Portrait Artist, Christchurch.phone

Browse By Topic
Browse By Topic


Email me when new posts are made to this blog

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.

christchurch child & newborn photographer 0001

christchurch child & newborn photographer 0002

Baby Crew
christchurch child & newborn photographer 0004christchurch child & newborn photographer 0005

Andrew and the big boys.
christchurch child & newborn photographer 0006

And now the whole family! Aren't they gorgeous?!
christchurch child & newborn photographer 0007

christchurch child & newborn photographer 0008


Written by Angela Penn on October 1st, 2016.      0 comments

christchurch newborn photographer 0001christchurch newborn photographer 0007christchurch newborn photographer 0004christchurch newborn photographer 0008christchurch newborn photographer 0005christchurch newborn photographer 0006christchurch newborn photographer 0002christchurch newborn photographer 0003


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!!!
christchurch baby photographer 0001christchurch baby photographer 0002christchurch baby photographer 0003christchurch baby photographer 0004christchurch baby photographer 0005christchurch baby photographer 0006christchurch baby photographer 0007

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.

newborn baby photographer christchurch 0001newborn baby photographer christchurch 0002newborn baby photographer christchurch 0003newborn baby photographer christchurch 0004newborn baby photographer christchurch 0005newborn baby photographer christchurch 0006newborn baby photographer christchurch 0007newborn baby photographer christchurch 0008newborn baby photographer christchurch 0009newborn baby photographer christchurch 0010newborn baby photographer christchurch 0011newborn baby photographer christchurch 0012newborn baby photographer christchurch 0013

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).
baby photographer christchurch 0009
baby photographer christchurch 0001baby photographer christchurch 0003baby photographer christchurch 0004baby photographer christchurch 0005baby photographer christchurch 0006baby photographer christchurch 0007-302baby photographer christchurch 0008

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. :)

newborn photographer christchurch 0001newborn photographer christchurch 0002newborn photographer christchurch 0003newborn photographer christchurch 0004newborn photographer christchurch 0005newborn photographer christchurch 0006newborn photographer christchurch 0007newborn photographer christchurch 0008newborn photographer christchurch 0009newborn photographer christchurch 0010newborn photographer christchurch 0011newborn photographer christchurch 0012newborn photographer christchurch 0013newborn photographer christchurch 0014

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!
christchurch baby photographer 0001christchurch baby photographer 0005christchurch baby photographer 0002christchurch baby photographer 0004christchurch baby photographer 0003

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!
pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0001pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0002pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0003pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0004pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0005pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0006pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0007pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0008pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0009pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0010pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0011pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0012pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0013pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0014pregnancy photography christchurch gardens 0015

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!
chch botanic gardens photographer 0001chch botanic gardens photographer 0002chch botanic gardens photographer 0003chch botanic gardens photographer 0004chch botanic gardens photographer 0005chch botanic gardens photographer 0006chch botanic gardens photographer 0007chch botanic gardens photographer 0019chch botanic gardens photographer 0008chch botanic gardens photographer 0009chch botanic gardens photographer 0010chch botanic gardens photographer 0011chch botanic gardens photographer 0012chch botanic gardens photographer 0013chch botanic gardens photographer 0014chch botanic gardens photographer 0015chch botanic gardens photographer 0016chch botanic gardens photographer 0018chch botanic gardens photographer 0017

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!

studio family photographer christchurch 0010

studio family photographer christchurch 0011

studio family photographer christchurch 0012

studio family photographer christchurch 0013

studio family photographer christchurch 0014

studio family photographer christchurch 0015

studio family photographer christchurch 0016

studio family photographer christchurch 0017

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!
studio family photographer christchurch 0001

The boys are sooo handsome!
studio family photographer christchurch 0004

studio family photographer christchurch 0002

studio family photographer christchurch 0003

studio family photographer christchurch 0005

studio family photographer christchurch 0008

studio family photographer christchurch 0009

studio family photographer christchurch 0007

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!
christchurch family photographer 0001

christchurch family photographer 0002

christchurch family photographer 0003

christchurch family photographer 0004

christchurch family photographer 0005

christchurch family photographer 0006christchurch family photographer 0007


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.

