Written by Angela Penn on September 25th, 2018.
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. :)
Written by Angela Penn on February 2nd, 2018.
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. :)
Written by Angela Penn on November 24th, 2017.
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!!!
Written by angela penn on October 24th, 2017.
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!
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.
Written by angela penn on October 20th, 2017.
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
Written by Angela Penn on September 1st, 2017.
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.
Written by Angela Penn on July 7th, 2017.
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
Written by Angela Penn on June 3rd, 2017.
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'sMatilda Rice. Here are a few images from our shoot! Click here to read Matilda's interview. x
Written by Angela Penn on February 19th, 2017.
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!!!
Me: now go en pointe and grab your ankles and turn your head towards me
Azalea: umm haha my hamstrings won't let me
This shot is completely impromptu - it was between shots (well, obviously not if I shot it!).
If you're wanting a session with your aspiring dancer, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Written by Angela Penn on October 5th, 2016.
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.
Written by angela penn on September 3rd, 2016.
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.