Photography should not be boring. You can create interesting contrasts by using a city location, which makes for some really original images.
Go for a walk at the time of day you’ll be having your photo shoot to get an idea of where the light is, how it hits the buildings and what will be in shade and in the light. Auckland City has some amazing options; brightly coloured walls, graffiti and vine-covered walls make interesting backgrounds. Read More
Heritage buildings are perfect locations for weddings, family reunions and provide ideal backdrops for significant birthday celebrations. When considering using a heritage space or building, Emily can share her location knowledge. Read More
New Zealand’s native bush can make for some great photos but finding the right location is key, as lighting can be tricky. Native bush is the perfect backdrop for family photos, engagement and wedding photos. Read More
The beach is one of my favourite places for photos!
I love how many different options you can create in one area! Beaches engage almost everyone and can be both energising and calming. It offers space to walk and get some really dynamic images. You can create more interest by getting up higher – Auckland’s West Coast beaches are fabulous for this. Read More
If you love getting out of the city, imagine having your photos taken against the rugged backdrop of a snowy mountain. Taupo, Ruapehu, the Desert Road and Queenstown are great options to consider. The rolling hills of South Canterbury can look amazing too. Make the most of it by having a romantic getaway or spending the weekend with your family. Read More
First and foremost, everyone should wear something they feel comfortable in. Simply put, the more relaxed everyone is, the better your finished photos will look.
Group photos tend to look more visually appealing if everyone has a casually co-ordinated look. By co-ordinated, I definitely don’t mean a matchy-matchy 90’s style image where everyone is wearing jeans and a white t shirt! Read More
Early morning is a great option for photos if your wedding is taking place in central Auckland. I highly recommend it. You avoid having other people in the background and there’s something really special about feeling alone in such a metropolitan city. I hope this shoot inspires you with ideas for all the different elements in your photos, and demonstrates how unusual locations, styling, times of day and times of year can work amazingly well! Read More
The old saying goes, “Never work with children or animals,” but photos including both usually end up being the best images in a shoot and I just love including them in a session. Pets are a big part of the family so it’s a great opportunity to make memories for you and your children to cherish forever. Read More
Engagement photos are all about getting to know your photographer and having a bit of fun. It’s a chance to chat about ideas for your wedding day and see how you work together. It’s a good time to talk about locations, pros and cons of first look versus traditional bridal party photos, and including anything that makes your story special. Read More
I often get asked when is the best time of year to have a family photo session. I always say you’ll never get this time again - your kids will grow, change, lose teeth and what they love today, they may intensely dislike tomorrow! Embrace it all, they are only young once and the best time to capture you all is right now! Read More
This is the third time I have photographed this super energetic fun family and I have really enjoyed seeing the boys grow and change over the past 3 years. Its so important to me to represent families as they are, mud, sweat, broken arms and all! Our children grow and change so much in the early years and I feel passionate about capturing the "realness" of each family. Not only do we make memories, we have so much fun exploring new places and playing outside! Read More