Gore wedding photos – Rebekah & Fraser’s sneak peek!

Hi guys!

Last weekend, we went on an adventure.

We finished Cameron & Sarah’s wedding in Cambridge at 8pm – and drove back to Auckland in the remnants of a tropical cyclone.

At 1.30am, we had finished backing up their files, charged the batteries, double checked our packing, and went to bed.

At 4.30am, the alarm went. You have to be freaking kidding.
We *bounced* out of bed… and 30 minutes later we were off to Auckland airport, and onto a plane bound for Christchurch.

The timeline was fairly tight – we would arrive in Christchurch, transfer to Invercargill, pick up our rental car, and be in Gore with an hour to spare for location checking.

So when we were delayed for 30 minutes in Christchurch… we were a little edgy.
When we arrived at Invercargill airport with only 2 of our 3 pieces of luggage… we were a little more edgy. We had everything to shoot a wedding in our hand luggage (as baggage handlers aren’t the most gentle of people)… but the missing bag contained some of our lighting gear… and our clothes.

A quick stop at Hallensteins / Glassons in Invercargill – entire new outfits – some stern words to the airport people – and we were off!! All phases complete, minimal damage, and arrival in Gore with 3 minutes to location check!

It’s lucky Fraser & his groomsmen are such nice guys. We instantly felt at ease, and the stress from the trip quickly faded and was replaced by fits of laughter – as the boys alternated throwing back bourbon & colas with trying to fasten the top buttons!

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

PUPPY!!! (you should see us when we photograph weddings at the zoo!)

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

We then headed around to the girls – where we met Becs and her bridesmaids.
They were so calm & relaxed – which is relatively rare!

Becs looked amazing in her Jane Yeh designed gown – a gorgeous dress.

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Her bridesmaids were the perfect attendants – keeping everything under control – and providing so many laughs throughout the day!

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

It was time to leave for the church – so we bundled up into the car, and headed into town.

Their ceremony was in the Catholic Church, which was gorgeous inside – and big enough to hold their many guests that were there to share in their special day.

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

While we were at the ceremony, a courier arrived from the airport, and dropped off one suitcase! Hurrah! We were pretty stoked with AirNZ’s service – the fact they were able to rush our bag the 45 minute drive out to Gore – and get it there in time for when we needed our lighting gear. Good stuff!

So it was off around Gore. And – we loved it! There are some amazing spots for photography, and we used as many as we had time for. (and a few we possibly didn’t. oops).

Kicking off down at the river…

Gore wedding photos

See how warm everyone is managing to look there?? They’re doing a fine job – it was FREEZING! (well, at least by Jafa standards)

Moody:

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

We then headed off to a cool wall outside one of the buildings… green was one of the feature colours for the wedding, so this was a fun way to incorporate it!

The sprinkler dance…

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Andrew has photos from all around the world, featuring him lying down in front of landmarks, monuments, and in the weirdest of places. Now, he can also add Gore to the list.

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

We raced the cold & the rain to get a few more shots with Fraser & Becs – I love the feeling of these ones.

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Luckily that suitcase of lighting equipment did turn up – as it meant we could get images like this one!

Gore wedding photos

Our final spot was down at Hamilton Park – where a lovely long line of trees is perfect for strolling down. After a few false starts when the sun burst out from behind the clouds (which ruined our lovely soft light & made big shadows – but at least it was warm!) – we we into it.

Gore wedding photos

Becs had purple shoes. They were awesome.

Gore wedding photos

It was then back to the reception – which was amazing. The amount of work, thought, and love which had gone into this hall was just incredible.

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

Gore wedding photos

And that… my dear readers… is all you’re getting for now.

We’ve been planning to do a blog post about the “storytelling” aspect of our photography… as a wedding day isn’t all about sweeping epic skies & glamourous poses… there are so many beautiful little things that happen all throughout the day. And the night. And we also photograph those.
They often don’t make the blog – as they aren’t the artistic, epic shots… but they’re just as (if not, more so) important in terms of what we do.

So tomorrow, we’ll have a blog post of “stories” from Becs & Fraser’s wedding.

To finish up our story here though… we ate, we danced, and we photographed. It was an amazing evening, focused on fun & family. At about midnight, we headed back to Invercargill – and our day finished 21 hours after it began.

In the morning, we slept in.

Until next time,

Isaac & Amber.

Comments

  1. Tony Thomas says:

    Great photos, particulary the non conventional locations and poses which will provide great memories for you.
    Will have to report that you were illegally on the railway tracks.

    Cheers Tony

  2. Sarah Te Hiko says:

    CONGRATS Becs and Frase!!! I wish I could have been there to celebrate with you, by the looks of these photos your special day looked like it was just perfect – and more i’m sure! Everything looked beautiful and you seemed to be having so much fun 🙂 The photography is just stunning and memories are brilliantly captured – love your work Perspectives!!
    p.s… HOT bridal party too guys 😉 x

  3. Christine Sheeran says:

    Hi guys, we wish we could have shared this amazing day with you but the photos are fantastic and almost like we were there (can’t wait to see the rest of them!). Becs you looked absolutely stunning and Frase you scrub up well mate! Love the photos, especially the more ‘initmate’ ones where we can see your deep love for each other. x

  4. Dana Goodall says:

    What AMAZING photos from a truly special day! I wish we could have been there to share in the celebrations.
    Absolutely stunning bride, gorgeous dress, wicked shoes! Frase didn’t look too bad himself… love the grin!
    Perspectives photography had a great bridal party to work with and the images they captured for you are ones to treasure!
    x

  5. Jeff Hill says:

    Wow you guys… these photo’s are amazing!!! And you both look fantastic. The dark stormy sky’s are so awesome!!
    Stoked for you both!!

