Kate & Shmuel’s wedding photos – Hamilton Gardens – sneak peek! 28th September

Hi guys,

On Saturday we had the pleasure of shooting Kate & Shmuel’s wedding at the Hamilton Gardens.

We’ve known the Jacobs family (Kate’s parents) for years now, as Amber used to work for them at the Garden Terrace Restaurant – so it was really special for us to have the chance to share in their wedding day.

We started off in the morning with Shmuel – who is a hairdresser & make up artist – doing hair & makeup for the flowergirls & family – which was so cool, and something we’ve never before had the chance to see!!

We then headed across to see Kate, who was looking stunning in her dress -

It was then off to the Victorian Greenhouse at the Hamilton Gardens for the ceremony – officiated by the fantastic Rosanne Hannah.

There were a few tears too – I love this shot of Shmuel’s mother -

Afterwards, we headed out for a wander around the gardens – dodging other bridal parties as we went – for some photos…

As you can see in some of the photos above, Kate & Shmuel were busy practicing their first dance, which they had beautifully choreographed – and after a delicious meal at the Garden Terrace, they had the chance to do the real thing…

Promptly joined on the dance floor by their friends & family -

Right at the end of the evening, we wandered around the lake to the waterfall, which is lit up at night – and with a little bit of additional lighting we were able to finish up with some lovely, romantic shots..

It was a beautiful day – thank you both so much for being the people you are – and for having us along to celebrate with you!

Isaac & Amber.

Leehan Family Portrait – 20th September

I love sunny weather!!

Unfortunately, that is today – yesterday was freezing cold & raining – a great time to go up the top of a mountain for family portraits!!

The Leehan’s made excellent work of not looking cold, though – and we got some fantastic shots – all the time surrounded by nothing but the mist, and the songs of around 20 tuis. Fantastic!

Here’s a sneak peek at some shots…

Steph & Kyle’s Cheltenham Wedding Photos – sneak peek!

Hi guys,

On Friday, I headed up to Auckland to photograph Steph and Kyle’s wedding – which was at Cheltenham Beach.

As Amber was busy teaching, I was in need of a second photographer – and was lucky to be joined by the lovely Lauren from Lab 7 – who is a fantastic photographer.. check out her work here :)

I love the wide shot of all the guests enjoying the ceremony, under the shade of the magnificent tree, with Rangitoto in the background.

After the ceremony, we headed up North Head for some cool shots with the bridal party, and finished up down on the beach below – before heading back to their reception at McHughes Restaurant.

It was a fantastic day – thanks for inviting us along to share a part in it!


Chris & Becs’ wedding photos – sneak peek! 13th September

Hi guys,

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of photographing Chris & Becs’ fantastic wedding – with the ceremony at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Hamilton East, and then some photos around various Hamilton locations.

We kicked off the bridal party photos at a cool location that had some cool ‘farm’ style elements – big open fields & trees, and plenty of random junk lying around for us to make use of!

The bridal party also managed to fashion a picnic table out of an old hot water cylinder – some good old kiwi ingenuity never goes far astray!

We then headed into town, and shot some cool images at the Bank restaurant, which is where Becs & Chris both used to work, and where they met! It’s always fun to shoot in places that hold a special significance to our couples – and with some great architecture thrown in as a bonus!

Finally, we finished up at another spot which Amber and I had discovered about 2 days prior to the wedding – and just had to shoot there! Big, towering pine trees with a winding path twisting through the center.

It was an awesome day – and showed us just how much we’ve missed shooting weddings over the winter period! (The sore muscles today are another reminder of what happens when you have a few months off!!)

Stay tuned for more soon.


Father’s Day family portrait – 7th September

Hi guys,

Yesterday we caught up with the lovely Nooyen family – who had decided to get Dad a family portrait session as a Father’s Day gift – and what a cool gift it was!

We had a great time photographing out on their farm, which had a fantastic assortment of sheds, fields, and gates – all of which made for some awesome photo backgrounds, while being meaningful at the same time.

Here’s a little sneak peek of how the shots are looking!