Maureen and Pat – an ever so slightly wet Auckland City Wedding

When the wedding day rolled round no-one was that sure that the weather would hold.  Normally I try and hold out for nice weather for the bridal photos but the weather behaved for Maureen and Pat staying dry for their rooftop wedding, but rained during the bridal photos.  It didn’t matter as we had the covered walkways and some palm trees to shelter under, and looped around in Chancery in Auckland City and back to the venue for the reception.  Maureen and Pat are perfect for eachother and once Pat got over the emotions of the ceremony we all had a good laugh.

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Penny and Izzy, Family Portrait Session in Frimley Park

Penny won our recent wedding show competition, but she (as far as I know) is not getting married so we decided to make it a family portrait session with Penny and her daughter Izzy.  Lets just say my focus skills got tested as Izzy was going to run around the Frimley Park in Hastings come hell or high water, and wasn’t going to sit still and wait for me to adjust all my camera settings for hours on end.  However the energy was honest and real and gave the photos a fresh, un-posed and natural look.

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A pine engagement session – Shontelle and Daniel

These two will be married less than a week, just in time for a short engagement session and to have a look around at Markovina, West Auckland (a pretty venue, I’m getting amped about photographing it!).  It was nice to get some photos taken of these two, as they were not to sure what to expect and now they must.  The grand trees and still forest setting were just lovely to get these two used to being photographed.

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Alexis and Grant, an Auckland City urban wedding

Alexis and Grant, by their own admission, do not like to take lots of time to plan things and approached me less than a month before they were due to get married. When I discovered that Alexis and Grant were to be married in Auckland’s landmark Hotel DeBrett, I got very excited indeed.  With beautiful staircases and lifts, vintage furniture, colourful decor and beautiful wood finishing it was an amazing venue. Alexis looked poised, elegant and radiant in a vintage style dress and make-up and a classic rose and ivy bouquet.

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Rose and Travis, a beachfront summer wedding in Hokianga, Northland

I first met Travis and Rose at Travis’ brother’s wedding, almost four years ago when I was just starting out as a wedding photographer. It was really awesome to catch up with Justin and Sam, the bride and groom from that wedding, and an honour to photograph Travis and Rose’s wedding.  The location was absolutely stunning – a beautiful beachfront resort in the Hokianga in Northland, golden sand, a grand tree to wed under, and endless beautiful sunshine.  The perfect location for summer people.

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Cindy and Zack’s Clifftop Sandspit wedding

When Cindy contacted me just a couple of weeks before their wedding I had no chance to meet Cindy or Zack before their wedding, but they and their family could not have made me feel more immediately welcome.  A beautiful setting, stunning bride, and a small intimate wedding made this a special day where I found myself trying to grab all the special loveliness whenever I could with my camera.

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Amy and Kyron Engagement

With an unsettled spring we had already needed to postpone the engagement session once, and the weather was supposed to be a bit unsettled this day.  The weather was a bit wild and windy but we just went with it and didn’t let it dampen anyone’s spirits and got some lovely West Coast type shots on an East Coast beach.

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