Auckland wedding photographers – Claire & Karl’s sneak peek!

Hi guys!

I’m writing this blog post on a plane – mid air on the way to Rarotonga. It has been a long night – yesterday, we had the immense pleasure of shooting Claire & Karl’s wedding -and I wanted to get the images loaded up & a few edited to share with you before we left!

Our day kicked off with photos of Karl and the boys. There had been a little stag night mayhem the week prior… resulting in us carefully shooting angles that didn’t show too much of Karl’s black eye!!

Bracu wedding photos

The weather had been terrible over the last few days… and on the morning of the wedding, things looked a bit better… the rain seemed to be holding off … we would wait & see.

Bracu wedding photos

Bracu wedding photos

Then it was around to the girls.. where things were remarkably relaxed & laid back. This flavour continued throughout the day – which made things so stress free & just plenty of fun!

I love that you can see the reflection of Claire having her makeup done in this dress shot.

Bracu wedding photos

Karl had surprised Claire by hiring some wedding cars – she had no idea what was coming to collect her… and when they arrived, she needed to choose between white & pink. Pink won.

Bracu wedding photos

Claire looked amazing in her dress, and the bouquet of red roses perfectly suited the look.

Bracu wedding photos

This next image (shot by Amber!) is totally unedited, exactly as it came out of the camera. Stunning.

Bracu wedding photos

We arrived out at the venue… and the rain started. Just a light showering, not enough to move things indoors.

Ironic:

Bracu wedding photos

Their ceremony was lovely – intimate & personal.

Bracu wedding photos

I love this shot – each of the bridesmaids trying to keep it together…

Bracu wedding photos

Two different views of a first kiss…

Bracu wedding photos

Bracu wedding photos

One of the most special things about our job is that we get to tell stories with images… it was these guys wedding anniversary on the same day.
Congratulations – and here’s to many more.

Bracu wedding photos

Bracu wedding photos

After the ceremony – there were plenty of hugs..

Bracu wedding photos

And then we had a whirlwind tour of the property, for some shots with the bridal party.

And it rained.

And it rained.

And it rained some more.

We began down at a little stream, which was sufficiently slippery now that the rocks were nice & wet..

Bracu wedding photos

But the rain got so heavy that even with the umbrellas, we needed to seek out some shelter.
The absolute best thing about shooting in the rain on this particular day – was that everyone just had a blast. No-one let the rain dampen their spirits, and it totally shines through in the shots.

Bracu wedding photos

Once under the trees, it was still wet, but much less so!

Bracu wedding photos

Bracu wedding photos

We then headed down the road with just Claire & Karl to Bracu, on the Simunovich Olive Estate, where the rain kindly eased up & stopped for us, and we were able to get some great shots!

Epic – is really the only word for this one.

Bracu wedding photos

Down in the olive grove, the light was prefect.

Bracu wedding photos

Bracu wedding photos

Bracu wedding photos

Bracu wedding photos

Just perfect.

Bracu wedding photos

Bracu wedding photos

Claire – as well as having one of the most stunning dresses we’ve seen – also had an amazing veil, which we made use of!

Bracu wedding photos

Elegant.

Bracu wedding photos

This shot just sums up the day for me – fun! We had such a great time just hanging out with these guys – such a gracious & genuinely nice couple.

Bracu wedding photos

It was then time to get back into the car, and race back for the reception & dinner… after which we headed off.. and I’m sure a great night was had by all.

Bracu wedding photos

Thank you both so much for having us along to document your day – we had so much fun, and I really think that the rain made for some special shots that you’ll be able to look back on & laugh at!

Can’t wait to share more with you soon.

Isaac, Amber & Mat.

Cassells Wedding Photos – Brendon & Erin’s sneak peek!

Hey guys,

On Saturday, Amber, Melissa, and I headed out to Cassells in Waitakere, where we had the pleasure of photographing Brendon & Erin’s wedding.

Our day began with some shots with the boys, in Te Atatu.

I loved these cufflinks – very fitting, when you see Brendon’s enthusiasm for Batman!

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

We then headed into town, where we found the girls getting ready @ the Duxton hotel.

With plenty of time up our sleeves, we were able to play with some fun lighting…

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Out at Cassells, the guests had gathered down in the garden, and the ceremony was ready to go.

The persistent wind played games with Erin’s veil as she came down the aisle..

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Erin & Brendon didn’t know this… but petals were secretly passed around the guests while they signed the register… and thrown as they walked back out the aisle

Cassells wedding photos

We had a few shots with the bridal party down at Cassells..

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Then, we were supposed to get into the limo… and head down to Bethells beach for photos.

But the limo broke.

The window had fallen down… and by the time we got across to the car, the groomsmen had already taken to it with the screwdrivers!

Cassells wedding photos

So Erin & Brendon hopped in the back of our car, and we headed down to the beach for a bit of sand trekking.

There was time for a few gorgeous shots, before the rest of the crew arrived…

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

The bridesmaids & groomsmen arrived on the beach, and we sent them on a little walk..

Cassells wedding photos

We put our calf muscles to the test – crossing the wide stretch of deep, dry sand to make it up the sand dunes.

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

The bridal party had to start on the trek back (we had driven all the way onto the beach, so had a few extra minutes up our sleeves for some last shots on the dunes)..

