Kapiti-Wedding

A Summertime Kapiti Wedding at Sudbury Farm

One of my favourite phone calls to receive goes a little bit like this: “Hey Mel, I’m _____’s sister. You photographed their wedding last year. I’d love to book you to photograph our wedding too!”   I adore when the siblings of past wedding couples get in...

Cake-Smash-Photography

Cake Smash Photography, yes or no?

‘Tis the season for cake smash photography!    I’ve been booked up recently with first birthday celebration shoots, and have a few more booked in before Christmas. The world of cake smash photography is a divided one - some clients absolutely love the fun of it, while...

wedding-day-priorities

Working out your wedding day Priorities

When you first get engaged, the process of wedding planning can seem a little overwhelming. Don’t worry - I’ve been there. Even years of experience as a wedding photographer couldn’t quite prepare me for the amount of organising, planning and booking that comes with your...

Entering photography awards- why I do it

If you’ve ever wondered about professional photography awards and competitions, how they work, and why I enter, keep reading! Today, I’m sharing a bit about the world of professional photography awards. And I promise, I’m not writing this just to talk about the fact that...

spring wedding

Spring wedding time!

Spring has sprung! September is here, the flowers are blooming, and there’s that crisp feeling in the air. So, without further ado - I’m talking all things magical about hosting a spring wedding here in New Zealand.    Number one: the days are longer! The shortest winter...