If you have a passion for vintage, then Madam Butterfly's is going to be a treasure box for you! Clothing, jewellery, shoes, props, all sorts of little gems for you to find.
This quaint little shop is one of Christchurch's finest - don't miss out, everything is a one off in vintage, check out Madam Butterfly's Facebook page to keep yourself updated on the vintage!
Portraits, let me freeze a moment in time, choose to stylise yourself and capture an image of yourself to be proud of. Photos can be done in studio, on location at your favourite spot - at the beach, in the bushes, morning noon or night - there is the option to have your hair and makeup done.
Stunning work which has been created with other talented people in the industry - models, hairdressers, photographers, and other all round great girls and guys!
Mihi Tiananga - Do.Hairstyling
What is Photo Therapy For The Soul, you may be thinking to yourself?
To me it is just as the description reads, it is using photography as a form of therapy to help heal our soul, our hurt, to help dry up the tears.
This is my passion, my calling, call it what you will. For those with debilitating diseases, or terminal illnesses, I want to come and spend time with you and your families, I want to be there, to help to create memories, and capture the laughter, and the love between you. My desire is to produce images, that when the viewer or family member, friend looks upon them, and they see the smile in the photo, they can hear the laughter in their ears, they remember.. when they see the hug in the photo, they can feel the arms around them, and imagine the conversations, that the images I produce of you and your loved ones really capture that trigger, for the memory.
I am more than happy to come to your home, or to go on location, to visit only once, or come numerous times - if that is what you would like, I want to help you, to help your family, at a time where words might just not be enough.
I have had my own personal family experiences with this, which is why I feel so passionate about it, my suggestion would be to get onto this sooner rather than later, get in those hugs, the laughter and the love.
Oh my - such beautiful women, let me show you a few brides, out of the hundreds of bridal makeups that I have done over my career as a makeup artist which all began in 2000
This album contains makeup which has been done by, photography in this album is by other very talented photographers.
Please visit my For The Love of Your Wedding Page for more recent work.
Makeup and Photography - The complete Package - Business portraits done which truly reflect 'You and Your business'
Together we will look at look that you are wanting to achieve, the style of lighting you would like, how you might like to pose, we will talk about what you are wanting to 'say' with the image and exactly what you would like to get across to your potential clients.
You may wish to have me come to you at your premises, so I can capture you in your own environment and capture the essence of your business - or you might like to have a blank canvas with a plain backdrop, either way - you will have images perfect to promote yourself as the successful business person you are.
Enquire about discounts for 4 or more staff members.
Makeup and Hair Packages available
Pregnancy - how we love the first flutters of our baby moving inside us, how exciting it is to know that we are cultivating a life within our bodies - very special times, as our children grow up they love to look back on 'mummys tummy' wow was I in there? You have no idea how many times I have hear 'Oh I wish that I had professional photos taken properly'
You don't have to be one of the people wishing that they had had a pregnancy session, then there is the birth!
'Oh no, I don't think I want birthing photos - ewww' is what I have sometimes heard, then afterwards, Oh WOW - these are amazing, I don't remember that moment, oh look at how my husband is looking at me, Selina, this is beautiful - thank you so much.. Thats right, it isn't about vaginas - did I just type that word.... Oh YES I DID! That is where babies come from - not the stalk!
You don't need to have photos of yours to be able to catch the precious moments that happen between a couple, I capture the moments where your partner holds your hand, mops your forehead, kisses your shoulder, whispers that he wishes he could take the pain away for you.. looks at you in awee, and pride, as you both gaze down at this beautiful life you created together.
The fist moments of life - I promise, these moments will be treasured, not only by you and your partner, but your child and grandchildren for years to come.
Capture those first magical moments
They are tiny, we dress them in little stretch and grows, which have tiny flip over mitten cuffs, just so we can turn them over their hands, to avoid their sharp nails scratching, while tiny fingers explore their faces.
They are learning to crawl, learning how to become steady on their feet, then - they are 1 - we have made it through the first year, we pat ourselves on the back we have survived and so have they - we all deserve a party - with a cake!!
The next few years feels like it takes a long time, untill the day they blow out their candles atop of the play dough cake, and head off from kindergarten to school... now we realise, just how fast 5 years has gone by, its scary, where did the time go?
There will be many milestones - over the next few years, while we are entrusted with these precious humans to raise - there will be first discos, first running races, there will be finishing primary school, starting intermediate, there will be best friends, blowing bubbles, learning to swim, parties, lots of parties, there will be the lots of cuddles, long nights staying up when they have a fever, there will be camping, fishing, the first scary day at a new high school, there will be first loves, first broken hearts, there will come a time, when they don't want to snuggle in the bed with you anymore, they don't want a bedtime story..... there will be a time, when they buy their fist car, move into their first flat - it all goes too fast - no one ever really tells you that - its something that you work out for yourself - after the first flat.. then - you spend time, looking - lingering, and remembering - about how fast it went, how many beautiful memories you created with this precious human if yours - and you are grateful for the photos, sometimes, you might just wish there were more.. more with you in them, more of your bond, of the years you have shared, can you tell, this is written by not a photographer - but a mother, who has experienced all of the firsts - Im happy to make sure you end up in more xx
A Year in the life of Olivia, is a personal project that I have been working on with this extraordinary young woman Olivia Barr.
Olivia and I met when I became Olivias support person in July 2014, Olivia has cerebral palsy so needs a little bit of help with some things that she finds slightly challenging, however do not be fooled, this woman has more get up and go than alot of able bodied people I have met in my life time!
Olivia is passionate about life, about learning, and about creating, she has her own small business called Live Life Creatively - Olivia spends a lot of time making candles, and mosaics - she also loves her fitness, (which means she is helping me with mine too!!) she goes to Snap fitness and she also has a part time job dog walking (and is looking for more dogs to walk if you have a pooch at home that needs exercising while you are at work)
So - perfect match - I am pretty sure that when I came for my interview with Olivia, she never would have dreamed that she would get all of these photo shoots, and that I would suggest making a calendar all about her - who would think that right?! I mean - I personally don't know any other support worker/caregiver that is also a makeup artist and photographer - Jackpot Olivia - for both of us, I know I certainly didn't think that I would get the opportunity to make this calendar (a project that I have thought about doing for quite some time.. procrastinator..) with someone quite as cool as Olivia! So - as part of the care plan - we make plans together, we mull over the details of the themes, the locations, the hair styles, the makeup - the clothing, the props and we work towards making the images together.
We have been fortunate to have had some wonderful sponsors onboard who have supplied clothing for the shoots, who have given their time to create beautiful hair styles for Olivia, who have lent us beautiful jewellery, and who have taken time off work unpaid to be part of Olivias shoots (thanks Nathaniel - you awesome prince you!!)
We are currently at shoot number 7 - and looking forward to each and every shoot - here is a list of sponsors - or those who have been involved so far - please feel free to contact us, if you have any ideas on anything you might think would look amazing in a shoot with Olivia and that you would like to donate or sponsor.
The calendars will be for sale when they are finished - and some of the images may be made into individual cards, like the easter ones .
Thankyou so much to the following businesses who are onboard so far:
Rondah Siaki Shaskey - Nspyre Red Hair Boutique
Madam Butterflys Vintage Style Boutique
Riding for the Disabled
Have a great day - Selina & Olivia