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amanda & simon's sign of the bellbird engagement session ...

Written by Angela Penn on July 22nd, 2014.      0 comments


..... or as I like to call it, a Snog in the Fog.

So it was cold. It was wet.  It had been snowing.  So naturally we had Amanda & Simon's engagement shoot this day!  Apart from being cold and wet, the backdrop was awesome!!  I was in photographer heaven.  Wasn't so pleasant for this lovely couple but I LOVED that they were willing to put up with the weather to get some stunning shots!

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Bailey is the couple's gorgeous dog and she loves giving kisses (especially unexpected ones!).  It was also Bailey's birthday on the day we had our shoot!
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Aww now that's a lovely family photo.  :)
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The wee hut at Sign of the Bellbird was occupied that day so we wandered around in the mist, trying not to lose each other. 
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So while the humans were getting wet outside, Bailey was tucked up in the shelter of the bushes.  She loved it. You can just tell.
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My favourite shot from this shoot.  Love it.
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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.  :)
 
 

sarah & matt's victoria park engagement session

Written by Angela Penn on June 25th, 2014.      0 comments


I have known Sarah for a long time now - our families were really close when we were kids, we all used to play netball together (Sarah's family is very talented in the sporting arena - me, not so much).  And my brother used to babysit Sarah and her sister!  So I was super honoured when they asked if they would photograph their wedding.  And or course I said big fat huge YESSSSS!!!

We met up at Victoria Park (well it's kinda behind the main park area - away from the people), so it was nice and private.

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After a few 'go stand in that long grass and frolick around' photos, they ignored me and only had eyes for each other. I LOOOOVE this photo so much.
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A bit of dancing practice never goes astray...
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At the time of writing this blog, Sarah asked if I needed any more info from her and this is what she wrote:
" Matt was on the Fortune 500 List but lost his billions in the 1987 stock market crash, got a face lift, suckered some beautiful, honest, caring, extremely modest maori girl from Christchurch to marry him and the rest is history".  This girl is seriously hilarious. Matt, you are going to be kept laughing for the rest of your life. If not with her, then definitely AT her. 
 
 

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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