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

The last 3 shots are by Melissa – our fabulous new assistant – and these are just a few of the awesome images she contributed to the day!

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

Cassells wedding photos

It was a beautiful wedding, and we had such a great time with you guys!!
Thanks for having us! Enjoy these images.. and there will be plenty more on the way :)

Isaac, Amber & Melissa.

Hamilton School Ball Photos – Sacred Heart end of year ball

Hey guys,

On Friday evening last week, we photographed the Sacred Heart Girls College ball, in Hamilton.

It was such a cool time of year to have a ball – after NCEA exams have finished, no pressure, summer is just kicking off… and if you wanted to sit outside in a ball dress, you didn’t freeze in the winter air!
Good decision all around!

We covered the arrivals, the formal shots, and also the Perspectives specialty… cool dancefloor shots!

Here’s a little preview of how the images are looking… you can see the whole set on our Facebook page.

xo

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Hamilton School Ball Photos

Tauranga wedding photos – Bryan & Sarah’s sneak peek!

Hey guys,

On Saturday, we headed over to Papamoa on a glorious blue day, to photograph Bryan & Sarah’s beach wedding.

I love shooting on the beach – it’s a chance to kick off the shoes, feel the sand between your toes, and you get the chance to move around more freely than you do at an indoor wedding.
Add to that some perfect weather, with just a light breeze to stop it being overly hot, and you have perfection.

Our day started with a few shots of Bryan getting ready…

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

It was then off to the girls – where hair & makeup was just finishing up, and Sarah was looking gorgeous!
The beach theme of the day was reflected throughout – Sarah’s dress had a beautiful strip of Paua shell running across it, and Paua jewelry to accent this. So – it was only fitting to be able to incorporate a beach feel into the dress shot!

Tauranga wedding photos

Sarah looked amazing in her dress.

Tauranga wedding photos

We didn’t have to hunt too far to find gorgeous light in the resort where they were getting ready… simply sitting on the couch!

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Down at the beach, the guests had gathered – and the sun was reaching it’s zenith. Usually, this provides tricky conditions for photography – but the right combination of angle they were standing on, plus some nice reflection from the white sand, made for lovely shots. It was super bright though.. I think the boys would have preferred to keep their sunnies on for the whole ceremony!

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

These next two shots, to me, epitomize the benefit of having two photographers. Not only having two angles of the same moment… but knowing each other well enough that we don’t get in the background of each other’s shot!

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

I just love all the expressions in this image – as Sarah’s Dad hands her over to Bryan.

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

These kids, who were down for a day at the beach, had a pretty sweet view of the proceedings…

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Earlier in the day, we had discovered a great spot down the road from their ceremony, which had some lovely trees, long grass, and was out of the sun.
By the end of the ceremony, congrats, and group & family shots, getting out of the sun seemed very tempting!

So we headed off, and had a little picnic.

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

These guys were so fun to work with – no worries at all getting gorgeous expressions!

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

It was now time to get back into the sun… but we were all sufficiently cooled down after a picnic in the shade, and the sun had dipped in the sky a little… so heading back to the beach was no worries!

On the way down, we swung by this unlikely looking patch of (palm?) trees dotted randomly in a field – kinda cool!

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Back on the beach. Sand still warm. Shoes off again. Shooting in bare feet rules.

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

Tauranga wedding photos

After spending some time at the reception getting some great candid shots of the guests, we headed off – content with a job well done, and with the warm fuzzy feeling that we always get after a wedding – a bunch of people, coming together to celebrate love & commitment, and having a great time. We are so privileged that this is our job. Congrats Bryan & Sarah – enjoy the images, and hope you’re having a great mystery honeymoon in some undisclosed location!

Isaac & Amber.

Hamilton Ball Photos – afterball shoot with Rosa & Kate

Hey guys!

NCEA exams have finished… people are spending their last times together as school friends before heading off around the country to various universities.

So.. what better way to celebrate than a fun photoshoot with friends !?

Rosa & Kate got back into their ball dresses, and we headed out for a super cool shoot in Hamilton yesterday afternoon.
They were fab to work with, and look gorgeous – so hard even choosing these few shots out of so many!

Most of these were taken by Amber – with me just holding lights & helping out with posing.

If you’ve got a few friends who might be keen on doing something like this to celebrate your time at school together (and it’s perfect timing to ask for it as a Xmas present from Mum & Dad!) – get in touch with us & we’ll sort you out a really good deal. :)

Enjoy the photos!

Hamilton ball portrait photos

Hamilton ball portrait photos

Hamilton ball portrait photos

Hamilton ball portrait photos

Hamilton ball portrait photos

Hamilton ball portrait photos

Hamilton ball portrait photos

Hamilton ball portrait photos

Hamilton ball portrait photos

Hamilton engagement photos with Josh & Sarah

Hey guys,

Yesterday, I headed out with Josh & Sarah for a fun engagement photo shoot out at Bridal Veil Falls, near Raglan.

They enjoy bushwalking in their spare time – so we structured the session around that aspect of themselves – incorporating the trees, bush, and gorgeous rural scenery.

They’re leaving us for the (less) greener pastures of Australia – so it’s great to have some shots which incorporate a bit of good old fashioned NZ beauty!!

Here’s a little sneak peek of what we got up to…

Hamilton engagement photos

Hamilton engagement photos

Hamilton engagement photos