Blog

29
Feb

To my biggest fan | Dawn (Ginger Ninja) Matata

  Hutia te rito o te harakeke Kei whea te kōmako e kō? If the heart of harakeke was removed, Where would the bellbird sing?  Yesterday as I lay on the sea’s surface, feeling the rolling waves sweeping their healing waters over my body, I gazed at the horizon and rested my eyes. The cicadas’ […]

11
Nov

Mark + Jo | Parnell Rose Gardens Wedding

“I wish I could explain your eyes, and the way the sound of your voice gives me butterflies. How your smile makes my heart skip a beat, and how every time I’m with you, I feel so complete….” Jo and Mark had a wonderfully laid back wedding at the Parnell Rose Gardens over summer. Despite […]

18
Aug

Spoonful of Awesome | The Gratitude Journal

When the front of a book says “Dear Universe, I am ready for all of the awesome to find me” you know it is guaranteed to end up in Spoonful of Awesome! I recently asked my followers over on the Facebook Community what their dreams were, sharing the quote ”You don’t gotta be great to get started, but […]

11
Aug

Story | The Honest Food Company

People get so scared of ‘diets’. I’ve been there, done that, didn’t like it much and don’t want to go back for a visit. But, living a healthy lifestyle is important to me, and my approach of late (well, the last 12 months, so a bit longer than late) has been really sensible –  the […]

4
Aug

Tom + Jess | Abbeville Estate Wedding

Abbeville Estate is one of my most favourite wedding venues in Auckland. The quaint white homestead with its gorgeous wooden floors and sweet windows, its large dance-ready barn (with no curfew),  the cute orchard and surrounding landscapes, its a dream venue that I absolutely love to shoot at. So, when I met Tom + Jess […]

4
Aug

Story | The Gentry

 A suave new barbershop with cool-kid style.  I have known Adrian Evans since he interned for me as a newbie journalist during my time editing SPASIFIK Magazine. He and his wife were both hairdressers and he was after a bit of a sea change, so opted for a career in news. From there, I followed […]

4
Aug

Spoonful of Awesome | Maori Language Week

Last week (July 27 – August 2) was Maori Language Week here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. I celebrated te wiki o te reo Maori over on my Facebook Page each day of the week. For those who may have missed each day’s lessons, here are the week’s worth. If you are interested in learning more te […]

27
Jul

Spoonful of Awesome | A hot date with my hubby

“Can’t I stay a little longer, I’m so happy here” Ah, happiness, Isn’t it wonderful? This weekend I was grateful for three things. Life, Laughter and Love. In what can be a chaotic world, my husband and I set aside an entire day together  for some “just us” time. No computers, no work, no family […]

7
Jul

Tony + Jenny | Backyard Wedding

I think I have said it many times before, but I will say it again, I adore backyard weddings! They are my fav! The creativity, their bespoke nature, the personality and connection to place and space are evident at every single one, and Tony + Jenny’s was no different. Held on their small-ish family farm […]

24
Jun

Melissa + Doria | Hapu

One of my biggest wishes in this world is to have a baby (well, 5 babies, but lets start with one first hehe). My husband and I have been together 12 years and we are yet to have children of our own. So for me, photographing pregnancy takes on a whole other meaning. There is […]