Rarotonga wedding photographer – Kiwi photographers in Rarotonga without airfares!!

Hey guys,

I’ll preface this post by saying that this is still VERY tentative – and more to test the waters and gauge interest.

Anyway – we’re considering basing ourselves in Rarotonga for most of July 2011 and August 2011 – to photograph weddings there.

This means that you can have some awesome kiwi photographers, without needing to pay the extra flights / accommodation cost of getting us over there – just our standard package rates.

If you are planning on getting married in Raro during this period, or you know someone that is – get in touch :)

As soon as we have a few people that are keen, we can go ahead with firming up the plans & schedules.

It’s an awesome opportunity that’s really a win / win … we get to spend a few months in gorgeous Raro – and you get to have us shoot your wedding, with no extra costs beyond the package rates. DEAL!

Isaac :)

The Auckland Bride Parade – wedding photos en masse!

Hey guys,

Well… this has been a highly anticipated post – thanks to everyone for your patience!!

On a rainy Sunday just over a week ago, 10 brides arrived at a grungy workshop in West Auckland. There was grease on the floor, and puddles where the rain had crept through the roof.
We also had 3 fabulous makeup artists – thanks to Ashlee Kellett from Beautified, and her team, Lexie & Mandy. They donated their time free – and did an AMAZING job.

Basically, the idea of this shoot was to give the girls from the Weddings.co.nz bridal forum the chance to meet (or catch up with) one another, and wear their wedding dresses again.
It was great for us to get to meet everyone too – although there were a few familiar faces that you’ll also recognize from our blog, in Tamara and Jo.

We also had some great help during the day by the lovely Michelle (keep an eye out for her wedding on our blog in March 2011!) and also Jo from RockStar PR – who did a great job helping out with posing, moving lights around, and doing coffee runs!

Finally, thanks to Amber’s brother Tam – who did some great behind-the-scenes video on the day, and to our fab assistant Holly – as you’ll see looking through the shots, she took some great images!

The shoot went pretty much all day – with individuals for each girl, and then finishing up with some fun group shots at the end.

Here’s a look at what we came up with. It was an awesome shoot, and we had so much fun!!

Thanks to all the lovely ladies who gave up a Sunday to come & play with us :) Hope you like the results!!

First up, my own lovely wife Amber, who donned a dress for some shots:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Here’s Melissa.

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

This is Lezel:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Here’s Natashya:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

This is Tamara:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

And Taryn:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

This is Hayley:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

This is Jo. P

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Rochelle flew all the way from the Gold Coast especially for this shoot!

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Here’s Heidi:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

And this is Jo T. :

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

The girls from Beautified did some makeup on each other, and put on some of our wedding dresses for some photos of their own!

Here’s Lexie: (and Jo)

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

And Mandy:

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

And with Ashlee:

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And finally, Ashlee herself – the lady behind the looks! Thanks so much Ash for all your help putting this shoot together, couldn’t have done it without you!

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Then we got everyone together for some group shots… starting off with a really cool one inside…

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Then headed out the back of the workshop for a couple more… where the girls got their poses on!

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

And that’s nearly it!

But not quite…

This concluded the shoot, and the girls started heading off. Ashlee & Amber were keen to get a couple more shots, so we made a mission down the back of the workshop, crawled under some wreckage, and ended up in a huge pile of old tyres & wheels… which we put to good use!

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

So there you have it – a Bride Parade!

Stay tuned, because in about two months time, we have round two coming up – this time being shot in Christchurch!

Thanks for looking :) Leave us a comment to let us know what you think!!

Isaac & Amber

Appeal For Catherine – get your tickets for the Charity Auction

Hey guys,

One of our brides from a while back – Dairne – is organizing an awesome appeal for her friend Catherine, who is battling cancer.

It’s being held at Sky City this Saturday evening – and we’re going to be there all night, taking photos of the event.

There is going to be a charity auction too – and one of the items up for grabs is a $750 photography package with us!

So flick an email through to Dairne, and see if there are still some tickets left! There are a heap of awesome items on auction.

Black tie dress – so take the chance to get all glammed up & come have a fun evening with us!

xoxo

Hamilton Car photos – Shaun & Becs

Hey guys,

Shaun & Rebecca are getting married later this year (and we’re looking forward to shooting their wedding at Sarnia Park!) – but last night, they had the chance for a little warm up run.

Shaun races BMX – and was keen for some shots with his car, and his bike. (and his girl!)

So we headed down to a grungy carpark in town last night (around 9.30pm) – and got cracking. It was a 3 light setup to get these images, which really makes the shots pop out from the background.

I’ve edited them a bit more heavily & gungy than I usually would, which I think really works for these shots.

It was heaps of fun – always good to step outside your comfort zone & try something new!

Enjoy.

Hamilton car photos

Hamilton car photos

Hamilton car photos

Hamilton car photos

Hamilton car photos

Hamilton car photos

Hamilton car photos

Hamilton car photos