Leithfield Beach Family Photos

Kuryan Family

When I started taking peoples portraits. I seemed to have started in the hardest way possible. Going up to people and asking for their photo in a language I don’t speak. It’s a scary thing. But I think I definitely grew some nads while travelling.  ‘Can I take your photo please’ is the largest sentence I can remember in Spanish. And it did me well… foooor the most part ;-)
But that was just a snap snap here and there. I had yet to direct a shoot where the beautiful people I’m photographing only understand my little hand signals. And lets face it, I’m pretty crud with those lol.

The Kuryan Family have come alllll the way from Russia. RUSSIA. My oh my is that an intriguing land. They’ve travelled the best spots in the South Island (yip that’s A LOT) over the last month. And with this being their last week in pretty little NZ, we had to do a shoot in a place that has it all. Mountains, Ocean and Forestry. I call upon my favourite spot. Leithfield Beach!

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

Denis and Yulia are a gorgeous couple, together 10 years, married for 6 and they haven’t had any pro photos done since their wedding. They’ve had young wee Vlad in that time. So its only appropriate to rectify that by having a shoot in our beautiful NZ lands.

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

You’re not surprised… are you?? hehe.

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

The ALMIGHTY Vlad! (Kind of like Hurcules, yes?)

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

He is such a cool wee chap. He gave me all the goods. Future male model, don’t cha think?!

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

Leithfield Beach Family Photos

Leithfield Family Photos

With friend and translator at our sides. The gorgeous GORGEOUS blue skies and sunny day and not to mention the perfect ingredients of a gorgeous family. We had a lot of fun!
Enjoy the rest of your stay in New Zealand Denis, Yulia and Vlad and safe travels back to the homeland! :)