Last Tuesday night Matt and I headed up the road to Mavora to meet with Aaron & Katelin for their engagement session. Mavora is special to Aaron as he spent many family camping trips there as a kid and Katelin thought it would be a great spot to create some new memories during their engagement session - I couldn't agree more! I love going new places with my camera and I hadn't been to Mavora for years - it is an absolute treasure trove for photos!!!
We so enjoyed our time hanging out with these lovebirds. Photographing Aaron & Katelin was a dream - they were totally laidback & laughed their way through the whole shoot. I remembered from my first meeting with Aaron and Katelin that they seemed so fun-loving & playful. And to me these portraits really show how beautifully these two humans fit together as a couple.
Aaron and Katelin were trusting of my every suggestion - from choosing locations right through to even dipping their feet in the chilly lake for a few photos!
Aaron and Katelin, we are so excited for your wedding day to arrive! We can already tell it's going to be a day filled with fun, laughter and love. We enjoyed getting to know you both better at your engagement session last week and you were an absolute pleasure to photograph. x
Tim and Toni planned their wedding day to be laidback, fun and informal. All about celebrating with their family and friends. The ceremony was held on private property in Te Anau overlooking the lake and they had a marquee for the reception, which was less structured and more about the party with a BBQ for dinner and bar leaners dotted all around outside to enjoy the summer air.
The whole day had such a relaxed vibe to it and I think a huge part of that came down to just how organised Toni was as they planned the wedding. I remember our first meeting and the cute planner notebook Toni had with all her wedding inspiration & ideas. It was at that first meeting that I knew to be very excited about Tim and Toni's big day! All the wedding details were both gorgeous and meaningful. The styling of everything was just perfect. The day flowed smoothly and everywhere we turned people were enjoying themselves.
I'm so excited to share this blog with you. Here's just some of my favourites from Tim and Toni's awesome Te Anau wedding...
Toni and her bridesmaids had a very chilled out morning getting ready.
I think the blokes had an equally chilled morning, sinking a few beers and telling yarns.
Tim and Toni had their wedding on a friend's lakefront property in Te Anau. The view was spectacular and the day was a beauty.
It was great to work with celebrant Rachel Williams again. Tim and Toni's ceremony was filled with cute stories, a good dose of laughter and a lovely poem from Tim's grandma.
Can we take a minute to appreciate this EPIC archway that Tim and Toni created for their wedding ceremony?! So gorgeous!
After the ceremony the bridal party took off up the road to Toni's parent's farm for photos and some impressive views of the surrounding mountains. This awesome bridal party were a laugh a minute and we loved spending a fun afternoon with them celebrating the new Mr & Mrs Evans!
Kate Stone worked her magic with these stunning bouquets!
Last stop was the lakefront before Tim and Toni headed back to their party!
Congratulations Tim and Toni! We wish you a marriage filled with love, happiness and plenty of adventure. Thank you for including us in your beautiful first day of marriage - we loved being there to capture your love and fun.x
It's been four years since I photographed the lovely Barnett family! Gosh time flies. I had to go look back on the blog to see just how long it had been and my oh my Liv & Jake have grown up so much!!!
Before Christmas I had the pleasure of catching up with the Barnett's in the late afternoon sunshine to update their family portraits. This time Amy and Steve had their parents come along to join in the portrait session - it was lovely to capture some generational shots and those special moments shared between grandkids and their grandparents. We picked a glorious day and this wee spot in one of Gore's local gardens was just perfect for photos.
Here's just a small taster of the magic we created...
Amy thank you so much for asking me to update your family portraits for you! I loved the incorporation of the grandparents for this session too! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed creating them for you. x