Landsendt Wedding Photos – Murray & Naketa’s sneak peek!

Hi guys,

On Saturday, we headed up to Auckland, to photograph Murray & Naketa’s wedding.

Our day kicked off early at 9.00am (although not as early as the girls’ 7am makeup start!!) so that we could get off for some pre-ceremony bridal party shots out at Karekare beach, on Auckland’s beautiful West Coast.

We met the boys out there…

Then Naketa arrived, and the couple shared some wonderful private moments as they saw one another for the first time.

They were joined by their bridal party – which consisted mainly of their brothers & sisters – and also their 4 beautiful children

It was obvious that family really meant a huge amount to Murray & Naketa… and while we captured many beautiful “family” images… I also love the more cheeky side of the kids that shone through..



Mia decided to draw a picture in the sand of Mum & Dad on their big day… I love it!


The beach was beautiful! We had to cross a stream to get into the shaded side of the cliffs, so that we could avoid the sun. Once we got there, it was nice and cool too, a welcome relief from the growing heat of the day!







The boys left to get down to the venue on time, and we stayed for a few last shots with Naketa


Then it was off to Landsendt, a tropical paradise right here in West Auckland!



Videographers… if you can’t beat em… them take pictures of their cameras!!

Seriously though – Green Apple Videography are brilliant to work with – they are lovely guys, and so courteous – just awesome 🙂

We managed to sneak a few quick shots after the ceremony too…

At the reception, there were many cultural items – and Murray & Naketa’s girls did an amazing dance:


While the boys… were more interested in blowing bubbles!



After the performances, we left Murray & Naketa to enjoy their reception… part one.
They actually had another reception in town, later on that night, where all the guests from the wedding headed to another venue, and they met up with a whole lot more people for a big party!

Which meant… they had a tiny window of time in between, so we caught up with them again for a 10 minute blast of night photos down by the waterfront – with the picturesque harbour bridge lights in the background.




It was such an awesome day – thanks for having us along to share a part in it with you all!

Isaac & Amber 🙂

Comments

  1. Marisha says:

    Beautiful photos !!
    Murray – you look so elated and handsome, and what a stunning bride you make, Naketa !! You couldnt have picked a better place to have the photos – WOW !!

    Wish I could have been there!

    xxoo Marisha

  2. Bev Douglas says:

    Naketa, thanks for passing on this blog address so we can catch a glimpse of the happy day. You did look glamorous!!! very beautiful – love the dress, and the kids looked gorgeous. So glad the weather held up for the outdoor ceremony and pix. Looks like you’ve collected up some wonderful memories from the day. Best wishes to you and Murray – a particularly handsome couple!
    – Bev

  3. Michelle says:

    What brilliant photos! 🙂
    I don’t even know the B&G but almost had tears in my eyes looking at these photos – the emotion of the day and of the B&G are captured so well.

    Congrats to Murray & Naketa 🙂

  4. Great set of photographs. The night shots are excellent, so dramatic!

  5. Liza says:

    Beautiful couple, your love for each other shows threw in your photo’s. Awesome photographer and i will definately be seeking your assistance in my wedding 🙂

  6. Tania says:

    Great wedding shots – great to see you all looking so incredibly happy on your very special day:-)

  7. Hana says:

    Ohh the photos look absolutely beautiful! The hike down to the falls in heels was definately worth it! I’m sure Naketa and Murray are stoked. Great work Isaac and Amber, you guys are awesome!

  8. taua says:

    you are guys look stunningly amazing!!! … love the photo shots … speechless …. 😀 I had such a great time … and totally agree with the emotions of the day captured in the shots … much love xo

  9. Lillian Fa'alogo says:

    THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BRIDE IF EVER I SAW ONE SIS….LOVELY PICS OF THE DAY XO

  10. Sandra says:

    Congratulations to both Keta and Murray, your wedding was amazing and you both looked gorgeous / Handsome, Your photos are amazing can’t wait to see them all love Sanj xxooo

  11. Renee & Taylor says:

    What amazing photos!!! Congrats to the beautiful couple you both looked amazing… You both are so right for each other and make a great team, Keta weve known each other 20 years cant wait to watch the next 20 years and many more. Lots of luv to you both… Love Renee, Taylor, Tanisha & Jerome xxx

  12. Tracey Nelson says:

    Oh my goodness-I’m wiping away tears.
    So so beautiful- photos of yourselves and your gorgeous whanau.
    Naketa you are just stunning!!!
    Mia’s interpretation of the two of you is just priceless. What a wonderful collection of moments of your special day-the essence captured in every shot.

  13. Tara Solomon says:

    Absolutely amazing!! Everyone looks gorgeous x

  14. Melissa and Paul says:

    The pictures are amazing, WOW! I love the background and the beach. You both look gorgeous.

  15. Tina says:

    Absolutely Beautiful!

  16. Iuliana Martin says:

    Absolutely stunning Mr and Mrs Ikihele!
    Loved all the photos especially Mia’s photo while drawing
    on the beach….what an amaizing moment to be captured…also the
    waterfall shots….lol it was so worth the Nana drive lol.

