THE VAN DER WEL FAMILY | NEW ZEALAND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

Kesh was riding shotgun as we meandered our way from Auckland to Hamilton in our little red car. The green hills rolled and the river swam by…

A celestial chorus of the Maori people rang out as we passed a hillside where they lay a loved one to rest. Their Haka faded into the distance, along with our goose bumps.

A single email, a few weeks earlier, had started a correspondence that led us to a small green house. This was no ordinary house though. It was special.

A newborn baby called Audrey lives there. She is the most loved of Talia and Phil, who just happened to serve up a Mexican feast that actually changed my life.

This is them, as they are, in their home.








































22 comments:

  1. holy moly- best. ones. yet. I know i say that every time, but i mean it every time.

    I must be hormonal or something because your little into made me teary (secret talent in writing, maybe?) then the photo's. need. tissue.

    mr international success story. thats you.

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  2. this family portrait conveys raw honesty. you have captured it so beautifully Tim! love it!

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  3. wow! These images are truly something. Such a beautiful down to earth couple who are indeed living the good life. Beautiful.. Tim, you have once more left me speachless. When will you come to the UK? Lou

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  4. Tim, thank you seems a bit short. These images are priceless to me. Thank you for capturing these fleeting moments, these little snapshots in time that are so familiar to me.

    Talia Christine
    http://taliachristine.blogspot.com

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  5. Okay, so the photos are BRILLIANT. But you were saying about that life-changing mexican feast... x

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  6. these photos are pure bliss! what a beautiful keepsake from the first few months of parenthood they now have. so brilliant.

    bel.

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  7. i love the raw and real take on this beautiful cozy family. you captured them so honestly. xo

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  8. Incredible Tim. Love the way you see. What an absolutely lovely family.

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  9. i can't add anything to what's been said...they are beautiful.

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  10. These are beyond adorable. So many great family moments here.

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  11. I guess WOW is not enough, but that's all I've got. a big fat WOW!!!!

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  12. This is such a great idea! I love it so much.

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  13. These are fantastic! Love the scrabble idea with the wedding Polaroid.

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  14. This is a brilliant shoot! I love the documentary element and the glimpse into their family life. Gorgeous!

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  15. These are incredibly beautiful. There brand new little family. Their sweet, welcoming, comfortable home. The momma's smile and laugh. I love it all. Just wonderful...

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  16. I love these. They are so honest and beautiful!

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  17. Lovely "retro" family xoxo !! Wish you guys nothing but the best with that little baby :)

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  18. Such a moving set of photos. Thank you for sharing.

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