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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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Kelly & Andrew's boys

Written by Angela Penn on October 5th, 2016.      0 comments

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.

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Baby Crew
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Andrew and the big boys.
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And now the whole family! Aren't they gorgeous?!
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Written by Angela Penn on October 1st, 2016.      0 comments

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Written by angela penn on September 21st, 2016.      0 comments

This gorgeous wee lady is 6 months old and is just sooo cute!  I shot her mum and dad's engagement shoot, wedding, her baby bump, newborn shoot & now she's a bit sitting up girl!!!
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Baby Vance

Written by angela penn on September 3rd, 2016.      0 comments

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.

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Leanne and her boys

Written by Angela Penn on August 31st, 2016.      0 comments

This would have to be one of the best behaved pack of boys I've ever met. I say pack because boys are noisy, smelly and they eat without using utensils, directly off the ground.  Oh, sorry, that was my kid. These boys are amazing and so well behaved - just a pleasure to photograph!  The big boys, Jackson and Maddox absolutely adore their wee brother Boston and it's pretty obvious he adores them right back.

Like most mums we hate having our photos taken but Leanne was a good sport and let me have 30 seconds to shoot her (see the last photo on this blog).  And that's all we needed and now they have a beautiful portrait that the family will enjoy for a lifetime. Something that Leanne's great grandchildren will be able to look back on (and laugh at the funny hairstyles).
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Baby Beatrix

Written by angela penn on August 27th, 2016.      0 comments

This wee pet came to see me 2 weeks ago for her newborn shoot - and what a wee angel! She slept most of the time and was just so good!  She's got the most beautiful long fingers too!

It's pretty fair to say her mum and dad are over the moon about her and so is her grandma, Diane who came up for the shoot as well. I always love seeing grandparents getting involved in the photo shoot. :)

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Ashton's 9 month Baby Grow session

Written by Angela Penn on April 7th, 2016.      0 comments

I love it when Ashton visits the studio - he's super duper cute and gorgeous and smiley!
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Till next time, gorgeous boy! x

Amanda & Simon are having a baby!

Written by Angela Penn on February 3rd, 2016.      0 comments

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are beautiful at this time of year - actually they're beautiful ANY time of year but there is lots of awesome green and other gorgeous colours going on at the moment!
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Scotties in the park!

Written by Angela Penn on January 20th, 2016.      0 comments

Sam not only called herself a Scottie, but a "mad Scottie" so it was a good idea we shot in the park to let them run loose.  Joking aside, Sam has been coming to see me for photographs for a couple of years now, starting with her pregnancy shoot when she was carrying wee Johnnie!  Her sister Faye, was over from Scotland so they made the most of the holidays and the hot weather!
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Miss Mia

Written by Angela Penn on December 8th, 2015.      0 comments

Miss Mia has been coming to see me for the past year and recently she just completed her Baby Grow programme with me!  Such a gorgeous wee thing.  Here are the images her family have chosen from her last session, including a cake smash!

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The beautiful Thomson kids!

Written by Angela Penn on December 3rd, 2015.      0 comments

Shooting this family of four is always a challenge and I'm always up for a challenge!  They were at the studio recently for my world-famous-in-Christchurch minishoot sessions!
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The boys are sooo handsome!
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I love this crazy lot. x

The delicious Huband family!

Written by Angela Penn on November 5th, 2015.      0 comments

Yes, these guys are delicious and mum Sheyna and dad Cam make the most ADORABLE babies!
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Amelia & Charlie Hill

Written by Angela Penn on November 2nd, 2015.      0 comments

I shot Amelia & Charlie's parents' wedding which seemed like an age ago - well it was just before the February earthquake so I've been shooting these guys for a while now! They have the most beautiful wee kiddies!  Here are a few images from their minishoot last week.

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Till next time, beautiful Hill family! x

Baby Luke

Written by Angela Penn on October 29th, 2015.      0 comments

This is Luke at 16 days old.  Isn't he just gorgeous?!

I also love getting the chance to use my beautiful curly wool photo props from Jane at Flovelies (last two images).
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Julia & Nick's City engagement shoot

Written by Angela Penn on September 13th, 2015.      0 comments

Julia & Nick are cafe/cycle buffs so it was only fitting we started our shoot at The Caffeine Laboratory in New Regent Street and cruise around the city for some cool spots!  It's amazing how you sometimes don't notice the blank, empty places in Christchurch until you see them from above (shot from the Rendezvous Hotel) but there sure are some wonderful things happening in our beautiful city.

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Julia & Nick - you guys were awesome! Can't wait to come back into town to shoot the wedding!  :)

Jess & Mike's First Day of "Spring" engagemement session

Written by Angela Penn on September 1st, 2015.      0 comments

You'll notice the word Spring in my title is in inverted commas.  That means it wasn't Spring weather at all. In fact it was more like middle-of-winter weather.  BUT IT WAS STILL AWESOME!  I actually really love shooting in this type of weather - I think it kind of makes you stretch yourself a little bit more creatively.  You know you've only got a limited amount of time so there's pressure to get some great shots.  Or one shot at least! 

I'd met Jess & Mike once before at Amanda & Simon's wedding where Mike was a groomsman. Jess had told me she doesn't really enjoy getting her photo taken (I get this comment a LOT) so I wasn't sure how she'd cope with a full on photo shoot and a big camera.  Wow, I had nothing to worry about - these guys are awesome in front of the camera and just so natural!

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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.



Contact Angela

Mob:   0274 887 544

Email:   hi@ladybug.nz

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