    Cheers Keta and Murray
    Manuia tele lava

  17. Litia Silivale says:

    These have to be the best wedding pics I’ve ever seen!! Stunning !! And you two look so happy :))

  18. Jasmine Clark says:

    The best photography ever! Keta you looked so pretty 🙂 Awesome photos, love it! 🙂

  19. Rachel says:

    Naketa, you made us gasp! You look stunning! Congratulations to you and Murray on your marriage. Love Rachxx

  20. Tara T-J says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful pics of a beautiful whanau 🙂

  21. Samm, Izaeaje & Micah says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!
    Stunning photos guys!! Loving the beach and waterfall! Still sad we missed it 🙁 but you guys looked Awesome! Happy journey from here on in guys!.

    Luv much
    Samm, Izaeaje & Micah xx

  22. Donna and Pelu says:

    Hi Guys
    The pictures are just gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for the wonderful day.

  23. Teresa Kamana says:

    Stunning photos, well and truly do justice to the day!! Aunty Teresa

  24. Shirlene says:

    Even though i wasn’t there I can totally FEEL how amazing your day was by looking at those photos. They have really captured you all in such a natural way and not in a way that is “over-posed and fake” like you usually get from wedding photos! KEEPING IT REAL, that’s exactly what you are about.

  25. Clare Beatson says:

    Fab photos, – no . . . . AMAZING photos. Stoked you guys had a great day – so happy for you!

  26. Nogiata says:

    Hae Murray and Naketa, these are the most beautiful pics ever.! Naketa you made a beautiful bride and you Murray scrubbed up pretty well ! haha I loved your shots of the waterfall absolutely stunning. Congratulations to you both on embarking on this journey as husband and wife.

    love you both
    Nogi xx

  27. Lucynita Tulia says:

    Pictures speak a thousands words, the emotion on your faces tells the story of your special day…WOW…congratulations to both

  28. Suz & Kae says:

    Such gorgeous photos I am so jealous!!

  29. Hanna says:

    Ah….Beautiful Pics ;o) Loved them all. Congrats again guys, it looked like an amazing day. x

  30. noel says:

    awesome!!!

  31. Linda says:

    What awesome photos. They have captured the emotion and joy and the fun! Just stunning! xx

  32. Solo says:

    Your love of each other, whanau & life is totally transparent through these pictures – they are irreplaceable & just beautiful. Thought of you guys on the day and wished you the best weather – awesome. Congratulations to you again and looking foward to the next chapter to the Ikihele journey. Lots of alofas from the Donny, Solz, Fiona & Eliehoenai xo

  33. Junior says:

    AWESOME PICS!!! mad props to Isaac & Amber!

    To Murray and Naketa, thank you for allowing myself & Amy to be part of your special day. It was well worth the trip and I wouldn’t have missed for the world. Thank you Ma for my new slacks, i just want to wear it everywhere in Korea, LOL. To Naketa, I know it was such a short time to get to know you but from what I heard and saw that day, I know my bro is in good hands. Best of luck to you both, and I hope to you see you two at my special day (watch this space)!

    Alofa’aga’s, Junior & Amy *^^*

    PS: Did Archie get his canopies? 😀

  34. Amy says:

    Dear Murray & Naketa,

    It was awesome to be in NZ and all the more for Junior and I to be a part of your special day… the Tropical Gardens was a beautiful place to begin your journey together…May the Lord’s blessings be abundant upon you and your family in the days to come…Thanks for the suit Murray…Junior cannot stop talking about how much he loves it…lol…Hope you can join me and Junior on our special day as well…
    Take care and God Bless!

  35. Hemi says:

    i agree with taua…awesome moments captured beautifully…

  36. Rachna says:

    Beautiful pictures!!!! I wish I had attended but I am sure we will have many more happy occassions to meet all of you. All the best for a long happy time together.

  37. Wouter says:

    Wow!! It’s really beautiful. Congratulations mate, may you have a blessed marriage.

  38. Kathleen says:

    Thank you for letting us see the photos. Congratulations to you both -you look so happy together -and I just loved photos of the kids as well! What an awesome day you all must have had, God bless you -Murray and Naketa in a loving life together.

  39. Fee McAree says:

    Hey Guys, what lovely photographs. They capture what was obviously a very personal, very special and very extraordinary day. I love all of the smiles, how beautiful you all look, the gorgeous settings and seeing the children being such a special part of your day. Congratulations!

  40. hey Mr and Mrs Ikihele…awesome wedding guys. Photos look beautiful just like the bride and groom. A day to remember you two…Again Congrats on a job well done:)

  41. Monshana says:

    Kia Ora,WOW Beautiful pix wuhu…U look sooo happy together Congratulations to you both…Keta im soo gana miss u at the meetings dont be a stranger,united we stand lol…

  42. Evo says:

    Love the photos!! love your guys work.. but especially the bride LOL you look absolutely gorgeous Naketa.. truly amazing and the pics just capture the essence of the day, love it!! mwuah!! xoxo