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Wedding Advice- What if it rains on my wedding day?

Tips for how to manage when it rains on your wedding day: 1. Be prepared in advance. If you live in New Zealand you probably know that we get a decent amount of rain throughout the year. It can be unpredictable and even if it’s the middle of Summer there’s always the chance it could […]

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July 4, 2017

Wedding Advice- 6 tips for Choosing a Great Location for your Bridal Party Photos

6 tips for Choosing a Great Location for your Bridal Party Photos: Start at the beginning- your venue. When choosing a venue, there are many things to consider: the number of guests, your budget, your style and taste and somewhere meaningful to you as a couple. Another thing to think about is your photos. What […]

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May 31, 2017

A Photographer Recommends… Prioritized spending for your wedding.

Weddings are expensive. Well, they can be. There are so many details that go into your big day that it can all quickly add up! I’m all for having the perfect day of your dreams and I’m not going to tell you how to do it on the cheap, it’s completely up to you how […]

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October 15, 2014

Being a Bridesmaid

I have been a bridesmaid before for my lovely sister, when I was sixteen, it was very exciting! I am lucky enough to have the honour again later this year, not once but two times! Two of my best friends in the world are marrying their special boys and I’m so blessed to be a […]

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September 24, 2014

A Photographer Recommends… How to relax on your wedding day.

One of my favourite YouTube channels is model Ruth Crilly’s ‘A Model Recommends‘. Ruth makes beauty, style and lifestyle videos all based on her personal experience and being a model. Yes, I’m a tad obsessed with YouTube Beauty Gurus but more on that another time… I love to get recommendations from industry professionals, those who’ve had […]

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September 11, 2014

The Wedding Industry

  I am beyond blessed to be a part of an incredible industry that is all about the creative details, beautiful locations, dresses, and rings, and most importantly celebrating love and commitment. What an honour! Being able to photograph a wedding allows me to celebrate with the couple as well as capturing their joy and […]

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September 10, 2014

How to Choose your Wedding Perfume

I am a lover of a delicious scent and feel slightly bare if I’m not wearing perfume. It becomes such a personal thing, your own little signature, part of your personality. I find when I recognize a perfume I’m reminded of the friend that wears it. Deciding what perfume to wear on your wedding day […]

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August 28, 2014

Unplugged Weddings

  Recently I have been to a few weddings where the bride and groom have asked the guests to put down their cameras and phones and focus on them. Unplugged weddings are becoming more common and as a photographer I have to say I think it’s a good idea! Here’s why: – Two people are making a […]

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August 26, 2014

Albums

  I believe photographs are best enjoyed off the screen, in the flesh and beautifully printed! There is something so delicious about holding a print or book and experiencing the tangible beauty of it. As a part of most of my wedding collections, I offer a Queensberry album for my couples. These gorgeous handmade albums […]

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August 22, 2014

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