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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

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

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

Waihi Beach Wedding Photographer – Nicole + Dylan

I’m so excited to share this Waihi beach wedding with you today. Nicole and Dylan had a gorgeous, relaxed beach wedding. Rain threatened in the morning but the sky cleared completely for their ceremony on the sand and the rest of the celebrations. I actually went to school with both Nicole and Dylan + some […]

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April 8, 2020

Coromandel Wedding Elopement Photographer

Wedding Advice – Changing Plans in the current COVID-19 climate

Many weddings/events are being affected by COVID-19 (the corona virus). I’m so sorry if this includes yours. With stricter border control, self-isolation requirements and mass-gathering restrictions it is a tricky time to navigate, especially if you planned on getting married soon. You may have had to postpone your pre-wedding events, wedding day or honeymoon. I […]

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March 19, 2020

All Guests Wedding Photo

Wedding Advice – Navigating Difficult Family Dynamics

Today I’m tackling a topic that may seem a bit taboo but is so common when it comes to wedding planning. Conflict can also arise with friends and your bridal party which I may do another blog about, but today we are specifically talking family. There are many reasons why disagreements, pressure and difficult family […]

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March 12, 2020

Wedding Advice – How to overcome your fear of being photographed

One of the most common lines I get from clients is “we’re not very good in front of the camera” or “we’re a bit awkward being photographed” or “we’re scared to get our wedding photos taken”. This fear is so common, most of us are not used to standing in front of a professional photographer […]

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March 5, 2020

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