Tag Archives: summer

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.

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.

Art Deco Weekend in Napier Highlights from 2011-2015

Another Art Deco Weekend is upon us here in Napier.  It is an amazing spectacle.  The first time I witnessed it in 2007, I couldn’t really take it all in.  It brings people in from not only New Zealand, but from around the world.  Some vintage car enthusiasts even ship their precious automobiles over for the occasion!

The best part is how everyone is able to participate in it with just a little bit of effort put into dressing the part.  Napier’s CBD magically transforms into yesteryear, when you combine vintage cars along the streets, vintage planes overhead & everyone dressed like the 1930’s.

Needless to say, it is a photographers playground!  Most years, you will find me there with my camera along with everyone else.  If you ever thought “No one uses a camera anymore,” you haven’t been to Art Deco.  I always come home thinking the big camera companies would be thrilled to see all the gear that was out that day.

I’ve gone through my archive for the past 5 years & selected the highlights of the many images I’ve shot at Art Deco.  Most may be purchased as Wall Art.

The Art Deco Weekend Galleries include:  People & The Overall SceneAir Show – Vintage PlanesVintage Cars;  &  The Vintage Car Parade.

(Note:  If you are vintage car owner who participated, you don’t have to scroll through all the images, just put your license plate number into the Search Box.  Most car images have been labeled with a license plate number or an entry number.)

Art Deco Sunday 2014. Gatsby Picnic. License Plate BEEBAA

Art Deco Sunday 2014. Gatsby Picnic. License Plate BEEBAA

Art Deco Sunday 2015. Looking the part outside The Emporium.

Art Deco Sunday 2015. Looking the part outside The Emporium.

Art Deco Sunday 2014. Hood ornament on a 1933 Chevrolet Eagle. License Plate 33CHEV

Art Deco Sunday 2014. Hood ornament on a 1933 Chevrolet Eagle. License Plate 33CHEV

Art Deco Sunday 2013. Air show. New Zealand Airforce Red Checkers Aerobatic Team flying.

Art Deco Sunday 2013. Air show. New Zealand Airforce Red Checkers Aerobatic Team flying.

Art Deco Sunday 2012. License Plates AUBY 8 & BH2088 & 35PKRD

Art Deco Sunday 2012. License Plates AUBY 8 & BH2088 & 35PKRD

Art Deco Saturday 2014. Vintage Car Parade. License Plate ? Entry #178

Art Deco Saturday 2014. Vintage Car Parade. License Plate ? Entry #178

Are you looking for something specific?  Contact me & I will happily look through my Archive for you.

 

Sailing on Hawke’s Bay

A sunny summer’s day on Hawke’s Bay often makes the water look turquoise.  To find beautiful sailboats enjoying the day at the same time is a bonus!

Summer sailing on Hawke's Bay.

Summer sailing on Hawke’s Bay.

Summer sailing on Hawke's Bay. Boat #T-3399

Summer sailing on Hawke’s Bay. Boat #T-3399 “Shock Treatment.”

For other images in my On The Bay Gallery,  please visit my website.

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 #7

We’ve had lots of clouds in our sky lately.  This can be a really good thing if you are trying to photograph sunset.  Recently though, many an evening has passed without a interesting sunset.  This was taken on the 19th of January.  The special thing about this particular sunset was how still the air was.

Westshore, Napier, New Zealand sunset reflected along the seashore.

There wasn’t even a hint of any wind this evening.

For other images of Sunsets, Clouds & Rainbows, please visit my website.

A Beautiful Property in Poraiti

I recently photographed a beautiful property in Poraiti, Hawke’s Bay on two very different days.  The first day was grey & cloudy, which really brought the gardens to life.  The second day was a bright, blue sky day which added the extra “pop” in exterior images.  The large property includes a home, a B&B cottage, extensive gardens, and a stunning view.

Real estate photography of homes, gardens & interiors.

Extensive gardens provide wonderful views.

Real estate photography of homes, gardens & interiors.

Blue skies help images of building exteriors “pop.”

Thinking of selling this summer?  Let me help you, by providing you with 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.

Image on Display

Thank you Photopages@Napier Picture Framers for the opportunity to display my image in your shop window. It is a treat to see how you chose to frame it! I rarely get to see how my clients frame my prints.

This 12″x18″ (30x45cm) print is available for sale, either framed as shown or unframed.  Please enquire at Photopages for details.

Other print sizes are available or if preferred, it can be printed on canvas.  My prints are sold unframed to allow you to select your framing to match your décor.

Example of a custom frame with photographic print.

Buying an unframed print allows you to select your own custom framing to match your décor.

By the way, for those of you needlework crafters out there, they also did a beautiful job lacing an hierloom embroidery of mine & reframed it with archival matting.

For more information about my Wall Art services, please visit my website.  Looking for something specific?  Contact me today & will search my archive for you.

Summer Regattas on Hawke’s Bay

We are having an amazingly hot summer so far here at Hawke’s Bay.  Recently the Napier Sailing Club hosted a few sailing regatta’s.  It is great to watch the sail boats race their way across the bay.  When the sky is blue, the water looks almost turquoise which really makes the white sails pop!  I’ve added several summer images to my “On the Bay” series.  Here are a few examples:

Summer view of a regatta looking across Hawke's Bay.

Summer view of a regatta looking across Hawke’s Bay.

Summer view of a regatta looking across Hawke's Bay.

Summer view of a regatta looking across Hawke’s Bay.

Napier Sailing Club - Summer Regatta. Sail No. T3327 Elderberry Wine, T1117.

Napier Sailing Club – Summer Regatta. Sail No. T3327 Elderberry Wine, T1117.

If you are a boat owner who took part in the regattas & would like to know if I have images of your boat in my offline archive, please contact me with your Sail No. & Boat Name.

To view more Hawke’s Bay images, please visit my website.