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victoria & sam's port hills engagement session

Written by Angela Penn on June 29th, 2014.      0 comments


Victoria and Sam booked me to shoot their wedding before we'd met so a couple of weeks ago when we arranged to meet for their engagement session, I had NO idea what to expect.  Mind you, neither did they.  This giggly couple had JUST gotten off a flight from Samoa that morning, so what I was expecting was two bedragled, sleep deprived, dehydrated people.  Instead I got two gorgeous, funny people who make one super cute, adorable couple!  I don't think they stopped giggling the whole time and I'd like to think it was partly my influence but as Victoria put it, "we're eggs!".

The weather couldn't quite make up it's mind that day - the fog kept rolling in and then the sun would come out.  Nevertheless it's still a beautiful sight up by Sign of the Kiwi.
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(By the end of our session, you couldn't even see the top of this hill, it was so covered in cloud).
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So now we get into the good stuff!  Photos of Sam and Victoria!!!
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And keep an eye out for Victoria's cute foot pop too.  It makes an appearance quite a bit.  :)
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These guys were so easy to photograph and I know their wedding day will be full of smiles, giggles and the odd foot pop.  :)
 
 

Lewis & Faye's engagement shoot - Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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


I loved these two gorgeous souls from the minute I met them.  Both so happy and open and just .. well ...downright lovely!

We met up 5 days before their wedding to do their engagement shoot and the weather couldn't have behaved more!

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Keep an eye out for their wedding blog coming soon!!!
 
 

abbey & isaac's (belated) engagement session!

Written by on September 29th, 2013.      0 comments

Oops I slipped up! I was meant to post this back in March when I actually shot this session but somehow I didn't and I get a message from Abbey today asking if I was going to do a blog post for them - of COURSE, I say!  And here it is...  So this is why the foliage looks so awesomely Autumnal - it's because it WAS Autumn back in March!

These two met at D&A where they were both studying photography. Then Abbey left for a bit and came back and it was all on! Ok, ok, I don't know if it was "all on" but in my head it happened like that.

Anyway skip forward a couple of years and they've stuck together through thick and thin, have been through some amazingly rough patches and have come out the other side ok.  They get married next year at Omarino Wine Park and I cannot wait.  I know it's going to be one of those "get your hankies out" type weddings.  I'll make sure I bring mine.

So we met at the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens and of course it was amazing there with all the leaves on the ground.  (Little did Abbey know what Isaac was going to do...).  When I was editing these photos I kept using my Miss Piggy voice saying "kissy kissy!" the whole time. These guys are so super cute and kissy kissy.

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laura + jack got engaged

Written by on September 29th, 2013.      0 comments

Laura and Jack are one of those super awesome couples who are so in love, it radiates from them.  They will also make awesome parents.  Do you know how I know this?  Because of Archie.  He's two and no, he's not their human toddler.  He's the most gorgeous puppy dog with the most gorgeous soft coat and big brown eyes you've ever seen.  In fact I was keen to trade him in for my two kids.

Anyway, we met at Halswell Quarry which is a well known dog park in Christchurch. It was an absolutely stunning day - the sun was shining, the blossom was out and it just made me happy.


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Yussss, I got it!!!
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Caroline + David = love

Written by on August 11th, 2013.      0 comments

Oh my goodness. These two are just gorgeous to shoot.  They are so in love, and just so happy - I can't wait for their wedding in Feb next year.

Lawyer (and songbird) Caroline & anaesthesiologist David are a match made in heaven.  We met in Sumner for their engagement shoot and although we'd picked a cloudy, gray day, this loved-up couple were a bright spot in all the gloominess.

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Caroline keeps David on his toes... and wherever she goes, he will follow.  Or be dragged.
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Oops.  Did I say "keep looking at me" for a bit too long???
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This couple is on top of the world...
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... but are ready to catch each other when they fall.
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Caroline and David, it was my absolutely pleasure to shoot your pre-wedding photos, and I know your wedding day is going to be just as fun and just as beautiful. xxx
 

kylie, stu & arlo {engaged}

Written by on March 9th, 2013.      0 comments

Wow.  I had so much fun with these guys on Thursday night at Taylor's Mistake.  They are awesome, and don't they make a gorgeous family!  Kylie giggled the whole way through the shoot (saying she's not photogenic, didn't like photos of herself).  What-EVER!  You guys are CUTE!!!

First off, check out their fusion video.
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I love the one on the right especially.  :D
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Mr grumpy. Actually he wasn't grumpy at all.  He'd just woken up so he was being exactly how a baby is meant to be when they wake up in the middle of the field and he's faced with a huge camera and expected to smile on demand.
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Bye, you two.  See you in October! x
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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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