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Baby Isla - newborn session

Written by Angela Penn on November 6th, 2018.      0 comments

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Baby Ivy

Written by Angela Penn on September 25th, 2018.      0 comments


Beautiful baby Ivy was in the studio last week for her session - at 10 days old, she was a wee poppet (as you can see by the photos!). I find the best time to photograph a newborn is around 10-14 days, however don't let that stop you bringing in your 3 week old. :)

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Lisa & Dylan's wedding

Written by Angela Penn on February 2nd, 2018.      0 comments


You should always have a plan B if it's wet and it helps if you have two cool customers who don't mind changing things around at the last minute!  Instead of the ceremony at the gardens, Lisa & Dylan just met before their ceremony to have a few sneaky photos.  Just them. Oh and me.  :)arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0008arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0009arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0010arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0011arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0012arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0013arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0014arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0015arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0016arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0017arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0018arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0019arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0020arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0021arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0022arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0023arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0024arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0025arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0026arts centre wedding photographer christchurch 0027

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Photographer - Angela Penn, Ladybug Photography
Flowers - Febella flowers http://www.febellaflowers.co.nz/
Celebrant - Chris Jones  https://iwedu.co.nz/
Dresses (bride's and bridesmaids') - Christine Reeves  www.christinereeves.co.nz/
Suits - Sergios
Boys/ haircuts and beard trims from Frederick Woodwards barber shop  https://www.woodwards.co.nz/
Girls' hair was by Monique Woods (bridesmaids) and Alex hopkins at Dinh Collective https://www.dinhcollective.com @moniquewoodshairstyling and @alexhopkinshairstyling 
Makeup done by Lisa's friend, Marcella (amazing!)
Cake - alana smith cakes  www.alanasmithcakes.co.nz/
Shoes - Overland (bridesmaids') and Mi Piaci (bride's) 
 

Newborn baby Nate

Written by Angela Penn on January 16th, 2018.      0 comments

"And she loved a little boy very very much, even more than she loved herself" - Shel Silverstein

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The fun Finn family! (Including Rosie the dog)

Written by Angela Penn on December 12th, 2017.      0 comments


These guys were so much fun to shoot! We had grand hopes for the dog to be in lots more photos but hey, we were at a park and Rosie wanted none of that 'sitting down with the family' business!  
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Baby Kyla - Cambridge Lifestyle shoot

Written by Angela Penn on December 8th, 2017.      0 comments


I headed up to Hamilton & Cambridge recently for a couple of photo shoots - mum Brenda had an awesome helper in big sister Kaylee and her wee sister simply adores her!
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Emilie

Written by Angela Penn on November 24th, 2017.      0 comments

This gorgeous wee dot came to visit a while back and I'm so happy to be able to show you her beautiful photos!

If you're thinking of getting professional photos taken of your baby, don't wait until they're walking (coz it's way too hard to try and shoot them when all they want to do it run away!).  Sitter sessions are my absolute favourite age as they stay (reasonably) still, they usually are quite happy to sit and give me gorgeous smiles and they haven't normally reached that 9 month old I-NEED-TO-SEE-MUM-EVERY-WAKING-MINUTE stage where mum inevitably ends up in every single photo (or her hand at least!).  Anyway any age is great to get photos taken but sitters are THE BEST!!!

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Newborn Baby Mila

Written by angela penn on October 24th, 2017.      0 comments


This gorgeous wee poppet is part of my Baby Grow Programme and had her first session a couple of weeks ago. I'm so looking forward to seeing her growing and getting to know her lovely family a bit better! I've already had Mila's two cousins through for their Baby Grow sessions so we're certainly keeping it in the family!

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I've said this in my previous blog post, but I love wrapping up a baby then letting them stretch and wake up naturally as they unwrap themselves. I find it so much more natural looking than all the posed, wrapped shots. Love them. 
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Baby Jett

Written by angela penn on October 20th, 2017.      0 comments


What a cutie-pie! Jett arrived with his mum and dad, dog Hendrix, grandma and great auntie! It was a packed studio but wee Jett was a superstar and slept most of the time and we got some absolutely awesome shots.  I don't know about you, but I love the more natural shots, where mum and dad can't stop smiling at each other, and the wonder of what they've just created is so evident on their faces. I also love the more natural baby shots too - I don't like anything too contrived and posed - I prefer to wrap baby up, take a few shots then unwrap him and capture all those beautiful stretches and yawns as they unfold. x

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Harper's newborn session

Written by Angela Penn on September 1st, 2017.      0 comments


Beautiful wee Harper was in the studio recently for her newborn shoot - 5 days old! I love when babies have loads of hair!  Harper is booked in for the Baby Grow programme so keep an eye out on my Facebook page for more adorable images. 

