I recently attended a baby shower—perhaps the first of many?—and was blown away by the decorations and embellishments. Almost like walking into a real life Pinterest board. I dream of a day when my own parties are this photogenic.
Long story short: I ate too many mint candies, took a lot of selfies with my friend-who-is-basically-a-sister, and suggested a name nobody can pronounce.
Let the hipster paper-straws-in-jars trend never die out. The straws may disintegrate as you drink, but at least you look cute.
A tiny gallery, miniscule really! Kamui is the sweetest ever, and I’m honoured I got the chance to get some photos of her.
The Auckland Wintergardens sure are something else. Magical almost, maybe even a little like Hogwarts. Less giant squid though.
Eveychu as Harry Potter
Soxy Cosplay as Draco Malfoy
Hoodies from Verboom
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Going from Star Wars Celebration to Disneyland was going from my happiest place on Earth to the happiest place on Earth. Stepping into Disneyland is like stepping into another world, filled with rocket ships and cute little stores whose opening hours are never.
I also found my true love there: soft pretzels. Oh America, why do you make such strange, yet delicious food?
Sporting my new Sigma lens, my usual nifty fifty was thrown unceremoniously into my bag (“I don’t need you anymore, I’ve found someone better!”) Soon enough I found myself swapping them back around; turns out I’m still a sucker for prime lenses.
I absolutely adored Star Tours and Space Mountain, much to no one’s surprise. Sometimes when I drift off on the bus I think of going back and riding Star Tours a million more times. One day I’ll get all the combinations, guys. One day.
News update: I got a Patreon! If you like what I write/photograph at all, consider helping me out over there. There’s so much more I want to do, but money can be the biggest cockblock of all time.
Tahlee is one of my favourite cosplayers—made even better by the fact she’s a good friend, too. She can make even the simplest costumes stand out, and she’s super cute to boot.
Mako by Tails’ Cosplay
Photography by me (Saf)
I recently unearthed my mum’s old Pentax K1000 with some help from my sister, and since I had some spare film laying around I decided to test it out.
We couldn’t get the battery slot open, so I had no light meter, and I wasn’t 100% sure I’d loaded the film properly (it’s been a while), and then I almost screwed up rewinding the film—on top of the film counter being broken. This was a lot of experimentation, and I was totally expecting to have a roll of basically nothing.
Most of this is from Thames and the Coromandel; a friend and I went for a walk up to the Waiomu kauri grove one morning while down visiting my family. There’s one tree there that’s absolutely massive, must be a few centuries old. We also just wandered around the town a little on the market day (I was trying to find the source of the sausage sizzle scent).
As for my normal DSLR baby, I’m going to be uploading photos from a cosplay shoot from a couple months ago (oops) with a cosplayer I adore later this week!
Cosplay by the super lovely Bria of White Hot Room
I have some writing in the works, but it’s my birthday tomorrow, and then a busy weekend because of my 21st party, so I’m gonna be behind on most of my posts. So, have some dogs! I took these at a dog adoption drive a few weeks back.