christchurch child & family photographer 0001

christchurch child & family photographer 0002

christchurch child & family photographer 0003

christchurch child & family photographer 0004

christchurch child & family photographer 0005

christchurch child & family photographer 0007

christchurch child & family photographer 0006

christchurch child & family photographer 0008

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).
christchurch newborn photographer 0005christchurch newborn photographer 0004christchurch newborn photographer 0003christchurch newborn photographer 0001christchurch newborn photographer 0002

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.

christchurch city engagement 0001

christchurch city engagement 0002

christchurch city engagement 0003

christchurch city engagement 0004

christchurch city engagement 0005

christchurch city engagement 0006

christchurch city engagement 0007

christchurch city engagement 0008

christchurch city engagement 0009

christchurch city engagement 0010

christchurch city engagement 0011

christchurch city engagement 0012

christchurch city engagement 0013

christchurch city engagement 0014

christchurch city engagement 0015

christchurch city engagement 0016

christchurch city engagement 0017

christchurch city engagement 0018

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!

rapaki bay engagement photographs 0001rapaki bay engagement photographs 0002rapaki bay engagement photographs 0003rapaki bay engagement photographs 0005rapaki bay engagement photographs 0006rapaki bay engagement photographs 0008rapaki bay engagement photographs 0009rapaki bay engagement photographs 0010rapaki bay engagement photographs 0012rapaki bay engagement photographs 0013rapaki bay engagement photographs 0016rapaki bay engagement photographs 0018

Bec & Blair's secret wedding

Written by Angela Penn on August 26th, 2015.      0 comments

I was very excited to be shooting Bec & Blair's wedding - it was just a small, intimate affair but it was TOP SECRET! I started off at their townhouse where Bec was getting ready and because it was a secret, even the makeup artist didn't know!  She asked Bec what type of makeup she wanted and was presented with the wedding dress and "something to go with THIS!".

christchurch wedding photographer 0001

christchurch wedding photographer 0002

christchurch wedding photographer 0003

christchurch wedding photographer 0006

christchurch wedding photographer 0004

christchurch wedding photographer 0005

christchurch wedding photographer 0007

christchurch wedding photographer 0008

christchurch wedding photographer 0009

christchurch wedding photographer 0010

They got married at the NZIA branch rooms in Cambridge terrace, where this beautifully created building opened up to a cool wee garden - right in the middle of the city!
christchurch wedding photographer 0011

christchurch wedding photographer 0012

christchurch wedding photographer 0013

Their wedding would not be complete with out Kevin the Kiwi who goes everywhere with them and gets himself into lots of photos with famous people.  Kevin insisted on wearing the rings.  Just for a little bit.
christchurch wedding photographer 0014

And here comes the bride....
christchurch wedding photographer 0015

christchurch wedding photographer 0019

christchurch wedding photographer 0016

christchurch wedding photographer 0017

christchurch wedding photographer 0018

christchurch wedding photographer 0020

christchurch wedding photographer 0021

christchurch wedding photographer 0022

christchurch wedding photographer 0023christchurch wedding photographer 0024

So in front of only a handful of friends and family, Bec & Blair sealed the deal with a kiss.
christchurch wedding photographer 0026

christchurch wedding photographer 0027

We were all loving the signing of the register moments between this gorgeous couple.
christchurch wedding photographer 0028

christchurch wedding photographer 0029

christchurch wedding photographer 0032

christchurch wedding photographer 0030

christchurch wedding photographer 0031

christchurch wedding photographer 0033

christchurch wedding photographer 0034

christchurch wedding photographer 0035

christchurch wedding photographer 0036

We were allowed access to the Mill which was AWESOME to shoot in and I could have spent another couple of hours in here!
christchurch wedding photographer 0037

christchurch wedding photographer 0038

christchurch wedding photographer 0039

christchurch wedding photographer 0040

christchurch wedding photographer 0041

christchurch wedding photographer 0042

christchurch wedding photographer 0043

christchurch wedding photographer 0044

christchurch wedding photographer 0045

christchurch wedding photographer 0048

christchurch wedding photographer 0046

Harlequin Public House was the venue for dinner - this place is amazing and the staff are really lovely.
christchurch wedding photographer 0049

christchurch wedding photographer 0050

christchurch wedding photographer 0051

Cheers, guys! It was such a pleasure to shoot your wedding and was a nice way to ease myself back into wedding season! x

Click here to view the full gallery.

