Stanmore Bay

Auckland family photographer | Durrant family

I love all my Stanmore Bay sessions - it's my local beach and one of the best around! This little family was awesome just wandering along and enjoying a rare sunny weekend day, sheltered from and wind and splashing in that smooth calm water with such a happy little guy.

Auckland family photographer | Armishaw family | Stanmore Bay

This has fast become one of my favourite sessions. I love lifestyle photography. It's these kind of real photos that draw me in. But it's hard to just let things go and to NOT set up group poses. So while I threw in a few suggestions, I mostly let this family lead the way. And there was no way they were staying out of the water, so half the session they were just playing in the water. And climbing the trees. And jumping off the branches. And building sandcastles. And the necessary morning KeepCup coffee for mum and dad (and fluffies for the boys).

Auckland lifestyle photographer | Winslow family

We had some awesome light on this cloudy day with rain threatening. The local beach was almost deserted, and we had plenty of room for some energetic boys to run, jump, climb and explore! Perfect results!