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Practice camping {Auckland family photography}

Summer is on it’s way!  With all the recent great Spring weather we’ve been having, these two were inspired and decided to do some “camping” in the lounge.  They built the teepee all on their own, filled it with blankets, pillows, teddies, books, and a light, and after a great little evening finally fell asleep dreaming of summer camping adventures that are just around the corner.  Even though it was a school night, how could I say no :)

xx Shari

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A Palmy session for this lovely family! {Auckland & Palmerston North Maternity, Newborn, & Family Photography}

A couple weeks back I was able to return to Palmerston North for a special weekend.  It went something like this…  Lovely chats with dear friends who almost all had something exciting happening in their lives.  A movie night in my friends barn with probably 20 members of her family – where it was projected big on the wall and we stayed up late until finally falling asleep in our sleeping bags.  Eating far too much at my favourite cafe so I’d be filled up until my next visit.  And to top it off, I ALSO got to catch up with this amazing family!  What a weekend!

I first met Tracey and Jarrod, and their little family, more than 2 years ago when I photographed them one evening at the beach.  So I was really excited to be asked back to update their family photos!  Little Leah was only a few months old, and she’s now a full-blown running and talking almost 3 year old!  It’s crazy to see them change like that!  It really doesn’t feel that long ago.

We met by the river and were greeted by perfect evening light!  We had a fun little shoot with smiles and laughs, made some beautiful images, and I didn’t think it couldn’t get any better!  But then Tracey said in a msg after choosing her canvas and prints that she “literally had tears of excitement, and would be waiting on the doorstep for the courier”  I’m so lucky to be brought into people’s lives, and asked to create something they will truly treasure.  Often it goes beyond just the delivery of the final products, and friendships are born :)  Lucky girl I am!

So without further delay, here are just few of my favourite images for our shoot.  Hope you enjoy!

xx Shari

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2 weeks new {Maternity & Newborn photography Auckland}

Just a little blog today sharing some images from this shoot with the beautiful baby R who was just 2 weeks new.  She was such a small little sweetie, which was a big change after my last couple of big boys who were almost double her size.  She was wide awake for most of the shoot, but that’s ok we got some beautiful photos of her and those big, dark, old soul eyes, that are taking the world in :)  And thanks to the amazing family who wouldn’t let me leave both after the shoot, and after the ordering session, until I filled my tummy with delicious homemade meals.  Yumo!

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A Christmas bump and baby {Pregnancy & baby photography Auckland}

Just before Christmas I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Sheree and her baby bump.  We planned an evening beach session, and I brought along a few different fabrics I thought would be great for wrapping into dresses and skirts.  The night was perfect, we had the beach to ourselves, and I could not be happier with the images!  Probably one of my favourite maternity photography sessions yet!  I’m so pleased Sheree really wanted to capture this special time and exist in photos for herself and her family.

Not long after, little baby C decided he didn’t want to risk missing out on seeing Santa so arrived just in time on the 24th.  I really enjoyed getting my dose of newborn snuggles during his little home session, especially with him and his loving big sister and brother.  I have a feeling these 3 will be quite a little crew.  Just a beautiful family, and I’m really looking forward to handing over their large wall print I’m sure will be a centrepiece in their home.

xx Shari

*If you’re expecting and would love to have 6 wonderful photography sessions ranging from maternity to babies first birthday, and a stunning handmade album at the end, contact me today about joining my “Watch me grow” program.  It’s open to 20 Auckland families, and all for an easy monthly or bi-weekly payment throughout babies first year.

Maternity Photography – Newborn Photography – Family Photography.  Auckland | Christchurch | Palmerston North

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The kids and their tree {Auckland family photographer}

Only 7 sleeps to go!!  The kids and I have finished their tree… It’s growing on me… it’s very colourful… haha but they worked really hard on it, so I love it.  I’d call the attempt of doing something different this year a success.   Last year in Canada when we did the lego decorations due to the pure fact we had almost nothing, because it was all sitting in a container awaiting shipment from somewhere within Auckland port, it actually taught me a really special lesson.  It showed me that we didn’t need to go out and buy a bunch of decorations just to have the “typical” set up,  and that the kids and I actually loved making things for it more.   I think it was a great way to teach the kids creativity, flexibility, and that it’s ok to do something different from everyone else.  If you’re having fun, it’s a thumbs up in my book.  So this year I kept the usual decorations in their box, bought washi tape, coloured paper, glitter, and glue, and let the kids at it.  I’ll admit I was the main maker behind the paper chain, those where always my favourite to make as a kid, but the rest is mostly them.  And they are pretty darn proud of it, as am I.

Happy holidays everyone!  Have a safe and happy break and I hope Santa delivers all your wishes :)

xx Shari

 

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Maternity Photography – Newborn Photography – Family Photography.  Auckland | Christchurch | Palmerston North

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