I am entering the New Zealand Institute of professional Photographers IRIS awards next year (2018) and am looking for some inspiring stories to help me along my way. Some I have set in stone that I would like but for the others I am not sure what exactly I am looking for, but I will know once I hear your story and  if it inspires me to create a unique beautiful (hopefully award winning) portrait, something that you will be able to treasure forever. 

This can be anything from identical twins, inspiring parents/extended family, families who have lost a child before and are about to welcome a rainbow baby into their lives through to babies that are beating the odds and going on a journey no baby should ever go on, For example a baby I recently photographed Ruby( in the header photo). Ruby was 14 days old they found a tumour in her spine, which is pressing on her spinal cord and preventing her legs from working properly. 

*please note: for newborns these sessions are to be held within two weeks of birth. Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of due date to be considered, the earlier the better as I hope to shoot these photos in Jan/Feb.

What I currently know I looking for:

  • Twin newborn girls
  • A newborn girl that comes with a  great grandfather (or great great)
  • Babies of all ethnicity due anyday now or already born for a shoot Tuesday the 30th of January babies need to be 20 days or younger . I need a various range of cultures, Indian, Chinese, Maori etc. 

The Families Receive:

  • Photography session
  • Full Professional retouching of the images
  • All final images digitally in colour and black and white
  • 1 matted print of a chosen image

Session Information:

  • Sessions will take place in the residential studio in Burnside or on location (depending on the creative nature of the shoot).
  • Styling and other information will also be planned prior to the session.

To apply or to nominate someone you know for one of these sessions:

Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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