Auckland lifestyle photographer | McLean family

I'm so happy and ever grateful to have this as my first session back since Nora was born. A beautiful family and a beautiful home and a beautiful local park/beach location. We took some portraits and hung out in the back yard then wandered down to the park for a bit of tree climbing. 

Auckland newborn photographer | Riley

Riley was my last newborn baby I photographed before my baby girl was due to arrive. I had an overwhelming sense of feeling surreal while I was there as I knew that I would be holding my own new girl any day. In contrast to my own household though, it was peaceful and quiet. Mum and Dad were full of calm and pride. It felt like there was all the time in the world to soak in the newness of family life and all the love. 

Auckland Domain engagement | Wilson and Ashleigh

We had planned a Wintergarden engagement session, but arrived to a closed gate. Oops. Didn't check the opening hours. Luckily we could wander around in the extensive surrounding Auckland Domain with plenty of awesome spots for photos.

The only trouble was the fact that at 8 months pregnant I wasn't at my most sprightly, and having not spent much time at the Domain I had no idea which direction to go or how much walking each direction would require. Thankfully Wilson and Ashleigh are the most super laid back couple and were happy to let me 'um' and 'ahh' a bit and take some easier-looking walking paths.

I'm so looking forward to their beach wedding in February!