EASY DOES IT...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Better late than never right?

I've just added an additional few chapters of PREP up onto the blog for any of you that may need to seek professional help be interested.

Sorry for all the usual parts that accompany a first draft.

Much love though

Jacq


SHARING THE LOVE: JUDY & JONATHAN - A LITTLE FAIRY TALE MAGIC IN WARKWORTH

Saturday, May 10, 2014

All you need is love, so sung Paul McCartney.

Paul…Paul-Paul-Paul-Paul Paul!

There's this great scene in Legally Blonde right after Reece Witherspoon's character gets dumped where she's watching Jerry Maguire prattle his "you complete me" speech and she throws yodels at the screen screaming "Liar!"

I stood up and clapped.

You see, as I've aged that giddy, all consuming fairy tale notion of love seems…well just that…a fairy tale confined to the pages of children's stories and hollywood scripts.

Given this, I suppose it's only fitting to begin this story with the words

Once upon a time.

Judy & Jonathan married on a day that started with rain, progressed quickly to temperatures rarely experienced outside the equator and concluded with one of the most glorious sunsets the small town of Warkworth has ever seen.

To be part of an Ingham event is to be part of family at its purest. Every aspect of their wedding was crafted from love.

Judy's father constructed the incredible archway they were married beneath, Judy's sister provided both the entree's and the cake. Judy's mother made a wedding dress fit for a princess then there was the plethora of brothers, aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends who all stepped in to lend a hand. Even Mother Nature came to the party holding back the storm just long enough for the pair to marry on the bottom lawn.

All wedding's are filled with love, yet the way these two look at each other makes me feel like at that exact moment there's no one else in the world.

A huge thanks to the bridal party for maintaining both a sense of adventure and a sense of humor as I made them cross paddocks for the group shots. Also to Judy & Jonathan for allowing me to steal them away for the final pictures on the hill.

It was an absolute honor to photograph your day, seeing the two of you makes me realize that Paul wasn't so far off the mark after all…

Much love

Jacq

xo





































SUPER PROUD FAMILY MOMENTS: JAMES' GRADUATION

Friday, May 9, 2014

Time for a super-proud big sister moment folks.

May 5th 2014 was a big day for the Cullen clan - my younger brother celebrated both his 24th birthday and his graduation from Auckland University. While birthday's roll around with alarming regularity, James has overcome a number of personal obstacles to achieve his Bachelor's degree and we're all proud as punch!

Our day started early.

Catching the 8:30am ferry from Devonport sounded achievable after a few wines the night before, yet running down the concourse towards the ferry at 8:27am towing our 92 year old grandmother it seemed anything but. Yet we made it and so began a day filled with adventure, laughter and tea. Lots of tea…

Check out the kids sweet clothes. They lasted until I had to feed them. I held off as long as I could but the nippers were persistent.

Doesn't James look dapper in his ge-owns. Lad owns a baby pink hood.

So congratulations from all the family little bro - I'm always inspired by your persistence in the face of life's obstacles.

Lots of love

Jacq

xoxo











THAT MOMENT WHEN….

Sunday, March 16, 2014

You agree to take a few cheeky shots for a good friend on their way to a wedding.

In your backyard.

Against the garden shed.

And you get a picture like this.

Good day.

x


SNEAK PEEK: JUDY & JONATHAN - FEBRUARY 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I'm 30 this year.

As in three ohhh-damn-where-did-the-last-30-years-go…or the last 30 minutes for that matter, but I'll park that chestnut for another day.

The point of my confession is that while I'm swanning around still thinking I'm about 25, the world is busy growing up around me.

It hit home last year when I received an enquiry to photograph a wedding.

Never mind the two kids and the husband I've accumulated - nothing tells you you're 'growing up' more than when your younger sister's, best friend's, younger sister (stay with me here…) says their getting married.

It was such an honor to be part of this very special day. If this is what growing up is all about then I think I'm okay with it.

Here's a very sneak-peek of the gorgeous bridal party to tide you over until the rest are ready.

Much love

Jacq



A YEAR IN PICTURES

Monday, March 3, 2014

In an attempt to nourish my soul and fuel my passion for photography I've resurrected the 365 Day Photo Challenge.

Except.

I'm throwing caution to the wind. Laughing in the face of those who say "never work with animals or children." In my house they're fondly referred to as the childremals…

Between 1 Feb 2014 - 1 Feb 2015 I'll be aiming to snap a pic a day of my crazies and uploading them to their very own blog - http://willandjules.blogspot.co.nz.

I may live to regret this decision, but check them out here.

With love (and trepidation…mostly trepidation….)

Jacq

PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP: BACK TO BASICS - SUNSET

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

After years of will-I-wont-I an executive decision was made. 

A few weeks back I retired my much loved Canon 450d in favor of its well endowed cousin - the Canon 6D. 

Whoar. 

While I get acquainted with the new kid on the block here's a few snaps I took last night out at Muriwai with my photography group. After missing the sunset, I arrived to discover that my tripod was too short to see over the top of the safety barrier. Fail. A little improv and we were away.

I hope you enjoy the results: 


iso100 - f/22 - 10'

iso200 - f22 - 15'

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