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Charlie's Baby Grow sessions

Written by Angela Penn on January 19th, 2019.      0 comments


Here are a wee selection of Charlie's Baby Grow sessions from newborn to her one-year-old cake smash session, with a gorgeous milk bath and sitter session in between!
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Harper's Fresh 48 session

Written by Angela Penn on January 18th, 2019.      0 comments


Have you guys heard of a Fresh 48 session? It's when your newborn baby is photographed at the hospital, before you go home. They're usually 2 days old at the most, and wee Harper here was only one day old when I visited her during the week. I just come in, and shoot what I see. No setups, no fancy wraps or headbands, just baby. They are simple and perfect.  x

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Baby Hugh's newborn session

Written by Angela Penn on January 10th, 2019.      0 comments

This gorgeous Irish family were so sweet - and wee Hugh was a newborn delight! He slept so well during our shoot (and I noticed his mum and dad dropped off to sleep on the couch for a bit too!).  
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Nate's cake smash session

Written by Angela Penn on January 10th, 2019.      0 comments

Oh yes... it was all on when Nate came in for his cake smash session! Nate's Nanna made the awesome Cookie Monster cake and extended family came for some photos too!

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Baby Aryan - 3 months old

Written by Angela Penn on December 12th, 2018.      0 comments

Oh my wow! This kid. No words, just pictures. xxx

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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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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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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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Email:   hi@ladybug.nz

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