Jocelyn's 50 & Fabulous Photoshoot

After taking the opportunity to celebrate being 50 & FABULOUS, Jocelyn bit the bullet and booked in a beautiful makeover photoshoot to embrace this special time in her life.

I love to photograph women, especially those who are 50+!  This is such a special time in a woman's life and sometimes it can be a time of self-discovery of oneself.  Photographing everyday woman and showing her beauty back to herself is one of the greatest gifts that I've been blessed with.

Jocelyn took the opportunity to bring her Daughter, Rhylee, along to be part of her makeover photoshoot experience, and share the best Girls Day Out Experience together as Mother & Daughter.

These portraits are a treasure to Jocelyn, Rhylee and all of their loved ones.  It is humbling to know that these portraits will be cherished for many years to come.... portraits that will outlive me and leave a legacy to the beautiful woman Jocelyn is, and her beautiful relationship with Rhylee that captures their Mother & Daughter bond.

The portraits I create in my studio, allow a special space for women from all walks to life to experience your own beauty, the way your loved ones see them, in a safe and fun environment that allows you to be yourself and have a day that is all about YOU.  As your most beautiful self, regardless of 'where you're at in life'.

Thank you so much for coming to my studio Jocelyn.  You are beautiful and I hope the experience of being photographed has helped you to love yourself more and appreciate your own light & beauty.  

With gratitude,

Jade xo

 

 

Jane's Mother-Daughter Photoshoot

I always love it when a simple personal branding request, turns into a fusion of business & personal photoshoot!  Jane approached me about updating her headshots to use as part of her business, AgBiz Accountants.

After a quick consultation, Jane took the opportunity to invite her two Daughters, Penny & Abby, to enjoy a pampering makeover & Mother-Daughter Portrait Experience.

The girls started their morning off with a luxurious professional makeover, styled to how they wanted to look, before getting in front of the camera where we created stunning portraits, capturing each of them as individuals, capturing their beauty and light just as they are today, before getting all three of the girls together for a mixture of Mother-Daughter portraits & portraits as Sisters.

These portraits will become a timeless keepsake for Jane, Abby & Penny, that they will cherish especially as the years pass by faster & faster.  Portraits that are a legacy to each and every one of these beautiful women, that will be loved for a lifetime & beyond.

With gratitude,

Jade xox

 

Barbara's Family Photoshoot

It was another beautiful Waikato day, when Barbara along with her 90-year-old Mother, Mavis, and her two Sisters, Dot & Gloria, arrived at the studio ready for their special makeover photoshoot experience together.

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After being pampered with professional hair & makeup, we began photographing the girls individually, and together as Mother & Daughters.  As I guided them with gorgeous posing, the girls began to sparkle and find their confidence in front of the camera.

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The resulting portraits are nothing short of incredible. Jade made us feel very comfortable, resulting in beautiful portraits.
— Barbara
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Before long, we had Dot's family arrive for more beautiful family portraits, and the opportunity to have a 4-Generations Family Portrait!  

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These portraits will remain as a beautiful keepsake and memory for everyone, that not only celebrates their love as a family unit, but also the love & appreciation for themselves as women.  

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From the photoshoot to the reveal session, it was a truly memorable experience.
— Barbara
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These portraits celebrate who you are right now, and captures your life's journey that unfolds more & more with each day.

With gratitude,

Jade xo

Vintage Bohemian Shoot

I joined forces with the amazing ladies at Dash Beauty & Makeup Studio, The Village Boutique & clothing boutique A Little Bit Different for a beautiful, styled collaboration photo shoot.  With a team to complete the experience, we had a Makeup Artist, Hair Stylists, a Clothing Boutique and Photographer.

 The theme: VINTAGE BOHO STYLE.  

The experience was so much fun and allowed us to be creative and share a vision of this styled shoot, that showcased our talents & services and trends in our industries.

Here are some of my FAVOURITE images from the session.  ENJOY!!!

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THANK YOU TO THE INCREDIBLE TEAM WHO MADE THIS PHOTO SHOOT POSSIBLE...

THE MODELS

Tayla Marriner & Jade Summer Hart

THE VILLAGE BOUTIQUE

{Hair Dressers}

The Village Boutique is a Boutique Hair, Nail and Tanning salon, nestled in amongst a cafe and farm shop in Whatawhata called "The Village". With a play ground on the premises, beautiful food, coffee and not to mention a gorgeous farm shop to browse for local produce or the perfect gift. Its the perfect place to come to relax and unwind. We are passionate about making you look and feel your best. We believe in doing beautiful work whether it be just a fringe trim or manicure or the works we are perfectionists at our trade and we love to make you look and feel great!

