Auckland Trash the Dress photos – Scott & Amanda’s West Coast TTD

Hi guys,

Before we headed over to Europe, we had the pleasure of photographing Scott & Amanda’s TTD shoot out on Auckland’s west coast.

It was the perfect time of day (we love shooting in the late afternoon / sunset) – and the conditions all came together for some really special images.

We began with some inland shots, featuring a great waterfall…

Auckland trash the dress

Auckland trash the dress

Auckland trash the dress

And then we got them into a tree (it didn’t take ANY convincing either – so much fun working with adventurous & keen couples!!)

Auckland trash the dress

Auckland trash the dress

Auckland trash the dress

A bit of a different angle on things… love the ‘Harry Potter’ feel of the trees.

Auckland trash the dress

As we walked down to the beach, the sun was shining in behind – gorgeous soft backlight.

Auckland trash the dress

At the beach, we climbed some dunes – as the sun peeked out from behind the clouds & provided our favourite natural light conditions ever – dark skies in behind, with sun splashing the foreground. So beautiful. It looked like this.

Auckland trash the dress

And what better way to get off the dune, than to sprint down!!

Auckland trash the dress

It was time to head down by the water – and the wind was SCREAMING!! The sand was blowing across the beach & stinging our legs and faces (not to mention filling up the cameras – eek!) – so it was a relief to get into the wet sand down by the sea for a respite from the sand.

You can see the wind catching Amanda’s dress –

Auckland trash the dress

The sun showed itself again…

Auckland trash the dress

And the mist started to descend around the coastline…

Auckland trash the dress

The light began to fade with the approach of sunset…

Auckland trash the dress

Auckland trash the dress

Striking silhouettes..

Auckland trash the dress

As the last remnants of light disappeared from the scene, we were left with this little patch of light in the sky, making a reflection on the wet sand. By lining Scott & Amanda up in the right spot, and adding a bit of off-camera flash, we were able to get this dramatic ‘spotlight’ effect…

Auckland trash the dress

After which it was very quickly pitch black – and we traipsed off the beach in the dark – wet, cold, and totally stoked.

It was a super fun shoot, and some fantastic images as a result – thanks guys, for being so willing to mix it up!!

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Rarotonga Wedding Photographers – Jo & Tristan’s Raro drown the gown

Hi guys!

So we hear the weather is terrible in NZ.

Luckily – Jo & Tristan decided that Rarotonga sounded more appealing for the week after their wedding – and while there on honeymoon, we had the chance to catch up with them for some cool shots around the island.

They were keen to get some shots that ‘felt like Raro’ … so we worked in some coconut trees, the beach itself, and then some cool underwater ones to finish up & cool off after a hot few hours in the sun.

You can also check out these, and our latest Rarotonga wedding photos, on our Perspectives Photography Facebook Page.

Here’s a little peek of what we came up with.

Enjoy :)

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Rarotonga wedding photographers

Auckland Wedding Photographers – Jo & Tristan’s wedding at Wilson Home chapel

Hi guys!

Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of photographing Jo & Tristan’s gorgeous wedding at the Wilson Home chapel in Takapuna.

Jo had planned a winter wedding, and she was keen to get some beautifully stormy skies, tempestuous weather, and make the most of the beauty that winter has to offer.

Typically, it was a beautifully blue day, with not a cloud in the sky!

The wind was ever-present though, reminding us all that it was indeed winter.

Our day began around at their apartment accommodation in the city – both Jo & Tristan stayed in the same complex (on different floors) – which was perfect, as we could just float in between while we captured them both getting ready.

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

With Tristan’s proud South African heritage, we just couldn’t resist sneaking this artwork of New Zealand on the back wall into a few shots.

Auckland wedding photographers

Back upstairs, Jo was in her dress and looking absolutely stunning.

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

Out in the hallway, there were some cool glass balconies that lent themselves to playing with a bit of lighting…

Auckland wedding photographers

It was then off to the Shore, where we arrived at the Wilson Home chapel and took our places. Jo arrived, and struggled to keep it together as she walked into the church with her parents – I love this shot as she gives Mum a hug at the end of the aisle.

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

Jo & Tristan wrote their own vows to each other – so beautiful :)

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

We love the moments immediately after the first kiss…

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

After the ceremony, the sun was streaming through the trees in the gardens at the Wilson Center, so we stayed and took a few shots out in the beautiful light…

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

Then it was off into town, where we found a cool doorway with crinkly steel…

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

And a cool brick wall covered in wintery ivy vines..

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

This cool little alleyway looked great with some harsh backlighting – thanks Mat (tucked in there behind!!)

Auckland wedding photographers

One of the coolest things about winter weddings is that it gets dark early – so we get to shoot in the twilight / evening light that doesn’t arrive until 10pm in the middle of summer…

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

We headed back to the Pullman Hotel for their reception… where we also set up a little photo booth, along with some chalkboards that Jo had prepared, for guests to write their messages on. It was hilarious seeing the progression of the messages, as the evening wore on!!

Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

For this last image, after the dancing was well underway, I wandered around 3 or 4 tables and swiped all their candles, and stacked them in various locations to get the right lighting & feel for this one – with the fairy light curtain in the background.

Auckland wedding photographers

And then put them all back again.

It was a fantastic wedding day – and we had so much fun with you all!!
Thanks for inviting us along to capture the moments :)

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Jo & Tristan then headed off to Rarotonga for their honeymoon… and we are currently over here in the islands too… so we caught up with them for a fun TTD shoot in Raro. But you’ll need to wait for tomorrow’s blog post for those.
:)

Isaac, Amber, and Mat.