Only have eyes for each other 

After a few months of a wedding each weekend, we can now say it's the end of the official wedding season - for now. We were very lucky to be a part of many beautiful and loving weddings, so thank you to all who had us as their hair/makeup and photography team. Look forward to doing it all again soon, but until then, here is Amy and Dean, who literally only had eyes for each other. 

Christina gets featured

Stepping up her game and heading the Makeup Department and dabbling in the Wardrobe and Art Department for the feature film Inversus, Christina worked tirelessly to get the job done - and done well. While we can't spill all the secrets of the script, we can say - it's a bit of a rollercoaster ride - there are twists, and there are turns - stay tuned! 

Last shoot of the year!

When a house gets removed across the street, leaving an abandoned lot - some people see an eyesore, Siobhan sees a photoshoot opportunity. Dusting off some cobwebs, and flicking away some broken glass, a little bit of magic was made. Big props to Diva for having the blind faith to climb through some pretty grotty spaces to get the shot. Next time you see an ugly spot, tilt your head, squint one eye - and maybe, just maybe, you'll also see the magic. 

THE Trip. That one. The big one. 

Sometimes you feel the need for a "little" holiday - if you're Christina however, you feel the need for a big arse holiday. From Tokyo to Europe, to the States, she trotted across the globe, snapping pictures, drinking cocktails and generally causing a mild case of chaos wherever she went. New Zealand's loss was the rest of the worlds gain, for 10 whole weeks! I know - we can hardly call it a holiday - it's pretty much retirement. And here is how she was enjoying her retirement. 

Find Me A Maori Bride

We lent Christina and her vast makeup skills to an awesome new Kiwi TV show - Find Me a Maori Bride. The premise - two half maori men, estranged from their culture need to re-find their heritage in order to claim an inheritance. So our wahine worked tirelessly, 11 hour days, for 4 weeks to make up the wonderful cast including Cohen Holloway, Matariki Whatarau, Siobhan Marshall, Amanda Billing and lots of goodies, come to life on screen. Between Christina hitting the road for the final days of shooting, staying at a Marae and FINALLY trying her first hangi, she kicked it with a great crew and a fun experience - it's not often you enjoy getting up at 5am for work. But that's the beauty of what we do.

Love really is, all around us

We have been busy little bees with both makeup and photography for weddings at the moment! Getting married is so in right now. And it was such a pleasure to be a part of Bern & Murph's special day. As well as being our good friends with the couple, we got to work behind the scenes to help bring it together for them. So to this couple, and all the other weddings we have coming up - congratulations! xxxx

FEVER! Of the wedding variety

Being part of an Irish Wedding is quite an event! With prayers, singing, Irish dancing and children laughing - this was definitely one to remember. Bernadette and Joe looked every bit the couple in love, holding hands and shedding tears throughout the ceremony. With their beautiful children to help them on their big day, it was a family affair that rocked the roof off of their family home. Congrats Bern & Joe.  

A good ole' fashioned scottish affair..

 

The wonderful wedding of Tom & Ali took us all the way to the brisk north of Scotland. Comrie Crief set the scene for a magical wedding filled with laughter, love, booze and of course- a silent disco. The beautiful bride and groom could not have put on a more welcoming show to us who had trekked from all the way in little New Zealand. 

The champagne flew, the camera clicked and the Scottish accent cemented its place in the top three best accents of all time. 

Congrats Tom & Ali!

 

Make(me) up makeup classes - finally coming

Always wonder how the makeup artists make it look sooooo easy? Look no further (than ruby jack that is!). 

Fresh to ruby jack, and fresh to your face - we’re holding Back to the Basics makeup classes. Learn all the tricks of the trade from applying foundation right to the finished glamour face. 

Check out the flyer or our website page (www.rubyjack.com/classes) for more details, but all you really need to know- it makes you pretty.

We're getting a Mascot!

Mascots don't need to be limited to sports teams and overzealous fast food chains- photo studios can have them too right? 

Well, the trendsetters that we are, we're getting one- in the form of this little guy, Pugsley. He'll be hanging around the studio for a few weeks while he finds his feet- so come on in and pat a puppy. Get a makeover while you're at it. 3 days and counting until we can kiss this little dribbler right on the smackers. 

EDEN - love your bod 

What better reason to get your kit off, than to help people suffering from body disorders. 

Today was all about embracing our bodies, loving every inch, every scar, every bit! 

Ruby Jack was the space in which the body painting event was held. Basically, get naked, get painted, get walking the streets. 

With our talented Christina also offering her body painting services - it was an event that got the laughter humming and pride of body running.  

Trashy Treasures

Hot on the heels of last years uber successful Trashy Treasures, a new season meant time for a new wardrobe. 

How it works- you bring in your clothes that you no longer wear (no dodgy ugly stuff- it’s still fashion people) – and you can get one item in return for one you bring in. Simple!

Last year we had leather jackets, rockabilly dresses, bags, shoes, hats and all things fashionably inbetween.

So check out the details, and come on in! Bring a gold coin too- that’s for charity people.

Double the Trouble 

Like a shot in the night, the idea to bust through a wall and double the Ruby Jack space came to us. 

Like toyboy's on Madonna's arm, the thought just wouldn't go away. Next thing we know, there is a sledgehammer bursting through the wall in 'here's Johnny' style fashion and we're space a plenty. 

Of course, nothing is done without its tribulations, thanks Dad! 

A couple of walls, a couple of tears and our new baby is born!   Come on in to check out the new shooting space, makeup area and front entrance. Natural light people, we have some now!


A couple of walls, a couple of tears and our new baby is born! 

Come on in to check out the new shooting space, makeup area and front entrance. Natural light people, we have some now!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO USSSSSS!! 

This April we turned one year old woooo! Time to get a little soppy on it- with a big thanks to all of you who made this milestone possible. Without you, we'd be a big empty space with far too much time on our hands, which makes us do things like this in photoshop. 

So from our friends at the end of things like this- THANK YOU. No birthday is complete without a party though.. and here is some shakey, slightly boozy phone photos of the night that made it all worth it.