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meredith lord photography – new website and blog

September 14th, 2011

Hi Everyone – I’d totally forgotten to let you know that since I’ve changed my brand and my website that I’ve started a new blog, so if you’ve been following me here at Amor come over to Meredith Lord Photography blog and continue the journey – www.meredithlord.com and www.meredithlord.com/blog. See you soon xx  

 

Hi Everyone – I’d totally forgotten to let you know that since I’ve changed my brand and my website that I’ve started a new blog, so if you’ve been following me here at Amor come over to Meredith Lord Photography blog and continue the journey – www.meredithlord.com and www.meredithlord.com/blog. See you soon xx

 

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melbourne wedding

July 18th, 2011

Well this wedding was a little different for me, for 1. the wedding was in Melbourne, not my usual stomping ground but a fantastic place for photos! 2.  it was at the Registry Office and 3. there was no white dress, flowers or tradition that went with this and all of that made for a [...]

 

Well this wedding was a little different for me, for 1. the wedding was in Melbourne, not my usual stomping ground but a fantastic place for photos! 2.  it was at the Registry Office and 3. there was no white dress, flowers or tradition that went with this and all of that made for a wonderful day for a wedding! I love being out of my comfort zone and having to work with new environments – one of the many reasons I love my job! I get to meet so many amazing people and experience new challenges with each shoot. How can I not be a lucky person!

So, a little background … this wedding was of a couple that have been together for 12 years, have two lovely girls and are just about to move to Bali … and they asked me to join them for what was a very intimate and enjoyable day. We started off down Graffiti Alley in Melbourne’s CBD for a few fun photos before heading to the Registry Office for the nuptials, a few more photos around the majestic Old Treasury Building and then on to a very low-key dinner at No35 at the Sofitel.

What more can I say, it was a magnificent day – Steve and Nairana, thank you for letting me share and be part of such a wonderful and intimate occassion xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a day out in melbourne town

July 16th, 2011

I had all great intention of having this post up at the beginning of the week and then I got a cold! After having such a great week in Melbourne and still being on a bit of a high it knocked me for six and I’m still trying to recover. So without sounding like a [...]

 

I had all great intention of having this post up at the beginning of the week and then I got a cold! After having such a great week in Melbourne and still being on a bit of a high it knocked me for six and I’m still trying to recover. So without sounding like a bleeding heart my head has been a little addled and I really haven’t managed to achieve much this week – she says as she’s trying to upload images from a week ago on a Friday evening at 7pm – yes, sad I know, but better late than never right?!

Well a week on from my trip to Melbourne I’m still salivating over the amazing food I enjoyed! If only I’d stayed longer, although it may have been a case of rolling me onto a plane (not a pretty site)! I managed to catch a show, and not just any show. “Love Never Dies” was an amazing display of colour, scenic mastery and music. I’ve never seen the “Phantom of the Opera” so don’t really understand how you can go from somewhere as romantic and mysterious as Paris to Coney Island, but hey,  Andrew Lloyd Webber has more musicals under his belt than I do so I’ll go with his train of thought. However, the show left me tingling and I would certainly go see it again if just for the backdrops and scenes – they were truely fantasic! Now I guess I will have to try and see “Phantom of the Opera” just to clarify a few things. I didn’t take my camera everywhere so here are just a few snaps from some of the places I ate … yes, I know if only I hadn’t spent all my time eating I might have a few scenic shots as well. Anyway, enjoy and I will try and get some images up from the Registry Office wedding I photographed while over there as well.

Oh, and by the way – this is the beginning of my new branding. I had intended that everything be launched all at once ie. website, blog, collections etc but because I’ve been busy with so much other stuff its a little bit of piece-by-piece :-)

 

My first day in Melbourne I was taken to this grungy cafe on Lygon Street. Small Block was one of those places you would make your local. The service was great and had personality and the clientelle were a variety of people from families to creatives who by the look had become part of the furniture. The food was great and it was one of the best coffee’s I had while in Melbourne – if only I wasn’t so fussy!

 

 

 

 

After a bit of shopping lunch was at Vue de Monde – 55 stories up at Rialto on Collins Street. It was certainly an experience, the butter was brought to the table on a trolley and ‘rolled’ before being placed on one of the stones that made up the centrepiece of the table – really?!

 

 

The view was quite spectacular although with all the pomp and ceremony that went with lunch is was almost made redundant.

 

This was the sorbet between our entree and main. I was a little sceptical when they brought out a small wooden pestle and a bowl of fresh greens with some liquid nitrogen. But after having the greens ‘snap’ frozen, using the pestle to break them down and then having cucumber sorbet added to the mix I was a firm believer that large bowls of this should be delivered to the table between all courses! It was delicious, sweet and left you wanting more…

 

 

 

 

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max

June 30th, 2011

Today has been quite a wintery day in terms of the warm winter we seem to be having – a little drizzly, grey skies and southerlies. So it was the perfect day to be tucked up inside all nice and warm near the fire … photographing babies. I spent the afternoon with Max and his [...]

