Wellington Botanic Garden Engagement – Clare & Matt

Matt & Clare share a love for minis, a love for their 2 doggies and of course, a love for each other. They said to me their dogs mean the world to them and they wanted them at their engagement session, of course being a doggie mummy myself, I replied with a BIG FAT  “OF COURSE!!!”

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We were on the highway on a sunny Waitangi Day to meet them at the Botanic Gardens, when we saw a purple mini speed past us with 2 dogs looking out the back window. I crossed my fingers and toes hoping and praying that that was Matt & Clare. My wish came true when we parked right next to the mini.



Taking the photos was only half the fun at Matt & Clare’s engagement session ,the other half was filled with laughter and either “doggie” talk or “mini” talk. They are the experts in both.


We had so much fun, we couldn’t wait to share.

Enjoy the love, the mini and the dogs.

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Upper Hutt Special Home Wedding – Lisa & Mark

8 February 2014,

Lisa and Mark got married in the most perfect place in the world, a place that means the world to them, a place that holds their memories, a place for new memories to be created – their beautiful Upper Hutt home.

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It was an intimate backyard wedding, with the people closest to them enjoying every moment. No matter where we were, we always heard laughter over the pitter patter of the rain.


Lisa and Mark, we can tell you are both so in love, each others soulmate, the light in each others life – the perfect match.


Thank you for sharing your special day with us, it was an honour to be part of your big day and we wish you both all the best in the world.

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Wellington Old St Paul’s Church Wedding – Afa & Nicole

18 January 2014,

Ten minutes. That’s how often I said “beautiful” at this wedding. From the weather to seeing Nicole, her parent’s home, the location, the dress, the bridesmaids, the flower girls, page boys, even the groom and groomsmen!

We have been waiting so long to share these moments with you – these beautiful moments of Nicole & Afa’s wedding.

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Nicole and Afa had met a decade ago, high school sweethearts. 10 years on, they are still young and in love but now with the addition of a handsome son and a stunning daughter.





Nicole and Afa, thank you for sharing your greatest day with us, thank you for the many laughs, thanks to the groomsmens for showing me how to waltz, thanks to Nicole’s mum for saving me from being locked in the bathroom (long story) and thank you to you both, just for everything.

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New Year, New things

3 weeks into the New Year and it’s already becoming a busy year for us as Photographers. Cupid must have hit his bow directly at Wellington as 2014 kickstarted our photography world with a bang!

To start off, we welcomed in 2014 with a brand new logo. The new logo still includes the 2 birds that we love – the two lovebirds as we call them. Instead of the two birds sitting on a “luuuuurve” branch, we decided to have the birds “tying the knot”. We are so happy with the new logo and we cannot wait to change all our packaging to include it! This year, we are going to introduce new packaging and new stationary to our photography packages so stay in tune for more!

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A year to be thankful for !

When it comes to New Years Eve, my goldfish memory cannot remember all the things I am thankful for in 2013. But when I look through all our photos, I run out of fingers and toes trying to count all the little things and big things we are so thankful for. 2013 was a huge year for me, for us, and for Fino Photography.

The biggest thanks we want to acknowledge is to you, for reading our blog, for looking through our photos, we are so thankful to all our clients, potential clients and future clients. To all the client’s we have ever met, we thank you for your kindness, support and friendship.

Here’s a sneak peek into our personal lives in 2013 –

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With much love – signing off for the year

L & A



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