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The Eastmure clan gets cozy at Christmas

Written by Angela Penn on December 8th, 2014.      0 comments


The beautiful Eastmure family let me hang out with them last Friday as they got festive! I'm loving their Christmas PJs - too cute!  Big sisters Natasha and Lilly simply ADORE their wee baby brother - this family has so much love, it's just so cute to see it in the kids who clearly love each other to bits.  Alena is not only a great hostess, she is the master of set design too and the tree and surrounding Christmas things were amazing! Down to the wee jars complete with fairly lights - gotta get me some of them!

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The girls and I were discussing how cool it would be to have REAL LIVE fairies in these jars and what we would name them.  Lilly says she would call one Bendon.  "Brendon?" I ask?  "No, Bendon".
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Dear lovely, lovely Eastmure family - I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. You guys are an absolute delight - thank you so much for letting me into your home and into your lives.  xxx
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vicky & mark's city engagement shoot

Written by Angela Penn on December 3rd, 2014.      0 comments


Vicky & Mark chose Christchurch's inner city as the backdrop for their engagement shoot a couple of weeks ago and it was a beautiful, beautiful night!  I very rarely go into the City and they showed me loads of new things which were so cool to be able to photograph!

I think it's fair to say they were perhaps a little hesitant about being in front of the camera but by the end of it, they were dancing up a storm to beat of their own drums.  This is why I think it's so important to do a pre-wedding shoot if you get the chance!  We knew each other just that little bit more after it and when it comes to photos on their big day, they will be so much more relaxed.

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Claire, Willy & baby Fred!

Written by Angela Penn on December 2nd, 2014.      0 comments


I met Claire & Willy at their friend's wedding earlier this year and I instantly like them.  Bring wee Fred into the mix and they make the perfect wee family! I LOVED shooting these guys. x

Look at this wee face!!!
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sarah & matt's hampton lea / rossendale wedding

Written by Angela Penn on December 1st, 2014.      0 comments


Oh my gosh, what to say about these guys?  This wedding would have to, without a doubt, be one of THE BEST weddings ever.  It was full of emotion, laughter and love and it was AMAZING. Despite heavy rain warnings, the day was an absolute scorcher, getting up to 30 degress at the ceremony!  Anyway I don't think I can do them justice by writing about their gorgeous day and you're not here to read my waffle so here are some of their images....

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Sarah is one STUNNING bride.
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And Erin heads over to see what the boys are up to.
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There's just enough room in here for one photographer, one groomsman, one sister of the groom and of course, the groom!
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Matt's best man, Tiger, is in charge of tieing the ties.  Tiger ties the ties.  Say that fast.
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What a good-looking groom!
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I love these shots of Matt and his dad just before the ceremony. 
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And then it was time...
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Matt's reaction was so lovely.
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Hampton Lea Gardens sure puts on a beautiful wedding.
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So much laughter ... that's what it's all about, right?  Having fun, with your best bud.
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Sarah and her gorgeous bridesmaids! Great bunch of girls.  x
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I think this was the part Sarah's sister Rebecca (to the left of Sarah) says something funny/inappropriate. Probably both.  :)
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Just as we headed off towards Tai Tapu Lodge, the weather cut up and it was just as well we had this beautiful loft to shoot in. 
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Just before we headed in to the reception we took a quick shot in amongst the grapevines (and yes, it was raining so it was a very quick shot!).
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And then into the reception where there were individually labelled envelopes on the tables, and instant cameras which of course were very popular!  I may or may not have photobombed a group of people (it was only the netball boys and they won't mind).  :p
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Very Vogue guys!
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Thank you, THANK you, THANK YOU so much for asking me to photograph your amazing, beautiful, heartfelt wedding. I had a blast. xxx

LIST OF VENDORS:
Band: Absolut
Bride & Bridesmaids' dresses:  Davis Bridal
Bridal footwear: Number One Shoes
Cake: Little Miss
Celebrant: John Sellwood
Decorations: Dreams to Reality
Flowers: Hornby Florist
Groom & Groomsmen attire: Barkers
Hair & Makeup: Natural Image Hair & Beauty
Nails: Gemma Clare for Nails
Peony Roses: Tessa Forde & Ann Malloch (family friends)
Rings: Harrington Showcase Jewellers
Second Shooter: Erin McLean - Inspire Images
Singer for ceremony: Tor Sutton
Photographer: Angela Penn - Ladybug Photography
Transportation: Christchurch Limousines
Venue: ceremony - Hampton Lea Gardens
Venue: reception - Rossendale Winery
Wedding night accommodation: Tai Tapu Lodge
 
 

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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