Photographer - Ladybug Photography by Angela Penn
Celebrant - Mary Mason
Flowers - Bourbon Rose
Hair & makeup - amyconnollyhairartist@gmail.com
Bec's dress - To Cherish
Blair's suit - Working Style
Ceremony venue - NZIA Canterbury Branch Rooms
Reception venue - Harlequin Public House
Bec's shoes - Shoes of Prey
Blair's ring - Manup Jewellery
Bec's ring - Petersons
Car - London Cab

Kylie & Lynee's fun Autumnal engagement shoot

Written by Angela Penn on May 28th, 2015.      0 comments

These girls did NOT stop smiling and giggling the whole way through their shoot.  If their engagement session is anything to go by, their wedding will be so much fun!
christchurch engagement shoot 0001christchurch engagement shoot 0002christchurch engagement shoot 0003christchurch engagement shoot 0004christchurch engagement shoot 0005christchurch engagement shoot 0007christchurch engagement shoot 0008christchurch engagement shoot 0009christchurch engagement shoot 0010christchurch engagement shoot 0011christchurch engagement shoot 0014christchurch engagement shoot 0013

Can't wait for your wedding, ladies! It's going to be epic, and I'm looking forward to hanging out with you again! x

previous blog

Amy & John's Hinton's Vineyard Restaurant wedding

Written by Angela Penn on May 25th, 2015.      0 comments

Amy & John are one of those super sweet couples you instantly love.  They are so sweet that our family decided to go on their honeymoon with them.  No, really!  No, not really but we kind of did! Their wedding was the week before the school holidays and we'd decided to take the kids to Rarotonga.  I found out the night of Amy & John's wedding that they were flying to Rarotonga a couple of days before us AND we were both staying on Muri beach. Small world, huh?  Anyway, I did not take my camera on holiday (probably just as well for Amy and John as we did bump into them a couple of times!).  Here are some shots from their wedding day.  :)

We started the day off at Amy's parents' place where I was met by their very curious kitten!
hintons restaurant wedding 0001hintons restaurant wedding 0002hintons restaurant wedding 0003hintons restaurant wedding 0004

Amy (in blue) and her lovely bridesmaids!
hintons restaurant wedding 0005hintons restaurant wedding 0006hintons restaurant wedding 0007hintons restaurant wedding 0008hintons restaurant wedding 0009hintons restaurant wedding 0010hintons restaurant wedding 0011hintons restaurant wedding 0013hintons restaurant wedding 0014hintons restaurant wedding 0015hintons restaurant wedding 0016hintons restaurant wedding 0017hintons restaurant wedding 0018hintons restaurant wedding 0019hintons restaurant wedding 0020hintons restaurant wedding 0021hintons restaurant wedding 0022

Meanwhile at St Martin's church on Lincoln Road ....  John was beaming!
hintons restaurant wedding 0023hintons restaurant wedding 0024hintons restaurant wedding 0025

And now it's Amy's turn to walk up the aisle towards her husband to be.  So much love!
hintons restaurant wedding 0026hintons restaurant wedding 0027hintons restaurant wedding 0028hintons restaurant wedding 0029hintons restaurant wedding 0032hintons restaurant wedding 0030hintons restaurant wedding 0031

Off to Hinton's where we were allowed the use of the beautiful gardens!
hintons restaurant wedding 0033hintons restaurant wedding 0042hintons restaurant wedding 0043hintons restaurant wedding 0034hintons restaurant wedding 0035hintons restaurant wedding 0050hintons restaurant wedding 0036hintons restaurant wedding 0037hintons restaurant wedding 0038hintons restaurant wedding 0039hintons restaurant wedding 0040hintons restaurant wedding 0041

One of the funniest bridal parties ever.
hintons restaurant wedding 0051
hintons restaurant wedding 0052hintons restaurant wedding 0044hintons restaurant wedding 0045hintons restaurant wedding 0046hintons restaurant wedding 0047hintons restaurant wedding 0049

