The 2011 Wellington Bride Parade – by Perspectives Photography

Hi guys :)

Last Sunday, Amber, Isaac, and Holly boarded a plane.

This was lucky – because with 97kgs of baggage between Amber & I – it was touch & go. Our suitcases were full of electric cables, studio lights, softboxes, little fold down seats, all the ingredients of a fantastic shoot.

We arrived in Wellington & it was shite. Like usual. Cold, raining, basically everything the elements could throw at us. Surprising? No.

However, the following day, the weather had cleared up a little & the sun was making it’s best effort to show itself. And so began our bride parade shoot.

10 brides, all married over the last year or so – who had come together, along with their gorgeous dresses – and were ready for a super fun photo shoot.

The morning began with hair & makeup at a building we’d hired in town. As each of the girls finished, we did a few shots around the room, using some beautiful window light. It wasn’t even a planned location – more of a time filler – and yet some of my favourite shots came in this little room. All the indoor ones you see below are shot here – with just window / natural light used.

Our 3 stylists (Kerry, Lucy, and Hayley) from Michele Perry makeup were fabulous – with my overly generic direction they totally nailed the look we had envisaged. Great mind reading, guys!

Once hair & makeup was all finished, we headed down to the coast – where the girls were fantastic at buying into our crazy rock scrambling ideas – and big thanks to Aaron too, who held the lights & kept an eye on the generator so that nothing fell into the sea!

Finally, once the sun had dipped below the horizon, we headed into the city for a few night time shots – with Holly giving us some fantastic lighting to work with – and basically shot until we were too tired / cold to go on.

By this time, it had been about 11 hours on the shoot – and everyone was shattered. So the whole crew headed back to our room at the hotel (winning some fantastically strange looks from the poor guys at the front desk), changed out of wedding dresses, and we finished up the evening with dinner & drinks at Monsoon Poon.

It was such a fun shoot, and a great weekend away.

And now, what you’ve been waiting for. 10 gorgeous ladies, in Wellington, rockin it.

Enjoy.

Abby:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Alicia:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Amelia:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Anna:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Becca:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Elisha:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Holly:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers

Wellington Wedding Photographers


Jessica:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

Katie:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

Patricia:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

And a couple of group photos with all the lovely ladies in together:

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Wellington Wedding Photographers

If you’ve enjoyed these images, make sure you head across and ‘like’ our Perspectives Photography Facebook Page – so you can stay updated with all the latest creations.

And if you’re getting married down in Wellington and want photos like this…. we’re only a grabaseat flight away :)

Until next time,

Isaac, Amber, and Holly.

Zen Garden Wedding Photos – Evan & Eve’s sneak peek!

Hi guys,

On Friday – we photographed our last wedding of the ‘season’ – Evan & Eve’s beautiful celebration out at Zen Garden, in Whitford.
It’s a beautiful, tucked away little spot which is just magical – such a lovely place for a wedding.

Our day began at the boys place, where Evan & his best man were ready to go. The suits & one of the kerchiefs had just arrived the NIGHT BEFORE – but Evan was showing none of the stress that such a situation must have entailed! And they looked fantastic.

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Some interesting light coming in through the horizontal blinds (after this we put a flash outside & fired light back through to really enhance the stripes – was very cool!)

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Around at the girls place, Eve was into her wedding gown and looking stunning. As she was putting on her jewelry, Amber took this shot through from the kitchen – I really like the foreground elements giving it some depth.

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After a few shots around the house, we all headed out to Zen Garden – where Eve planned to have half an hour or so of time before the ceremony began, and we were able to get a few more shots.

The huge wooden doors (it’s a Japanese styled building, and very impressive) made for a cool setting..

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Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

The ceremony took place down by the lake, and the guests had a wonderful view of the Eve as her brother walked her down the winding stairs from the building up top. It was cool looking back down too (the benefits of two photographers!) – getting the whole scene, and looking back across the harbour to Rangitoto.

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First Kiss.

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Shiny table for the signing of the register made for cool reflection shots…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

After the ceremony, we went for a wander around the grounds at Zen Garden (well, we went for a wander around the tiniest part of the massive amount of space there!)

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Water fountains on the lake…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

And back up by the big wooden doors, where we also worked in some cute little cushions that Eve had found…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

These guys did soft & romantic so well!!

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

We then headed down to neaby Arylies garden – where we found beautiful backlight & autumn colour tones…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

And also a beautiful big tree with the sun streaming through behind them…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

A quick stop at Eastern beach on our way back to their reception at the Beach House in Bucklands Beach…

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And arriving in time to catch beautiful sunset tones in the sky along with the table detail shots – just the right backdrop!

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Our very last shots of the day, we got the lights out & utilised the final drops of colour in the sky outside the reception…

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Zen Garden Auckland wedding photographer

Once we arrived home, we sat on the couch & watched the Royal Wedding as our cards uploaded the days shots onto the computers… and happily came to the conclusion that our wedding we’d photographed earlier in the day was MUCH more exciting!

If you’ve enjoyed these images, head along and ‘like’ our Perspectives Photography Facebook Page – where you can stay updated with all our latest creations, right in your news feed :)

Evan & Eve – thanks so much for having us along to share a part in your wedding day – we had so much fun with you all, and we’ll have plenty more images in store for you soon.

Isaac & Amber.