The Coolest Engagement Photos Ever
After me and Abby did the 99 Red Balloons photo shoot, one of my models stayed on and we did her engagement photos!
Drew and Synta were so cute! I think everyone should let me do this to them when they get engaged.
Here is their slideshow:
Some Cuties from the Rotorua SPCA
I volunteered some while back to take photos for the Rotorua SPCA to use for their adoption promotions etc. It's the only job my 8 year old son insists on coming to.
There is always some 'Personalities' there. Here are some of the funny pics from the day.
If you want to see all the latest pets up for adoption check out my facebook page: SPCA Album
99 Red Balloons Photo Exhibition
Me and Abby had so much fun doing this. I tried to make my voice squeaky with the helium gas. I couldn't get it to start with, but after quite a few attempts and feeling rather ill, I got it down. Now I will share it with you:
HOW TO MAKE YOUR VOICE SQUEAKY WITH HELIUM GAS
Suck it in and hold your breath. DON'T BREATHE IT OUT AGAIN LIKE I KEPT DOING.
Now speak without breathing out too much.
The younger you are the longer it goes for, as my son Dempsey sounded like a chipmunk for ages.
See Photography is fun!!
Here's a few favourites from the exhibition.
Posted 24th February 2011 by Calico Jo's Photography
A Newborn photo shoot
We were suppose to do a pregnancy photo shoot, but this little girlie came early!
Here she is at two weeks.
Road Trip from Rotorua to Maketu
I've always wanted to do this photo road trip. It's a really scenic car ride, with plenty of Kiwiana.
The car was loaded with cameras, my boys, Keri Ann, Jaxon, me, and a cool new music cd: "The best Beer Drinking Songs Ever... For Girls".
So we drove, sang along to beer songs and shot things...... in a non violent, photographically speaking kind of way.
Eating Maketu Pies at Maketu Beach was a great way to end the journey.
Photo Walk - Okere Falls
Photo Walk - Larch Rd
These are photos done on a recent photo walk at Larch Rd (off Waipa Mill Bypass Rd) Rotorua. One Friday afternoon with the Pik Churr group (new name for teen photography groups).
Photographing Nail Art
Over the weekend I went over to photograph Nail Art for a new business. Not only does Carmi paint your own nails, you can also buy already decorated false nails. I started by photographing the hand models over a black sheet, then also did a prop version as well. It was fun choosing props around her home to go with the nail art. Here are the designs I photographed on the Saturday.
We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
Wedding at Okere Falls
This is my second to last wedding for this 2010/2011 Wedding Season!
Nigel and Sharleen got married behind the Okere Falls Store in Rotorua. This venue is really cute and rustic. It rained for the ceremony, which was okay because the venue had a big sail for everyone to stand under. Then it stopped raining for the wedding photos! I love taking photos on cloudy days when you don't have to worry about squinting or shadows. The colours were great, and the wedding truck was sooo cute.
Peter Duncan was the celebrant. He had previously asked Nigel and Sharleen, which fruit best described their partner. He then used this in the wedding ceremony. Sharleen said, Nigel was like a pineapple - may seem rough on the outside, but really sweet on the inside. Nigel said, Sharleen was like a chocolate bar - sweet, (Peter then had to remind Nigel, that a chocolate bar was not a fruit).
Here are some of the photos:
Here is their online photo slideshow:
A Wedding to Reflect Rotorua
Toby is from the Dominion Republic, and Fayline is a local Rotorua lass who is leaving us to be with her new husband.
They wanted photos that captured Rotorua, New Zealand to show her new friends and family in the Dominion Republic.
I took them to Waipa Mill Bypass Rd - Larch Rd walking, mountain bike track, to capture pungas and the NZ bush look, and then onto Sulphur Point to get a bit of Rotorua.
The wedding portraits were done before the ceremony, so we had to make sure not to get the dress dirty! After the reception it was straight to the Millenium Centre at Rotorua Boys high school, for a traditional hangi meal.
Here is some photos:
Their online wedding photo slideshow: