Sarnia Park wedding photos – Rochelle & Tony’s wedding sneak peek!

Hi guys,

On Saturday, we headed out to Sarnia Park in Cambridge to photograph Rochelle & Tony’s wedding.

The morning kicked off with Tony proving you can indeed use superglue in your wedding clothes, and not get any on you. Thanks to the broken cufflink for providing an avenue to prove this theory!

In the background of this shot, you can see the fence – running along the right hand side. This has just been built – by them – all 300+ metres of it!
Fantastic effort!

Then it was off to Sarnia Park – where we caught up with Rochelle, looking gorgeous.

After explaining to Dad who the buttonholes were meant for…

She received a yellow rose & letter from Tony:

Which was the closest we came to catching her crying all day!

Down on the Cherry Blossom lawn, the guests had arrived, and Tony was waiting patiently.
Pam Bayes, their celebrant, has a fantastic way of keeping the groom with his back to the aisle as the bridesmaids come along, and then turning around just as the bride is at the far end of the aisle. I LOVE this – it makes the anticipation & emotion that much greater!

The ceremony was beautiful – heartfelt and real. Although Pam didn’t quite manage to get Tony or Rochelle crying, the guests made up for it 🙂

The sunlight was perfect for the ceremony – as it gets later in the year, the ceremony area there has shade in the afternoon – which was lovely!

The girls still had use for their parasols though..

Rochelle & Tony wanted something a little different for their photos – a bit more of a farm / rustic flavour… so they went exploring, and came up with this awesome field!!

I love this shot here, with the veil streaming out…

Much of the reason why I love the shot above, is that a split second after that shot, the wind decided to complicate things slightly…

There was also a cool old gate…

I love what Holly has done with this image… while I was sitting there cursing the fact that the big shadows were getting into my shots, Holly changed her angle and utilised the shadow – making it a feature instead of an annoyance!

We then headed down to lake Karapiro for a few more photos…

The camera was right at water level for this next image – I could feel the ripples lapping against my fingers as I held the lens.. but I love the effect & reflection it gives..

A few quick grab shots before we left…

And we arrived back at Sarnia Park just in time to catch the rays of sunlight coming through the trees. Magic.

It was an awesome wedding – thanks for having us along!!

Isaac, Amber, and Holly 🙂


  1. Stunning photos of Tony & Rochelle

  2. Antony says:

    What lovely photos. Congratulations Tony & Rochelle, look both look great.

  3. Antony says:

    Looks like there may have been a bit of dust in the air during ceremony or perhaps the mothers of the bride and groom had a late night before hand.

  4. Antony says:

    Is that Kaye in the red dress?

  5. James says:

    Beautiful photos! Looks like you two had a great day! Tony love the super glue photos!

  6. Renee says:

    Wow. Really stunning photography. Just beautiful!

  7. Morwenna says:

    Absoultely stunning Tony & Shell! Well done on creating such a special & memorable day – captured beautifully by the photographers!

  8. Chris says:

    Fantastic photos guys. Almost looks as though Tony has a tear in his eye!

  9. Allison says:

    Great photos guys. Looks like you had a wonderful day!

  10. Allison says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful day! Great photos

  11. Marook says:

    Congratulations Tony& Rochelle.
    You will cherish these photograhs for a lifetime.
    Holly, Amber & Issac…..too good.

  12. Gillian Loveland says:

    Absolutley, stunning photos. Looks like a Great time was had by everyone..


  13. Jane Heath says:

    Hi Rochelle & Tony, what a gorgeous wedding, you both look so happy and Rochelle you look truly stunning. I am so sorry to have missed it. Jude has told me what a great day it was and a fun night. Have a wonderful honeymoon too. Love Jane here in Aus!

  14. Bren says:

    Really beautiful photos for you to treasure forever.

  15. Steve says:


  16. Ashleigh says:

    You looked beautiful Rochelle 🙂

  17. Ashleigh says:

    And so did you Tony 😉

  18. Jordan says:

    Really nice photos. It was a lovely wedding.

  19. Kyla says:

    Beautifull photo’s.It was a fabulous day and I was honoured to be asked to be there.

  20. Jason says:

    Wow , man these are quality photos ,……amazing I’m a hairdresser and know real quality well done to the photographer, and all the best to the both of you .

