Sarnia Park Wedding Photos – Nigel & Carrie’s sneak peek!
On Friday, Amber, Holly, and myself headed down to Sarnia Park in Cambridge – to photograph Nigel & Carrie’s wedding.
Our day began at Ohinewai on our way down, where we caught up with Nigel, his 5 groomsmen, and one ‘groomsmaid’!
By the end of the boys’ shots, the rain was falling in a thick mist – and we were a little worried about what we would find over in Cambridge.
Nothing to fear though – when we arrived over at the motel where Carrie & her bridesmaids were getting dressed, the weather was gorgeous.
Carrie’s dress had some super unique elements, which she had designed herself – great to see some fresh takes on traditions! That was to be a theme for the day… doing things a bit differently!
I love this silhouette shot – it was lit with a flash placed behind the screen door in the other room, which creates the nice white, contrasty background. I love how it accentuates the layers in the dress 🙂
Carrie & Nigel’s two gorgeous sons played a role in the day… but first needed to check out that cool tent which Mum was wearing!
It was then off to Sarnia Park – where Dad was waiting to help Carrie from the car..
A few deep breaths..
The line of petals not only showed where the bridesmaids would stand.. but provided some great ammunition to throw over Carrie & Nigel during their first kiss!
Adrian was the ‘chocolate boy’ … which I reckon is waaaayy cooler than flowergirl.. because you get to eat the chocolates!!
If there were two “moments” in an entire wedding day that I just LOVE to see… it’s these next two shots. The groom’s face as he sees his bride for the first time..
And a father’s face as he hugs his daughter one last time.
Little Julian had the important job of bringing the rings up to Dad. But he didn’t want to let go.
I talked earlier on in the post about Nigel & Carrie doing a few things differently.
When the ceremony concluded, they headed into the ballroom, and upstairs… while the guests made their way across… they didn’t know what, or why.
Then – down the stairs came the newly married Carrie & Nigel.. and much to everyone’s delight – performed their first dance!
The skirt on Carrie’s dress was designed to unhitch – converting it into a gorgeous shorter dress.
They were congratulated by their guests…
This shot has all the makings of one of those childhood moments that develops into a lifelong argument… “You pushed me”… “No, you fell…”
Luckily – everyone stayed dry and the argument was averted!
We took the chance for a few quick photos inside… before heading out to join the bridal party..
Then it was back outside into the heat – and off around the Sarnia Park grounds…
These next three photos were all taken within about one minute of each other… and I love the way it shows the different ways we’re seeing things, the different lens choices, and different end results.
We then bundled everyone into the limos, and headed into Cambridge for a few more shots… here’s a few of our favs!
These are only the tip of the iceberg – so many gorgeous shots of a fabulous day!
Enjoy these photos – and thanks for having us along to share in the fun that was your wedding 🙂
Isaac, Amber, and Holly.
- Isaac de Reus
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