Sarnia Park wedding photos – John & Nina’s sneak peek!

Last Saturday, we photographed our first wedding of the season, out at beautiful Sarnia Park in Cambridge.

John & Nina were fantastic to work with – and their bridal party was so relaxed & happy!

We love shooting at Sarnia.. as it’s a venue we’re really familiar with, it always feels a little like playing a ‘home game’ … and gives us the chance to experiment with new things every time.

John & Nina both got ready on site, which meant we could float between the guys & the ladies – checking out what each was up to.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Nina’s gown was designed by Anna Schimmel – one of our favourite designers in the world – gorgeous lace, delicate details – a stunning dress!

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

The ceremony was held indoors – catering for the worst possible weather the tempestuous NZ spring weather could throw at them. Typically – the day itself was absolutely stunning – not a cloud in sight. That still didn’t stop a few nervous glances out the window though!

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sometimes, instead of avoiding harsh light & shadows – it’s fun to roll with them & capitalize on what nature is serving up.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

An indoor ceremony also provides the chance for a grand, sweeping entrance down the stairs!

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

After the ceremony – we headed out the make the most of the gorgeous late afternoon light, slowly settling in the sky.
It’s rare that we’ve seen such perfect backlight out at Sarnia Park – one of the benefits of early spring!

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Unfortunately, even though we were into spring.. the cherry blossoms at Sarnia Park were yet to come out… so we headed down the road to a spot we’d located beforehand with some gorgeous white plum blossoms.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Our last shot of the day, with the light fading fast, involved a bit of extra ‘oomph’ from our lighting setup, to really make the blossoms falling through the air light up against the sky.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

John, Nina, and bridal party – thanks to you all for being so much fun! Enjoy this little sneak peek of the photos… there are many more to come!

Isaac & Amber.

Comments

  1. Lyn says:

    Just absolutely beautiful. Great reminder of a fantastic day!

  2. Estella says:

    Lovely photos, lovely smiles, lovely day. Last photo is pure magic ala Baz Luhrmann.

  3. Mish says:

    Wow these are just simply stunning! Hard to pick a fave… love the colours and the light.

    🙂

  4. Anne says:

    Congratulations and best wishes from Anne & Tony. Wonderful images of what must have been the best day for Nina & John.

  5. Helena says:

    Beautiful! x x PS Glad to hear you were ok after the earthquake

  6. Karin nee Smithells. says:

    Beautiful Photos of an obviously memorable occasion. Our son was married on the same day in the UK, yet to see our pics. So mutual family excitement going on across the world. Stunning bride and dress. Congratulations.

  7. Denise says:

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the shots.

  8. Kathy and Max says:

    Juliana and Tim told us how beautiful your wedding was. In seeing these photos I understand the pride they felt. These photographs show a genuinely beautiful day and this photographer has really captured the moments for you. Congratulations. What great memories. Kathy and Max

  9. Juliana says:

    Great people, wonderful wedding, magnificent photography for such a special occasion.