Carter Observatory’s Light & Dark Photo Competition starting 1 October !

Carter Observatory is hosting a Light and Dark Photography competition, beginning on 1 October.

Kindly supported by Wellington Photographic Society, Wakefields Digital, Wellington Photographic Supplies (Victoria Street branch) and Capital E.

Have you been inspired  to take out your camera and start snapping?  Carter Observatory is running a photo competition between the 1st of October and 12th January, looking for the best photo under the title Light and Dark. There are heaps of fantastic prizes to be won!

You may enter up to 3 different photos and you must be a Greater Wellington Resident to enter. Please read the Terms and Conditions before sending in your photographs.

There are three categories:

You must choose one category to register your photographs under.

  1. Capital E Children’s category (14 years and under)
  2. Young Adult (14- to 18 years)
  3. Adult (Over 18’s)

Our five fantastic judges are: Mark Gee, Jo Elliott, Sabrina Hyde, John Boyd and Paul Thompson.

They will judge the entries and compile the finalists ready to be displayed at Carter Observatory by the 14th December 2013.


To Enter go to

Mothers & Daughter Photo Shoot – Before/After PLUS Behind the Scenes!

I loved this photo shoot with Haritina and her daughter Haritoa. We created an american-indian theme as a way to express their spiritual depth of their Romanian/Maori heritage.

Here the Before/After as well as some Behind the Scenes shots of the Makeover and shoot.

See more images on Facebook and LIKE your favourites!




Like your favourite Cover Shot and be in to win a Beauty MakeOver for TWO!

Hi there,

It’s been a fun few weeks in my studio.

Today I’d like to share Myriam’s Makeover Photo Session with you.



Introducing Before/Afters as I know how much I love seeing the difference between an every day look to one when you’ve been pampered by my Make-up and Hairstylists and beautifully photographed by me in your most favourite gowns. My daylight studio is the perfect girls day out!

Be in to win a FREE MakeOver and Photo Shoot for TWO (so you and your girl-friend, daughter, mum) worth $190!!

All you need to do is jump on my Facebook page, Like your favourite Cover Shot of Myriam and get SIX of your girlfriends to like Sabrina Hyde Photography on Facebook and their favourite cover shot!

Once done, drop me a line

Enjoy !!

Sabrina xox

A child’s smile is always the most honest.

A child’s smile is always the most honest. It shows their soul and their eyes shine with it. It’s almost magical and too contagious that it is impossible not to be lost with it. We grown ups have been too busy that we forgot how to give a true smile the way children do. Too often we underestimate the power of smile and how it touches lives and make a difference in someone else’s day.

So I want to take this opportunity to tell you that your comments, faves and notes on my blog, facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and the almost old-fashioned email have always been appreciated. I am very thankful for your time and attention given to my meek photographs.

It does make a difference in my day… And such gesture is a smile towards my heart.


Rochelle and Malcolm married at The Milk Station in Otaki


Ceremony and Reception: The Milk Station Otaki
Catering: Sarah Searancke Catering

Stephanie and Ryan

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Nga and Eliott’s Wedding