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3:50am wake up {North Shore Auckland landscape photography}

This past Sat morning I woke up at 3:50am.  For anyone that knows me, they will know that I am NOT a morning person.  Especially considering it’s a good night when I get to bed before midnight…  So I was quite proud of myself I must say.  Now what could possibly be the reason for waking at that crazy hour of the morning?  A photography outing I had organized.  A few months ago a couple photographer friends and I met for a dawn shoot in Raglan.  We had such a great time, we decided we should start a facebook group for professional wanting to meet up, have some fun, and push one another’s creative boundaries.  And of course the cake and tea afterwards is nice too.  This group has since evolved to include members from all across NZ, and with outings happening over the same weekend in different locations with a specific theme in mind.  So far Auckland and Waikato have been the most active, but hopefully it will take off in other areas too.  I must say it’s pretty fun!  So this is the reason I could not hit snooze and roll back to bed, I had to be there.  It’s like having a workout buddy you can’t leave standing there alone…  But I’m so glad I rolled myself out of bed!  You should’ve heard us, ooohing and awwwwing over the amazingly lit sky in the wee hours of the day.  It was one of the most beautiful blue hours I’ve seen, and just an amazing sunrise to witness.  I almost wanted to put the camera down and just enjoy.  But I couldn’t resist trying to capture it in all it’s glory.  I was so consumed that I even dropped my iPhone into the ocean…. Thank goodness for insurance!  Ooops :/

These are a couple of my favourite images from the morning – I hope they allow you to enjoy just a little piece of the beauty I saw that day.  I can’t wait for our next outing!!

xx Shari

Maternity Photography – Newborn Photography – Family Photography.  Fine Art Landscape prints and Canvases New Zealand

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NZ I’m coming back so I’m sharing the positive juju and having a giveaway!! {Auckland photographer – Christchurch photographer – Palmerston North photographer}

NEW ZEALAND I’M COMING BACK AND THIS IS FOR YOU!  Win over $1300 worth of photographic memories!  It’s all about sharing the positive juju and following the sun!

Think of where you’re going not where you’ve come from - Just lift your eyes and follow the sun” – Evermore

This is something I’ve been trying to live by since I first heard this line of lyrics.  It helped keep me from going batty (more than usual hehe) during a mental time with so much change and emotion that I felt a bit lost  - I’m not lost anymore, I’m know where I’m headed and it’s NZ :)  But the lesson is – There is always a light to make the shadows fade, choose to follow it :) So the fun part! 1st prize wins a custom session, high res digital collection, a 11×14” fine art wall print, and 10% off if you’d like any further purchases during the personal ordering session. Value of $1355!  2 runners up will receive a custom session, 2 high res digital files, and 10% off if you’d like any further purchases during the personal ordering session. Value of $355!

Heres all you need to do

  • Show me something sweet
  • Show me something fun
  • Show me something or someone that inspires YOU to follow the sun.
  • Email me a photo of what the above means to you, along with a little blurb and what type of shoot you’d like (eg maternity, newborn, family ect)  Also include what city you are in if outside the Auckland area.  A travel fee of approx $150 will be the responsibility of the winner/s to cover travel costs to Palmerston North or Christchurch as well as flexibility on dates.  Contact me for details

I’ll post it to the Cherry On Top facebook page*

Tag it if you want!!**

Get your friends to like it as well if you want!**

Get your friends to enter too if you want!**

At the end of the month I will draw the winners

I’ll notify you by email, followed by an announcement on the facebook page.

Come on people, lets share the positive juju!! 
* Understand that your photo will be published via me on fb, so you are agreeing to their usual photo upload/sharing copyright terms and conditions that apply to all uploads.
** Not a condition of entry
*** Sessions to be booked within 4 weeks of contest close.  Flexibility on this may be considered for a newborn shoot dependant on due dates.  No cash value on prizes.  No further purchase necessary unless so desired.  Valid within the Auckland area, travel fees may be charged for areas outside of this.  A travel fee of approx $150 will be the responsibility of the winner/s to cover travel costs to Palmerston North or Christchurch
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Almost one year later! {Palmerston North family photograper, Auckland maternity & newborn photography}

I photographed this beautiful family almost a year about when baby N was born.  Almost a year on, and they asked me to capture them again before I left.  I feel very luck to be asked back, and just had such a wonderful time with them again.  There is so much love between this family it’s just beautiful to watch. Thank you guys so much! xx

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Beach fun {Auckland family photographer, Palmerston North & Christchurch photographer}

I was very lucky to get to spend the other night with this beautiful family of 4 down at the beach.  It’s their happy place, and mine too.  I don’t think you could beat evening light, sand dunes, and water for a location!  That particular beach is always crazy windy too, but this was the calmest I’ve even seen it.  Perfection!  The kids were awesome, and so much fun.  I think I won over big brother J with my goofball tickle moves of “Little Bunny Foo Foo” :)  I had a great time with you all, and so am excited to be working with you!  We are doing heaps of custom framing and large displays so keep your eyes out for what it will look like when it’s all done!   xx

Beautiful mommy!

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Sweetie pie C {newborn photographer Auckland, Maternity photography Palmerston North & Christchuch}

A couple weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Aaron, Holly, and their sweet sweet little 10 day old baby C.  They graciously offered her up for me to use as a newborn model after I put the call out looking for someone willing to let me try some ideas I had after my amazing workshop with Karyn Flett.  Although C wasn’t such a fan of me actually touching her or moving her, hey sometimes it happens heheh, we still got some fantastic shots!  I’m so happy to share these!  Congrats guys!


And as requested by Aaron and Holly, here is their slideshow that is a wonderful early Christmas present for their families to enjoy.  Love it!

I had to sit on this one to share until A&H saw it, man that was hard because I think it is one of my all time favourites!!  I’m soooo happy they agreed are are getting this as a large 16×20 with custom framing!!

3 generations!

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