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The Thelnings

Written by Angela Penn on July 7th, 2017.      0 comments


Andrea took advantage of a beautiful Autumn afternoon to get some updated images of her children, as a gift for her husband.  We shot up at Old School Reserve in Mt Pleasant and it was just that - very pleasant! These children would have to be some of the best behaved children ever and I LOVE shooting them!  <3

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Billie - newborn

Written by Angela Penn on June 9th, 2017.      0 comments


Billie!!! You gorgeous wee thing!
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The NZ Woman (Andrea Roberts)

Written by Angela Penn on June 3rd, 2017.      0 comments


This week in the studio I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful and very lovely Andrea from The NZ Woman. I have a feeling we could have chatted all day but the school pickup was calling and we had to go our separate ways. Andrea is a wealth of social media information and has an awesome blog where she's recently interviewed The Bachelor's Matilda Rice.  Here are a few images from our shoot! Click here to read Matilda's interview. x

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Azalea's dance session

Written by Angela Penn on February 19th, 2017.      0 comments


You know what? I'm sick of dancing photos where the girl sticks her leg in the air to show how supple she is.  And it's usually accompanied by a big cheesy grin. Dancers are WAY more than cheesy grins and high kicks. A dancer has beautiful arms and hands. A dancer knows how to hold herself. A dancer knows how to be posed and they do EXACTLY what you ask them to do.  Dancers. Are. Awesome.

Here is the extremely awesome Azalea at our shoot on Friday. I love this girl!!!
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Me: now go en pointe and grab your ankles and turn your head towards me
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This shot is completely impromptu - it was between shots (well, obviously not if I shot it!).
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If you're wanting a session with your aspiring dancer, please contact me angela@ladybugphotography.co.nz
I will bring out the best in your dancer - not all dancers are blessed with fantastic turn our and gorgeous feet. We will find what you're best at and showcase that. xxx
 

Meet Mac - 10 weeks old!

Written by Angela Penn on November 3rd, 2016.      0 comments


Everyone loves a baby but especially a lovely smiley baby!

Libby & Lachie came to see me last week for some photos of their gorgeous wee boy, Mac.  Check out his eyelashes!
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Alyssa & Madelyn

Written by Angela Penn on October 17th, 2016.      0 comments


I had these cuties in the studio a few weeks ago - they were fantastic! Alyssa has those beautiful big brown eyes and wee Madelyn slept like a star!
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Kelly & Andrew's boys

Written by Angela Penn on October 5th, 2016.      0 comments


I have been shooting this beautiful family since Hadley was a baby and although these guys live a long way away from my studio in Mt Pleasant, they have been so loyal and lovely that they travel all the way to see me for photos every time they have a baby.  I am so grateful and this is why I love my job so much - my clients are SO lovely.

Hadley
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Jagger
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Baby Crew
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Andrew and the big boys.
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And now the whole family! Aren't they gorgeous?!
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Austin

Written by Angela Penn on October 1st, 2016.      0 comments

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Mia

Written by angela penn on September 21st, 2016.      0 comments


This gorgeous wee lady is 6 months old and is just sooo cute!  I shot her mum and dad's engagement shoot, wedding, her baby bump, newborn shoot & now she's a bit sitting up girl!!!
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Baby Vance

Written by angela penn on September 3rd, 2016.      0 comments


This is baby Vance. He is 5th in a line of Vances.  His dad is Vance (or Dad, to baby Vance) and his grandad is old Vance.  Cute huh?  Baby Vance is an adorable wee thing to shoot and I was very excited when he came to see me that he had such a lot of thick, gorgeous hair!  He also makes the most gorgeous wee facials too and I could have photographed him all day.

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Meet Angela

Angela Penn is a member of the NZIPP & qualified portrait photographer in Christchurch, New Zealand and is absolutely passionate about photographing people.

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Contact Angela

Mob:   0274 887 544

Email:   hi@ladybug.nz

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