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.

blase family | lifestyle family


The lovely Blase family chose the stunning Karioitahi Beach on the west coast for their family lifestyle session as it is where Hayley and Nick had their wedding photos a few years back. I love it when clients choose a location that is meaningful to them in some way – makes it that bit more special.

We were blessed with beautiful light on this particular Autumn afternoon and only had to dodge a few drops of rain in amongst the golden glow of the setting sun. Sienna, 3 and a half, and Jessica, one, were an absolute delight to run around after with my camera and I think I captured some special sisterly moments between them. We finished off with a few of just Hayley and Nick and I’m so glad we did as I love the shots of the two of them – so nice to get up to date photos of yourselves once in a while!


Samantha Donaldson