Linda & Bella | Family Portraits | Wellington Glamour Photography

Mother & Daughter sessions are some of my absolute favourites.  It’s so much fun to bring the girls in, get them made up, pick out some glam frocks and then spend time capturing them together.  Something they’ll be able to look back on years from now and treasure!

This session was Linda’s way of celebrating Bella becoming a teenager this week.  It was pretty clear from the moment they walked in the studio they have an amazing relationship.  They’ve been on huge overseas adventures together and with their fair share of challenges, their bond is super strong.  But despite Bella being the one turning 13, Linda believes she is more the child and Bella acts like mum!

Bella is gorgeous now, but  I can definitely see glimpses of the stunning woman she will become in a few more years, can you?  Linda wasn’t so sure about being in the photos herself – but I managed to convince her we’d have a good time and she needed to exist in photos for Bella.  Upon seeing the results, she knows she made the right choice!

These guys were so much fun to photograph, and both of them are gorgeous.  Happy 13th Birthday Bella!!!  You’re entering a whole new exciting chapter in life!  You won’t remember me in 20 years time, but I hope you will have beautiful memories of this special day with your Mum 🙂

Thanks again to Keryn Ward Makeup Artist for her help on this shoot!

Bella’s Black dress provided by the Studio.

Dane | Maternity Portraits | Wellington Maternity Photography

Dane confesses she was quite nervous before our shoot – and I don’t blame her… it can be quite scary to have your photograph taken, let alone baring a lot more than you would normally show a stranger!  (So I try not to be too scary 😉 ) But she knew she just had to record this super special chapter in her life.  I’m so glad she did.  Dane is simply gorgeous and she and her family can treasure these memories for years to come.

5 Facts About Dane

1.  I am an online fitness consultant at 12 Week Body Challenge so I get to help our members
create the best version of themselves.
2.  I love physical challenges and prior to getting pregnant, I have
run marathons, taught classes and love outdoor events.
3.  My interests include cooking, baking, gardening, reading, going
to movies and I love hosting dinner parties.
4.  Most important people to me are my hubby Chris, step daughter
Elle, choc lab Gracie, cat Sammy, extended family and friends.
5.  My favourite holiday destination is New York.

Dane’s hair & makeup by Keryn Ward