Styled Shoot September

Just when I was thinking that I’d like to do some photos I got an invitation in my Inbox to join a collaborative shoot.

My brief was a modern urban feel and really what would go with a very cool gown. So this is what I did.

Below are the other amazing vendors:

Stylist and photography: @joelandbonita | Bridal Gown: @boomblush | Suit Hire: @omen.suit.hire | Makeup Artist: @katyjanemakeupartist | Hairstylist: @laurelstratford_hair | Florist: @botanicastudio | Venue: @weddingsattheduke / @dukeofmarlborough | Models: @lizzykacey and Cian

Pizza: @honesgardenrussell 

Rikka & Aaron Jan 10 2022

After the disappointment of having to postpone their wedding from November it was so nice to see these two married in early January. We got them ready in Paihia and off to Bayly’s farm for a gorgeous day with friends and family.

Rikka had two attendants and two Mum’s for me to do. Beautiful long hair to work with for the wedding party and then those lovely Mum’s for blow drying and styling.

Check out some of her lovely images from ‘Wildsouls’. Flowers by ‘Bronze Fig Floral’.

Vaccine Passports

Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know about how Vaccine Passports work for me in New Zealand.

As a Hairdresser/stylist (Close contact business) I have to be fully vaccinated to be able to work in Red & Orange in the Covid protection traffic light system. Can’t remember it’s proper name 🙄.
Anyway as I said above this allows me work. These are quite far reaching rules, so I’ll explain as best as I can.

What it means is I can only work with other (other close contact Vendors) who are fully vaccinated and on others (those getting hair done) who are fully vaccinated in Red & Orange. It doesn’t matter where that work takes place, it’s work. For example salon, home, hotel, public or private, I’m working so have to follow the rules for a close contact business.

In fact all close contact businesses have to follow these rules. Or face a fine of $15K…ah no thanks!!

I have no idea what the rules will be for Green. We are of the understanding that we will free to work with anyone no matter what their vaccination status is. But they actually haven’t told us definitely yet. So fingers crossed here.

I hope that explains it enough for you. There is an explanation on the Covid & nz business websites for all to look at.

Please feel free to contact me for a chatter your wedding hair. But outside of these rule I am unable to work with you.

Andrea & Patrick

Andrea and Patrick married February 8 2020 before life got tricky here in NZ. They live in Melbourne and Andrea’s family traveled from Canada to join them.

Their ceremony was held at the beautiful Liddington Gardens.

The day saw Makeup Artist Samantha Buhl and I join the Ladies at The Stone Store Lodge for their wedding prep. This was an intimate affair where we did the Bride and her family, no offical Bridesmaids.

Photographer Jess Burges captured their day. Flowers Paradise Florist.

hairstylist finishing Brides hair
final touches
final check
The Sisters
Bride putting on her shoes
almost ready
the Bride seated & ready to go
Final look
Bride & Groom at sunset
The Bride & Groom at sunset