Visit The Village Boutique here: https://www.facebook.com/TheVillageBoutiqueNZ/

DASH BEAUTY & MAKEUP STUDIO

{Makeup Artist}

Olivia established Dash Beauty after owning a busy salon in town for the last 4 years, to a purpose built salon on my rural property 10 min out of Dinsdale or Glenview in the beautiful Koromatua Rd area.

"It was time to get back to what I love, having the time to be dedicated to providing my clients with the best professional beauty services tailored to meet my clients needs" says Olivia

"My Mission is to create a relaxed atmosphere in a delightful country retreat. To me each guest is an individual and each treatment, a highly personal affair. I want to take my time to give the atmost care in looking after you during your visit."

Visit Dash Beauty & Makeup Studio here:  https://www.facebook.com/Dashbeauystudio/ 

A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT

{Clothing Boutique}

Located at 43 Maniapoto Street in Otorohanga, A Little Bit Different, is a Fashion Clothing Boutique for Women, Men and Children. We stock NZ and Australian labels including Charlo, Miss Wilson, Solsana, Nes, Federation, RPM, Thing Thing, Assembly Label, Mooi, Status Anxiety, Ricochet, Mavi, Res, Lower, Stussy, Lindi Kingi, Silk & Steel, Five Each, One Teaspoon, Mavi, Res, Dr Denim, Shilla, Lola vs Harper, Minti, Huxbaby, Hello Stranger, Nature Baby, First Base, Finders Keepers, Keepsake, Cameo, Emu Australia, Brixton, Bluejuice and more...

Visit A Little Bit Different here: https://www.facebook.com/alittlebitdifferentstore/

JADE THORBY PHOTOGRAPHY

{Photographer}

Jade is a Photographer that specialises in contemporary portraits for women, their loved ones.  Jade offers a luxury makeover & photo shoot experience that is designed to empower people of all ages to feel more beautiful confident & empowered at any stage of like.  Her sessions are tailored to how you DREAM of being photographed.  whether you want beautiful portraits for yourself & loved ones, or together with your Mum, Nana, Sister, Best Friends or Family.  You will be pampered with a beautiful makeover and enjoy a fully guided portrait session, where Jade guides you with simple poses & expressions that bring out your inner beauty in her portraits she creates for you.

I so cannot wait to do another creative collaboration photo shoot and I am already starting to dream about how we could style and theme the next session..!

Visit Jade Thorby Photography here: https://www.facebook.com/JadeThorbyPhotography/

Thank you again to everyone who made it all happen!!  

NOW BOOKING BEAUTY, MOTHER-DAUGHTER & GENERATIONS SESSIONS FOR MOTHER'S DAY 2017!  

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Check out all the details here:  Mother's Day Legacy Portraits

 

A DREAM SHOOT for Julia

I have proudly sponsored the Purple Walk for Endometriosis for the past 2 years.  

Endometriosis needs to be recognised for how serious it can be for so many people.

I cannot think of anyone more deserving than Julia to have the opportunity to be photographed in my studio, after winning a DREAM SHOOT experience together with her partner Ricki, at the 2017 Purple Walk for Endometriosis.

Julia enjoyed a day of beauty, love & celebration for who she is as a woman, the relationship with her Mum and her loved ones.  And a day to look and feel her most beautiful.  

It was an amazing experience all round. Great day out & the photos are amazing!
— Julia

Having never had professional photos like this before, the girls enjoyed a beautiful, pampering day with professional hair & makeup before having their portraits taken at the studio.

After photographing Julia & her Mum - Anne individually, we had the boys join us at the end of the session for some incredible couples & family portraits! 

The hair & make up was perfect & the way we were guided through the photos made posing easy.
— Julia
We felt like super stars for the day & it was perfect
— Julia

The Transformations

Until endometriosis is publicly recognised as a serious and common health problem, thousands of women and teenage girls throughout NZ will continue to struggle with this debilitating condition. Greater awareness is needed, along with widely available access to public treatments, endometriosis education and community support.
— Insight Endometriosis

It was an honour to have had Julia and her all of her loved ones at the studio.  These portraits will live on for generations and will forever be a reminder of the beautiful woman Julia is - on the inside & outside.

With gratitude,

Jade xx

 

NOW BOOKING MOTHER & DAUGHTER, GENERATIONS & 50 & FABULOUS SESSIONS FOR MOTHER'S DAY 2017!  

