Tauranga Magic: Family Portraits

What a week, what a week, what a mighty good week.

A 6 Day working holiday. 4 Days of solid shooting, 7 Families, 10 Boys, 4 girls, 1 Pregnancy shoot, 1 Cake Smash. Lots of smiles and quite a few tears too.

Tauranga is one of my favourite places to go. Of course I’m a little bit biased because one of my best friends live there. But…if I could live anywhere else in New Zealand. It would, hands down be Tauranga.

It has been an incredible week. An incredibly tiring week at that. But man have I had fun.
I met a lot of truly fantastic families, who have some truly incredible children.

This is just a teaser blog post as I work through a mountain of cool images.

The week kicked off with the McMurtrie/Balmer Family. Quite the regular in front of my lens.

Meet Max’s happy face…

Tauranga Family Portraits
…And Max’s Uncle Andrew and Andrew’s daughter Kori.

Tauranga Family Portraits

The Balmer Crew got cozy at Mount Maunganui’s Beach. Becca, Nathan, Max and Luke.

Tauranga Family Portraits

Then I met Hadley and his family at Hadley’s grandparents farm in Welcome Bay. Hadley turned 4 this week.

Tauranga Family Portraits

And onto Carrie-Anne’s pregnancy shoot one month away from her due date at Yatton Park.

Tauranga Family Portraits

And her first two children with husband Ryan. Sophie & Jack can’t wait to have a baby brother or sister.

Tauranga Family Portraits

At Papamoa Beach, I met Robin, James and young Beau.

Tauranga Family Portraits

 Then I met Saxon and Noah and their parents, who live across from Papamoa Beach. Very sweet location.

Tauranga Family Portraits

Ahhhh, The Deane-Freeman Family. Lauchlan turned 5 this week. Big school boy now.

Tauranga Family Portraits

And the shoot commenced at the Fire Station… what a treat! Malakhai thought so too. But then again, his Dad is a volunteer Fire Fighter. So this won’t be the last.

Tauranga Family Portraits

My last shoot of 7. The Green Family. Brooke is beautiful.

Tauranga Family Portraits

Her parents aren’t to shabby either. Adam and Sarah. And just wait til you see her big sister Camille.

Tauranga Family Portraits

And back to Master Luke. He turns 1 next week. I couldn’t be there for it, so we did a Cake Smash so I could be apart of the birthday fun too. This quite easily has to be the funniest shoot of my life. But more on that later.

Tauranga Family Portraits

Now that the teaser comes to an end… I better get to work on the images. :o)

Tauranga, you ROCK my world!



  • Rebecca Balmer

    Awesome as always my friend!!!

  • Lindz

    I LOVE that blog! Your talents do not end at photography!!! I feel soo lucky to have been a part of your talent.  x Can’t WAIT to see what you have in store for us..

  • Kelly Gibson

    So excited, Cant wait to see the rest of the amazing photos! yah!!

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