Catherine and Samuel // Muriwai Wedding Photographer

Catherine and Sam! I have no words to describe you two! Actually, I have a million - I could seriously rave on about how wonderful this power couple is FOREVER and it still wouldn't be enough to summaries how amazing they are. 

After a dinner date at Mexico for our first meeting - getting tipsy on Sangria and nom-ing all the fried chicken, and then exploring my backyard of Piha on their Engagement Shoot, I was literally counting the days till I got to watch them tie the knot. It felt like I was heading out to spend the day with two old mates and to watch them get hitched - and I just also happened to have the immense pleasure of documenting it all and being part of the little moments of the day that not everyone gets to experience. And gosh, It really is something I'm so grateful for. The fact that my couples are on the same wave length with me in the sense we become the bestest of pals before the day is even on. Seriously, how am I so lucky to meet such amazing people who feel like long lost friends and get to be part of the best day ever. I have to check myself everyday to be sure its all real because I really do have the best job in the World.

Camuel! ;) Im so grateful to have you both in my life - You are the most hilarious, sweet, kind and genuinely dope as heck people I know and Im so stoked to call you both friends! I love you both so damn much and Im so happy you have found each other - you guys are well and truly made for each other!

 

Hair: Alli Moss | Make up: Alisson Brewer | Dress: Made with Love Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Evolution Bridesmaids | Suits: Devonche | Shoes & Jewlery: Grace Loves Lace | Flowers & Styling & Stationary: Envy Events | Invites: Minted | Cookies: Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar

 
 

Charlotte and Jonothan // Matakana Wedding Photographer

I always love going back to my home town to shoot weddings. I feel so at peace and comfortable surrounded by the beautiful beaches, countryside and native bush. There isn't many places that you can go to that have everything you could ever want within a 10 minute drive, but Matakana is one of them and I'm always so proud to call it my hometown. 

I didn't realise Matakana could be even more magical than it already was, that was until, Charlotte and Jonothan rolled up with their family and friends to celebrate the best day of their lives! There are few people who suit a last name quite as well as these two. I mean when you hear Mr and Mrs Rainbow; You imagine two of the sweetest, lovelies, smiliest and kind hearted people in the world, and its pretty spot on with these two! Every time I go through these images I'm whacked with such immense joy and love in my heart! I had the BEST day with them and would honestly relive this day a thousand times over if I could. 

The most magic pair, in the most magical of places... And Oh! Did I mention? We crashed a Gypsy Fair at sunset. 

Hair: Natalie Dent  Makeup: Sam Hart   Dress: Jessica Bridal  Bridesmaid Dresses: Evolution Clothing Suits: Rembrant  Flowers: Leaf and honey   Cake: Mint Cakery Venue: The Stables Matakana

Sam and Chelsea // Piha Engagement

I have spent a good part of about 2 years with this couple. I first met Sam and Chelsea on a New Years trip about 2 years ago. My first impression of them was that they were easy going, relaxed and in an element of their own together. They seemed so comfortable in each others embrace, so perfectly fitted to each others side and had this stare that when they looked at each other you could easily feel the rest of the world fading away.  After 5 years of standing by each others side it was no surprise to hear that Sam had Stole Chelsea away for a weekend In Wellington, and getting down on one knee had asked Chelsea a Question he had long been waiting to ask. 

The other weekend I got to take these two out on a little adventure as the soon to be Mr and Mrs Todd. After getting them to climb across rocks, dodging oyster shells and the crashing of waves the whole way, I really feel like I was given a very special insight to the love that these two have for each other. I will let the pictures speak for themselves here. There is also a little song I picked as it seemed to match it all too perfectly. 

Enjoy x