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Celebration Sessions

Celebration sessions (getting to know each other)
I try to make my photography as fun and relaxed as possible because I feel this leads to the best photographs. Part of this is getting to know a bit about you before your wedding day. At our first meeting I will bring my camera along and while we talk about your day and requirements I will take a few pictures of you both. If you book me I will send a selection of the images taken at no additional cost. If you decide we aren’t a good fit and don’t book me (shock horror!) then you are welcome to purchase the photos at my standard rates.

I started the Celebration Sessions after reading a seminar from a renowned American Wedding Photographer who was looking to streamline her business but yet still maintain all the other facets she offered and she started offering a sitting similar to my celebration session to prospective wedding clients.

I was finding that people would come to me for our first meeting and ask me a list of questions that some wedding magazine or e-article had suggested they ask that may or may not have been of any importance to them and it was stiff and hard to get an idea of all our personalities, or alternatively would just book me on line and we wouldn’t even meet until the rehearsal. So I developed the Celebration Sessions a more condensed version of the traditional Engagement Sitting (without the sitting fees at an already expensive life venture). With the added benefit to me of standing out from a very crowded wedding market and giving me a chance to photograph you before your wedding day to see how you photograph and which poses and angles work best. It gives you a chance to see what it will be like to have me as your photographer, some photos which you can then use on your save the date cards, wedding websites, or even framed with a mat board for guests to sign on your wedding day, while still getting a chance to ask me all the questions you want. A much more productive use of all out time.

Allow around an hour for your Celebration session and I am more than happy to suggest locations or work in with your own personal location. The more personal you can make it the better and I am happy to incorporate props or pets if that helps make your session personal to you.

Here are some images from a recent Celebration Session I did.

Josina and Ash had a quick turn around from booking with me to having me photograph their wedding not long after their Celebration Session and you may have seen some of their wedding images on my facebook page.

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To book your Celebration Session or if you have any questions please email me at smgodfrey@gmail.com

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Glitter Mini Sessions


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November 5, 2014 · 7:22 pm

100 Days project: Day 91


Day 91: West Coast


A gorgeous day at Muriwai exploring the gannet colony and the caves. This was my favourite shot of the day but it was hard as there were some good ones.

ISO 250 f/4.0 1/160

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100 Days Project: Day 77


Day 77: Thursday baking Day


Have my mummy hat on today and have been baking for the kids. looked to good not to photograph although it is such a beautiful day I did wonder if I should be taking photos of the sunshine but I am hoping we will see a lot of it now we are nearly in October!

ISO 1600 f/4 1/160

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100 Days Project: Day 66


Day 66: Ruawai


ISO 100 f/8 1/160

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100 Days Project: Day 60


Day 60: Another Spring


“Another Spring” – Nina Simone

And then one morning
Another spring is there outside my door
Things are blooming
Birds are singing…

ISO 3200 f/4 1/30 sec

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100 Days Project: Day 57


Day 57: Red Sky at Night

Red Sky at Night

No photo-shopping required just the gorgeous sunset looking out our back door this evening.

ISO 400 f/4.0 1/64 sec

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100 Days Project: Day 56


Day 56: Woodland Fairie

Woodland Fairie

I couldn’t resist one more.

ISO 320 f/4.0 1/60 sec


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100 Days Project: Day 54


Day 54: Fairie


This is far from my usual style but I have to say I really enjoyed doing this. I also cant wait to show it to my little fairie when she wakes up in the morning.

Composite Images

ISO 320 f/4 1/25 – Tree


ISO 800 f4.5 1/40 – Isobel


This was taken with a composite image specifically in mind so don’t mind the bad background.

It is my first composite image attempt and I am really pleased with myself as to how it turned out. CC welcome 🙂

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100 Days Project: Day 53


Day 53: Wishbone


What should I wish for?

ISO 3200 f/8 1/50 sec

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