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Wedding Advice – Booking a wedding photographer

Where do I start? There are a bunch of different ways to find the ideal wedding photographer. Some of the most common are: via Google, social media, or word of mouth. Getting recommendations from friends or other wedding vendors can be great. Also, there are some wonderful wedding directories out there (with all sorts of […]

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June 16, 2020

May 2020 – Monthly Favourites

Here’s some of my favourite things from the last month… a cute Etsy store, delicious recipe, amazing courses, natural beauty fave and very bingeable Youtube channel. WEDDING/PJs// Piyama Etsy Store.A cute Etsy store with pyjamas and robes perfect for brides and bridesmaids wedding prep. Or anyone just wanting a cute new set of PJs! HEALTH/BEAUTY// […]

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June 12, 2020

Wedding Advice – Choosing your Bridal Party

Choosing your bridal party (bridesmaids and groomsmen) is a really exciting part of your wedding planning but can also be a tricky one. You may have had your crew picked out in your mind for years, or maybe you are stuck! You may have lots of friends and don’t want anyone to feel left out, […]

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May 19, 2020

April 2020 – Monthly Favourites

Here’s some of my favourite things from the last month… a couple of helpful wedding resources, foodie and business love and a longtime fave podcast. WEDDING SERVICE// The Curator.The Curator is an amazing wedding planning tool and resource. As it says on their site: “The Curator helps you discover unique, high-quality wedding vendors, keep track […]

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May 7, 2020

NZ Wedding Budget Tips Photographer

Wedding Advice – How to be an amazing client

I didn’t want to write this post in a negative way, and in no way want to come across as complaining or having a rant. There is so much I love about being a wedding photographer, a lot more positive than negative! 99% of my clients are amazing! I wanted to let you in on […]

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May 5, 2020

the love club

Wedding Advice – How to have a healthy, long-lasting marriage

One of the most popular topic requests I have had is for: marriage advice. While I love everything weddings and have so much experience photographing them, your wedding day really is just a tiny snippet of your entire relationship. It’s still important and pivotal of course, but wouldn’t you say your relationship overall is more […]

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April 24, 2020

Coromandel Wedding Elopement Photographer

Wedding Advice – Should you elope or have a smaller wedding?

“Maybe we should just elope!” This phrase is thrown around at the best of times and especially in the thick of wedding-planning overwhelm. More so in this time of social-distancing, it’s becoming more than just a throwaway remark for many couples. Going forward, for the next wee while at least, weddings may look different and […]

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April 17, 2020

destination wedding photographer

Wedding Advice – How to find wedding inspiration + ideas

Hello! I hope you are all doing well, keeping sane in this Covid-19 isolation time. I know there are so many of you still planning your weddings during this time and it’s great to have a bit more space to do some research, be inspired and figure out what you like. But how do you […]

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April 9, 2020

March 2020 – Monthly Favourites

Here’s some of my favourite things from the last month… a couple of helpful wedding resources, recipes and entertainment that I’ve been loving. Also, helpful for this Covid-19 isolation time. WEDDING SERVICE// NZ Venues.This is an New Zealand website with extensive venue listings. An amazing resource for finding venues beautiful venues and some you may […]

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April 9, 2020

auckland-lifestyle-photographer

Hope in Isolation

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps all over the globe, devastating nations and bringing us into one of the strangest times in our lives, it is hard to stay positive. We are confined to our homes. We have found ourselves without jobs, with an overwhelming amount of time, with no purpose or feeling lonely. I wanted […]

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April 1, 2020

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