A Session at Marine Parade

Sometimes the weather forces you to rethink which location to use of an outdoor Session.  We were planning on shooting in Frimley Park.  But that was before the cyclone winds hit the area and downed several trees & turned the lovely lawns into mud.  So we made new plans to venture out to the iconic Marine Parade.  After living overseas for several years, being able to have their Session in the heart of Napier made it even more meaningful for them.  How nice!

Family portrait in Napier, New Zealand.

Family portraits are enduring keepsakes.

I offer a relaxed & candid approach to portraits, as well as corporate headshots & environmental portraits.  For more information, please visit my website or contact me directly and we can discuss what you are looking for.

Tremains Awards Evening at The Opera House Plaza

Tremains held their annual Awards Evening at The Plaza at the Hasting Opera House.   The setting looked amazing and suited such an elegant evening.  Congratulations to all the winners!
To see all the images taken at the event, please visit the event gallery.

Tremain's Year End Awards for 2016.

Tremain's Year End Awards for 2016.

Tremain's Year End Awards for 2016.

Tremain's Year End Awards for 2016.

Tremain's Year End Awards for 2016.

Tremain's Year End Awards for 2016.

I offer candid photography services to document special occasions & events, including: birthday parties, anniversary parties, family reunions, & corporate functions. For more information, please visit my website or contact me directly.

A Session at the Botanical Gardens

When my friend told me that her daughter was going on her big OE (Overseas Experience) after she graduated from High School, the first thing I thought was:  “You need a family portrait!”  How nice to mark this occasion with images.  Their daughter’s plan is to be back in 6 months, but who knows how long it will really be.  Regardless, when she does return, she will have been changed by the experience.

We decided on having the Session at Napier’s Botanical Gardens.  We braved the weather and all the downed tree limbs, leaves and branches from the cyclone that hit the Bay just days before.  The rain soaked greens of the Gardens made a wonderful backdrop for our Session.

Family portrait in Napier, New Zealand.

Family portraits are enduring keepsakes.

I offer a relaxed & candid approach to portraits, as well as corporate headshots & environmental portraits.  For more information, please visit my website or contact me directly and we can discuss what you are looking for.

Move-in Ready

I photographed a beautifully remodeled home in Havelock North this week.  The owners have created an inviting home, featuring clean lines & a touch of elegance.  We were lucky to be able to take advantage of the one sunny day this week to showcase it’s indoor/outdoor appeal.

Home interior in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

You need Images of your home that captures your buyer’s imagination & makes them have to come see it for themselves.

Home interior in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

You need Images of your home that captures your buyer’s imagination & makes them have to come see it for themselves.

Home interior in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

You need Images of your home that captures your buyer’s imagination & makes them have to come see it for themselves.

Home interior in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

You need Images of your home that captures your buyer’s imagination & makes them have to come see it for themselves.

Home interior in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

You need Images of your home that captures your buyer’s imagination & makes them have to come see it for themselves.

Home interior in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

You need Images of your home that captures your buyer’s imagination & makes them have to come see it for themselves.

Home interior in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

You need Images of your home that captures your buyer’s imagination & makes them have to come see it for themselves.

Home interior in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

You need Images of your home that captures your buyer’s imagination & makes them have to come see it for themselves.

Thinking of selling?  Let me help you, by providing you with the images that capture the buyers attention & make them want to come out to view your property.

For more information about my Real Estate Package visit my website.  Contact me today!

 

 

A Session at the Beach

This family portrait session was for a mother & her daughter.  When I asked where they would like their session to be, she said, “We are beach people!”  So I found a nice section of beach north of Bay View.  Happily the weather cooperated too.  It was so nice to capture a few memories for them, playing in the surf.

Family portrait in Napier, New Zealand.

Family portraits are enduring keepsakes.

I offer a relaxed & candid approach to portraits, as well as corporate headshots & environmental portraits.  For more information, please visit my website or contact me directly and we can discuss what you are looking for.

Event Locations in Hawke’s Bay

Hosting an event soon?  Looking for just the right location?  Maybe some place a bit different?  Check out IndieVenue​!

They have uncovered all sorts of cool venues in both Hawke’s Bay & Wellington.  Some I bet you didn’t know existed.  Their venue listing makes it easy to search based on the type of venue you are looking for, the number of people attending & price.

They also provide a helpful listing of local suppliers, where you will now find me listed:

Robin Cranford Photography

If you are hosting an event, you know you will want photographs to enjoy long after the party is over!

I offer candid photography services to document special occasions & events, including: birthday parties, anniversary parties, family reunions, & corporate functions. For more information, please visit my website or contact me directly.

The Beginning of a Tradition

I had the opportunity to work with a lovely family recently.  They wanted a family portrait.  It had been a really long time since their last portrait had been taken.  I think it was when the kids were in grade school.  The kids are done with school & are on to the next phase of their lives.  It was the perfect time to capture who they were now, as a family.  When I asked if there was a location close-by that had special meaning to them, everyone agreed that it had to be Dobel Reserve.

The Session has been the source of a custom family album & gift prints for Christmas.  But more than that, the kids have decided they want to do this every 5 years.  What a wonderful new tradition!

Family portrait in Napier, New Zealand.

Family portraits are enduring keepsakes.

I offer a relaxed & candid approach to portraits, as well as corporate headshots & environmental portraits.  For more information, please visit my website or contact me directly and we can discuss what you are looking for.

Peony Bouquet

Peonies are in season here in Hawke’s Bay.  While my husband & I were out last weekend, we passed by a roadside flower stall on Havelock Road.  Their flowers were fresh cut and irresistible.  So I happily purchased 2 bunches of their short stemmed peonies.  Over the next week I enjoyed watching them open.  It was my first peony bouquet.  What a treat!  I’m sure there will be many more in my future!

Mixed peony bouquet.

A bouquet of peonies brightens up any room.

Mixed peony bouquet.

A bouquet of peonies is a special treat.

Mixed peony bouquet.

A bouquet of peonies is a special treat.

These images are available to purchase as Wall Art printed on professional paper or as a canvas wrap (ready to hang).  For more information about my Wall Art, please visit my website.

Sunset Sunday #10

Did you see this fiery sunset a couple of weeks ago?  It lit up the whole sky with a lava glow and it lasted quite a while.  It has been a while since I’ve seen such a dramatic sunset over Westshore.  It was such a surprise, since it looked so gray & clouded over just moments before the sun set.

A fiery red sunset over Westshore, Hawke's Bay.

A fiery red sunset over Westshore, Hawke’s Bay.

A fiery red sunset over Westshore, Hawke's Bay.

A fiery red sunset over Westshore, Hawke’s Bay.

All images are available as wall art prints or canvas.  For more information, please see my website.

Spring Colour

We’ve had such a mild, dry winter that for some flowers, spring started much earlier than normal this year.  Last week I visited Clive Square with a friend of mine and discovered a little patch of anemones.  At first the patch looked a bit sparse & uninteresting.  But once I sat down and viewed them at their level, a whole other world appeared.  Their vibrant colours were captivating.  The Napier city gardeners do such a wonderful job planting the CBD.

A delicate purple anemone.

A delicate purple anemone.

Purple anemones.

Purple anemones.

Bright pink anemones.

Bright pink anemones.

These images are available to purchase as Wall Art printed on professional paper or as a canvas wrap (ready to hang).  For more information about my Wall Art , please visit my website.