Journal

Here's you'll find my latest work, the love stories, my adventures and everything else I do.

Leonie + Mark // Himitangi

Mark + Leonie, no words

Mark + Leonie, no words

It's awesome to be able to do a sneaky engagement shoot with my couples before their wedding day.
I love getting to know my wicked couples, how they got engaged and hearing all about their wedding plans plus they get the added bonus to know I speak english.

Here’s Mark + Leonie on a cold but perfect evening at Himitangi Beach from a few days ago. I suggested they have ice creams, it was freezing cold and I snuck in a little video between snaps.

This couple, that sunset, no words.

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Amanda + Ryan // Tarureka

Ryan + Amanda. No words

Ryan + Amanda. No words

I've been to a tonne of weddings, heard a lot of stories and seen a lot of dresses. But Amanda's dress was probably my favourite so face and she rocked it like a boss. Here's a quick frame of Ryan + Amanda, bloody good looking roosters, can't wait to share more!

Dress Bride The Bridal Atelier Melbourne / Rue De Seine, Roxy dress
Bridesmaid- Zimmermann Flowergirl Witchery
Kids Bride Shoes Wittner
Bridesmaid Shoes Windsor Smith
Groom and Groomsman suit Peter Jackson
Groom and Groomsman shoes Florsheim
Hair Beneath the Veil Nicole Brown
Make up Renee Tomuri Makeup Artist
Celebrant Patricia Robbie

A little SAMBA to brighten up your week

Check out the wedding of Sam + Amba at Tarureka Estate

Check out the wedding of Sam + Amba at Tarureka Estate

I seem to have wedding edits coming out of my ears. So it's with a excited self high 5 to share the wedding preview of Sam + Amba held at the best wedding venue this side of the Rumatakas.

Checkout these bunch of beauties at Tarureka Estate.

SAMBA // Wedding
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Jess + Chris // Let's Do This!

I hit the road with the good lad Ben from Sink or Surface for the wedding of Jess + Chris on their family farm tucked away in the little corner of New Zealand by Western Lake. A whole heap of family tradition, some fine looking kilts and Neville's speech, which I'm pretty sure is still going.

Here's a few sneaky peaky frames from their backyard farm wedding. Sooool (So + Cool - created by Jess)

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Junebug Weddings Peoples Choice Awards 2017

Rachel + Balke and the slick looking bridal party are nominated for best Bridesmaid + Groomsmen style over at Junebug Weddings!

Quarter Pack Tuesday
Rachel + Blake and their super slick looking bridal party have been nominated for Best Bridesmaids + Groomsmen over at Junebug Weddings 2017 Choice Awards.

If you want to vote for them + see other sweet wedding goodness, follow the link below! PS You can vote everyday!!! Voting closes 10.23.2017 at 11:59 pm central time

Junebug Weddings 2017 Choice Awards
http://junebugweddings.com/choice-awards/2017#

Green and white, Turrrbos

Three weddings to start the summer season and three first looks. This pearla had me back over to Whanganui - this place surprises me every time.

Sarah + Matt married at his old school, Whanganui Collegiate - and shit it look good, can't wait to share them juicy details - but for now, here's some checky frames from our first look spot.

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Dress Bridal Studio
Bridesmaid Dresses The Stockroom NZ - Auckland
Ceremony Wanganui Collegiate Chapel
Reception Big School, Wanganui Collegiate
Suits Van Meer Suit Hire, PN
Florists Flower Shop, PN and Flower Room, Whanganui
Hair The Styling Room, PN
Make Up Janet Rowe
Cake Crafted and Co
Band Xpress
Catering Boatshed Catering, PN
Wedding Stationery Emma Cate Design

 

On the fringe of being too windy

Dee just casually looking stunning pre first look

A quick frame from Dee + Karl's inner city wedding at the Boatshed in Wellington this weekend. Super chilled vibes, no bridal party, and canapés for days.

Here's Dee, who arrived to the first look location before Karl and I, you beauty!

Hair Glory Hair
MUA Penny Rose Styling
Bouquet Of Noble Nature
Dress Dee's mum!

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Oh yeah I do design stuff to eh!?

Yeah in between all the photo stuff I do design (well I do a tiny selection of design work, where I can fit it in and if it's a project which tickles my fancy).

I recently completed the website redesign and refresh for Gregory Draughting Ltd. Out with the old and in with the new.

Fresh, sleek and simple. Click on the link below to check out in the flesh (well on a screen, you know what I mean).

Gregory Draughting Ltd // Website Refresh

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Rachel + Blake // Junebug Weddings

Rachel + Blake's wedding held at the Old Fire Station in Whanganui has been featured over at Junebug Weddings. Classy, bold colours and the mintest bridesmaid dresses you've ever seen!

Rachel + Blake // Junebug Weddings
http://junebugweddings.com/wedding-blog/wedding-old-fire-station-wanganui-showstopping-bridesmaids-style/

Do the mahi...and I still can't afford the treats

What more do I enjoy than shooting weddings? Shooting inanimate objects - specifically cars. Really looking forward to my mid life crisis when it comes around so I can shell out some hard earned coin on a sweet set of wheels...until then I'll just take photos of them and drive around with my kids in the people mover.

Here's our early morning shoot of the Audi RS6 for Roberston Prestige - this bad boy is for sale, if you got the coin, maybe give them a yell, Yeeeow!

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Let's make awesome happen in the Pacific Islands!

So I'm pretty blessed to do what I do, and for that I'm truly grateful! 

With that comes opportunities to head over to the Pacific Islands to document wedding goodness! So, if you, your sister or your friend are thinking of having a destination wedding either in Rarotonga or Fiji, hola at ya boy!

I'll be in Raro early May 2018 and Fiji early July 2018 - so that means for you, no travel fees! If you're interested, give me a buzz and lets make awesome happen!

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