Red Barn Matamata wedding photos – Steve & Ashley’s sneak peek!

Hi guys,

On Saturday, we headed down to Matamata to photograph Steve & Ashley’s wedding at the Red Barn. It was the first time we’d had the chance to shoot here – so we were excited to get out & play in some new locations!

Our day began with the boys, who were relieved to see that the torrential rain from the day before had stopped, and the sun shining.

Steve was looking very sharp in his suit…

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

We hauled the big lights out of the car & set up this shot in the backyard – this is almost straight out of camera, hardly any Photoshop apart from a slight bump in the contrast. But essentially, this is what we saw on the back of the screen – nice, punchy colours from the lighting.

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Then it was off to the girls place, down the road.

This shot of Ashley’s dress is again almost out of camera – the dark vignette around the image comes from the flash being restricted down so it only lit a small section of the wall & dress. It’s cool being able to see the scenery outside too (although Ashley’s dad will be disappointed that none of his llamas feature in the background!)

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Ashley looked gorgeous in her dress – and it was also great to see Sam (bridesmaid here) and Alan (groomsman) again – we photographed their wedding a year ago, and Steve & Ashley were in their bridal party!

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

The chandelier in the foreground really sets off this gorgeous, warm shot…

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

We headed outside for a few shots with the girls…

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

And then it was off to the Red Barn – where the guests had arrived, and everything was set to go.

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

I always feel a little nervous for the Best Man at this point… but Ben did a perfect job of not losing the rings!

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

We headed off around the grounds at the Red Barn for a few shots with Steve, Ashley, and their bridal party.

The driveway is incredible – and luckily, the clouds came to the party & gave us the soft light we needed for these shots..

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Then, we all climbed a fence, and made our way into a rock field…

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

After a few more shots around the grounds….

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

The bridal party headed back to the reception, and we snuck off to Karapiro with just Steve & Ashley for a whirlwind, 5 minute shoot..

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

When we arrived at this little landing, there was a family picnicking there… we asked the two little 4 year old-ish girls if they didn’t mind us borrowing their wharf for 5 minutes to take some photos… and as we were packing up the car to head back, we overheard “GOOD – they’re GOING”… hehe. Nice to know where you stand!

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

To finish up… one more sweeping epic shot…

Red Barn Matamata wedding photos

Thanks guys for inviting us along to capture your wedding day – we had an amazing time, and love the photos!
Enjoy this little sneak peek – and more on the way soon 🙂

Isaac, Amber, and Holly.

Comments

  1. Hannie says:

    These are simply beautiful photos and those orange dresses are amazing!

  2. Richelle says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos!! Amazing, love the ones with you both on the massive rock and also the ones at the lake. Stunning, congratulations to you both once again xo

  3. Paulette Adsett says:

    Wow, these photos are absolutely stunning, some of the best wedding photos ive seen. Amazing.

  4. Phillippa Cooper says:

    Guys – I can’t choose a favourite. I LOVE them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Louise Perrott says:

    All the photos are absolutely stunning – the photo’s amongst the rocks and the last 2 photos – I like the way the light filters thru on the wharf and the vast country land shot at the end. The 4th photo the boys – clouds and the 7th photo Ashley and the soft touch of the chandelier and the shade on the wall. Fantastic photography

  6. Shenaye O'Hanlon says:

    What amazing photo’s that Ash and Steve can hold forever. I can’t choose a favourite either, they are all very breath-taking! Memories of a perfect day. Awesome photography, highly recommend.

  7. Sarah Berquist says:

    Photos are absolutely incredible!! XXX

  8. Melissa Lang says:

    Ash these photo’s are perfect..
    You must be HAPPY!!
    Photography A++
    Congr8s guys, enjoy ya honeymoon
    x

  9. Beccy-Ellen McGregor says:

    Absoloutley amazing shots!! The light & detail is perfect, but photography wouldnt be hard when your subject matter is Ash & Steve 😉 I love the photo of Steve and the groomsmen against the fence line. The sky is amazing & it looks like the boys are shooting for farmer wants a wife haha. Perspectives Photography you have done a fantastic job.

  10. Mish says:

    Awesome shots 🙂
    Love the one on the wharf with the sunlight streaming over.

    PS love the orange they chose! 😉 Hmmm wonder where they got the orange ties – we are on the hunt for 1 orange tie like that….

  11. Joanna McIntyre says:

    Wow Steve and Ash you both look amazing…something you should both be very proud of. What beautiful photos, a credit to all invovled.

  12. Roger & Helen Slattery says:

    Wow, what an awesome day, what amazing photos in a beautiful location, Ashley you looked amazing, Brilliant!! Loved all the sneak peak photos

  13. Debbie Hornsey says:

    Absolutely awesome photos – your dress is beautiful Ashley. Congrats.

  14. Nicky Eccles says:

    Amazing photos, you made a gorgeous bride Ash. xo

  15. Mary-Ann Braddock says:

    Soooo stunning guys!!! ash you look amazing!!!!

  16. MUM says:

    THE PHOTOS ARE AWESOME CANT WAIT TO SEE THE REST IT WAS SUCH A LOVELY DAY

  17. Jody says:

    WOOOOOW nearly cryed guys there are just unreal!!!!
    Very very cool photos

  18. bob says:

    thanks for letting me be part of your awesome day. photos look awesume aswell

  19. Karl Brocklehurst says:

    Awesome job mr photo person man you have a good eye for good photos. Chur.

  20. Garry and Shirley says:

    Wow perspectives photography you have really done the most amazing job to capture the day. These photos are just stunning. Recomended to all!

  21. Shelley says:

    Great photos – you looked amazing Ash, georgeous dress and awesome colour for the girls. The guys looked pretty sharp too – even after a very late night before!!!!