Recently I got an assignment that was right up my alley …

“to photograph a vintage collection for a magazine cover”!

How cool is that?
Anyone that knows me knows I love anything vintage so I was very excited about this shoot.

When I arrived at Roger’s house I found he had converted his garage into a museum of various toys, pedal cars, gas pumps and vintage household items.
What an amazing collection!  I could have photographed it all afternoon.

The assignment was to photograph  old plumbing tools for the cover of the
NZ Plumber Magazine. It was for a special 70th year anniversary issue so they wanted something a little different.

The array of tools was amazing and were all stored in a beautiful old leather bag.  I may have become slightly obsessed with the old plumb bob!
Roger also brought out a beautiful old sink, it was so lovely, so much detail and it became the final cover image!

Had so much fun on this shoot and the end result looks great!

Photos by Nicola Wilhelmsen

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This week marks 12 years since I started working for Kerry and Barry here at Kelk Photography.
(I’m only slightly younger than the business its self which was established in 1982.)
My first day was on my birthday!
12 years of happy employment has ended up being the best gift ever!

To celebrate before I head away on maternity leave (round two) I’ve posted below a few photos I’ve taken over the past couple of years.
Some photos are from weddings and other client work, others are from personal projects and of course a few of my daughter Ada.

I’ll be around till mid next week, then will be away to soon be enjoying those wonderful newborn cuddles.

Nicola Wilhelmsen

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Sarah and Blake were married on a hot sunny day in Lawrence.
Sarah’s family is from Lawrence and it was so lovely to get the whole town involved in their special day.

There were horses and carts, beautiful picnic baskets, a wee flower girl riding a horse down the aisle, lots of laughs and love at this wedding.
Thank you so much for asking me to capture all the special moments, I had a blast.

Photos by Nicola Wilhelmsen

I first photographed Sarah and Blake during their engagement shoot in August last year.

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We had a lovely portrait session in the studio last week.
Heinke and Peter needed some portraits for a book they have been working on for the past few years.
It sounds like it has been a labour of love, I’m so happy for you that your project will soon be complete!

Photos by Nicola Wilhelmsen

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It’s always lovely to photograph a couple before their wedding day. It is a great chance to get to know them a little better before you capture their big day.
I first photographed Naomi and Cameron during autumn at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens.

Naomi and Cameron were married at Larnach Castle. It was a beautiful overcast day (a favourite for photographers). We could use any location at the castle inside and out. I always love the opportunity to photograph inside the castle, there are lovely layers and pockets of light to play with.

I entered an image from Naomi and Cameron’s wedding day into the EPSON NZIPP Iris awards this year and it received a silver award.

Thank you for having me  capture your wedding day, it was a total pleasure.

Nicola Wilhelmsen

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