important to her and where her favourite places are.  My goal is to incorporate this in the shoot and to use the time to create a feeling of trust, familiarity and comfort between us. To View More >>

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