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Manukau Heads NZ Wedding Photographer

Manukau Heads Wedding Photographer- Neil + Lydia

It’s about time I shared another real wedding with you all! I’m excited to share Lydia and Neil’s day from my last NZ wedding season. A super sweet and relaxed couple, they kindly had friends offer their private property in Manukau Heads for them to wed. If you’re an Aucklander and you’ve never explored this […]

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February 13, 2020

Wedding Advice – How to plan your dream wedding on any budget

Is it possible to plan your dream wedding on a budget? Well, it can be. With some intentional planning and realistic thinking, you can make it happen. According to most articles and evidence I can find, the average New Zealand wedding costs around $35,000. I have seen many different weddings on all different parts of […]

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February 12, 2020

Wedding Advice – Planning a Sustainable Wedding

Looking after our planet is something more and more of us are becoming educated on and taking responsibility for. With the devastation happening all over the world, you can’t deny we need to be better. There are so many things we can do in our day-to-day lives even if they are just small changes. Remembering […]

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February 6, 2020

January 2020 – Monthly Favourites

In addition to my IGTVs I wanted to started this series about things I’ve been loving… whether that be reading, watching, listening to, wearing, eating… anything! Some favourites will be wedding related for all the brides and grooms to be, and some will just be random things I’m enjoying. I thought about doing this in […]

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February 5, 2020

Wedding Advice – Your Wedding Day Timeline

Think about the season.Right from the get-go, consider the time of year you are getting married, this will determine how much light you have to work with. Are you getting married before or after daylight savings? What time will the sun set on your wedding day? Figuring these things out will help give you a […]

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January 24, 2020

Wedding Advice – Tips for avoiding wedding planning overwhelm

One of my goals this year is to share a lot more helpful content and advice for engaged couples on the wedding-planning journey. To kick things off I have put together some tips for avoiding wedding planning overwhelm! It is such a real thing, and sometimes it feels like the minute you slide that engagement […]

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January 17, 2020

Lydia Rachel Life Update – November 2019

Hey team! Sliding back in here like the wannabe long-time-no-see blogger I am and I thought it was about time for another life update post, it’s been a while. If you hark back (who says hark anymore?) to my last one (here) you’ll remember I had just moved across the world to London-town. I know many of you will have kept up with me on Instagram (where I mainly hang out) but we’ll do a quick(ish) rundown for the blog now.

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November 29, 2019

Auckland Engagement Photographer

Auckland Engagement Photographer – Shan + Andrew

Sharing this lovely engagement shoot from last NZ Summer today, with Shan and Andrew. These two won my giveaway in collaboration with Auckland Weddings last year and it was so lovely to capture them at one of their favourite little coastal spots. I’m super excited to be returning to New Zealand for the 2020/21 wedding […]

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November 5, 2019

Auckland Wedding Photographer

Auckland Wedding Photographer- Emily + Justin

I’m excited to share Emily and Justin’s special day with you today. It was the first day of “summer” for this drizzly Auckland wedding. A little rain didn’t deter from this beautiful backyard celebration. Emily wanted to say “I do” at the place where she grew up and had many fond memories, surrounded by all […]

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September 12, 2019

Spain Wedding Photographer

Spain Wedding Photographer- CJ + Harley

Well, where do we even begin with this epic day… my first ever Europe wedding, in Spain! Absolute dream. Bride, CJ actually rang me in NZ before I moved to London. We had worked together previously (CJ being a photographer herself) when her and kiwi beau Harley lived in NZ (they are now based in […]

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September 5, 2019

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