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.

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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.

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

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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…

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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.

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Auckland wedding photographers

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

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Auckland wedding photographers

We love the moments immediately after the first kiss…

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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…

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Auckland wedding photographers

Auckland wedding photographers

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

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Auckland wedding photographers

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

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Auckland wedding photographers

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Auckland wedding photographers

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

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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…

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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!!

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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.

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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.


  1. Mel Blignault says:

    Was such an awesome night, and you guys were great at putting everyone at ease. Those photos look amazing, and they will just be the tip of the iceberg… You made a beautiful bride and her dashing husband look as much in love as they are.
    Thanks for making a very special occasion so memorable.

  2. Holly Ryan says:

    Congratulations Jo and tristan, these are beautiful photos!

  3. Rachel O'Grady says:

    I really wanted to say I love certain photos but as I went through it started to look like 1, 2, 3, etc and by the end I decided there was no point and to just say I love them all. They capture the day perfectly (it brought tears to my eyes thinking back) and the bits we did not see are amazing.
    I have been to a few weddings recently and the time, energy and heart you put into every shot amazed me.

  4. Nandi and Gary Freeman says:

    Stunning Wedding – Stunning Photography – AWESOME Bridal Couple! Reflects the true magical feeling of the day and evening. Thanks to Isaac, Amber and Mat for capturing this wonderful time!

  5. Sheri and Matt Read says:

    such a lovely wedding and lovely day and these photos capture the magic perfectly. I can’t wait to see more!
    PS who is that big gorilla man? he is pretty spunky 😛

  6. Shamley Narayan says:

    Beautiful wedding and such amazing photos to capture all the special moments.. Great work! Congratulations to the lovely couple once again.. you guys looked absolutely stunning… X!

  7. Andy says:

    I’m really impressed with the photo’s! The shots against the brick wall are amazing. The different backgrounds used in each series of shots are fantastic. I’m particularly fond of the streets at night. It really seems as though you have captured the essence that is Jo and Tris.

    P.S. Can’t believe you managed to get Tris’s good side on so many occasions.

  8. Diane Blignault says:

    Awesome photos, awesome wedding, awesome couple and what an awesome Mother-in Law

  9. Rachel Taylor says:

    amazing pics!!! love them and it was such a great day!!! oh and LOVE the water pics from Raro too!!

  10. Kim & Will Lourens says:

    Congratulations Jo & Tristan – your wedding was amazing we’re so glad we got to share it with you and these photos are incredible!!! I especially love the evening shots in the city… too beautiful!!

  11. Maxine Luke says:

    The photo’s are absolutely beautiful, especially the one with the candles, which you can see your both so much in love with each other. Congratulations and all the best for the future.

  12. Virginia Horsley says:

    The photos are exquisite, wow! Jo looks beautiful and I love the way you have captured different moods with the various backgrounds! Wish I could have been there.

  13. Paul Wiley says:

    What amazing photos lot of love from Uncle Paul and Aunty Judy

  14. Kev and Ann Wiley says:

    Love the photos. a truly beautiful wedding. great to have been able to share it with you both. Lots of love Aunty Ann and Uncle Kev xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  15. Jeni Bassett says:

    Beautiful photos of the new Mr and Mrs Awesome, Congrats again on your special day, Love you heaps xx

  16. Jagruti Patel says:

    Absolutly amazing photos love them all, have to say though the one of Jo and her mum made me teary. Jo you looked stunning cant wait to see the rest xoxo

  17. Sarah says:

    Simply Gorgeous = love the dress & the photos are amazing!!!

  18. Jade Pienaar says:

    The sneak peak photos are amazing, I cannot wait to see all of the pictures. Very Creative! Jo you looked as stunning as ever – and even more! Definitely a great choice with selecting the photographers – one of my favourites is number 30 in the Sneak Peak album on Perspectives Photography’s Facebook Page,(I am having issues with my computer at the moment and cant see the pictures on here right now) with the twinkling lights behind them. It has been awesome to see Jo bring the Sparkle to Tristan’s eye and vice versa! Thank you for inviting me to share your wonderful day together, the whole ceremony was just gorgeous!

  19. Judi says:

    These are amazing photos. What a great lot of memories you will have. The photographer brought the best out of you all. Looking forward t see the rest of the photos,

  20. Carol says:

    A wonderful day, full of fun, emotion and love. I love the photo of you Jo with Tristian blurred in the background (sorry Tristan) and the one walking out of the chapel. You both look so happy.

  21. Loryn Bennett says:

    Amazing photos and an amazing couple! Thank you for allowing us to be apart of such a special day! xx

  22. Mary Estelle says:

    WOW!! AMAZING photos!! I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for this beautiful HAPPY bride! Jo you looked so great and the day looks amazing!!
    Great photography!!
    Mary Estelle xx