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Flying through times zones and watching the earth change beneath me… Up in the air all alone staring out at the clouds and thinking of the last week in LA. It feels like I’ve been dancing around in some kind of painting… A beautiful landscape dreamt up by an insanely imaginative couple in love. And […]

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  • Kierstin (the bride) :) - NINA FREAKING CLAIRE!!! I cannot even find words to say how much you nailed this one, and that’s not just cuz I did such an amazing job designing it ;) teeheeeee.
    I mean, I knew our wedding was beautiful and fun but HOT DAMN! Looking back on the day through your artsy clever eyes with these F*CKING STUNNING SHOTS… It was even more breathtaking and rad than we remembered!!! I am forever thankful for having you in my life, at my wedding, and as the genius behind the BEST WEDDING PHOTOS EVER!!!!!! Love you truly madly deeply. xoxoxo
    YOU. ARE. A. LEGEND!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Oh you sweetest thing!! Thankyou so much for having me and yes your wedding was pretty freakin brilliant! what a day and what an honour to capture it!!! ThankYOU for having me there!! memories baby memories ;))ReplyCancel

The Haka gets me everytime. It’s that crazy intense passion and the sense of togetherness and community. It just gets me every, single, time… My eyes well up and my heart just about bursts. Laura and Dan had so many amazing moments in their day but the Haka had to be right up there… So, […]

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  • Jessica - Absolutely stunning Warwa and gan gan xReplyCancel

  • Yael - I love your work and never get tired of looking at it- it’s really artReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Thanks so much Yael. What a lovely compliment! I always appreciate it when people take the time to view my posts :)ReplyCancel

  • Zoe - Absolutely stunning Nina!! Totally nailed it!!! WoooooReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Thanks beautiful! It means alot!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Nugent - What a magical day. Congratulations Laura and Dan – everything and everyone looked gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Genevieve ( Miss Gen ) - Totally stunning images!ReplyCancel

  • Willy & Marie Haumu - Thankyou Nina for the beautiful wedding photo’s. They are a pleasure to look at and remminise about them .Once again a big thankyou to you. Cheers ,Willy & MarieReplyCancel

  • Cameron Sun - Wow, epic light. Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog posts :)ReplyCancel

What struck me about Lucky and Andre is their appreciation of fine things. To look at life with a discerning eye and collect only the best memories and moments is a special skill to have… I can see that these two know how to sift through the millions of experiences open to us and choose […]

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I had a day off recently which is a bit rare for me. I spent it knocking about the city with Cye. We jumped fences and drank beer. We waded through long grass at sunset and teetered on the edge of high cliffs in the cool of the night. We took pictures. It was a […]

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  • Kierstin - STFU! These are f*cking AMAZING! Like, I got goosebumps. NAILED IT, SISTA!ReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Thanks Lady!! I love these images too… Nice to branch out and flex a lil’ bit :)ReplyCancel

Whales and butterflies and coconut palms. White sand and aqua blue stretching to the horizon. Hayman Island is… Extraordinary. I met up with Lizzie and Nick the day before and we took a stroll exploring the Island. It was so lovely to take a quiet walk together and drink it all in. The landscape is […]

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Some people just seem to inject a little bit of magic into everything they do. Linda and Brett are those kind of people. These guys completely love bombed a tropical island in the middle of paradise. Volcanoes erupted, stars aligned and all 59 guests had their hearts smashed wide open by a higher love. It […]

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Putri and Ben know how to have fun… real fun There’s not many couples I’ve photographed who’ve jumped into the pool at the end of the night in full wedding attire. Yeah… I know right, fun. It rained on the day they got married. Big fat drops of tropical rain, freshening everything up and cooling […]

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  • Jacqui Townsend - Wow!! This wedding is so gorgeous!! I love the colours…ReplyCancel

