Sarnia Park Wedding Photos – Mark & Melissa’s sneak peek!

Hi guys,

On Saturday, we headed out to Sarnia Park in Cambridge to photograph Mark & Melissa’s wedding.

Our day kicked off with some shots of the guys… for people that said they never wear suits, they looked pretty comfortable!

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

Then it was out to Sarnia Park… just to be sure we remembered their names later on (not really!), I snapped a quick frame of this at the gate..

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Melissa had some beautiful details – gorgeous dress, shoes, and lovely flowers by Karen..

Sarnia Park wedding photos

And she looked amazing.

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

Super cute flowergirls:

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Their ceremony was on the croquet lawn – which for us was a nice change! It also faces just the right direction for the light – making it a bit easier for us to shoot… and finally, there’s a great high angle spot to get some “different” perspectives on the ceremony!

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

After the ceremony, we made a beeline for shade – both to get the bridal party out of the sun, and also to take advantage of the softer light under the trees..

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

Every single wedding, we do something that we’ve never shot before. It can be as simple as this variation on the lake shot – we’ve never before shot something that includes the leaves in the front.. I like the way that they frame the photo.

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

For the last part of the bridal party photos, we headed down to a nearby field – where the vibrance of the blue sky & green grass really made for eye catching shots!

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

We finished up back at Sarnia Park – where the sun was lowering in the sky, and things were shaping up to be an awesome night!
Here’s one last, lovely image we got just before we headed away…

Sarnia Park wedding photos

It was a beautiful wedding – thanks so much for inviting us along to share a part in it!
Enjoy the photos – and we’ll have more on the way soon :)

Isaac, Amber, and Holly.

Sarnia Park – Cherry Blossom wedding photos!

Hey guys,

We had such a fun time with Shaun & Bec on their wedding day, shooting in the blossoms at Sarnia Park – that we headed back out and had another play.

Holly managed to convince her mum to loan us her own wedding dress, which looks amazing with the vintage-y lace sleeves… and we had gorgeous Zelda come along & model for us.

Here’s a few of our favs from the shoot…

Sarnia Park Cherry Blossom photos
Sarnia Park Cherry Blossom photos
Sarnia Park Cherry Blossom photos
Sarnia Park Cherry Blossom photos
Sarnia Park Cherry Blossom photos
Sarnia Park Cherry Blossom photos
Sarnia Park Cherry Blossom photos
Sarnia Park Cherry Blossom photos
Sarnia Park Cherry Blossom photos

If you want to get your wedding photos looking like this… Shaun & Bec’s wedding was on the 2nd October, and the blossoms were about perfect. You really only have about a 2 week window – so get in touch with Bev @ Sarnia Park to make sure you don’t miss out!

Auckland photography assistant… Want to be one??

Hey guys!

We’re on the hunt for an Auckland based photography assistant.

Our fabulous assistant Holly will continue working for us with our weddings down in the Waikato region – but we’re also looking for 1 or 2 Auckland based people that are keen to work with us.

So… who are we looking for??

Basically – to us, personality is the most important, key aspect. We can teach you the finer points of photography, but if you can’t relate to our clients, it won’t work!

You don’t need to have any photography related qualifications – but having a good eye is essential. While a reasonable understanding of photographic concepts is useful, we’ll also be able to help & teach you all the things you need to know.

You need to be available on weekends.

You need to be happy :)

Appreciation of good coffee gives you bonus points.

You need to be able to relate to stressed out brides, disinterested groomsmen, tantrum throwing flowergirls, doting grandparents, and the various other people we come across at weddings.

You need to be able to think on your feet – and two steps ahead, showing your initiative when required.

You need to actually like weddings. Believe it or not, some wedding photographers don’t – and you can always tell.

If you have your own gear, it’s a bonus. If it’s Canon, it’s even better (mainly because you can then use lenses from our bag!).

We’re also looking for someone to assist with the editing side of things – which might end up being the same person as described above, or someone different. Some experience using Lightroom, and Photoshop, is handy. We’re really flexible on the hours this would be – weekdays, nights, whatever.

As you can tell, we’re looking for a bit of a super-person! And the pay is crap.
But – you get to come along to our weddings, with our gorgeous clients, and learn a heap about wedding photography. You’ll start as a 3rd photographer – so you’re never being thrown in the deep end & relied upon to deliver certain shots, every wedding both Isaac & Amber will be there too.

If you think that you’d be interested – we’d love to hear from you. Here’s what to do.

Send an email through to info@perspectivesphotography.co.nz – with a bit about yourself, your photography experience – basically, bearing in mind the list of superpowers above!

Send us a portfolio of your best work. We’d love to see 15 – 20 images, with a range of lighting / subjects, etc.
Either email the portfolio (make sure they’re low res enough to not kill our email servers!), or courier a print portfolio or disc.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Isaac & Amber.

Sarnia Park wedding photos – Shaun & Rebecca’s wedding sneak peek

Hi guys,

On Saturday, we headed out to Sarnia Park in Cambridge, to photograph Shaun & Bec’s wedding at Sarnia Park.

It was perfect timing to catch the cherry blossoms – and their ceremony on the aptly named “Cherry Blossom Lawn” was just perfect – rows of pink leading right up to them.

We kicked off the day with a few shots of Shaun & the boys as they were getting ready in Hamilton.

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

Then it was off to Sarnia, where we caught up with Bec and her girls – looking stunning.

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

Flower switch…

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Every time we are out at Sarnia, I’ve cursed at the annoying piece of sunlight that puts a weird patch on the stairs. Today, the penny finally dropped, and I actually made use of an amazing feature – working with the light rather than trying to fight it….

Sarnia Park wedding photos

It was then off across the lawn to where Shaun, the groomsmen, and guests were eagerly awaiting Bec’s arrival… here’s what it looked like. Fairytale.

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

After the ceremony, we went off for some photos with the bridal party – kicking off in the cherry blossoms – avoiding the bees!

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

Heading across to the Sarnia Park lake, it was obvious that the sun was going to play a role – it was so bright that it was basically impossible to look towards the sun… but made for awesome reflections while the bridal party chatted amongst themselves!

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

With a bit of time up our sleeves, we popped 5 minutes down the road to Lake Karapiro – where Holly shot an angle on the wharf that we’ve never even thought of before… bless her :)

Sarnia Park wedding photos

And some cute shots of Rebecca with her bridesmaids..

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Just before we headed off for the evening, we took the chance for one lovely romantic shot back at Sarnia Park – a perfect way to finish off an awesome day.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Thank you both for trusting us to tell the story of your wedding day – it was absolutely perfect, and these shots are only a tiny taste of what’s to come!!

Isaac, Amber, and Holly.