Fear of photographs is real!!!

Fear of photographs is real!!! (But, it can be overcome…)   Guest Blog from Tracey Beard, of Career Matters.   When I thought about writing this article describing my experience getting headshots done by Juliette Capaldi of Etta Images, I thought back about my previous experiences with photographers. I realised…

12 September 2018

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Learning to take better pictures….really really quickly!

So…you might be thinking…why is a family portrait photographer taking photographs of a soft toy? Great question! I don’t usually. Well actually, I quite often do if a child is hugging or playing with a soft toy. But not generally on their own! I did it to show the importance…

21 June 2018

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From a portrait photographer: A portrait of the people of Italy

I am a portrait photographer, based in Christchurch, and I am fascinated with everyday life. I recently had the chance to capture some portrait photographs of people in Italy going about their daily lives. Here are a few of these portraits, a mixture of locals and tourists:   This lady…

16 October 2017

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A pictorial ode to the olive tree

I have totally fallen in love with olive trees. I did always like them, I have one that sits outside my front door in a barrel, that has been moved from house to house over the years, I think my sister even looked after it for me when I lived…

20 September 2017

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Summer days in Italy…and embracing the heat

Embrace the heat…that is what I have been telling myself to accept being in temperatures of around 40 degrees and higher for the last 2 weeks. We are having an amazing and relaxing time, enjoying great places, food and family company.             A seafood feast!…

11 August 2017

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Buenos Aires….a beautiful city of contrasts

Buenos Aires….Tango, beautiful architecture, the homeless sleeping on the streets, Boca Football Stadium, Recoleta Cemetary, Sangria,  making friends and dulce de leche….what a beautiful and interesting city to visit. We had a short stay in the city on our way to Italy….I will let the pictures tell some of the story….

30 July 2017

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Family Portrait Form

Would you love the opportunity for a free portrait session with the children and a complimentary 5″ x 7″ print?   Do you have a child or children aged between 6 and 12 years? The cuter the better! Do you love running around, having a bit of a play and…

9 May 2017

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A very special girl…

I have really enjoyed photographing this gorgeous girl in the studio. I first met her parents when I photographed their beautiful wedding day. Then again I photographed them with her when she was about 5 months old. And now I have photographed her as a gorgeous girl, when she returned…

17 March 2017

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5 Top Tips for Family Portraits with Mum’s

5 Top tips for great photographs of mums! Its Mothers Day…and what better time of year to think of having a family portrait created with the family. Something gorgeous on the wall, to remember and treasure the special stages of your family. BUT…..so many of us mums hate having our…

5 May 2016

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