Amy, Three Boys and a bUmp….

So heres a little backstory on why this shoot takes pride of place as my first ever blog….

A couple of years ago I was an Art and Design student on my way to becoming a Bachelor and wading the murky waters of tertiary study. One of the papers I chose to sit was the Marketing the Arts paper, and who would you guess was the course tutor? none other than the lovely Amy of Cunningham Communications.

I will never forget the first time I saw Amy, picture if you will Ishna dressed in black doing her best to look quietly self-destructive seething “art school” and then there was Amy, dressed impeccably and climbing a flight of stairs like a gazelle, a photographers dream, a calf muscled vision of health and style.

I had an immediate girl crush.

So as we traipsed our way through the next six months Amy and I developed a professional friendship which has grown over the last few years into me being fortunate enough to photograph Ben’s sisters wedding and so become entwined in the history of their family.

This history was recently deepened when I had the privilege of photographing Amy, Ben and and their growing tribe. With a little girly button on the way Amy wanted to capture a snapshot of the family before her arrival, the chat message brief went like this…… “Nothing flashy or cliche lol. You know how those bump photos people get all look the same? I was thinking more arty but simple…not sure if I’m making sense haha”  

So on a warm (enough) evening earlier this month we had some quiet time at a friends house (thanks Suzi.x) with just Ben and Amy and then went for an adventure at Nelson’s Tahunanui beach with the whole family shebang.

And this is what we captured……      

So there we have it. 

Only four years after I should have started blogging…… I started blogging.

So heres a little backstory on why this shoot takes pride of place as my first ever blog….

A couple of years ago I was an Art and Design student on my way to becoming a Bachelor and wading the murky waters of tertiary study. One of the papers I chose to sit was a Marketing the Arts paper, and who would you guess was the course tutor? none other than the lovely Amy Cunningham (of Cunningham Communications).

I will never forget the first time I saw Amy, picture if you will Ishna dressed in black doing her best to be quietly self-destructive seething “art school” and then there was Amy, dressed impeccably and climbing a flight of stairs like a gazelle, a photographers dream, a calf muscled vision of health and style.

I had an immediate girl crush.

So as we traipsed our way through the next six months Amy and I developed a professional friendship which has grown over the last few years into me being fortunate enough to become entwined in the history of their family.

This history was recently deepened when I had the privilege of photographing Amy, Ben and and their growing tribe. With a little girly button on the way Amy wanted to capture a snapshot of the family before her arrival, the chat message brief went like this…… “Nothing flashy or cliche lol. You know how those bump photos people get all look the same? I was thinking more arty but simple…not sure if I’m making sense haha”  

So on a warm (enough) evening earlier this month we had some quiet time at friends house (thanks Suzi.x) with just Ben and Amy and then went for an adventure at Nelson’s Tahunanui beach with the whole family shebang.

And this is what we captured……      

So there we have it. 

Only four years after I should have started blogging…… I started blogging.

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