In case you're not tracking with my on Instagram, I've taken up boxing in the last six months. I go three evenings a week and it has been nothing short of a game-changer for me. I am seriously so grateful to have found it. (I realise I sound like I should be talking about a human but whatever, it's a love affair and I'm not ashamed about it).
But we're not here to talk about boxing today. In the last couple of weeks, I've spent my non-boxing evenings sorting and re-editing shots from the multiple family portrait sessions I've done over the last few months all across New Zealand.
My time in Redding aside, my family has been based in Auckland, New Zealand for the better part of 18 years now. But since my parents both travelled extensively in their college and working years, and our extended family is in Singapore, any opportunity for a family trip looked like us hopping on a plane with passports in hand. I wouldn't change a thing about it at all. Travel is in my blood and I love it with my whole heart.
What this has meant though, is that we've left New Zealand largely unexplored. We've done a handful of local trips but getting in a car and going on a long road trip to go camping? Nope. No bueno. I am not a camping girl by any means. So getting to do a little travel around the country to meet families for these shoots has been a treat.
Here's a sneak peek of my shoot with the Rippeys, Auckland 2018.