wairarapa wedding photographer

Hawke's Bay Collective | Waipatiki

When talented vendors and Waipatiki Beach combine = love

The thing about weddings is you get to meet some wickedly talented creatives.

When Toni, the creative genius behind Magdalen Hill, contacted me and ask if I could be part of this shoot Josie was creating, I couldn’t say no, plus The Pretty Little Details were supplying the cake and donuts and I got to have rbuch and hang out with the talent which is Meredith Lord.

This shoot took the team just a little over a week to set up, but I knew it would come out perfectly even with so little time because I was working with some of the best this industry has to offer.
It always amazes me the talent that these people I work with have and so it was nice to spend the afternoon with these guys and find the time to collaborate..

Here’s our shoot at Waipatiki beach just north of Napier in the Hawke’s Bay, a great spot with some amazing views and some beautiful evening light. Looking forward to working with this talented bunch in the upcoming season!

Florals Magdalen Hill | MUA Josie Brenstrum | Cake The Pretty Little Details Co | Dress Alma J Bridal | Hair Loco Hair | Stationery Society of Loves | Jewellery Foundry and Co | Tableware Miss Frou Frou

Pretty Little Details of Cake goodness over at Hello May

“We’ve been hoarding naked and semi-naked cake images over the last few months because, well, who doesn’t love a bit of cake spam! Our Insta feeds are filled with amazing creations from some of our fave cake makers on the daily so we thought why not contribute to the sugar overload with this roundup”

Rebecca + Callum’s Pretty Little Details x Magdalen Hill naked gold flake cake goodness and a whole lot more featured over at Hello May, check out the little cakey write up here

Black Barn Bistro |  Magdalen Hill  |  Forever Bridal, Belfast  |  Rachel Haworth  |  Make Up Etc  |  Pretty Little Details Co.  |  I Do Glamour Weddings | Bad Panda

Meredith + Braeden winter wedding at Tarureka Estate

Braeden + Meredith soaking in that sweet winter light

Winter, when you get to rug up warm, wear cardigans and snuggle in front of the fire. And that’s what Meredith and Braeden did for their winter winter at Tarureka Estate. So relaxed, so much chill and a lot of singing and rapping by the ladies made for a stellar day in the Wairarapa.

Here’s a few frames from their sweet day under the winter sun, so good!


Venue Tarureka Estate | Dress Karen Willis Holmes at Paperswan Brides | Hair Emily Faye Belle | MUA Victoria Faith | Flowers Melissa Jane Flowers | Catering Crescendo | Dessert Bar Cake & Kitchen cafe Upper Hutt | Suits Barkers

Huggles at Orui Station, Riversdale

Orui Station under the stars

March has beeeeen hectic, a couple weddings that ran over a hour late, some torrential rain and bad stuff in the world. Sooooo was awesome to finally be able to settle back into normal transmission. Aleisha and Hugo’s beach side wedding was held at Orui Station in the back blocks of Riversdale Beach about a hours drive from Masterton.

Stunningly styled, from the hand made tables, to the family tradition of building the archway to the funky surprise denim jacket from Aleisha’s maid of honour.

Check out a few snaps from this beautiful New Zealand wedding!


Venue Orui Station | Dress Hello Romeo | MUA + Hair White Wedding Boutique | Suits Barkers | Catering Chef on Demand | Music Shaun Preston | Cake Carmen’s Cakes | BM Dresses Carolyn Henson