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Amy Kate Photography is a Wedding Photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. Creating deeply expressive images full of life and feeling. 

Alisha and Andrew: Boutique Barn Wedding Photographer

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As all of us Kiwis know, New Zealand Summer is anything but predictable. When you live here you know quite well that summer does not necessarily mean long sunny days of 23 degrees, and with the "summer" that just passed most of us are probably feeling a bit questionable that it even happened at all. 

As Alisha and Andrew prepared in their final week leading up to their wedding they were faced with every Kiwi couples nightmare. A Cyclone, predicted to roll in over NZ on the Weekend of their wedding. And they handled it like absolute champs.

On my arrival to Boutique Barn I was greeted by Andrews beaming smile, surrounded by his lads helping to set up the Gazebo that they had managed to source the day before. It would be the shelter for their 80 or so Guests from the expected 100mm of rainfall. It was humid, sticky and the sky was covered over with threatening clouds... But, no rain.. Alisha made her final adjustments to the reception before sitting down to get her hair and make up done, Bubbles, smiles, laughs... No rain. We were all too terrified to get to excited in fear of Jinxing it. And yet, on the day went. They said their I dos under a festoon lit tent, just incase the sky decided to open up and still, you guessed it, no rain. 

When I stood with Alisha and Andrew in the drive way of Boutique Barn during their photos, I asked them to simply enjoy each others company, take it in. And just in the little moment as they held each other in their arms, the sun; in true Romance movie fashion, shone out from behind the clouds.

I was beyond stoked to be part of this beautiful pairs day. And to see that no matter rain or shine they've got each others backs. A&A... The A team; I wish you both all the love one can muster, all the laughs, all the adventure, all the happiness in the world. And No Rain.

Abby and Scott: Waimauku Barn Wedding

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There are fewer things more magical than watching a close friend marry the love of their lives, and then there is Abby and Scott. Its hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I felt documenting this beautiful day and to say it was absolute magic, is an understatement. What else can you expect from a fellow fairy ;)

I met Abby a few years back, where we worked together at a little place called the Fairy Shop. Around the same time, I had just picked up a camera, and she had only just met Scott, who in time would end up at the end of an aisle, teary eyed in anticipation as Abby walked towards him ready to become his Wife. 

Their wedding was filled with everything you could possibly want in a wedding; Two people absolutely smitten with each other, a good bunch of friends and family ready to tear up the D-Floor, Fairy lights, Forests, Sand dunes and of course TACOS! It made for one heck of a day and Im so stoked to finally share it with you all! Get ready for all the Smiles! 

Rebecca and Brendan: One Tree Hill Engagement

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A few months ago I spent a Sun drenched afternoon out at One Tree Hill with 2 absolute Legends. We spent the afternoon playing in olive groves, dodging sheep poop and chasing the sunset up the mountain. 

It was so great to hang with these guys and I cannot wait to watch them tie the knot in May!