  • Ninda Silva - Bali is the best! Great picsReplyCancel

  • Francis Kane - Nice work Nina really lovely stuffReplyCancel

I love those moments shooting before the sun goes down… When the air is fresh and cool on the back of your throat and your cheeks feel flush with your heart pumping. It is my fix… and it’s not a bad one to have. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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  • Rachael - I love the intimacy of your images Nina :)

    That wide Black’n’white of them in the treegap is AHHmazing!ReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Thanks love!.. I love the fun playfulness of yours!ReplyCancel

Life is full to the brim… It’s busy. And noisy. There’s always something that needs to be done and the house is always full of the sounds of life. Loud peels of laughter and shouts across the hall… piles of sheets toppling and string bags full of oranges falling apart. Life is full. Life is […]

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You know how some days seem to be almost giddy with happiness and no matter what unfolds things feel right. Things feel good. And you know it to be true somewhere deep in your bones. After the first kiss these two were showered with confetti and colour and light and love from all their family […]

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I had some news about a friend yesterday. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about her and what she’s going through. I wish so much I could be there with her, cry with her, drink cups of tea and lie down in the grass together with the sun on our faces and just be. […]

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  • Suz - Wow Nina, this is just so beautiful, the emotion, the light and the love. Amazing :) xReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Thanks so much Suz… :) and thanks for taking the time to write… Kind words are the best!!ReplyCancel

  • janice gibbs - So so so beautiful Nina…..gorgeous beyond wordsReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Awww… Thanks! You’re my biggest fan!! :))ReplyCancel

  • chelsea Tanner - Sooo GOOD!ReplyCancel

So this month I got some exciting news. The crew over at Fearless Photographers have decided to give one of my photographs one of their awards. They have some of the best photographers in the world submitting images so I feel pretty thrilled to be amongst such amazing company. Take a peek at some of the […]

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Man. What can I say… Take two people brimming with joy and creativity. Add a huge group of truly fantastic friends and family and then smother it all with a good healthy dollop of love and there you have it. Jorja and Agnis you will both make magic happen around you wherever you go. It is plainly clear […]

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  • Nina Claire - These two lovelies!… Check them out!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - Beautiful work Ninz, such a nice vibe through all these images :)

    PS: I love all the florals!ReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Thanks Rach! The bridesmaids dresses were so lovely! :)ReplyCancel

  • Janice Gibbs - Fabulous shots Nina. Made my heart swell to see such happiness captured so naturally.ReplyCancel

  • Polly Snowden - AMAAAAAAZING!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Roach - Love the ones of the rock and couple best.ReplyCancel

  • Ayla Alice Rockliff Boehm - The last one just made me heart gasp.ReplyCancel

I was sixteen years old and and it was a hot muggy seaside summer. My father had bought and renovated an old arthouse cinema overlooking the beach and we lived in a tiny shack right behind it. I remember going to sleep at night with the sound of the waves crashing and the deep base sounds of […]

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This wedding is full of colour and smiles… Big, beaming, I’m marrying the love of my life kinda smiles. The best kind of smiles. Makes you get a little skip in your step and flutter in your heart just to see it… Thanks guys for having me along. I loved being part of your day. […]

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  • Kierstin - LOVEEEEEE THESE SHOTS SO MUCH, NINA! My favorite… so far ;)ReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Thank YOU… kind words are THE BEST!!!ReplyCancel

Rachel and Keith it was so lovely to be part of your day… You guys are special. Weddings are special! I read an article recently that said that weddings are really important to our social structure and community and that it’s possible to measure a rise in oxytocin levels of people who’ve attended (the love drug). I […]

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Rafi’s face is the first thing I see every morning. So cute… even at 5am. He peers into my sleepy face and pulls my eyelids up saying “wake up Mummy” Some mornings if I’m feeling cheeky I open my eyes and give him a conspiratorial grin and whisper “go and wake up Daddy, he REALLY wants to […]

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  • Zachary Tannin - So Yum! Looks like mornings are pretty delish round your way!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Shay - Looks super healthy and tasty :) Thanks!ReplyCancel

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] This wedding was featured on Hello May

