Alyssa and Josh’s Piha Engagement shoot by New Zealand Wedding Photographer Amy Kate Photography.Read More
““Is it ok if we bring our dogs…?”
Guys, this is a question you need not ask! My answer is and forever will be a resounding YES to doggos crashing your engagement shoot!
Brie, Jax and their two fur babies headed out to me for an afternoon filled with sunshine, beach wanders, rock climbing and stick fetching (the dogs, not Brie and Jax) ;) The water was warm and the breeze smelled of spring and these two lovers cozied up on the beach and let the waves lap their feet!
One of my favourite parts about where I live is that it is right in front of mid beach, which if you know Piha you will know is the place were dogs run free - its my favourite place to be at sunset on the weekend as I have ample opportunities to play with doggos and since I don’t have my own and have to live through others this is sacred time for me! And as if I didn’t want a dog enough already, after seeing this adorable little fam frolicking along the beach, I was absolutely smitten!
Brie and Jax will be getting hitched come November and I legit want to EXPLODE from anticipation! For now, here is their little Piha Engagement love story! And if this is anything to go by, you can bet their wedding will be absolute FIRE!
Kimberley and Matt. Just writing your names makes me so damn happy.
These two absolutely beautiful humans have brought so much Joy into my life this past year! Before I had even met them in person we were all ready as thick as thieves and me and Kim were practically bffls - Sending each other memes and cute dog videos on instagram daily. It was without question that when I finally got to hang with them in Piha on their Engagement shoot that 1. Some magic would be made and 2. that all the lols were to be had. And it didn't disappoint!
I was already so damn excited for their wedding day - A Queenstown ceremony in old ruins, fly up the mountain for photos and a lake side reception wedding day is one way to make a photographer hyperventilate on the spot - But then after hanging with these two I was almost certain that I was going to have a full blown melt down because I was in the most epic beautiful place with the most epic beautiful of people and my heart cant handle the amount of love and joy that was about to go down.
Again - did not disappoint.
It was my first mountain wedding and I'll be totally honest in saying that upon first stepping out of the helicopter I was so overwhelmed by how beautiful it was that I actually had to take a minute to compose myself. But hey, if you ever get used to the immense beauty of being surrounded by giants and your not breathless/speechless/motionless for a few minutes while you adjust to the fact that this is real and you are actually here... there is something seriously wrong with you.
It wasn't just the mountains that took my breath away this day - the whole day from start to finish had me gasping for breath at every turn. But the most amazing part was the people that I was there with.
Kim and Matt Im so grateful to have you as friends - The fact we all went for a hike together on your technical honeymoon a few days after the wedding is so special to me because it really made me realise how much I adore this job for the amazing friendships its brought into my life. I cant wait for more Queenstown hikes, burgers and adventures with you guys! My life is so full with you both in it and I'll never forget this day!