WELCOME This blog is my original blog... I like to keep it live to see where I have come from as a photographer ;) But if you want the new & improved Mistral Photography, Please visit... Or THANK YOU! Nyk :)

Cupcakes | Auckland Photographer

What else does one do on a rainy Auckland day? Bake of course!.... These may look better than they taste... I am no expert, but I sure do find baking relaxing.

Photography Voucher | Auckland Portrait & Wedding Photographer

I love putting together my wee boxes. I think the gift of a portrait session is so super. Especially for a Grandma which is the case in this one shown.. Have your portrait session with the whole family.... everyone wins :)

Joe & Anna Are Baptised : Auckland Event Photographer

It was such a dull day this morning in Auckland. The perfect day for Tess & Paul to gather with family and friends and Baptise their beautiful children.

Anna's sweet little booties and her dress detail.

Getting dressed... Anna was unimpressed, but only briefly... she was such a good wee cherub for the rest of the day...

All ready....

All finished! Thank you Paul & Tess for allowing me to be a part of this special occasion.

Nykie xx

Learning Photography {by} an Auckland Portrait Photographer

Hi Everyone!

I felt compelled to share with you all lots of things going on so you can get access to learning about your lovely cameras. If you have purchased a DSLR, take the darn thing off Auto! Do it now.. and never switch back :)

I keep in touch with a lot of photographers about the place, and so I get the word when anything is happening...

1. If you are in Auckland you should check out the Fast Track Photographers Group This has only just started up. The whole aim is for people of all different levels to get together in a non-threatening and "For Each Other" environment and share your strengths, and gain knowledge so you can improve on your weaknesses... check it out. The goal is to keep it all FREE ;)

2. Nationwide, you can check out Flickr. There is an AWESOME group of photographer who have formed a group NZFM (NZ Flickr Meet Ups). The people in this group are alllll different kinds of photographers. Portraiture, Landscape, Pro's, Hobbyist, Experts, Beginners, Fine Artists... all sorts. Meet ups are organised quite often... it's super casual.. you just hang out... take photos, and yarn the time away about photography... or anything else if you wanna! I have made some awesome friends from this group and I look forward to a long future hanging out with these wonderful peeps.

Here is a list of things that I have done since turning my camera onto manual (or Aperture Priorty... meep) two years ago....

Night School! Cheap, Fun, Easy

Photographer Work Shops.
I did all of Lisa Crandalls.. and she is still running them...

You Tube! Its brill!...
My favourite channels are
Dom Bower (he is so cute)
and Bert Stephani's "Confessions of A Photographer" series...

- Hang out with photographers! talk talk talk.
- Ask questions.
- Read books
- Read blogs

I will leave it at that for now.

I would like to do some casual meet ups with people from my Facebook Page Soon....
Email me
if you are interested.

Until then!

START HERE BY WATCHING THIS VID from Adorama! About the fundamentals of exposure called "The Exposure Triangle"... get in there!!

Take Care
Nykie Noo

ooh, and another thing.... Sam Mothersole is going to be doing M.O.M Workshops soon.. check it out...

Auckland Baby Photographer : Mistral Winter Special

12x12 $160.00
16x16 $250.00
20x30 $430.00
30x40 $610.00

These prints are lovingly worked images
that will take pride of place in your home.
Whole set of 6x4 proofs can be purchased for $8.00 a print
these are not sold as one offs. Minimum order is 15.

8x12 $150.00
11x14 $190.00
16x24 $250.00
20x30 $310.00
30x40 $350.00

Framing, Mounting and Matts are availble.
Extra post processing and image compositing is charged at $85.00 per hour.
All prices include GST

Nykie aka Mistral Photography

Lovely DVDs of Images... Out they go | Auckland Wedding Photographer

It is so lovely to see my first three weddings go on disc and get finalised for posting to the clients. I feel really chuffed with myself and of course glad I worked with Samantha Hobson :) We did good.

{Disc Image Above By Samantha Hobson of Dancing Light Photography}

Zac! : Auckland Newborn Photographer

Yesterday I went to photograph Zac Kelso! Too cute... He is only a few weeks old. It was a short shoot, cause he had enough, Fair enough too, some strange lady comes along and whips all his clothes off and stuffs him in a giant sock and shoves a camera in his face!.... so to make up for the shortness, I took some extras of his big brother Harry...(see who is only TWO!, and pays the DRUMS! Long Live Rock N'Roll!! Photographing newborns always has me thinking... I wonder what sort of mobile phone Zac will have when he is in his 20's? The mind boggles!

Michela at 34 Weeks : Auckland Maternity Photographer

This is Michela & Efisio Enna with their lovely labradoodle Chira. Chira had such lovely long and soft ears - I wanted to take her home! Michela had a lovely wee belly for 34 weeks! I took along my portable backdrop and off camera flash and away we went. Then we popped outside for a few extras in the garden. We nattered away the whole time! I look forward to meeting their new baby in a few weeks time! Watch this space for their newborn photoshoot!

Mark & Vanessa : Married : Auckland Wedding Photographer

Friday the 5th of March will be a day I will never forget. My first time as lead photographer for a wedding. The weight of the responsibility was massive. I felt sick with nerves, but at the same time I had an underlying confidence that I could do this. I wouldnt afterall accept the job of photographing someones wedding if I thought I couldn't handle it.

The day went so fast! Not only did we have myself and second shooter Sam Hobson running about we had three cameramen, a director and a sound recordist for the reality tv series "Hitched". It was a stressful but interesting aspect of the day!

Here are a couple of shots. Thank you Mark & Vanessa for sharing your day with Sam and I. We wish you a long and happy marriage.