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  • James Bennett - These are SO beautiful Nina… you really get the feel for what a great relaxed day it was. Great wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Francesca Parry - Beautiful! Nice work :)ReplyCancel

  • Roberto - Wow! gorgeous couple and beautifully captured… love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anastasia Smart - Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Daniella - Those stars!… So good!ReplyCancel

  • janice gibbs - Absolutely stunning pictures Nina. Looking at them I felt like I had been there for their special day….so beautifully captured.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • April - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sara O'Toole - This whole wedding is perfect…The brides dress, shoes, hair the whole look i dream of.ReplyCancel

I have a Tahitian Lime tree outside my bedroom door. I love it. I like peeling off the leaves and crunching them in my hand so that the fresh lime flavour bursts into the air. It reminds me of hot weather and Mojitos. Delicious. I thought I’d cook up a fresh lime and coconut curry using limes and fresh coriander […]

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  • Carly - Ooh… Delicious! I’ll bookmark this for inspiration! Thanks NinaReplyCancel

  • Anastasia Smart - Yes! Love it… a bit of fresh summer food to whet the appetite.ReplyCancel

  • Roberto - Nom nom nom… :)ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - *Drool* that looks so yummy :)ReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Yummy Summer!! Thanks Rach… Loving your infused vodka too! Damn girl you’re too good! :)ReplyCancel

I really get a kick out of being around people in love. It just makes me feel so damn good. It reminds me of all the joy the world has to offer and what’s really important about being human. It reminds me of the things we’ll remember when we’re old and the things that we […]

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  Erin and James and a sun setting over the Harbour at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a pretty darn good place to start for an unforgettable day. I think this time I’m going to just let the pictures say it all… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Erin and James wedding is featured […]

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  • Emma Levine - Oh my god! This is so beautiful in every way! I love this!… I’ll be checking your blog all the time!ReplyCancel

  • Ben Karsay - I love the colours! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Grace - Sooo Good…ReplyCancel

  • Jesse Collins - Wow!… I want you to shoot my wedding :)ReplyCancel

  • James Bennett - Great work NinaReplyCancel

  • Erin G - Thanks so much Nina! The photos are amazing and this is just the start. You captured so many special moments on our Wedding Day. I can’t wait to print them off and fill my apartment with them :) xoxReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Thanks Erin! Glad to hear that you’re loving them :) It was such a pleasure to be part of your day! xxNReplyCancel

Two lovely people who know how to have fun got married in a pub… This is their story. They did things a little differently and it was SO wonderful to see it all unfold. Michael says he thinks Kimberley has slightly dubious dress sense but me (and the rest of everyone) begs to differ! Her […]

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  • Rachael - Nina this is awesome, every, single, part is amazing! :)ReplyCancel

The Island of the Gods. The morning of the world. The haven of peace. Bali. Those of us who’ve had a love affair with this little Island will agree that it is more than a perfect place to get married. It is a place to bury your heart… When I’m in Bali I feel almost […]

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Kangaroo Valley is full of beauty… You can smell the eucalyptus leaves and hear the crickets. You can kick off your shoes and dance in the wet grass. You can soak in the sun, get drenched in the rain and drink it all in… deeply. A perfect place to get married. Lynsey and Matt you […]

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  • Kierstin - Oh my goodness Nina. This wedding is PERFECT with pictures to match! That sky?! That rainbow?! Are you kidding me?!!!!! PERFECTION!ReplyCancel

Ben you are so important to me. Sometimes when I’m editing I come across some pics of us… Amongst the thousands of pictures of other people, there are a few of these tiny gems. Slipped in on the end of a memory card. I get stuck on them. Caught up and whisked away to the […]

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  • Corrina Tough - So beautiful Nina, both words and pictures. I would love one day to capture your family for you- I notice you are not in any of them as you are taking them! This is what has happened to me as I photograph everyone (being a photographer) but I am never in any with my kids and husband! x Corrina ToughReplyCancel