  6. Jo Tyree says:

    WOW! These phots are AMAZING!!! They really capture the feeling on the day. Becs you are so stunning and Fraser you look very handsome. Thank you so much for letting Ryan and I share your day with you, we had a fantastic time and will be talking about it for a long time to come.
    Love you guys, Jo and Ryan.

  7. Pip and John Jones says:

    Hey kids those are lovely photos, just as well it wasn’t a bright sunny day or you might have missed some of the brilliant contrasts!
    Wonderful to see you all again and truly was a “special” day for “special people”.

  8. Mish says:

    Another beautiful wedding! Love these shots! 🙂 🙂

    can’t wait to read/see your story of the day!

  9. Bernadine Adnitt says:

    Great day, great photos have a truly wonderful life together

  10. Margaret and Bob says:

    Becs and Fraser! What a wonderful day! We loved the story here told by the photographers and the GREAT pictures. So sorry we weren’t able to get to Gore for this. You guys are awesome. Love the purple shoes, and Fraser – I agree, you scrub up well! Some for Hamish!;)) The pictures are beautiful and capture a very special day. The Cumming Wing was transformed!! I bet the food was as tasty too. All the best to you both! With love Margaret and Bob

  11. Sina Lologa says:

    Just speechless…. what a spectacular location GORE is! Perspectives photography masters of their craft. Thank you Becs and Fraser we had a blast!

  12. Anette and Helmut Marquardt says:

    A lot of very amazing photos with a beautiful couple and friends. You have done a good job with choosing this photograph. Wonderful decoration in the hall. Much love to you!!!

    Anette and Helmut from Buxtehude / Germany

  13. Sara Mason says:

    WOW… stunning Bride, stunning images, and stunning decorating… well done to you all!

  14. luke harvey says:

    congrates guys the photos are amazing looks like you had a great day well done.

    lots of love Luke and Kelly Harvey

  15. WOW!!!! Guys these are amazing and beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us. I love how Shoes shoes and the flowers matched that was awesome. Congrats again on your big day and may you continue to have a beautiful life together.
    Love all ways. Quita and Brad Clifton

  16. Chris Howey says:

    Whoa! you two… these pics are amazing!!! And you both look awesome. The dark stormy sky’s are so fantastic!!
    Stoked for both of you!!

  17. Janell Dawson says:

    Hi guys – WOW is right. Pics are amazing, what an awesome job done by Perspectives Photography. You both looked gorgeous. Makes me want to put on my dress and do it all again – the pics that is – not the stress of all the organizing, lol.

  18. Charlotte says:

    Congratulations to you both! I wish you all the best for the future! Looks like you had an amazing day. I love the pictures, they are soo beautiful.
    Love Charlotte

  19. Amber Johnstone says:

    Guys, you looked beautiful!!! These pictures are super duper cool, looks like you hada fab day!! All the best for the future xx

  20. Abby Bishop says:

    These pictures are AMAZING!!! Congrates on putting together an amazing day and I am so happy the photos reflect how wonderful your wedding was!

  21. Dana Briggs says:

    Becs and Frase,
    Amazing pics. You guys are beautiful and the photos capture all the emotion and drama of the day. These pics were worth the wait for our dinner!
    Much love x

  22. Tasha Baillie says:

    Fantastic photos everyone! You all look gorgeous and the photographers have made such a great job at capturing the day! Cant wait to see the rest :0)

  23. Jendi Taylor says:

    AMAZING!!!! Congrats to the both of you. Perspectives Photography are the best,they managed to capture the day perfectly. Your dress was stunning Becs. All the best for the future ♥♥
    Loving thoughts
    Jendi

  24. Jamie ONeill says:

    oh my god these are so awsome you two look great love you both

  25. Nix says:

    WOW!! I love the story the went with the pictures. I couldn’t be there but reading this made me feel part of the whole day – Thanks.

  26. jarrad says:

    awesome photos guys. even of frase
    J

  27. Nicola Vetters says:

    hey guys hope you had a fab day!!!!

  28. Paulette Knock says:

    Congratulations Bec and Fraser, what an awesome day and fabulous photos already! Enjoy your new adventure 🙂

  29. Shashi says:

    Congratulations Bec and Fraser. we wish you all the best for the future! You had an amazing day — very vivid from the beautiful pictures. You both make a wonderful couple. Rebecca your dress was stunning, indeed. You look gorgeous. May God Shower His Choicest Blessings on You Both.
    Love
    Shash

  30. What a beautiful wedding! I love the green! Great work!

  31. Sheryl says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Amazing photography!!

  32. Kate and Hary says:

    The photos are fantastic. Everything was so amazing on the day. You all looked great and the photos are taken from interesting and unusual perspectives. We all pray for good weather on our wedding day and you have shown us what a blessing those wild clouds can be. I just loved your creativity, Becs and everytime I look at your photo’s I see some other little touch that you have put so much thought into. We wish you a long and happy life together full of creativity and love!

  33. Beautiful pictures of a lovely couple!