This is one of my favourites - I just love it!
hintons restaurant wedding 0048

This cake was delicious! DELICIOUS, I tell you!
hintons restaurant wedding 0053hintons restaurant wedding 0054hintons restaurant wedding 0055hintons restaurant wedding 0056hintons restaurant wedding 0057hintons restaurant wedding 0058hintons restaurant wedding 0059hintons restaurant wedding 0060hintons restaurant wedding 0062

After Amy throws her bouquet, her and John get ready to leave the reception to start their new lives together as husband and wife. x
hintons restaurant wedding 0061

previous blognext blog

Photographer - Ladybug Photography by Angela Penn
Bride's dress, veil & jewellery - To Cherish Bridal
Bride's shoes - Overland
Bridesmaid's dresses & earrings - Wilkins Bridal
Makeup - Grace Williams (MAC)
Hair - Melissa Fagg & Amber Reno
Boys' suits - Wilkins formal wear
Flowers - Flowers by Jacqueline
Bride's rings - Westenra Jewellers (custom made)
Groom's ring - Stewart Dawsons
Ceremony venue - St Martin's on Lincoln Road
Reception venue - Hinton's Vineyard Restaurant & Function Centre
Cake - Just Desserts

Victoria & Sam's Port Levy wedding

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

I got to spend another stunning day with this gorgeous couple who giggled and smiled and laughed their way through their beautiful wedding day.  I LOVE people who are happy and smile lots and I had so much fun with these guys.  People like this are such a pleasure to be around and it makes my job so much more enjoyable when there are smiles-a-plenty.  :)

We started off in Diamond Harbour where Victoria and the girls were getting ready.
port levy wedding 0001port levy wedding 0003port levy wedding 0002port levy wedding 0004port levy wedding 0005port levy wedding 0006

Victoria's daughter Hannah-Rose is an amazing young lady.  Such a sweetheart. x
port levy wedding 0007port levy wedding 0008port levy wedding 0009port levy wedding 0010port levy wedding 0011port levy wedding 0012

What a gorgeous setting for such a lovely couple.
port levy wedding 0013port levy wedding 0014port levy wedding 0015port levy wedding 0016port levy wedding 0017port levy wedding 0018port levy wedding 0019

Victoria & Sam tie the knot.  Literally.  And Victoria wins.
port levy wedding 0020

This was soo funny - this wee dot gets her dad confused with another man wearing a suit.  We've all done that, right?  ;)
port levy wedding 0021port levy wedding 0022port levy wedding 0023port levy wedding 0024port levy wedding 0025port levy wedding 0026port levy wedding 0027port levy wedding 0028port levy wedding 0029port levy wedding 0030port levy wedding 0031port levy wedding 0032port levy wedding 0033port levy wedding 0034port levy wedding 0035port levy wedding 0036

Sam gets to work straight away, performing his husbandly duties.
port levy wedding 0037

And then we drive up towards Sam's parents' property where there are more stunning views!
port levy wedding 0038port levy wedding 0039port levy wedding 0040port levy wedding 0041port levy wedding 0042port levy wedding 0043port levy wedding 0047port levy wedding 0048

port levy wedding 0044port levy wedding 0045port levy wedding 0050port levy wedding 0051

Step-dad Sam & mum Victoria present Hannah-Rose with a beautiful bracelet to symbolise the joining of their family.
port levy wedding 0052port levy wedding 0053port levy wedding 0054port levy wedding 0055port levy wedding 0056port levy wedding 0058

As I packed up for the night, we nipped outside for a VERY quick shot as the sun was fading. So glad we did because I LOVE this one!
port levy wedding 0057

previous blognext blog

Dresses = www.jjshouse.com
Suits = www.munns.co.nz
Shoes = www.numberoneshoes.co.nz
Rings = www.kennett.net.nz
Flowers = www.moffatts.co.nz
Hair = www.purehairandbody.co.nz
Catering = www.countryfeasts.co.nz
DJ = www.boogiebeats.net
Marquee = www.partywarehouse.co.nz
Reverend = Peg Reiley

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

btn login facebook smallinstagramsnapcode-69