  • Kye Grech - Absolutely beautiful as always nina….ReplyCancel

  • Barbi Samyoga - aw, so precious Nina…. looking forward to seeing you guys for your big day… its been too long. let me know if u need help with anything ;)ReplyCancel

  • Satya James - so beautiful, and so so prescious…thankyou for sharing…love is most certainly something to be honoured and captured…xxxReplyCancel

  • Carleton Vaux - You guys are really beautiful…. jealous of your purity and passion!!!! Admirable, what an honour to true love??? Looking forward to seeing you guys before too long… oxooxx Kali.ReplyCancel

  • Chantelle Barber - I just love your work Nina……you hold such beauty within & I hope you continue to share many more moments like these with us. Your gift is our gift xxxReplyCancel

  • Janice Gibbs - Gorgeous expressions of love Nina. I love you very much my darling girl. xxReplyCancel

Martine + Asher //  The Grounds at Alexandria or Two fantastic people in one beautiful city… Martine is a photographer. So you’re thinking… Does shooting another photographers wedding make you sweat a little?… The answer is hell YES!! It’s not like that on the day though… Once the day arrives you just get carried away […]

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  • Rosalie Resnick - Stunning photos. Best wedding ever! xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Bianca Maserow - Such divine photos – amazing bride and groom shots !ReplyCancel

  • Wilma Sherman - Really fabulous photographs capturing special moments at a great wedding celebrationReplyCancel

  • Jenny Payne - Absolutely beautifulReplyCancel

  • Nina Karsay - Martine and Asher… Thankyou. You two are just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Gabrielle Payne Brodovcky - Just looked at these again… LOVE THEM! Gorgeous shots!!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Cozens - Hot damn, you two! Gorgeous! Best wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Martine Payne - Thank you, Nina! So in love with them ( couldnt have done it better myself ;) )xxReplyCancel

  • Bo Vardia - Have to say, these pics brought me to tears. So very, very beautiful ♥ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Payne - Absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Karyn Moskow - magnificent!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Wilma Sherman - Really fabulous photographs capturing special moments at a great wedding celebration.ReplyCancel

  • Luca Souza - Wow! I’m in love with your job, these photos are amazing.
    Warm regards from Brazil.ReplyCancel

  • Jasmin Beck - Unbelievable – First time I have seen these – how I wish I could have been with you. Love ❤ Aunty JReplyCancel

  An hour ago Tandi was stranger. Just a voice on the phone booking in her family session. Now I’m sitting in her kitchen, drinking her tea and I’m hearing her story. I have goosebumps. I feel electric and alive and energetic and inspired… Tandi’s story wakes me up. When I hear some of the […]

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It’s easy to lose sight of things. It’s easy to get focused on your routine, on work, on a problem or on some conflict. I think I did a lot of that this year. I think I lost sight a little. You gotta make good choices everyday, a choice to feel good. To walk in […]

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] earlier that day… Music credit – Ben Howard Burgh Island Dress: Both by Magali Pascal Shoes: Magali Pascal by Vintage Century Bridemaids dresses: All Bridesmaids wore delicate lace crochet dress with high neckline and low back by Magali Pascal with the most amazing headpieces. Bridesmaids shoes: Magali Pascal by Vintage Century  

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  • Manaal - There is something spectacular about how these photos unfold. They start off slow and then literally feel like they’re gaining momentum. Love the burst of contrast towards the end. There is so much life in these shots.ReplyCancel

  • Nina Claire - Thanks Manaal, I thought the black and whites party shots really transported you to the 1920’s too… this wedding was amazing to shoot.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Du Preez - These are wonderful. Such beautiful moments captured. Such a gorgeous wedding to photograph. :)ReplyCancel

  • Nishant - , iniziare la cornnesaziove divulgare nessun mistero su chi siete con Ciao, il mio nome e8 Jim e tu e non ho ancora incontrato. Questo elimina il mistero di chi siete e vi permette di iniziare a parlare di come si puf2 aiutare a risolvere un problema, piuttosto che dover per difetto di un passo di vendite.bxbReplyCancel

