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Night at the bach {Auckland family photography}

It all started a few months back when Bonnie asked about having a Spring photography session at the family bach (cabin).  It was at this point that I did a little internal jump for joy, as it doesn’t get much better than that!  Beauty and personal connection.  The bach holds so much history, joy, and dreams for the future, it was the perfect location choice.  It was all about capturing them at their favourite place just doing what they do – enjoying the stunning beach at their doorstep.

Thanks for the wonderful evening guys! x



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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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12 years and counting {Auckland pregnancy, newborn baby, and family photography}

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing this awesome family.  Mom and Dad have just celebrated their 12th anniversary (we tried to shoot on their actual day but the weather had other ideas), their little man just turned 3, and they wanted some family photos to capture how they where right now.  Pretty cool I think!

I couldn’t resist sharing this image of one hot momma! 

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

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A weekend of creativity {Auckland newborn, maternity, & family photographer}

This past long weekend I was lucky enough to be a part of a creative collaboration that took place in Raglan.  We had models, a makeup artist, costumes, props, an amazing batch hook-up, late night curry and of course wine!  The whole reason the trip was first arranged was that a few awesome photographers and I wanted to try stretching our creative minds.  Get out of the daily work.  And what better way than to do it with industry friends where it’s all about experimenting, learning, and of course fun.  A safe zone where some ideas may soar, and some may fall flat on our face.

This is very much out of my comfort zone in terms of editing, a first actually, but it’s fun to stretch those muscles and see what comes of it.  I’ve got a few more I’ll be working on, but for now I’ll just show this :)  I saw this image as a really soft, almost dreamlike scene from another time.  I hope I’ve been able to pass that feeling onto you as well.

xx Shari

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

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Megan & Brent’s family session {maternity, newborn & family photography in Auckland, Palmerston North, & Christchurch}

A couple weeks back while I was in Palmy shooting, I had the pleasure of meeting Megan, Brent, and their two lovely boys who came out from Wanganui for me .  I was excited and nervous to finally meet Megan who is an awesome child photographer herself – pressure!!  Lol but we had a blast, and I even scored a dinner invite from their son afterwards!  Megan told me afterwards that according to Brent “that was kind a fun”  Love it when the boys enjoy it too!  Pleasure meeting you all finally!

xx Shari

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