Kimberley and Matt // Queenstown Wedding Photographer

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! 

 
 

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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