Damien and Krystal… I took a snapshot in time of your small family and it cut straight to my heart. Perhaps it’s because your new little family reminded me of my own. It’s the tiny forgivenesses and day to day smiles that make up the fabric of a great love… [Audio clip: view full post […]

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  • Nina Claire - It was such a pleasure to shoot this wonderful familyReplyCancel

  • Engagement Video Reception - Love to see new versions and new upgraded features.
    hard was it to build your blog? Could someone like me, a newbie do it?ReplyCancel

    • Nina Claire - Hi There guys… sorry about the late reply. I don’t receive notifications of comments so its best to contact me through the contacts page but thanks for your compliments and in answer to your question…yes I think a newbie could do it! Good Luck :)ReplyCancel

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]     Music Credit      –       Matt Corby,  Resolution 

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  • Nina Claire - Warning: heart melting ahead… check out this adorable family on the blog (:ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Timms - LOVE!!ReplyCancel

  • Nah Tao - Love every inch of their style and this shoot. Precious family. Thanks for sharing. And doing, Nina!ReplyCancel

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This day was so special that I had to keep pinching myself. A day so loved up, so full of creativity and vitality that I had to remind myself to take a step back so that I could drink it all in and capture it on camera. It was truly wondrous. Polly and Jamie you […]

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  • Sometimes the beauty of human connection swells your heart and takes your breath away … | Susie Surtees Life Designer - […] best. Coming together to honour and love two people in ways not often seen in the first world. Click here to see and enjoy … Share this:Like this:Like Loading… from → Uncategorized ← […]ReplyCancel

  • Mariette - I am gobsmacked, SO much LOVE, Happiness, joy, beauty, tranquility, peaceful and did I say HAPPY! Unique, just like Jamie & you xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xoReplyCancel

  • Myrna Clark - Polly thank you for including my in your wedding share. Your happiness and beauty traveled to far off Canada. From beginning dawn to the sun going down on your celebration your joy brings light to all of us fortunate enough to share. Every guest at the wedding looked like the kind of global citizens we all
    need more here on our planet.
    best, MyrnaReplyCancel

What is it about us humans that decide that we will cross to the other side of world to be with the one we love. To leave our jobs, our security, our friends and our families and stake it all on the fact that we know deep in our guts that nobody else will do. […]

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It was so lovely to meet the gorgeous little Zella Benko this week. Her Beautiful mama Naomi Abeshouse Benko invited me over to take some pics and even though it was wet and rainy outside it was so warm and cosy spending time with their new family. Naomi and Jeremy are as new parents should […]

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I love the wharves. The sandstone, the worn woods and red bricks feel so sturdy, so strong and dependable. Its a sense of home mixed with the grandeur of architecture and history and its beautiful. A perfect place to get married. Mary and Mark will be tying the knot here in March and I’m so […]

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  • Nina Claire - Mary and Mark got engaged and the three of us went down to the wharves where they’ll be getting married and explored…ReplyCancel

  • Kate Holmes - I love your work Nina. You’re awesome. Love from Bangalow xReplyCancel

Something huge has happened to me this year, something huge and something little. A tiny little being has entered my world and become the centre of it. Ben and I are now parents and together we are a family. Its funny how much parenthood changes you in little ways that you never imagined and uncovers […]

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  • Susie Surtees - Nina, thank you for this tender, love-woven introduction to your beautiful son. Sp lovely to ‘meet’ him in this way. How I love his sleeping violet eyelids …
    Parenthood is such a time of surrender, as you say. A new way of being in the world, seeing the world. A blessed time. You’re in grateful wonder of each moment, I can tell.
    Love to all three.
    Susie
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Madeleine and Ben and their families are some of the most easy-going and authentic people I have ever met and it was such a pleasure to be able to be a part of their special day. Horses, old wooden fences, beautiful trees and a gorgeous farm house were only a small part of what made […]

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