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The Experience of a Lifetime

October 7, 2018



Nestled in a picturesque garden among sparkling fountains, leafy archways and mossy statues is a magical place called Shabby Manor, where delightful surprises await you around every corner. An idyllic country retreat for those who crave relief from the hustle and bustle of city living, Shabby Manor will enchant you with its rustic charm and quirky style, and captivate your imagination. As you start to unwind, your worries will seem distant and you may contemplate never leaving. 


Vanessa from Suede Studios has teamed up with Donna and Pete, the creative souls behind this splendid estate, to create The Shabby Manor Experience - a special treat for those who desire more fantasy in their reality. The Manor has been a labour of love for the pair for the last 20 years and their passion shows in every loving detail. When Donna is not collecting thrones, she can be found demonstrating her flair for styling on set, making sure there are enough candelabras, flowers and fur throws.



This special experience was born from Vanessa and Donna’s desire to add magic to the everyday and inspire those around them to celebrate life in a meaningful and imaginative way. Clients can expect to receive the VIP treatment throughout their hair, make up and styling transformation, and fantasy photography session. Your professional all-female team will gently encourage and direct you, ensuring that, not only do you look your best, but that you’re also relaxed and having fun.



Clients come for the experience for a variety of reasons; some want beautiful images of themselves for the ‘feel-good’ factor or to create a unique personal gift for someone special. Others want to celebrate a milestone or have a fun bonding experience with loved ones, while others require artistic images for a book or album cover. 


 Whatever your requirements, we have a package just for you: 


‘The Celebrity’

A three-hour experience with just the essentials.


‘The Movie Star’

A five-hour experience with some extra goodies.


‘The Rock Star’

A seven-hour experience, with all the bells and whistles.



Your images will be lightly retouched and revealed to you about one to two weeks later during a personal presentation at Suede Studios HQ, where you will select your favourite images. Quotes can be provided for those wanting their images to receive further fantasy treatment. There are plenty of ways for you to show off your gorgeous images, such as personalised albums, stretched canvas, frames, matted prints and digital files. All Suede Studio’s products are made from the highest quality archival materials to ensure they endure for future generations to enjoy.



Here is what some of our clients had to say about their experience…


"An incredibly talented photographer, visual artist, and so much more! Vanessa was wonderful to work with, and the images are absolutely fantastic!”


- Parabola West

Musician & Performer

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"Hi Vanessa, beautiful lady. I just wanted to drop you a note to say I had the most awesome day with you. You are a superb photographer, give great clear instructions so that your client can look her best and just make them feel so at ease and beautiful. Obviously being in lingerie yourself would help when showing the moves, but then perhaps not as your client will just get too distracted by you. Hahahaha. So thank you! I’m glad I chose YOU to do it!  My GUT was right :) It was the experience of a lifetime."

- Sanchia Stelling

Chartered Accountant

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But don’t just take their word for it; try The Shabby Manor Experience for yourself.

To find out more about our packages, see our web page https://www.suedestudios.co.nz/the-shabby-manor-experience 

To visit the Shabby Manor Facebook page go to: https://www.facebook.com/Woodhillcottage/

To find out if you qualify for our special introductory offer, contact Vanessa on Ph 021 819 434. 



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