Check out all the details here:  Mother's Day Legacy Portraits

Jo & Bronya's Photo Shoot

A beautiful Mother & Daughter Photo shoot for Jo & Bronya.   What a wonderful day to share together and be pampered & photographed! 

My daughter and I are thrilled with the portraits and the transformations.  I had a most wonderful photo shoot with Jade recently.
— Jo

Jo's Incredible Transformation

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Jade took the time to hear my vision then injected her expertise and worked with some of the ideas my daughter and I had to create some stunning portraits.
— Jo

Bronya's Stunning Transformation 

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Thank you Jade for making us feel so ‘special’ and ‘beautiful’, for your kind heart and creating that little bit of magic that makes women feel empowered.”
— Jo

Jo & Bronya's Mother-Daughter Transformation 

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I am always filled with such gratitude, joy & honour to photograph the beautiful people who come to my studio.  You own love & spirit is worth celebrating.  You deserve to feel like the Goddess you are.  To see your beauty the way your loved ones see you.  And to exist in the most incredible portraits you've ever seen.  

This is your legacy captured in portraits to last  lifetime.

With gratitude,

Jade xx

 

NOW BOOKING MOTHER & DAUGHTER, GENERATIONS & 50 & FABULOUS SESSIONS FOR MOTHER'S DAY 2017!  

Check out all the details here:  Mother's Day Legacy Portraits

Jodi's Photo Shoot

Jodi was such a pleasure to have in my studio and photograph!  We tailored the session just for Jodi and were able to have her Husband, Steve, come in for stunning couples portraits to celebrate their 10 year Anniversary!

We started the day off just with Jodi with a pampering professional makeover, before taking her through a series of different looks - from beautiful dresses, to vanity-fair styled portraits, and incredible couples portraits at the end.

We went away feeling like it had been a great, fun experience, and waiting for the reveal session was endless...but we got to see them on Valentines day, and they were so amazing! We got to pick the ones we liked the best, and choose the package we wanted...we went for a framed selection of 9 photo’s and also 1 boudoir shot. We were just SO happy with the final shots and what Jade captured of us together and by ourselves. We can’t wait to have the photographs hanging on the wall so everyone can see them!!
— Jodi, 31
We all have personal hangups or things we see “wrong” with ourselves, but while doing the photo shoot with Jade, none of that mattered, I didn’t feel self conscious or fat or silly...and when seeing the end result, I definitely didn’t feel/see any of those things either. It’s an amazing confidence boost and Jade really does help you see that those things don’t matter, and we can shine just the way we are. It was also a great experience for my husband, as due to his new teeth, he felt he could smile comfortably and know he looked great, rather then hiding his teeth!
— Jodi, 31

Thank you sooo very much for coming to my studio for beautiful portraits Jodi!  I hope this experience has helped you to see the incredible & beautiful woman you really are.

With gratitude,

Jade xx 

 

NOW BOOKING MOTHER & DAUGHTER, GENERATIONS & 50 & FABULOUS SESSIONS FOR MOTHER'S DAY 2017!  

Check out all the details here:  Mother's Day Legacy Portraits

Molly & Stella's Photo Shoot

After seeing the beautiful Mother & Daughter portraits I did for Deb & Hannah, Molly called me to tell me she was going to be in New Zealand for the weekend and that she wanted to book a gorgeous Mother & Daughter photo shoot for her & Stella!

It was so easy to coordinate with the wonderful video calling technology we have, with Molly being in Sydney!  After catching up with Molly via video call, we began to design a gorgeous photo shoot and talked all about the different outfits the girls could wear for their session.  From gorgeous individual outfits, to coordinating beautiful outfits for the Mother & Daughter portraits.

A few weeks later, Molly & Stella had made it to New Zealand, and it was the morning of their beautiful Mother & Daughter Photo Shoot! 

We started the day with a gorgeous, pampering makeover, the early-morning nerves quickly dissipated before Molly & Stella got into their first outfit, ready to have their beautiful portraits taken!  

As the girls followed my guidance with beautiful posing and expressions, we started to create stunning portraits from casual, through to beautiful dresses, french tops, tulle & pearls.  The day was just beautiful and fell together perfectly, and we created magic that day with portraits that captured the beauty, spirit and love that Molly & Stella hold within themselves, and for each other.

There is nothing more beautiful than the gift of creating beautiful memories together as Mother & Daughter with a gorgeous makeover & photo shoot.  They are Legacy Portraits that show you the beauty of who you are as a woman, as a young girl, that stop time to always tell you the story of the gorgeous person you see in your portraits.  For you and your loved ones.

Portrait celebrating women, relationships, and the love we hold in ourselves and for each other. 

With gratitude,

Jade x