Archive for the ‘Portraits/Babies’ Category

The sweetest Lum girlies.

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Sleeping Beauty

The beautiful Chelsea is one drop dead gorgeous lady. She was a natural infront of the camera and we had so much fun with all her outfit changes. Thank you to Kaitlin Chapman Makeup for the excellent hair and make up.


Here is a quote I have been reflecting on recently. Hope it inspires you this week. A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.” – Charles M. Schwab

xxx Lavara

Portrait Shoot

The story of love between a Mother and Daughter. 

Look in those eyes… Listen to that dear voice… Notice the feeling of even a single touch that is bestowed upon you by that gentle hand ! Make much of it while yet you have that most precious of all gifts. Read the unfathomable love of those eyes; the anxiety of that tone and look, however slight is your pain. In after life you may have friends, fonds, dears, but never you will have again the inexpressible love & gentleness levished upon you which none but a mother bestows.
- Macaulay


Thank you to Rebecca and Niamh for the opportunity to tell the story of your awesome relationship. You are both so gorgeous.

xxx Lavara

Bowden Family

I have been sooo busy with shoots recently I haven’t had much time to update this. SORRY. This shoot has inspired me to do more family photography so watch this space……..

I spent a lovely morning on Saturday with the Bowden Family. They are a gorgeous family.
Here is a little sneak peak of one of the photos… More to come soon.

xxx Lavara

Baby bump and mum to be.

I had the honor of doing a maternity photo shoot with Kezia on Sunday. She doesn’t have much longer to go before she gets to meet her little princess. Her belly is so beautiful. We managed to catch some beautiful light and work with light flares. Leon even managed to join us for a few photos. My favourite maternity photos are the ones with the kitty and the little booties.

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Nicole’s HOPE photo shoot

Nicole contacted me a couple of months ago and asked me to do a portrait photography shoot for a new season in her life. She decided that the theme would be HOPE. I found this definition on line. Hope is the confident expectation of future events based on the promises of God.

At the start of the portrait photo shoot I gave Nicole some direction on posing and positioning of the body to get the best pictures.  She put everything she learnt into practice to get some amazing photos. We shot at 2 different locations. The first under the bridge and the second in my favorite park on the North Shore. Thank You to my amazing assistant Janai who assisted with setting up lighting and props. I hope you enjoy the photos.





Tayla Marchant

Little miss Marchant was a pleasure to do a baby photo shoot for. She is a beautiful combination of her parents. I love her olive skin and her dazzling big eyes.  She had the coolest room with beautiful pink butterflies, and wow her collection of hats was impressive. Thanks guys for having me photograph your princess.

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Janai Portrait shoot

Being a portrait photographer for Janai was easy. Janai has beautiful eyes, a gorgeous smile and was tons of fun to shoot. We did this shoot at a park in Hillcrest. I love the natural tones and how the blue top draws out the colour in her eyes.

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The intimacy in this picture is beautiful….. love love love.

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I love the cute booties