01. Stefanie *New*

Model: Stefanie

Behind-the-scenes look at a Wedding Floret photo shoot.

Model: Stefanie

Behind-the-scenes look at a Wedding Floret photo shoot.

Model: Stefanie

Behind-the-scenes look at a Wedding Floret photo shoot.

Model: Stefanie

Behind-the-scenes look at a Wedding Floret photo shoot.

Model: Stefanie

Behind-the-scenes look at a Wedding Floret photo shoot.

Model: Stefanie

Behind-the-scenes look at a Wedding Floret photo shoot.

Model: Stefanie

Behind-the-scenes look at a Wedding Floret photo shoot.

Model: Stefanie

Behind-the-scenes look at a Wedding Floret photo shoot.

Model: Stefanie

Behind-the-scenes look at a Wedding Floret photo shoot.

02. Outdoor Design

Succulent Display in Picture Frame

Succulents, over 30 varieties were purchased from a farm in Dural and the picture frame was acquired at an Umina Beach market. Succulents need to be planted through the chicken wire and allowed to establish for a month before mounting.

Door decorated with Star Jasmine

The star jasmine took a couple of weeks to grow. The door frame, picked up from a Kings Cross household, has been fully restored and repainted. Creates the feeling of depth to the balcony garden.

Ball Woven with Sticks

This ball has been roughly woven and shaped with sticks and branches. The ball has been given a coating of paint and has withstood the test of time as well as the elements.

Succulent Display in Stone Pot

This stone pot is overflowing with succulents grown originally from cuttings. This northerly spot benefits from the full daily sun, allowing the display to flourish.

Wooden crate Display

This is an antique wooden crate which was used to transport Iranian dates. The origin of the crate is from Iran. The wood has been reinforced with metal lashings and was intended to be reusable.

Pond with White Cloud Mountain Fish

We started with four mountain fish but have now ended with a school. These resilient little fighters do not eat their own but feed on flies and lavae. The pond creates wonderful feng shui for the home.

03. Photography

Interislander, Wellington

Here is the glorious ferry which provides transportation between the North and South islands. The wide-angle shot serves to exemplify the ferry's girth.

The Cook Strait

This is me peering off the Interislander with the taste of salt and brine in my mouth. Here, I've used a blue filter to intensify the clear blue waters of the Cook Strait.

Art Gallery of NSW - Interior

This mosaic lies at the entrance of the Art Gallery. I couldn't resist taking this shot in black and white to show the exquisite workmanship and the texture of the surface.

Art Gallery of NSW - Facade

The long shadows cast by the sandstone columns create a mesmerising interplay of the dark and light. I had to wait a couple of minutes for all the people to pass before capturing this moment.

Simon, Umina Beach

These days, it's hard enought to keep any young adolescent still, they have endless energy to burn. I captured Simon deep in thought for a second or two. I could only guess what great ideas he was conjuring at that moment.

Bottle Collection

If only my suitcase had allowed, I'd dare to bring home a sample of this collection. This shot was a fluke as I had just the right shutter speed. I actually intended to shoot the bottles only.

Lake Rotorua, North Island

I think I was delirious over this lake's beauty. It's as though the second largest lake in NZ has now tipped over to one side. A blue filter has been used, though in retrospect I should've let the lake speak for itself.

Stream, Rotorua, North Island

This lake is silky, smooth and velvety. The shot almost failed, such was the intensity of the sunlight. It took -5 steps, f/36 and 1/8 sec to succeed.

Sheep! Queenstown, South Island

We were driving at 120kmph and had to break hard, as all of a sudden sheep appeared on the road. I felt it was the perfect time to pull out the sepia. NZ sheep are so fluffy and gorgeous.

Lake Taupo, North Island

This was within the last half hour in which the reflection over the lake was visible, so I considered myself very lucky. Two ducks were swimming nearby not long after. They couldn't have picked a better home.

Leon, the Cookbook?! Christchurch

Apparently my namesake is a franchise in the UK which whips up gourmet health dishes at its restaurants. This is my...I mean their...I mean our cookbook.

Blacksmiths Antique Store in Newcastle

Hiding behind the stack of books was my friend who had to duck for this shot. The chaotic state of the store was yet so harmonious. Check out the various lampshades on the ceiling!

The George Hotel, Christchurch

This was shot off a window reflection of a couple dining on the other side of the restaurant. I was actually gazing into the car park outside when this image hit me from the corner of my eye. My other half said such a shot is rude!

Simon, NRMA Holiday Park

We tend to think of photographs as a snapshot of a point in time. Does the motion in this shot makes you feel nauseous and dizzy?

Angel Figurehead

This is at the front of St. Andrew's Cathedral. It is one of the two angel figureheads adorning the main entrance. Sandstone is such a versatile material. Here, I wanted to capture the beauty of its texture.

Antiquarian Bookstore, Auckland

This is a part of the stack of old postcards we purchased. We were still in the middle of sorting through the ones we liked and had laid them out when I captured this.

Simon, Umina Beach

Sand, surf and reflections all in the one!

Succulent Farm, Dural

A canopy of greenery diffuses the harsh afternoon sunlight with pockets of warmth and shade, inviting you to take a stroll with Mother Nature.

Franz Joseph Glacier, South Island

This is our tour guide on the day long glacier climb. Footholds into the glacier were pickaxed right before our eyes. The glacier crevices were easily a couple of storeys high.

State Highway, Rotorua

Can you make out the herd of cattle, high on the hills? We were racing down the State Highway so I was lucky the shot pulled-off. I was so moo-ved.

Christchurch CBD, South Island

I was lucky enough to do some night photography and found this quiet spot without the bright yellow glare of the street lights to take the shot. For a change, grey is the dominant colour.

Christchurch CBD, South Island

Enjoying the city sites whilst munching on sushi. Never more than an arm's length from my camera, I conveniently witnessed trams, a skateboarder and teens all converge.

Local Inhabitants, Christchurch, South Island

The cutest duck I had ever seen, peacefully grazing on the banks of the Avon River. I think back and hoped the September earthquake did not give them too much of a fright.

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