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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:
http://indievenue.co.nz/suppliers/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.

After the Party is Over

After the party is over what to do have?  Lots of images, I hope!

I covered a great birthday celebration a couple of weekends ago that was held at the East Pier Hotel in Ahuriri.  I’m sure it took months of planning to coordinate all the event details.  Many of the guests flew in special for the event, from all around New Zealand and from overseas.

Since I was there with my camera, they could relax & enjoy the party.  Now that the party is over, they now have the images to enjoy for years to come.

Birthday party guests enjoy the event.

The party is over so fast! But images of it are there for you to enjoy for years to come!

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.

Custom Albums Make Wonderful Keepsakes – Events 1

Family portrait on the grounds of Church Road Winery, Napier.

Family portrait on the grounds of Church Road Winery, Napier.

As a photographer, it is so fulfilling to be asked to design an album for a client.  Piecing together favourite images to tell the special story of their day.

Here is the album I designed for a recent wedding.  The day was lovely, the ceremony was very touching & the couple was so happy together.

For me an album is the finishing touch for a special event in your life.  It puts your favourite images all in one place, in a story book format.  And it allows you to relive that event whenever you open the cover.

This is an example of a 10″x10″ square, lay-flat, album with a photo cover.  Other sizes & cover options are available.

Note: To view this album example, you will need to have Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater installed.

Custom Albums Make Wonderful Keepsakes – Family Portrait Sessions 2

Family portrait up in the loft at The Old Church in Meanee, Napier.

The family up in the loft at The Old Church in Meanee, Napier.

As a photographer, it is so fulfilling to be asked to design an album for a client.  Piecing together favourite images to tell the special story of their day.

Here is an album I designed for a special 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration /Family Portrait Session at “The Old Church.”  The family came up from Wellington & down from Auckland to meet in the middle & celebrate together, here in Napier.

This is an example of a 8″x11″ rectangular, lay-flat, album with a photo cover.  Other sizes & cover options are available.


Note: To view this album example, you will need to have Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater installed.

Am I a guest or a photographer?

The ceremony.  It was a perfect Spring day.

The ceremony. It was a perfect Spring day.

I just got back from a visit to my old home town of San Diego, California.  I was lucky enough to be there to attend my nephew’s wedding.  It has been over a decade since our family’s last wedding.

I didn’t have any of the responsibilities of being the official photographer, so I was free to shoot whatever I liked.  But I found out pretty quick, it is quite difficult being both a guest & a photographer. 

When I was socializing, I felt the pull of the prime photo opportunities happening around me.  When I was out with my camera I knew I was missing the chance to interact with all those important people I rarely get to see & talk to.  In the end, being a guest won out.  I did come back with several images to remember the day by, even though some great ones probably slipped by me.

This is one of the main reasons I believe it is so important to hire a photographer to document your event for you.  By hiring a photographer, who’s sole purpose is to capture all the details,  you can enjoy every minute of the party & still have all the images that will bring back all the memories!

Planning a party?  Contact me today to discuss your Event coverage needs.

For more information about my Event coverage, please see my website.

The Reception.  A new life begins together.  Romance is in the air!

The Reception. A new life begins together. Romance is in the air!

The formal group shots.  Weddings are such a great opportunity for family portraits.

The formal group shots. Weddings are such a great opportunity for family portraits.

Candids of the guests are one of my favourite things to capture.

Candids of the guests are one of my favourite things to capture.

Happiness is Contagious

Wedding happiness is contagious.

Wedding happiness is contagious.

You could easily see the glowing happiness of Lenore & Archie as you watched them together on their wedding day.  They told me their wedding would be a small, intimate affair.  They said it would be just a few friends & family.

What they didn’t tell me was how much their friends & family supported their decision to get married.   Everyone was so happy for them.  Me included.  Congratulations to you both!

Dress by:  Rowan McClennen;  Hair & Make-up by:  Alana Taylor Hair & Make-up Artist;   Reception venue:  Three Doors Up.

Planning a party?  Contact me today to discuss your Event coverage needs.

For more information about my Event Coverage, please see my website.

Weddings.  Family portraits are wonderful to have for the future.

Weddings. Family portraits are wonderful to have for the future.

The reception was held at The Fourth Door at Three Doors Up in Ahuriri.

The reception was held at The Fourth Door at Three Doors Up in Ahuriri.

 

High Tea, Cake & Champagne

A 90th Birthday celebration surrounded by family & friends.

A 90th Birthday surrounded by family & friends.

High Tea, cake & champagne!  What a wonderful way to celebrate a 90th birthday!

Her family & friends worked together to create such a warm & cozy atmosphere in an otherwise typical community Hall.  It was such a treat to see all the beautiful old china tea cups being enjoyed again.  The last of the season’s roses decorated the tables.

Her grand-daughter’s put together the Photo Wall that was full of 90 years of life experiences & happy memories.  I enjoyed being there to capture images of the party for friends & family members who live overseas & were unable to join in the fun.

Planning a party?  Contact me today to discuss your Event Coverage needs.

For more information about my Event Coverage, please see my website.