Momento Pro Wedding Album

Testing out the Momento Pro flush mount wedding albums, this beauty in Butterscotch leather.

I love a good wedding album, and whenever my couples decide to get one with their wedding packages, I get pretty excited to create them.

Recently I’ve been looking into different options and alternatives and I decided to check out what Momento Pro could offer. I saw them on display at the NZIPP IRIS photoshop awards and knew of a few photographers who had been using them, they looked good so I decided to check them out! From the get go the service was sweet and they were able to answer any questions I had during the whole ordering process.

I went and created a Flush Mount Leather album, choosing Butterscotch as the cover option (they have vegan friendly options like linen available too!). From placing my order it took just under a month for it to arrive.

What I was pleasantly surprised with when first opening the album was the 100% Cotton rag rigid paper that they used to print the images on to. The soft textured feel gave a premium feel and made the album and print look really good. Another bonus is each page is sprayed with a fine coat of Hahnemühle archival spray to ensure the print lasts.

If you’re thinking of getting or adding an album to your wedding packages, I’d love to chat and I’m looking forward to producing a few more of these badboys!

Momento Pro Album |

Getting amongst it at the Linton Army Mess

Ben + Kelsi, anything to get out of PT, sneaking out of the mess…

Another week of dodgy Manawatu weather cleared with a scorcher of a day for Kelsi + Ben’s wedding held in Palmerston North. Chilled vibes, some great banter and a little beverage sharing with another wedding group we bumped into during photos made for a chur day!

Here’s a little frame of us sneaking out at the very last moments at sunset, if you’ve got a spare couple minutes on your wedding day at sunset, you’re crazy not to make the most of it!

Film Sink or Surface | Dress Bridal Studio | BM Dresses Pagani | Hair Revamp Here Studio | MUA Christiana Cleland | Suits Hallensteins | Bouquet Floral Collaborative | Ceremony Let Love Grow Gardens | Reception Linton Military Camp | Cake Crafted & Co | Photobooth Wild Mint

Floral wedding overload at the Old Mill

Sharni + Michael surrounded by freaking amazing floral goodness!

So where to start? So much goodness, not enough words. I got to head up to the Hawke’s Bay for Sharni + Michael’s wedding held at the Old Mill in Napier.

With Sharni being a florist and Michael’s sister being the amazing Toni at Magdalen Hill Florals, plus a bunch more, it’s no surprise there was going to be some amazing florals on display. Pretty Little Details (that cake!) everywhere to be seen, talented awesome friends and vendors and meaning behind everything from the dress to dessert platter, it was hard choosing one frame from the day to share…so here’s two!

I know I say this a lot, but I can’t wait to share more from this wedding, SO. FREAK’N. GOOD!

Venue The Old Mill | Celerant Nichola Nicholson Celebrant | Dress - remade by Rhoda Green Sewing Seams | Hair Loco Hair | MUA Josie Brenstrum | Cake Pretty Little Details | Bridal/groom flowers Magdalen Hill Florals | Ceremony/Venue florals | Floral Collab - Foxy Flora, Magdalen Hill Florals, Evoke Floral Stylist, Beaukayes Florist + florist friends Christina and Kirsten | Co Shooter Meredith Lord Photography | Music Alex Richardson | Stationery For Love and Paper

Confetti for the win…lots and lots of confetti!

I love weddings!

I’ve had a busy off season with commercial work, charity and the odd wedding, but I’m pumped for the upcoming summer where I get to smash out some more awesome. Hanging with choice couples, working along side some super talented vendors and travelling around to some sweet locations around New Zealand.

If you’re wedding is coming up, I’m looking forward to being a part of your big day! And if you’re looking at getting married or eloping or have some choice creative event you want covered, give me a buzz, let’s make awesome! Yeeeeeeow!

New Zealand Civil Defence | NZR4T

New Zealand Wedding Photographer David Le Design & Photography

Jumped on that charity bandwagon once again. This time I hung out with the awesome peeps from Civil Defence and got involved in their charity calendar that they’ll be releasing at the end of the year. I took my shot for the calendar plus a few more from the evening out with these super heroes.

Looking forward to seeing what the other awesome photographers create and give a high 5 next time you see one of these volunteer cats doing their thing making our lives safer.

Civil Defence | Toyota New Zealand | Palmerston North | Sony | Sigma | DJI

A new way of printing your wedding photos

With the way the world is these days people seem to think of printing their photos as an after thought. Some leaving it off their packages as they’l do it themselves, others because of the cost of albums. So I’ve been beavering away trying to look at alternatives for my sweet couples (and other couples!). And here is what I’ve come up with - Weddings Magazines! I know a tonne of my couples look through countless magazines like Together Journal, Hello May and New Zealand Wedding Magazine for inspiration and ideas for their big day, so why not finish it off with your very own personalised mag!?

The initial cost of these badboys are third the price of a traditional wedding album, and getting additional copies are even cheaper!

So if you’re wanting to finally get your images in a magazine, or haven’t got around to making your own album, hit me up for pricing and let’s make awesome happen!

That Chicken and Waffles kind of love...

A great way to meet up with me is to go on a little tiki tour and have some engagement photos done. So that is what Siobhan and Michael did, we talked about the best places to eat chicken and waffles, where we’ve travelled around the world and they practice cuddling in front of the camera!

Can’t wait for the wedding kids, you two are so damn cute together!

Checkout more images from the shoot in the link below!

A little family get together at Wharerata

 A little family shoot down at Wharerata

A little family shoot down at Wharerata

Wharerata is a beautiful spot which I love heading down to for photos. Great spaces all within walking distance. And that’s what we did when Asa and Amy brought their families along for an extended family shoot. It was a tonne of fun and these kids know how to work the camera haha, soooo good!

Stills + Motion // 2019 Toyota Hilux SR5

A few weeks back I got the opportunity to collaborate with Toyota New Zealand and Sink or Surface to create some imagery for the new 2019 Toyota Hilux SR5. We took the truck on a little adventure off the beaten track of New Zealand.

Take a look at the film by Sink or Surface and checkout the link below for the stills. Looking forward to creating more content like this in future, watch this space!

Stills + Motion // Toyota Hilux SR5

Stuffs Wedding of the week // Amy + Joel - Cossars Wineshed

Amy + Joel’s wedding at Cossar’s Wineshed in Christchurch has been featured over at Stuff as Wedding of the Week. Check out the full write up in the link below, great yarns!

Amy + Joel // Cossars Wineshed Christchurch
Stuff Wedding of the Week

Dress Paperswan Bride  |  Cake Donut Boutique  |  Hair Rachel Pope  |  MUA Janna Tew  |  Accom The Red Barns  |  Venue Cossars Wineshed |  Grooms Sergio's  |  Catering Catering Depot  |  Celebrant Sarah Gnad