Te Mata Peak bringing the goods at Craggy Range

Candice + Henry taking in the views while I catch my breath

As a little rule of thumb to myself, I’ve stopped taking multiple wedding weekends. But along came Candice and her straight good sense of humour and awesome vibes. After a few back and forth emails, I couldn’t say no, and once I met up with Candice and Henry for a brew in Wellington, it just all fell into place.

Fast forward to this past weekend, Hawke’s Bay put on a scorcher of a day and these two good sorts got married at the newly refurbished (and spectacular) Craggy Range Winery.

What I loved most about these two is they’re just real straight up genuine good people. Oh and here’s them at the top of Craggy Range taking in the views and some time to themselves, while I’m catching my breath and sucking in the big ones.

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Dress Rue De Seine | Venue Craggy Range Vineyard | Florist Botanical Lane
Cake Sweet Release | MUA Beauty Guru | Hair Rachel Haworth Styling
Car Executive Wheels | Photobooth Photobooth Fun

Friday weds at Kaingahou

Was my first time shooting a wedding out at Kaingahou, which has a beautiful historic building and some beautiful grounds. Mara + Deez put on one massive cultural filled party and did I mention they had a grazing table of PIZZA, so good, and so impressed it got smashed back by everyone!

Here’s a few snaps from their wedding, yeeeooooow!

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Little forest gem at Tatum Park

 Kahli making stairs look good since ages ago

Kahli making stairs look good since ages ago

The thing about weddings in New Zealand is that the weather can be shit no matter what the season or time of year. Classic NZ turned it on for Kahli + Ricky’s forest wedding held at a hidden gem just outside of Otāki. The forecast was for 90% rain, the rain came just before the ceremony, but then with a few lucky prayers it held off for the ceremony and even got a sneak of that sweet summer heat.

Here’s a sneaky sneak from Kahli + Ricky’s forest wedding, inspired by a whole lot of pinterest and good old Aliexpress, yeeeeow!

Venue Tatum Park | MUA Melissa Teal | Hair Hair by Tash | Suits Hallensteins | Cake The Cakery NZ

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Christchurch Weddings | Cossars Wineshed

 Amy + Joel’s wedding at Cossars Wineshed is featured over at Christchurch Weddings

Amy + Joel’s wedding at Cossars Wineshed is featured over at Christchurch Weddings

Real Wedding Feature | Christchurch Weddings

Joel and I met in Edinburgh Scotland when we were both travelling and were staying at the same hostel, Joel had actually jumped on the wrong bus from London and was supposed to be living in Glasgow but decided to stay in Edinburgh when I arrived a few months later. It was love at first sight! I still remember what he was wearing when I first laid eyes on him…

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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

Team Meehans Wedding at Newbury Hall

Yeeeeeow loving the start of this wedding season. Every wedding has been dreamy! So many good hearted crazy awesome people and Maylie and Ezra wedding was no different. From the beautiful colour palette, to talented friends and family helping with every little detail and Newbury Hall looking so damn good, it’s the best I’ve ever seen it!

Here’s a few snaps of these good looking kids. Looking sharp, looking strong, looking like Team Meehan!

Dress Bridal Studio // Hera Couture | BM Evolution | Hair Spectra | MUA Beauty on George | Florals Eden Floristry | Ceremony St Peters Anglican Church | Reception Newbury Hall | Suits Hallensteins | Rings Michael Hill // Sorella | Hire Nevaeh Hire | Catering Boatshed Catering

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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