Iva Lamkum’s Debut Album Black Eagle releasing on August 24th 2012 – Photos by Sabrina Hyde

Hi there music lovers,

I’m thrilled to finally show you some of the images I took of striking neo-soul singer Iva Lamkum for her debut album “Black Eagle”.

It was a lot of fun working with Iva and her team and the images speak for itself.




A songs-as-storybook collection of half a decade day-to-day experiences, Black Eagle consists of a series of deeply personal, yet universally relatable meditations on family, hard-work, internal conflict, the loved and the loveless.

Drawing stylistically on elements of roots reggae, folk, rock, funk, indie and beyond,the album repositions Iva, an artist oft viewed under a neo soul light, within a borderless musical world.

To celebrate the release of the album, Iva is embarking on her first national tour. Kicking off the tour in Iva’s hometown Wellington with a massive album release party on August 24th!

For this special release party only some of the artists who appeared on the album will be  performing on stage with Iva and her full band. Guests such as Aaradhna, Bella Kalolo, Stephanie Paris, Winnie Baxter and Lisa Tomlins. As well as if that wasn’t enough, the line up also includes DJ Ayesha, Kemara Fuimaono, Jean Pompey and DJ Don Luchito.

The tour travels to Auckland, Raglan, Leigh, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Congrats to Iva and can’t wait to listen into those new tracks.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone,


Mountain Biking Photography at Woodhill

Hi Everyone,

I had a lot of fun photographing recreational sports for Skills Active

Take a look at some Mountain Biking in Auckland’s Woodhill Mountain Bike Park. Apart from beeing skilled riders the guys from Woodhill had vast knowledge of the park which helped us a lot finding the most picturesque spots.

Here some real party tricks of theirs:


I just love the panning motion in this shot…


This part of the woods was almost fairytale like with those rounded tree branches…gorgeous New Zealand.


So if you’d like to do something different in Auckland go and enjoy some adventure at Woodhill.

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Looks like we’re going to get some sunshine…YAY!



Marisa and John’s Wedding

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Marisa and John’s wedding was a few weeks ago. I joined them just before the ceremony at The Boatshed and it was great to see the mingling of cultures…The Cook Islanders where present and reflected Marisa’s side of the family and the Irish flew in for John’s. So really nice to hear the different accents. Combined with my Giwi-accent (aka German Kiwi) we had a lot of fun trying to understand each other…haha.

Everything was buzzing and full of life giving me loads of candid moments to capture….so let’s take a look and get a feel for their day..


The littlies arrived and hit it off with this cute-as giggling session..

Interestingly enough I also found the time to photograph birds (outside of the wedding love birds ;-) I had a few moments in between so kept my eyes open and connected with those seagulls..

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Sarah and Richard’s Wedding

Hi Everyone,

I’d like to show you this beautiful very intimate wedding today.

A few weeks ago they tied the knot in a romantic evening ceremony at Shed 5. The real charme was that they decided to celebrate with their close family and friends only so kept the entire wedding party under thirteen. When they started planning their wedding they thought they wouldn’t even have a professional wedding photographer. Then about one month prior they changed their mind and I ‘jumped into the picture’ (little play of words here ;-)

Well, we had this fantastic warm evening sun which adds so much warmth and drama to the shots.

They stayed at Ohtel on Oriental Bay which was where our stroll along the waterfront commenced.

Here some of the shots.. I love, love, love the warm evening sun and this part of town has the best of it..

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Claire and Mark’s Wedding at Tarureka Estate

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What a fantastic wedding season this year. Today I want to show you how Claire and Mark spent their St Patrick’s Day this year….they tied the knot at Tarureka Estate in Featherston.

Everything about this gorgeous wedding was about the detail. There was not one stone unturned and no thought and wish unfulfilled in my opinion. It took two of us to capture the depth of this wedding to it’s fullest… From custom bridesmaids bags to stunning scrapbooking and handmade doors signs. Claire and Mark together with their family and friends had a fantastic and unforgettable time creating this weekend of a lifetime to celebrate the love for each other.

With these words in mind, let’s look at some beautiful proofs..

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Wei and Shanshan’s Wedding

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Wei and Shanshan’s wedding was a few weeks ago and very beautiful. Both being chinese it was amazing to see how the chinese and kiwi culture blended into each other.

They had their marriage ceremony at the Old St. Pauls followed by an evening reception at the Grand Century Restaurant on Tory St.  which is one of my locals as our studio is just up the road! The food was amazing, fresh and healthy and everyone had a fantastic time as you will see proven now..


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Hayley and Stuart’s Wedding

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Today I’d like to share Hayley and Stuart’s wedding day with you. We were really lucky and had some fantastic weather which is wonderful when you plan an outdoor ceremony at Ohariu Farm!
If you are watching TV here and there watch out for Ohariu Farm latest TV advert which features Hayley and Stuarts wedding and some of these shots. Star spotting indeed!

But let’s start from the first minute I spent with them in Hayley’s beautiful tranquille family home in Whitby. Her parents place is gorgeously overlooking the Whitby estuary and simply bathed in sun.

Hayley and Stu’s colour scheme was yellow….such a great choice but yet so rare.

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Kellie and Phil’s Wedding


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Time to show how I spent my days lately! Remember this wild weather Saturday a few weeks ago? I do and Kellie and Phil do even more as it was their wedding day. And it was FANTASTIC. I actually think the weather made it even more cozy, cuddly and passionate…but more to that as I tell you their story..

Their wedding was at the very picturesque Pauatahanui church St Alban’s followed by a photo shoot around the greatest spots of Whitby and finished off by a beautiful sing-a-song reception at the Paremata Boating Club

So let’s start with the Getting Ready…here her gorgeous shoes which she loved so much she wore them even when she had her make-up and hair done!

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Emily an up and coming Opera Singer

Hi everyone,

another late night in the studio for me which still couldn’t stop my excitement about showing you these beautiful images of Emily, an opera singer currently based in Wellington.

Emily loves vintage clothing so has this array of absolutely intriguing dresses. Three of them are featured in these shots.



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Happy Valentines beautiful people!

Although the sun may be hiding in Wellington today, don’t forget that it does often shine too which turns this city into the most magical place on this side of the globe!

I photographed Amy a few weeks ago at our beautiful south coast…get inspired and love life! Sabrina xx


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