  21. Cheryl says:

    Congratulations great photos and it looks like you all enjoyed yourselves.

  22. Korin Kaminer says:

    Congratulations! Hope you have a lifetime of happiness. Great photos!

  23. Bobbi says:

    Congratulations Mr & Mrs Dickson! The wedding was beautiful and the photo’s are amazing. Thank you for letting me share your wedding day with you it was a memoral day.

  24. Gail Weston says:

    I’m biased, but those photos are absolutely gorgeous.

  25. Merle says:

    The photos are clear. I particularly like the photos with the parasols. Rochelle looks beautiful. In fact all the bridal party looked amazing. Beautiful garden setting.

  26. Victoria says:

    Impressive photos. You were great to work with.

  27. Gay Arkley says:

    Simply amazing photography capturing that very special day for Rochelle and Tony.

  28. Michelle says:

    I love all these photos, especially the water-level one, just stunning!

    Looks like a lovely wedding 🙂

  29. Graeme Newton says:

    Stunning pictures! Looks like it was the perfect day. Much congratulations and best wishes for your future together.

  30. Bev Dickson says:

    I am biased too – what a beautiful day, Tony was “quite handsome” and Shell was gorgeous – these photos are marvellous, we are looking forward to seeing the rest. (A proud Mum)

  31. Avon Dickson says:

    Marvellous photos. Photographers team was so friendly yet professional and also accommodating.

  32. Coral Mathieson says:

    Congratulations on a job well done, photos are just awesome.

  33. Bev Dickson says:

    Answer to Anthony …….. There was very little sleep the night before and dust at the ceremony was only landing in certainn eyes…..!!!!!!!!!!! Yes that is Kaye in the Red dress.

  34. Alan Smellie says:

    Beautiful photos, it was a wonderful day.

  35. Annie says:

    These photos are stunning. What a beautiful wedding

  36. Jan and Vic says:

    Absolutely fabulus photography of a very special Wedding Delighted to have travelled from the South to have shared this special day with Tony and Rochelle

  37. Esmae Beech says:

    Absolutely Beautiful Photos , thanks for sharing .

  38. Anne G says:

    A gorgeous bride, a handsome groom, and such an attractive wedding party, and all so happy too. A fabulous wedding with beautifully creative photography to top off a day to remember – thanks.

  39. Janice G says:

    Wow, what a fabulous day so beautifully captured in these photos!

  40. Margaret says:

    Wonderful photos, I reminder of my own son’s photos.

  41. Cecily says:

    Beautiful photos. Lovely wedding

  42. Bev says:

    I have shown these photos to my work mates and all very impressed. I am a very proud Mum to show them off.

  43. Dion says:

    Very nice photos.

  44. Annette and Mark says:

    Thanks heaps Tony and Rochelle for the ‘sneak peek’ – your photos are just awesome. Love and best wishes to you both from us here in Dunedin.

  45. Deb & Stephen says:

    Thanks for having us along on your special day. We enjoyed the wedding and a great catch up with all the fam.

  46. Kaye Dickson says:

    Wonderful photo’s. Love the locations. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

  47. Craig & Sandy says:

    Hi Tony, Caught up with Bev in the weekend and she e mailed us the site, your wife looks lovely, great photo’s, all the best for the future
    Craig and Sandy Jordan

  48. sharon says:

    Thankyou for the most beautiful and enjoyable family marriage celebration of the nicest couple – Shellz & Tonz. With love from us all – the Warburtons.

  49. Gerardine Patterson says:

    The Photos are awesome, what a great venue.
    I love it.

  50. Mumma says:

    The photos are just lovely The bridal party beautiful Kaye looks really great.
    Bev and Avon dressed up too Sorry I was not able to be there

  51. Alana says:

    Photos look beautiful! Great Venue

  52. Heather says:

    Lovely photos and what a fantastic venue!

  53. Ismeni says:

    Such stunning photos, congratulations. (Bev’s pal)

  54. Bev Dickson says:

    Have just looked at the photos that have been posted today -“recent photos” Thank you so much for these beautiful images.
    Looking forward to seeing more.
    Amber Isaac and Holly these photos are outstanding.
    From very proud parents of the groom.
    Avon and Bev Tauranga