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Beautiful Bali

In June I went on a last minute trip to Bali with one of my best friends Amanda, this girl was in serious need of a holiday. She is one of the brightest people I know, a bit of an over achiever if you will so it was really good to see her take time out for herself. The lead up till we went was bit of a blur, trying to organize the studio so I could go away for three weeks. Next thing we are at the Brisbane airport having a glass of red before noon aussie time. Next stop Bali!
Amanda has an amazing nutrition blog so between us our trip was mainly about food and photography with a few expresso martinis in between with a ridiculous amount of caffeine in them. Considering we both live very busy lives and usually have way to much packed in to our day we, were surprised that doing nothing can take up so much time. I think it was an eye opener for both of us that perhaps we both needed to slow down when we get home.
Naturally I had talked Bali up a lot to my friends so I was sure Amanda would be arriving with very high expectations thanks to me. I know she loves Bali as much I as I do and will be back for sure. Check out her blog  for more details on the amazing food we had as well how she is  scared of monkeys http://healthconsciousfoodie.co.nz/beautiful-bali/  . Thanks Amanda, you are such a good travel buddy x
I absolutely love Bali, I have been going there since I was fourteen. Making each holiday revolve around photography at such a young age. I know my family and friends secretly loved stopping at random places so I could jump out and take photos and make their car journeys a little longer than expected. The Balinese people are so easy to photograph, with their friendly approachable manner, it was the perfect place for my photography skills to grow.
It was also the perfect place to learn to read light. I would hold on to the rolls of film in immense anticipation and head straight for the school dark room as soon as I got home to incorporate Bali in as many school and uni photography projects as possible.
I started my current underwater series in Bali, this will be a personal project I will continue. I grew up at beach and have always been a water baby. Spending time at the beach is my favourite past time for sure, so I was stoked when I realised I could incorporate the sea and my work together. Even if it was a very slow process to realise this. Trips like this make you realise how important personal projects are, in the past I would often be so tied down with jobs and feel so burnt out that I didn’t really feel like picking up the camera outside of work. Now I know that it’s these personal projects that teach me to grow as a photographer and artist more than anything else. Every Wednesday I now spend working on my own personal
projects and am excited to see where this new underwater series will take me, I will keep you updated as I go.
Oh and if anyone is getting married in Bali and needs a photographer I might know someone that can help x

A big thanks for fellow photographer Kadek Yaza for taking us through the villages in Ubud, we had such an amazing time : )

Here is the first image complete for the under water series x2014-08-14_0001

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Beautiful Bali - Health Conscious Foodie - […] To see more of the incredible photos Keryn took visit her blog: http://cbkblog.capturedbykeryn.com/2014/08/12/beautiful-bali/ […]

Kate @ Relish the memory. - Wow Keryn, absolutely stunning! You make me want to go back to Bali again and again and again and I love that you use your bali trips as ‘photography practice’ – all the best! x x

Abby - Thanks Kate, your blog is beautiful by the way x

Stunning Seaside Wedding at Pakiri Beach Featured on Paper + Lace


Thanks Paper + Lace for featuring this gorgeous wedding of Nikki + Jay at Pakiri Beach, NZ.

Check out the blog post with loads of images from the day/night including the couples cutest love story on PAPER + LACE

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Brides Dress : Sass n Bide

Brides Shoes : Overland

Hair & Makeup : Ashleigh Esdaile

Grooms Suit & Accessories : Barkers and Hallensteins

Florist : Florienne, Takapuna

Cake : Little Bird Unbakery, Ponsonby

Catering : Amanda Whitford

Music :  Dan Aux from George FM and Kev Fresh

Engagement & wedding rings : Micheal Hill, Takapuna

Get back in your dress shoot with Kirstin & Matt

Kirstin & Matt had the prettiest back garden to photograph this get back in your dress shoot.

Great big trees, an old glasshouse and shed both giving a great back drop and texture, the sun streaming in was perfection! Not to mention their cute cat who tried to steal the show!

I love the detailing on Kirstin’s dress, very unique and gorgeous designed by French Designer Ugo Zaldi.


This lovely couple wanted an outdoor marquee wedding choosing to marry at Millars Vineyard, Mangawhai.
They had a live band and enjoyed seeing all their friends and family in the one place
Honeymoon destination was India and the Maldives.
Dress designed by French Designer Ugo Zaldi.
Grooms attire was Calvin Klein and Top Man
Rings from Hatton Garden

To Kirstin & Matt – All the best for your married life together and thank you for allowing me to share these photo’s. x

Janis & Mike’s 50′s/60′s inspired wedding

How cute is this couple, look at the LOVE in their eyes!


Venue The Offcier’s Mess Fort Takapuna

Dress  Megan Pratt (Megan Sara)

Shoes  Trousseau Bridal

Hair Michael at Kent Salon in Takapuna

Makeup  Abby Sweeney

Groom’s attire  Suits on Broadway & Barkers

Florist  Blossom Wedding Flowers

Band Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch, Rikki Morris & Stephen Small were our fantastic band.

Wedding rings Custom made for by Guthries Jewellers

Hire Company // Marquee from Hirepool

Amanda + Scott’s gorgeous geometric black/white/gold & fluro Waiheke Wedding


Amanda & Scott’s Waikopou Wedding, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

Cleverly designed and styled by the bride herself www.amandachetwynd.com origami invites, tea towel favours with geometric images depicting the couples history so far, unique succulent flowers, creative colour combo Black/white, gold and fluro coral! The most amazing stunning architecture at the venue of Waikopou, Waiheke Island, Auckland. A 4wd drive trip down the steepest of steep terrain to get some beach shots had our little hearts beating but we got back in one piece delivering the Bride & Groom to their fun filled reception! what can we say one ‘AWESOME WEDDING’!



Acoustics – Lee Gray


Make Up – Abby Sweeney