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New Zealand short break

North Island, August 2013 Having twelve days of bliss, away from the studio, moseying around the North Island of New Zealand. We’ve been very fortunate to have the chance to take this break. What a beautiful country! Everywhere you turn, sights amaze you. Just when you think there couldn’t be something more beautiful than what you’ve just seen; something else pops up. Steam vents, volcanoes, glow worms, geysers, white lions – just to give a small taste of what we’ve experienced. Today, I found my muse – a local girl from Taupo. Just so happens, she wants to be model and leapt at the chance for me to photograph her. I probably shall blog more about this mystery girl; and can’t wait to show what we created together; but for now, here is a brief, uncut, unedited video of behind the scenes to tease you about what is coming! Can you imagine what I will do with these images? Tell me what you think may happen, and lets see who comes closest. Kira on location, Taupo NZ.  

Simple, Elegant and Natural Portraits.

Simple, Elegant and Natural Photography. Why not have simple, elegant and traditional portraits as a part of your Discover Sensual You experience? Being sensual is not necessarily about having boudoir or glamour looks. It is a way to live life with the senses fully aware of the pleasurable aspects of nature, joy and interactions with others. It means being completely at home in one’s body, trusting and living through the senses. Seeing-recognizing the beauty in all that is beautiful-animals, flowers, trees, people, symmetry and asymmetry. Inhaling the fragrances of all and enjoying each. Listening to the voices of all living things and revelling in the uniqueness of each. Having a Discover Sensual You experience  is simply discovering who you are. Have a look at a few examples of what sort of portraits you can achieve.     Book your own session. Spoil your loved one. Call us on 02 96598444 or email us at: kira@artphotobykira.com.au      

Family photography session in period style

Family Photography. Period Style. This photo shoot was a mixture of glamour and traditional portrait photography. Beautiful Zlata wanted to have a family portrait done in Period Style. So after the make-up and hair done by beautiful Christine from Delectable Me, I have styled all 3 girls; picking their beautiful dresses, corsets, draping material, choosing neck pieces, jewellery and shoes.  David started the fire, lit the candles, connected the lights and then it was on… Girls were amazing, the fire was inviting and we all had a ball. Here is a selection of the images from their shoot. Enjoy. Let us know if you like that style of family portraiture photography. family photography in period style Book your own session. Call us on 02 96598444 or email us at: kira@artphotobykira.com.au            

Glamour Portrait Marathon in our studio

Glamour Portrait Photography Marathon in our studio, where 10 women were photographed in one hour What a marathon we had last Sunday in our studio! 10 women were photographed in one hour. I don’t remember working so fast ever!  🙂  The hardest part for me was to take only a couple of images of one person, & when only starting to get the taste of it; stop photographing her & start photographing another lovely lady. Normally I spend a couple of hours on getting to know a person, his or hers desires, fears,  fantasies & insecurities before I start shooting. Also we generally have a professional make-up & hair artist working with us, making our women feeling pampered & taken care of.  We didn’t have that luxury last Sunday. After introduction & letting our ladies know about a few tips on poses & how to look better in photographs – I basically had an hour to photograph all 10 ladies who applied their own make-up. You will see the first image, a “Before” image, that each lady sent me; then another image, that was taking by a friend right before the shoot in our studio, when each lady already had make-up on & then the 3rd image, taken during their 2-3 minutes of our speedy photo shoot. All images are taken with the same background & basically in the same pose. I wanted to demonstrate to our gorgeous women that beauty is in everyone: young & old, slim & voluptuous, extrovert &  introvert. We just have to remember it, keep our back straight, our necks stretched & our eyes sparkle with humour & compassion. Confidence is another factor in achieving a beautiful portrait. All 10 women ended up with a lovely portrait. That marathon was so popular that I have been asked  a few times already when are we going to do another one. 🙂 So maybe in a couple of months. Watch this space for the info  😉 Enjoy the samples of  “Before and Afters” 🙂       Book your session for yourself, your friend or your partner. Spoil your loved one! Call us on 02 96598444 or email us at: kira@artphotobykira.com.au