It was the most beautiful Saturday morning, it couldn’t have been more perfect for the beach. Shiree, Randal and their three gorgeous children met me at Cheltenham Beach at 11am. The sun was blazing and the water sparkling. With the vintage striped towels and canvas umbrella from Shiree, together with the antique chair I had, […]Continue Reading


It was a few weeks ago that Hayley contacted me via my Facebook page and booked a photo shoot for her family. We all met on a gorgeous Wednesday evening at St Heliers Beach. The sun was still bright and hot! I love how they have such a close, fun and loving relationship – photographing […]Continue Reading


I had sooo much fun shooting this gorgeous little family! Baby Ava is such a star. She performed wonderfully for the camera, even after being woken from her long sleep. The photo shoot took place at Ava’s Nanna’s house in Greenbay. The lighting from the window in the lounge was just gorgeous! It really was […]Continue Reading


It was the most GORGEOUS sunny Saturday afternoon that my Mum hosted my Bridal Shower tea party in the quaint front yard of their villa. I am blessed with a Mother who is not only AMAZING in the kitchen, but absolutely fabulous at almost anything she puts her hand to. We spent the whole of […]Continue Reading


Meet the Lynne family, with their gorgeous new addition Natalia Jayne. This photo shoot had been in the pipeline for a few months, but Natalia was unwell as a newborn so at approximately two months old, Sarah and Robbie booked her in for a shoot. With Granny and Uncle Jake there too, it was a […]Continue Reading


It was a positively GORGEOUS day in Auckland today!!! We joined the masses making our way to the beach to spend a few hours playing in the sun. It was a little slice of Summer at Mission Bay. We wandered the beach, kicked the ball around, enjoyed an ice cream and soaked up the warmth. […]Continue Reading


I have to say, everything about this photo shoot was a dream come true for a photographer! Stephanie booked the shoot on a Monday, and by Friday we were out strolling Cornwall Park sipping on takeaway coffees, with perfect lighting, and the most gorgeous happy little boy. Is it possible not to fall in love […]Continue Reading


A few weeks ago, some family friends asked us if we would like to join them on holiday at a little town called Tokaanu, just out of Turangi – about 35mins from Taupo. They called it a ‘consolation prize’ seeing as we missed out on our much anticipated Sunshine Coast holiday due to the ash […]Continue Reading


A few weeks back, Sonya contacted me and booked in a family portrait session. After having to postpone a few times because of illness (first them, then me!), we got there in the end and the shoot was so much fun! Last year I did a pregnancy shoot of Sonya on her due date so […]Continue Reading


Welcome to my blog! So this is it. This post represents the beginning of a bright future for Nadine Canestri Photography. And what better way to begin an adventure than with your own family? Today was the first beautiful Saturday Auckland has seen in months, so my husband Sam and I decided to take our […]Continue Reading