Georgia and Craig met with me one sunny afternoon at Cannibal Bay in the Catlins for their engagement session. Next year the pair will get married here in front of family and friends so it seemed the perfect place to do their engagement session. Cannibal Bay is a special place for them both, especially as Craig's family farm goes right down to the bay area. We even managed to get the old farm woolshed in a few photos!
Georgia had said to me an engagement session would be a great way for them to relax in front of the camera and she made out that neither of them were photogenic - she lied ;)
It's my job to put everyone at ease in front of my camera & make the session enjoyable. Georgia & Craig you were an absolute pleasure to photograph, I just love the photos from this session - so much romance and happiness in each photo!
Georgia & Craig were so easy to get along with, they're both country people and it was great to talk about their story, a bit of history about the family farm, Georgia's work flying helicopters and how they got engaged one evening after a day's deer stalking up the valley I grew up in no less!
I can tell their wedding day is going to be a day of fun & celebration in a laid-back, perfect kind of way and I can't wait to capture it all for them. Meeting people like Georgia & Craig & being given the honour of documenting their story is what makes being a wedding photographer so special.
We headed down on to the rocks even though the tide was coming in because it was just too beautiful not to use that stunning light. There's not many places I won't go to get the shots we want & I knew these guys would let me know if I was about to get taken out by a wave!
Georgia & Craig these photos may as well be out of the pages of a magazine! I mean just look at you two!!!
Being a true Southland day the weather turned a little wet part way through our shoot so we took cover in the old woolshed and Craig brought Chloe out of the truck for a run around & a brief appearance in a few photos too!
I just LOVE this cute wee black and white!
Georgia & Craig - thank-you thank-you thank-you for everything! You two are just so awesome & I had a great time takeing these photos for you. I can't wait for your wedding!!! xxx