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The Best Wedding Venues in Kumeu and Northwest Auckland

A list of the top 12 wedding venues in Kumeu and wider Northwest Auckland by local photographer Lydia Rachel. As a local Auckland wedding photographer, I have shot hundreds of weddings working in the industry for over eight years. Auckland is a wonderful city with a variety of different landscapes and many hidden gems. We […]

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September 16, 2021

Kumeu Valley Estate Wedding Photographer – Rowena + Dave

This day! The most dreamy Autumn wedding at Kumeu Valley Estate. Rowena actually used to be a flatmate of mine and I was so honoured when she asked me to capture her special day. Rowena and Dave had a real focus on spending quality time with their guests on the day, planning their timeline to […]

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August 27, 2021

Glasshouse Morningside Photographer – Ben + Kupa

Ben and Kupa celebrated their love on a gorgeous Auckland day in Devonport, with a reception at Glasshouse Morningside. It was such a personalised and meaningful day incorporating their faith, family, and cultures. We stopped in at Cornwall Park for bridal party photos, always a favourite with so many spots to shoot. We also got […]

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July 19, 2021

Jonkers Farm Wedding Photographer – Olivia + Christian

Olivia and Christian’s Jonkers Farm wedding was a beautiful and meaningful occasion. Jonkers Farm is definitely one of my favourite Auckland wedding venues, the woodlands, the rolling hills, the west coast sunset… seriously, it’s a photographer’s dream! I will let the photographs speak for themselves… Venue: Jonkers FarmPlanning/Styling: Blume and Darling

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April 14, 2021

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

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