 

Today has been quite a wintery day in terms of the warm winter we seem to be having – a little drizzly, grey skies and southerlies. So it was the perfect day to be tucked up inside all nice and warm near the fire … photographing babies. I spent the afternoon with Max and his Mum Jenny. Max is 16 days old and already a busy wee man. I’d asked Jenny about when Max had his sleeps. Obviously me not being a baby person didn’t know that at this age they’re still acquiring a routine. So she said that he was usually at his sleepiest in the afternoon … just not this particular afternoon. He’d decided since he was having visitors that he’d stay awake as long as he could, not so great for getting cute little sleepy baby shots. Not to worry, we got some great photos anyhow, and while Jenny and I had a coffee Max went to sleep on the couch – so I snapped a few more :-)

 

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amor albums

June 15th, 2011

Well there have been a couple of exciting things this week – well technically the first was at the end of last week but since its already Wednesday, we’ll make it this week! I’ve just received my first shipment of Amor albums from my new supplier, Leather Craftsmen, in the US, and I LOVE LOVE [...]

 

Well there have been a couple of exciting things this week – well technically the first was at the end of last week but since its already Wednesday, we’ll make it this week!

I’ve just received my first shipment of Amor albums from my new supplier, Leather Craftsmen, in the US, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! They are just exquisite! The ability to customise the covers and the pages is huge but like everything I do here at Amor these albums have been designed to be subtle and understated. They’re beautifully handcrafted with the softess leather, they’re robust but have a timeless elegance to them. One of things I try to deliver for all my clients is that when they look at their wedding photos and their albums 5, 10, 20 years from now that they will still be as beautiful as they were when they were taken, that the fashions may have changed but the images and albums are ageless. So anyway, I’m so excited to show these to you, I’m just so over-the-moon with them!

Oh, and the second thing well the first really, is that I got my new 50mm 1.4 lens! I’ve been wanting it for ages and finally bit-the-bullet and got it, and yes, I LOVE it! Its just got me so excited about the up-coming wedding season. I have a few engagement shoots coming up in the next few months so will be looking forward to sharing those with you too and in early July I’ll be heading to Melbourne to shoot a wedding so lots of fun things coming up, and lots of opportunity to use my new 50mm!

So, like any blog post – its always better with photos – here are some of the new albums and I had to just throw one in of my new little work-horse. Happy Wednesday all! xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a mid-week holiday

June 2nd, 2011

I did something yesterday that I haven’t done in a VERY long time! I took a day off. I’m a designer and photographer so I tend to work all week and then all weekend, and I do this because I love what I do! I’m really a bit of a workaholic which has its ups [...]

 

I did something yesterday that I haven’t done in a VERY long time! I took a day off. I’m a designer and photographer so I tend to work all week and then all weekend, and I do this because I love what I do! I’m really a bit of a workaholic which has its ups and its downs. I also have certain clients that do the same working hours as me which means that weekends aren’t precious to them either – again this has its pros and cons but esentially my passion for the work I do makes be a very happy person, but I also tend to be a little mindful of the situation. I don’t want to reach a point where I burnout, hate the things I do and resent my clients for wanting me to do their work. So yesterday, for myself and my husband (we kinda work the same hours) was a holiday. And for our holiday we did something which we’d never done as a couple. We became tourists and for once enjoyed the things we always tell our visiting friends and family to do while they’re here in Hawke’s Bay – we did a wine tour. We were chauffeured around the Bay by our good friend and tour operator Greg Beachen of Grape Escape Wine Tours. We’ve been so lucky with the weather this last month and yesterday was certainly no exception. The day was clear, the sky was blue and the sun was out – you wouldn’t have thought it was nearly winter.

We had such an enjoyable day, visiting wineries, tastings and buying! We had a fantastic lunch at Craggy Range and then finished our day with dessert at Elephant Hill. It was absolutely magical and I’m greatful to be able to live in such a wonderful place. Even on a bad day the Bay is still a wonderful place to live … and eat … and drink :-) And just because any blog post is boring without images here are a few I took at Elephant Hill – after dessert!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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fairies in the garden

May 12th, 2011

I went for a walk with the cats a few evenings ago, down through the garden and was surprised to see how many delicate plants there were still standing. Considering all the weather we’ve had (mostly rain) I’d expected them to have slipped into the undergrowth never to be seen again. When I look at [...]

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I went for a walk with the cats a few evenings ago, down through the garden and was surprised to see how many delicate plants there were still standing. Considering all the weather we’ve had (mostly rain) I’d expected them to have slipped into the undergrowth never to be seen again. When I look at plants like this I have romantic visions of fairies and tiny people coming out after dark and living their fairy lives in amongst all the foliage in the garden, hidden from humans but colourful and happy and twinkly – yes, I’ve always imagined fairies to twinkle, not sure why, but I imagine its one of their many fairy traits. Happy Thursday people :-)

 

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babe

May 2nd, 2011

Well its been a while since I last wrote a blog post and I’m sure some would just say that I was being slack [cough] but in actual fact, yes really – I have an ‘actual’ excuse I’ve been buried under piles of work and have only just found my way out – ok, well [...]

