Mr & Mrs Needham – About You

An old friend asked me to photograph his wedding! Downside was he lived in Australia and he wanted me to travel to New Zealand, I lived in the UK. I certainly was not going to turn this one down. It was actually the first request I had to photograph a wedding and I was slightly…

Evans Naming Ceremony

Evan’s parents asked me to photograph their son’s naming ceremony in Sheffield. The venue was a great place called ‘Whitley Hall’ set in wonderful gardens on a lovely autumns’ day. It was a great ceremony and little Evan was brilliant to photograph, when he wanted to be photographed, that is. 🙂

Christchurch – a destroyed but inspired city

The reason I didn’t stay in Greymouth was because I was making good time and I thought it would be fun to spend some time in Christchurch and see what damage had taken place during the two earthquakes that have hit the city in recent years. I remember the news coverage in the UK and…

Drive from Franz Joseph to Christchurch

We after the vey long trip to Franz Joseph I managed to get a room a hostel at about 7pm. The drive was a killer but bloody worth it. The plan for the following day was to drive to Greymouth and then the day after drive to Christchurch. I woke up this morning and heard…

Drive from Queenstown to Franz Josef

Well after a heavy night in Queenstown I collected my NZone photography pack, jumped in the car and headed north on Highway 6 to Franz Josef! What I wasn’t expecting was how hard the drive was gonna be! I’ve driven a lot miles but it was truly exceptional drive. Trying to keep an eye on…

Invercargill

Well I’ve travelled to Invercargill which is largest town on the south coast of New Zealand. I have met up with my friend Tara and this place really is the back of beyond!! The accent here is really strong and they do really weird things with the pronunciation of their “e’s”. The south coast in…

Sky Dive, Queenstown

The one reason why I wanted to visit Queenstown and New Zealand is to do a Sky Dive! Well I’ve just jumped from a plane at 15000ft with NZONE… It had taken 15 mins to get to the height and no more than 5 minutes to get down!! I weigh 97kg and the instructor weighed…

The Wedding

Saturday 6th October, Paul and Nicholas wedding at the Mountain House, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand. I had been with Paul and Nichola for the past week and their wedding day had finally come. The weather at 8am was great, clear blue skies, 12 degrees outside. An absolute contrast to the night before, pounding rain and…