Monday, September 16, 2013

Braden and Georgia | Wedding - St Paul's Church, Auckland. New Zealand

At the beginning of winter I had the opportunity to be the second photographer for Braden and Georgia's wedding, held at St Pauls Church in central Auckland.  The ceremony was held in the stunning main chapel, with the bridal photos taken in the Auckland Domain.  A beautiful intimate reception was held downstairs in the crypt of St Paul's.  A big thanks to Keri-Anne of Dilworth Photography for letting me second shoot and for Braden and Georgia for being awesome. 

Below are some of my favorites, to check out the full wedding head on over to the Dilworth Photography Blog, to see Keri-Anne's full coverage of the day.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Miss Liz, Auckland Portrait Photographer

A few months ago, as winter was settling in and we had the heaters on full in the office, I had the opportunity to do a few portraits for a good friend of mine Miss Liz.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Engaged Competition Winner



Last month I ran a competition, where I wanted to read and share your amazing stories on the blog. 
Thanks for all of your entries. Jasmine and I loved reading your romantic and truly unique stories, picking a winner was really quite difficult.

My favorite story, however was from Sarah and Anthony.  I love the amount of effort, planning, scheming and general mischievous behavior that went into Anthony's proposal.
Congratulations you two, you deserve it.
Can't wait to photograph your wedding!

Sarah &
Anthony  |  Auckland, New Zealand   
 Our relationship…  Anthony and I got to know each other in the middle of Papua New Guinea – we were both part of a seven-strong team of New Zealander's helping out at a youth conference in Mt Hagen. The team could see sparks between us right from the beginning, although neither of us would admit it at the time! Back in New Zealand, we made sure our paths continued to cross and began a beautiful friendship. Time passed and Anthony started offering a few tentative romantic gestures – long hugs, taking me to the beach to watch the sunset together, writing a song to tell me ‘five minutes with you ain’t long enough’… And the rest is history!

 The proposal…  It's a long and beautiful story that involves a lot of romantic schemes! First I was invited over for an amazing cooked breakfast. Then, after friends happened to "pull out" of a trip out West, we went out by ourselves and ended up reliving our first official date together at Piha and having a picnic by Kitekite waterfall. Later on in the day, I was surprised by a special dinner at Orbit up the Skytower, and couldn't believe my eyes when I came home to a room full of balloons, flowers, red ribbons and hearts with lovely messages written on them… (I'm still trying to figure out how he got a key so my sister could set it all up!) He then told me ‘I love you’ for the first time, and offered me a stunning diamond ring on bended knee! Amidst many tears, I said YES!