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Well its been a while since I last wrote a blog post and I’m sure some would just say that I was being slack [cough] but in actual fact, yes really – I have an ‘actual’ excuse :-) I’ve been buried under piles of work and have only just found my way out – ok, well maybe I found my way out a few days ago but I guess what I’m trying to say is that I really haven’t had any time to myself to sit down and indulge in a little blogging or picture taking for that matter. So here I am …

For anyone that knows me, you know that I’m an animal lover, always have been and always will be. As a kid I found that animals were dependable (to a certain extent). You could depend that your dog would always be there when you got home from school, happy little tail wagging at the delight of seeing you, if you wanted to go for a ride (horse or bike), said dog would tag along happy in the knowledge that they were with you and you with them. You could always depend on your cat, that she would always sleep later than you (I think maybe the electric blanket had something to do with that!) and that she would always wake you up on a cold night meowing at your window to be let in. And, you could always depend on your horse, to be there, yip, just be there in the paddock, doing her thing – not that there was a lot to do in the paddock, chase the odd sheep, have that odd sheep chase her – yes, we seem to collect odd animals. Which brings me to something my mother said to me the other week – she said I looked after my animals too well. Now that should be a complement right?! Well, as much as it was it was a little dig too. What she meant to say was that she’s sure many other people don’t have animals that live as long as mine and maybe it went against the laws of nature that that number of animals should all live to such ripe old ages in the one place! And just so you can get a feel for my animals – my cat lived until she was 21 and my dog and my horse are well into the twilight of their years with respective ages of 13 and 29, but I’d like to think there will be many more wonderful sedate years to be had with them both.

Anyway, in the small amount of time I managed to get to myself the other day I went and took a few photos of Babe. Just a few of my favourite things about her, and now that the cooler weather is upon us she’s got her winter coat and is just so snuggly with her fluffy ears! xx

 

 

 


 

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all things fabulous

April 13th, 2011

I’m not sure about you but I always get a little gloomy (think Eeyore – sad ears and limp tail) at the end of summer but this year it wasn’t just a gradual shift of seasons it was quite sudden. Like going to bed one night and waking up in a completely new world. Ok, [...]

 

I’m not sure about you but I always get a little gloomy (think Eeyore – sad ears and limp tail) at the end of summer but this year it wasn’t just a gradual shift of seasons it was quite sudden. Like going to bed one night and waking up in a completely new world. Ok, maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but things had changed and quite noticeably! There was dew sitting around at 9 o’clock in the morning, the evenings were darker earlier and not only had I had to change from tee-shirts to long sleeve tops, I’ve taken to wearing a scarf – daily! How did this happen?! And for me it’s the end of wedding season as well – I know a double whammy! Which again makes me a little sad – on top of the aforementioned gloomy ears and limp tail, where am I going to get my girly fixes of pretty dresses and amazing shoes, not to mention the jewellery! But I’m not one to dwell on the not-so-good-things. So, to look on the bright side – although the seasons are changing and with it the weddings are ending it is only for a season. Thankfully there is always next wedding season to look forward to and there’s only four months until my next wedding. I’m already getting excited about it! I have a bunch of new brides planning their special days with me and I can’t wait to see all the fabulous things they have planned for their weddings. So in the mean time I will stay on the lookout for inspiration and locations I might be able to use in my next engagement shoot or for something a little left field (for the right bride of course) and soon I’ll be able to get my girly fix of pretty things again!

And just because blog posts are boring without pictures, here are a few things I saw this morning that piqued my interest, flowers and the cutest alleyway next to a great coffee spot in Napier (Madisons). Happy Wednesday everybody!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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thomas & alison neilson – wedding

March 21st, 2011

I LOVE being a wedding photographer! When new clients book with me I get so excited about their day and what I will be shooting – its a little like Christmas was when you were a kid. Full of tiny treasures and happy moments. And admitedly I’m only the photographer but I love seeing the [...]

 

I LOVE being a wedding photographer! When new clients book with me I get so excited about their day and what I will be shooting – its a little like Christmas was when you were a kid. Full of tiny treasures and happy moments. And admitedly I’m only the photographer but I love seeing the dress, the shoes, the jewellery, the flowers – its just all so exciting! And sometimes I gush a little too much but seriously, sometimes the excitement gets the better of me. Alison’s dress was fabulous! Simple and understated, and when on looked 100 times more fabulous! Everthing about the day was a little that way. Nothing over the top, but stylish none-the-less.

The wedding was at Te Awa Winery and we snuck off for some photos at the old Maraekakaho woolshed. This woolshed has a grade one hertitage listing and is so Hawkes Bay – you could just imagine it in its hey-day with the stock that would have used it and the cockies on their horses. It would have been magnificent and I guess it still is, its appeal is something else!

These guys were cool, relaxed and laid back and a whole bunch of fun – thanks guys for letting me capture your day. All the best for your future together. And stay safe in Christchurch!