Posts tagged Summer
Erica & Reese / Dunedin Couples Session

Erica & Reese are an amazing couple. Visiting our shores all the way from Boston via a cruise ship stopping in Port Chalmers, we decided to grab a Dunedin couples session while they stayed. Hoping for some cloud to soften the summer brightness, we were greeted with beautiful, moody weather and even a little rain right at the end. Venturing around the Dunedin hills and waterfront, this is some of what we captured...

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Villy & Brandon / Wanaka Honeymoon Session

Having the chance to photograph Villy & Brandon’s Wanaka honeymoon session was one of the key shoots that made me really appreciate this place to call home. For this connection session, we took upon the adventure of an incredible helicopter flight to Roy’s Peak, followed by the serene lakeside goodness amongst the pines and waters edge. Two awesome relaxed souls visiting from Canada for their honeymoon, switching from the depths of winter to heat of our Central Otago summer. With poor weather on their wedding day back home, these guys had the perfect excuse to line up some sunshine, which we had the freedom to do. Awesome people. Awesome session.

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Lex & Rodney / Moke Lake Couples Session

Lex & Rodney’s Moke Lake couples session was unforgettable. Lex being the wedding photographer from Maine USA certainly had more confidence in front of the camera than I ever would! The connection and radiance of these guys had was evident, as well as their tendency for fun and laughter. Surrounded by the setting sun across Moke Lake in Queenstown, we ventured from the lake side up into the mountains. Connection session awesomeness… 

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Heather & Dan / Wanaka Couples Session

Visiting our lands from Maryland, USA, Heather and Dan's Wanaka couples session was nothing short of epic. In amongst the summer wedding season, we managed to sneak an hour session in right as the sun was setting over Lake Wanaka. These two were connected right from the get go, and had no qualms about getting their feet wet or hiking up to one of my favourite lookouts. My kind of couple! 

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Hayley & Jared / Reefton Wedding

The thing I love most about being a wedding photographer is venturing to new places and meeting amazing people. I hadn’t been up to the West Coast of the South Island in a while, so when Hayley & Jared booked me in for their Reefton wedding, I was pretty excited. Of course we had a little rain (wouldn’t expect anything less from the West Coast!), but it soon cleared and made way for an awesome celebrations and a wedding I’ll never forget. Venturing about the local forest and the edges of the mighty Inangahua River, the senses were overwhelmed with the happy vibes from the newlyweds, the incredibly fresh air and a few sandflies! Here’s the story of an American groom being welcomed to the Reefton family… 

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Jane & Matt / Taranaki Wedding

Heading out of town is always exciting, particularly when it’s to a place I haven’t been to for a long time. Jane & Matt’s Taranaki wedding was one I’d been looking forward to not only for the destination, but more so getting to know the personalities of these two legends well before pointing a camera their way. Having a strong background in the fire service, the ceremony at Tairoa Lodge was dressed for the occasion, and the North Island summer heat certainly didn’t hold back! A good post-ceremony trek up Mt Taranaki served for a great adventure to document which the full bridal party embraced. An incredible day with an incredible party to follow — definitely a day to remember.

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Jess & Phil / Cossars Wineshed Wedding

Jess & Phil’s Cossars Wineshed wedding was exactly how any wedding should be — filled with people close to you, plenty of laughter and good times and enough quiet moments to take it all in. Nestled among the rolling hills of Tai Tapu, Christchurch, Cossars Wineshed has always been one of my favourite venues, the rich Southern European feel oozes everywhere you turn. Add to that a scorching February day and you have the ingredients for an incredible wedding.

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Hayley & Josh / Pemberton Wedding

From an incredible engagement session, I was certainly looking forward to Hayley & Josh’s Pemberton wedding. The sun was out in full force and everything was set. These guys had everything under control — clean, modern design on all the menu and favours, enough time for a pre-wedding swim, and a bride that blew away her family and friends (and myself!) when stepping out in her dress. The day was full, vibrant and relaxed, finishing off with a stunning sunset shoot and some iPhone torch painting into the night. Beaut.

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