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!!
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.
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.
Makeup and Photography - get great business portraits done, on location at your premises, show you customers who you are, you will have images perfect to promote you and your brand.
I have many more images and testimonials coming soon.
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
Stunning work which has been created with other talented people in the industry - models, hairdressers, photographers, and other all round great girls and guys!
I will be adding info to each image over time.
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
In this album all of the makeup has been done by me, the photography in this album is by some other very talented photographers.