Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday LetterPlay... P is for Portrait

Something a little different for both of us this week. To be honest I haven’t  been feeling the most creative. I guess with the festive season fast creeping up on us, there is just so much going on. I do love this time of year though. I love selecting gifts for the ones I love most in my life, I love spending time with friends and family over meals, and drinks, and catching up. I love the sunshine and the laughter.

Kate and I are both going away over the holiday season, so we are going to have a little letterplay break. But never fear, we will be back, and better than ever in the 2013. I hope everyone has an delicious Christmas, and a radicial new year. Stay safe my lovelies.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday LetterPlay... O is for Octopus

And... We are back. I won't even try and hide it, I have had a crazy few weeks. I got really really REALLY sick, and then I had my besties wedding and then some more sick on top of that. I literally was sleeping 15 hours a day... Nice you may say, but it really wasn't ideal! But never fear, Letterplay is here to stay! Although, Kate and I have decided to take a little break over the holiday period because we will be both be away! So after P next week, we will have a couple of weeks off, to spend with our friends and family, and enjoy this beautiful summer weather, and then we will be back, with the rest of the second half! Woohoo!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday LetterPlay... N is for Number

Counting is fun. And now it is pretty too. Goodness, we are getting through these letters. I won’t lie, next week is going to be cool. Things have been really busy at this end but I am really glad that both Kate and I haven’t let this project suffer because of it. Lots is going on, including a website update/makeover. So maybe in a few days when it is done you might want to take a nosey and see what's been happening in the world of The Poppy Creative. It's been pretty exciting, and all sorts of beautiful. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Daniel, Alesha & Oscar ... Lifestyle

I had the opportunity to photograph this gorgeous family while I was in Auckland recently. Alesha, Daniel and Oscar are so dear to my heart, that it was an absolute joy to spend a a little while in a beautiful Auckland park and capture a few moments. In a few weeks I will be heading back up to Auckland to photograph Alesha and Dan's wedding. Its a pretty exciting time in the life of this little family, and I am super blessed to be part of it all. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday LetterPlay... M is for Moustache


Thursday Letterplay? Doesn't have the same ring does it! I got so busy yesterday afternoon that I completely forgot to post, but never fear folks, Kate and I both made the deadline! No late comers here. We are right in the throws of Movember, probably one of my favourite months of the year, coming up close behind decembeard (Or any other the months ending in ber... lets just have a hairy year next year boys? What do you think?) Lots happening, Lots to post, lots to sort out. Christmas is coming, oh goodness! Soon we will be wishing each other a happy new year... Scary thoughts over! Lets just enjoy the Mo Goodness shall we? Oh! and Kates sweet new logo! Go check out her blog. Its pretty.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday LetterPlay... L is for Lemon

L! Holy heck! We made me! Woohoo! Being busy is a really nice feeling, being creative is even nicer. As we head into week 13 of this little project, I have wondered more than once why I haven’t done something like this sooner. I feel like I am growing creatively every week which, for lack of a better word, is nice. I have lots of sneak peeks to show you, and a lot more bookings coming in too which is not only exciting, but giving me a creative push in that area as well. It must be the time for growth, and I am embracing that, with two arms wide open.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Kate & Rob ... A love story

When Kate asked me if I would be able to photograph her and her man while I was up in Auckland, I was super happy to oblige. I met Kate at Design School, and she is the other half of the Letterplay project you have seen around here. Kate and Rob are so adorable. Its so sweet to watch them interact and joke with one another. We spent the late afternoon at the beach eating frozen yoghurt and playing in the sand, and then headed up to a beautiful lookout just as the sun was setting. Thank you so much Kate and Rob for letting me have a peek at your love, you two are complete babes. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday LetterPlay... K is for Kite

Time got me this week, it got Kate too! I had this idea for a while and knew I wanted to play with this lovely quote from Lauren Bacell, but the week sort of just flew by and suddenly it was Tuesday. All in All I actually really love what we created! I swear as we get closer to the end of the year the weeks are all sort of merging into one big giant week blur. This week is going to be much the same, I am heading to Auckland to throw a Bridal Shower for one of my dearest friends, plus, I have 3 photoshoots booked, which is exciting. Who said you can’t mix business with play?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday LetterPlay... J is for Jam


Week 10! Its almost like every week is a mini anniversary. This week my mind was a little creatively blocked, the weekend rolled around a little idea started to infiltrate, so I headed down to the second hand store and bought a couple of cute plates … that then sat on my desk until last night. It’s not that I wasn’t excited about it, other things just seemed to pop up. Having a deadline a week is proving to be really good for me, although, with the photo season coming into its prime its definitely making me re evaluate the way in which I use my time. Not that that’s a bad thing. And now we are onto K. I have a feeling this one is going to get cutesy. I may try and resist it.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Rachael & Mason ... Lifestyle

We all have people in our lives that we are thankful for. For me, Rachael and Mason are two of those people. I have known Rach for years, almost 20 if we are counting. I have watched her grow from a little tutu wearing toddler into an amazing mother to her adorable son mason and not only have I been around to document these moments, from her pregnancy through to now, I have been lucky enough to have been allowed into a special place in both of their lives. While the sun was out, we got to steal away to the park for an hour and play in front of my camera. It was a pretty great way to spend an afternoon.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Natalie & Luke ... A love story


Everyone knows that the Wellington weather can be unpredictable. But about 10 minutes into Natalie and Lukes photo session, we were hit with a rather full on weather bomb. Think high winds, pouring rain, and a chill factor of freezing! But these guys were absolute troopers. The bonus of it all of course, were moody skies, big umbrellas and a good excuse to snuggle up ... it was pretty near perfect I think. A big thanks to the beautiful Nat and Luke for coming out to play. You two are fabulous.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday LetterPlay... I is for Ice-Cream


Yum! Who doesnt love Ice-cream? So I used this week to get away from the computer a little, and spend some time with my old friends, needle and floss. Im pretty happy with how it ended up turning out, and a nice little piece to add to the collection. Ive been feeling a little under the weather this week, so hoping that it turns around soon! Because goodness knows what the heck I am going to do for J. Because its not an easy letter. I tell you that much now.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Danii & Kurt ... A love story

This weekend I got to spend some time with two of the cutest cats out, Danii and Kurt are just adorable right? Talk about good looking too. And even though the weather wasn't exactly what I would call cooperative, the end result was pretty darn beautiful, if I do say so myself. Danii's gorgeous make up was done by the super talented Jactina Emily Make Up, you will be seeing a lot more where that came from too! Im excited for what we have in stall over the next few months. Thank you so much Danii and Kurt, you two were so fun, and playful, and just a joy to photograph.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday LetterPlay... H is for Hair

 Kate Radfurly

What a crazy week, I won’t lie it was down to the last night for me to finish my piece this week, although … I am pretty happy with it. It’s something, different and yet familiar for me so I have to say, I like it.  I have so many things on the go at the moment. With summer on its way (hurray!) photoshoots are starting to book up, which is so exciting! Plus this awesome Movember project is in full swing. Plus I have my beautiful friends’ bridal shower and wedding to help plan for, at least I have my dress for that! Next week I have decided to do something away from the computer… Shock. Horror. Gasp. Play with a medium that I love, and that I have loved for a really long time. It should be fun.