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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

Wedding Advice – Planning an amazing Hens Party

A bit of a fun one today… the good ol’ hens party (or bachelorette if you’re more American)! Having had a hand in organising a couple of hens parties in my time, as well as being a bridesmaid myself, I have seen a bit of everything. From chilled weekends away to more wild nights out […]

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February 28, 2020

Wedding Advice – Should I follow wedding trends?

Today we a chatting about wedding trends. Should you follow them? Is it reeeally possible to have a timeless wedding, that doesn’t “date”? The modern day bride is bombarded with wedding content at every side, from magazines to wedding blogs, not to mention Pinterest. These are all great resources full of beautiful imagery, ideas, and […]

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February 20, 2020

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

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

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