Samantha Donaldson Photography
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Stories | Wedding & Portrait Photographer Auckland

I photograph weddings, engagements, families, maternity, newborns and commercial. My style is natural and organic, focusing on telling a story.

amelia & marco | lifestyle maternity


My gorgeous and very close and special friend Amelia is due to have her first baby in a few weeks time with her hunky Italian fiancé Marco. I say first baby, however really it’s like their second as first baby Lola the dog came along a couple of years ago!

I’ve known Amelia since we were 13 entering the big scary world of high school, and we have stayed friends all these years. Of course I jumped at the chance to capture this very special moment in time as they prepare to become parents. We headed out to the incredible McGrath Estate for this session and battled rain, wind and mud, having to take cover in the car at one stage while it bucketed down. This didn’t deter these adventurers as we trudged through muddy paddocks to get to the best spots and Lola was in her absolute element!

I absolutely cannot wait to meet this little bubba xx


Samantha Donaldson