Kelly & Liam’s Pauanui wedding photos – sneak peek!

Hi guys,

On Saturday, we headed up to Pauanui beach on the Coromandel to photograph Kelly & Liam’s wedding.

It was a perfect blue day – just the right balance of summer warmth and fresh sea breeze!

We began the day with some getting ready shots at the resort they were staying at – and then headed down to the beach for the ceremony.

Afterwards, we went off for some photos with the bridal party, trying to find what shade we could to keep out of the blinding sun (and when we couldn’t get enough shade, I ended up holding a huge reflector over Kelly & Liam’s heads, while Holly & Amber shot away – I get all the fun jobs!!)

It was a fantastic, beachy, summery wedding – the epitome of a summer’s day in Aotearoa – which was quite fitting, as many of Kelly’s friends and family had traveled over from the US, so it was a welcome respite from the cold New Jersey winter!

Enjoy this little sneak peek of photos 🙂



  1. Anna Brice says:

    Beatuiful photos Kelly. You and Liam look so happy and it’s looks like you had the perfect wedding! The scenery is stunning and you look absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to both of you!

  2. Ariana says:

    These are so adorable! But how could they not be? What a gorgeous wedding and a gorgeous couple! Congratulations!!!

  3. Louise King says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures capturing what I hope was an unforgettable day. x

  4. Helen Dempsey says:

    These photos were absolutely fantastic. You both looked amazing and so relaxed. I can’t wait to see all the photos when we are down in Perth in March as this sneak peek shows that there are some fantastic shots.

    Kelly – the dress was absolutely fab and I loved your hair
    Liam – I don’t think I have ever seen you that dressed up and serious.

    Loved being able to see a few photos and can’t wait to hear all about the day.

    Take care

  5. Anne-Marie says:

    I love the photos, they are amazing! Ones that call to mind as standing out- Liam looking through the window and his reflection, the couple in the grass definitely my favourite.

  6. Roberta says:

    The photos are excellent! You look beautiful Kelly, and Liam looks like a fox. And perfect weather, too. Congratulations! xo

  7. Leah Carpenter says:

    These are all great…the couples shots of Kelly and Liam are my favorite! You guys look like hired models! I can’t wait to see the whole batch! 🙂

  8. Monica Gupta says:

    Gorgeous photos, and what a venue! Kelly, wishing you and your new husband a lifetime of happiness together!

  9. Siri says:

    The photos are absolutley amazing – Kelly you look stunning and Liam so handsome. I am so sad I was’nt able to be there.

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures.

    Siri 🙂

  10. Shannon Bryant says:

    Kel these photos are absolutely gorgeous! The day looked incredible, I so wish Daryl and I could have been there. I’m so happy for you and love you and miss you dearly. Best always xo!

  11. Sarah Dreyer says:

    Kelly! You look just stunning. What a beautiful wedding and couple! Congrats to you both 🙂


  12. Adrian says:

    These photos look awesome, the one where you are standing on the rock…just brilliant!

  13. Jeremy Paul says:

    Great pics guys, many congrats really gutted that we missed your big day. Hope you are enjoying the honeymoon! x J

  14. Felix says:

    Hey Kelly and Liam,
    that looks like the perfect day and the perfect marriage. Congratulations! I wish you all the best for your future together.

  15. Amelia says:

    Beautiful photos! I totally agree with Anne-Marie, I love the one of you two sitting in the grass, and the one of Liam looking all Marlon Brando!

  16. Barry Clarke says:

    Stunning! My personal fav would have to be the mirror reflection shot taken by Holly. Well done to all three photographers, but the big ups of the day must go to the Bride and Groom for what can only be described as a truly great day.

  17. Barry Clarke says:

    Just took another glimpse at the shot with the giant Pohutukawa in the back bround; ever defiant, all powerful, yet simple and peaceful. Some great contrast work here with the ‘blueness’ of the sky.

    Very impressive.

  18. Farid, UK says:

    Congratulation Kell. Ws surprised to hear from you, I was wondering where about are you? Wonderful pictures, and you looks gorgeous and hubby.

  19. John Clarke says:

    Like the one of Liam lounging on a chair with the three merry groomsmen on a sofa behind. Although the groomsmen are a bit out of focus I know which one is Barry as he has that “I’ve just climbed Everest” 5 O’clock shadow. A great piece of art and a handsome couple.

  20. Mara says:

    Wow! Not only was it fun to watch these photos being shot, they turned out beautiful too! Beautiful wedding and fabulous photos.

  21. Brian Pobanz says:

    “…and I think to myself what a wonderful world. Yes, I think to myself what a wonderful world.” Love you two.

  22. Chris Maiello says:

    I saw your post on Facebook and just had to check these out. I love looking at wedding photos, and these are some of the best I’ve seen. Not only is the landscape stunning, but you both look so happy to be there… Congratulations and Best wishes!

  23. Stephanie Birnbaum says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful wedding and couple. Miss you…xoxoxo!

  24. Hannah Bushe says:

    Beautiful shots guys. My favourite has to be one where you’re sitting down in the grass. You both look so happy and relaxed – not easy after a million photos, I’m sure! Thanks again for extending the invitation for your big day. It was lovely to finally meet you both and I hope it won’t be long until we meet again.

    Love Hannah x

  25. Daniel Clarke says:

    Brilliant photos you guys! Very befitting for a beautiful bride on such a beautiful wedding day. Liam, you look okay as well.

    All the best

  26. Paul Godino says:

    Gorgeous pictures bringing back memories of a great day! I’m absolutely thrilled for you guys!

  27. Carrie says:

    congrats, kel!!! you made a GORGEOUS bride and the pictures are stunning! i wish you and your husband a long life together filled with love and happiness and good health! xoxo

  28. Karen Pobanz says:

    All our NJ friends think you two look wonderful and that NZ looks like a wonderful spot to visit. Thanks for sharing. We so enjoyed meeting Liam’s family and friends in his beautiful island homeland.

  29. Patricia Clarke says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple on a beautiful, memorable day. The photographer’s skill and such stunning subjects – a winning combination!

  30. Lisa and Nick Small says:

    What amazing photos- helps when you have a beautiful couple to start with!

  31. Lisa and Nick Small says:

    Liam – You are the new DON!!!Crumb!

  32. Trish Cederwall says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to see these photos. They are so beautiful and how happy and relaxed you both look.
    All the best for the future.

  33. Dave & Ronnie Jones says:

    A treasury of wonderful photos capturing the essence of this gorgeous couple sharing their happiness with us all.