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London Travel Photographer – St Paul’s Cathedral

Another London throwback today with the lovely Courtney. While living in London I used to contract to a company who organised photoshoots for people travelling to London. A great way to document a holiday, get some family photos or capture you as a solo-traveller that’s not just a selfie! Courtney was visiting from the States […]

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October 31, 2021

Christchurch Travel Photographer

Reminiscing on that golden time between lockdowns where we could explore our own country for a bit. Here are some frames from a 2020 Christchurch trip, including Akaroa, Christchurch city and Hamner. Such a beautiful part of the country I loved exploring. If anyone needs a Christchurch wedding photographer, I’ll be there (when I’m let […]

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October 20, 2021

London Couple Travel Photographer – Kensington Palace

Throwing it back today to a couple-shoot I did back when I was living in London, such lovely memories! I am currently in the middle of Auckland’s longest lockdown so it’s nice to look back on this and remember all my overseas adventures. How I miss just running all over London, living my best life! […]

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October 18, 2021

Auckland Family Photographer – Auckland Botanic Gardens

Every now and then I do family shoots, and I thought I’d share this cute one with you. We went along to the Botanic Gardens in Auckland to capture some sweet moments with this beautiful bunch. I love how they all coordinated their outfits together in a natural way, not too matchy-matchy. I do provide […]

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September 22, 2021

The Best Wedding Venues in Kumeu and Northwest Auckland

A list of the top 12 wedding venues in Kumeu and wider Northwest Auckland by local photographer Lydia Rachel. As a local Auckland wedding photographer, I have shot hundreds of weddings working in the industry for over eight years. Auckland is a wonderful city with a variety of different landscapes and many hidden gems. We […]

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September 16, 2021

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Cornwall Park Engagement Photographer – Ben + Kupa

I recently shared Ben and Kupa’s wedding, it was such a beautiful day, check it out here. I wanted to jump back and share their Autumn engagement shoot at Cornwall Park. I love these Autumn tones, crunchy, cozy vibes perfect for an Auckland engagement shoot. I especially love the photos by the stone walls, this […]

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September 10, 2021

Wedding Advice – Should I have an engagement shoot?

Short answer- it’s up to you. A few quick reasons I think an engagement shoot is a good idea: Photos in normal clothes at any location/time you like. A practice-run in front of the camera. Treasured images in your current life season. Beautiful images to use for pre-wedding purposes. I’ll go into these in more […]

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September 9, 2021

Kumeu Valley Estate Wedding Photographer – Rowena + Dave

This day! The most dreamy Autumn wedding at Kumeu Valley Estate. Rowena actually used to be a flatmate of mine and I was so honoured when she asked me to capture her special day. Rowena and Dave had a real focus on spending quality time with their guests on the day, planning their timeline to […]

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August 27, 2021

Glasshouse Morningside Photographer – Ben + Kupa

Ben and Kupa celebrated their love on a gorgeous Auckland day in Devonport, with a reception at Glasshouse Morningside. It was such a personalised and meaningful day incorporating their faith, family, and cultures. We stopped in at Cornwall Park for bridal party photos, always a favourite with so many spots to shoot. We also got […]

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July 19, 2021

Jonkers Farm Wedding Photographer – Olivia + Christian

Olivia and Christian’s Jonkers Farm wedding was a beautiful and meaningful occasion. Jonkers Farm is definitely one of my favourite Auckland wedding venues, the woodlands, the rolling hills, the west coast sunset… seriously, it’s a photographer’s dream! I will let the photographs speak for themselves… Venue: Jonkers FarmPlanning/Styling: Blume and Darling

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April 14, 2021

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