Rarotonga Wedding Photos – Michael & Chanelle’s sneak peek!

Hi guys!

A couple of weeks ago, we flew over to Rarotonga to photograph Michael & Chanelle’s beautiful wedding at the Rarotongan Resort.

They were there with plenty of their whanau, and their gorgeous little daughter Omaio.

We floated around in the morning, as we captured each of their separate preparations…

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

The same moment… captured almost exactly… and two totally different angles. This is why we love shooting together!

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

This image was captured just moments before Chanelle walked out the door, across the sand, and up the aisle.

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

The ceremony was beautiful – very intimate & personal. There weren’t many dry eyes at this wedding!

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

After the ceremony, they planted their very own coconut tree on the beach – to forever grow & mark the spot where they were married.

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

At this stage, the plan was to head down for some photos on the beach.
After about 5 minutes, the gale force winds put an end to that!!

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Instead, we headed for some shelter in the trees..

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

We then headed a bit further inland – Rarotonga is an amazing place, and off the beaten track you can discover some really beautiful spots… like this little orchard!

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

A back country road…

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

And a coconut grove…

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Back at the Rarotongan, the reception was getting underway – followed by some heartfelt speeches…

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Many of the guests were also members of a kapa haka group – which made the waiata after each speech even more beautiful – getting into the actions too!

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Even the little ones got into the haka..

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

Michael & Chanelle surprised their guests with a first dance – for which they had secretly been receiving dancing lessons. Very cool!

Rarotonga Wedding Photographer

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Michael & Chanelle – thank you both so much for having us along to share a part in your special day – we had such a good time with you all 🙂

Enjoy this little taster of what’s to come!

Kia Manuia,
Isaac & Amber.

Comments

  1. Amie August says:

    You both have captured beautiful photographs which definitely reflect a lovely wedding full of aroha and happiness for everyone who attended. Well done!

  2. Wedding Guest says:

    These photos reveal how much in love Michael and Chanelle are. From tears, to holding hands, a look, to a kiss, a glance, to a knowing smile. Perfect Day. Best Wishes

  3. Mish says:

    Beautiful photos 🙂

    Love the dress/mirror shots!

    and the dance shot, cool!

    Really like the brides dress 🙂

  4. Beautiful photos really captured the day .

    Love the dress 😀
    Actually we just loved them all!!!

  5. Tania Ririnui says:

    He kitenga kanohi he hokinga mahara, to see the face is to stir the memory… These images have captured the beauty of the day sooo well its really amazing, you have done an awesome job!! makes me want to get married again so I can hire you!! To Nelz, Michael & Omaio, thankyou soo much again for sharing your day with us you xoxo

  6. Tania Smith says:

    Wow! What beautiful photos of a truly beautiful couple, that captured the emotions and love on their special day. And I have so many favourites already!

  7. Tammy Bennett says:

    Wow – amazingly beautiful photos – captured moments beyond the normal portraits – loooove them! What a beautiful bride!

  8. Michelle Newton says:

    Kia Orana!! My god what stunning photos!!! You looked amazing Nellie!!! everyone looked so beautiful in the pics…Im so using your photographer when my boyfriend gets the kahunas to marry my ass!!! Poor guy lol

    Glad you all loved my beautiful Cook Islands…Its not called Paradise on Earth for no reason…Meitaki Ranunui… Congratulations to you both!!!

  9. Kelly Lin says:

    Hi Chanelle, It is lovely to see your wedding photos. You looks beautiful. And I am so glad you love the gown. It is my pleasure to make the dress for you. All the best to you and your family. Cheers!

  10. Te Rahui says:

    Issac and Amber, you guys are awesome! Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. We haven’t shared them with everyone yet but we know they will love them when they see them! xx