Here is a glimpse a some recent weddings I was lucky enough to capture.
Tristan is a happy guy - always up for fun. Never, in all the years I have known him have I seen him as happy as on the day he married Nicki. For me, seeing him, absolutely smitten, but also totally grounded and seeming to just float along with the bliss and splendor of every moment, was a truly moving experience. You know when you see two people that are so totally in love that nothing else seems to matter - there's just this bubble of sunshine that kind of draws in everything around them... that was Tristan and Nicki. Perfection
Sammy and James are madly in love with life, laughter and of course, each other. Like many couples these days, they met online, organised a date, then another, hit it off - big time. It didn't take long for James to realise he had met his match and the (second) love of his life Sammy - after his beautiful daughter Olive...
May and Mark had a beautiful Catholic wedding ceremony at Sacred Heart Parish in Ponsonby, followed by a stunning reception at Kauri Bay Boomrock. Family is incredibly important to this couple, with both families in attendance for the bride and the groom during the preparation. It was a busy morning, but so beautiful to see just how much this marriage meant to everyone - not just the two of them.
I had an awesome time at Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana with Sam and David. I think it's fair to say that these two basically giggled and laughed their way through the whole day - at times I had to tell them off for smiling so much! With David being Jewish, I also got to learn a lot about Jewish wedding culture, such as raising the huppah (a cloth canopy above the couple at the ceremony),
I flew over to Sydney to shoot this amazing wedding of Steve and Jess in March 2017. At the time, New South Wales had just had massive storms, which had actually destroyed a lot of beachfront land and property. You're probably thinking "oh crap, wedding disaster ensues" but this is a perfect example of why rainy weather can be a blessing in disguise!