Markovina wedding photos – Shaun & Kimberley’s sneak peek!

On Saturday, we headed out to Markovina in Kumeu to photograph Shaun & Kimberley’s wedding.

Our day kicked off with a few shots of the guys, still in relax mode back at their hotel. Shaun kept assuring us that he wasn’t nervous at all – and even right through the ceremony, I think he actually meant it too!

Here’s the man himself:

Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos

Then it was off to the girls – where we found Kimberley looking gorgeous!

Even when it’s your wedding day… you still can’t forget the essentials:

Markovina wedding photos

A kiss from Dad.

Markovina wedding photos

Both Amber & I noticed this light as soon as we walked upstairs… an arch window with vertical blinds – just the kind of thing we love to play with!

Markovina wedding photos

Sometimes, it’s just fun to have a play around – I liked the way the light was filtering through the blinds.

Markovina wedding photos

Kimberley looking stunning in her dress.

Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos

And with gorgeous bridesmaids.

Markovina wedding photos

We then raced out to Markovina, where we met the boys – and also our favourite celebrant in the whole wide world – Peta Hardley. (who is also Amber’s mum!!) 🙂

Kimberley arrived, with her Mum & Dad walking her in, and then Dad walking up the aisle with her:

Markovina wedding photos

Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos

I loved that they had a sand ceremony – mixing two separate containers of sand (which were in their wedding colours) into one jar, which they can always keep 🙂 Very special.

Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos

Markovina wedding photos

Markovina wedding photos

After some canapes and mix & mingle time, we headed off with the bridal party for some shots around the grounds at Markovina.
It’s so beautiful there, with a huge range of both sculpted gardens, as well as more ‘wild’ rambling sections.

Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos

These must have been some of the first blossoms of the year – out for an early start in mid-August..

Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos

Throughout the day, there were some on-off showers – which gave us the chance to get our umbrellas out for a play..

Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos

This time of year is absolutely perfect for subtle, earthy tones.. and mix them with two complete naturals in front of the camera, and you don’t even have to try to get amazing shots 🙂

Markovina wedding photos
Markovina wedding photos

Amber looked most annoyed when, after she’d dragged the lighting gear all the way across to where we were shooting, I said that I was loving the natural light so much that I wasn’t too fussed on using the lights… but seeing the final result when we did use them makes me super glad she took the trouble..

Markovina wedding photos

We finished up with a few nice shots down the row of trees…

Markovina wedding photos

Then it was into the warm – where food followed soon afterwards, welcome after a few hours in the winter air, I’m sure!

There were also nice fairy lights everywhere…

Markovina wedding photos

It was a fantastic wedding – and we had such a good time with you guys.

Enjoy the photos – and there’ll be more to come soon!

Isaac & Amber.

Comments

  1. Love the dusk shots. Such beautiful light. Nice work.

  2. Kimberley says:

    Thank you guys so so much for the great shots! Can’t wait to see the rest!!

  3. Sonita says:

    Stunning, just stunning

  4. Marlyn says:

    Wow!!!! All the pics are stunning!!! Kimberley – u looked amazing in all the pics!! Congrats!!

  5. Liarne says:

    Awesome awesome photos!!!!!!! Kimberley you are so beautiful and the happiness and love you and shaun have just shows through so naturally. Cant wait to see all the photos, nice work Amber and Issac it was so easy to work with you 🙂

  6. Jo Regan says:

    It was a stunning wedding, and the photos have done it justice. Brilliant all round <3

  7. Jo Regan says:

    Brilliant wedding, brilliant photography. Thank you

  8. Cornel and Tess says:

    Excellent and some stunning pics,can’t wait to see the rest.

  9. Roberta says:

    Fantastic photographers, wonderful background and stunning bride and groom! Even the weather played nice!

  10. Marcel says:

    Kimmie and Shaun, great day and love the photos

  11. Love the shot of them walking through the trees.

  12. Shaun says:

    Thanks for the awesome work guys. Glad Isaac made me check the oil for the photos of the beast as I would’ve seized it otherwise.

  13. Mish says:

    The one of the bridal party walking under the trees is brilliant.

    And I LOVE the red umbrella in the group shot – wow that really pops out!

    Can really feel the happy emotion of the bride – what a beautiful smile! 🙂

  14. Alice says:

    Lovely images and great shot. I love the photo of the newlyweds surrounded by cherry blossoms.