The Auckland Bride Parade – wedding photos en masse!

Hey guys,

Well… this has been a highly anticipated post – thanks to everyone for your patience!!

On a rainy Sunday just over a week ago, 10 brides arrived at a grungy workshop in West Auckland. There was grease on the floor, and puddles where the rain had crept through the roof.
We also had 3 fabulous makeup artists – thanks to Ashlee Kellett from Beautified, and her team, Lexie & Mandy. They donated their time free – and did an AMAZING job.

Basically, the idea of this shoot was to give the girls from the Weddings.co.nz bridal forum the chance to meet (or catch up with) one another, and wear their wedding dresses again.
It was great for us to get to meet everyone too – although there were a few familiar faces that you’ll also recognize from our blog, in Tamara and Jo.

We also had some great help during the day by the lovely Michelle (keep an eye out for her wedding on our blog in March 2011!) and also Jo from RockStar PR – who did a great job helping out with posing, moving lights around, and doing coffee runs!

Finally, thanks to Amber’s brother Tam – who did some great behind-the-scenes video on the day, and to our fab assistant Holly – as you’ll see looking through the shots, she took some great images!

The shoot went pretty much all day – with individuals for each girl, and then finishing up with some fun group shots at the end.

Here’s a look at what we came up with. It was an awesome shoot, and we had so much fun!!

Thanks to all the lovely ladies who gave up a Sunday to come & play with us 🙂 Hope you like the results!!

First up, my own lovely wife Amber, who donned a dress for some shots:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Here’s Melissa.

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

This is Lezel:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Here’s Natashya:

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Auckland wedding photographer

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This is Tamara:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

And Taryn:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

This is Hayley:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

This is Jo. P

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Rochelle flew all the way from the Gold Coast especially for this shoot!

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

Here’s Heidi:

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

And this is Jo T. :

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

The girls from Beautified did some makeup on each other, and put on some of our wedding dresses for some photos of their own!

Here’s Lexie: (and Jo)

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

And Mandy:

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Auckland wedding photographer

And with Ashlee:

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And finally, Ashlee herself – the lady behind the looks! Thanks so much Ash for all your help putting this shoot together, couldn’t have done it without you!

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Auckland wedding photographer

Then we got everyone together for some group shots… starting off with a really cool one inside…

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Then headed out the back of the workshop for a couple more… where the girls got their poses on!

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Auckland wedding photographer

And that’s nearly it!

But not quite…

This concluded the shoot, and the girls started heading off. Ashlee & Amber were keen to get a couple more shots, so we made a mission down the back of the workshop, crawled under some wreckage, and ended up in a huge pile of old tyres & wheels… which we put to good use!

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Auckland wedding photographer

Auckland wedding photographer

So there you have it – a Bride Parade!

Stay tuned, because in about two months time, we have round two coming up – this time being shot in Christchurch!

Thanks for looking 🙂 Leave us a comment to let us know what you think!!

Isaac & Amber

Comments

  1. What an amazing day. Great photos Isaac and Amber 🙂

  2. Emma says:

    I have eagerly awaiting this post for weeks :)… I heart all the photos… the forum girls look amazing! Fantastic Photography from Issac, Amber and Holly (but then again do we expect anything else)…

    Us end of 2010/ early 2011 brides will definately have to convince you to do another Auckland one next year 🙂

    (Forever ET)

  3. Charlotte says:

    Just stunning, and well worth the wait!!!
    The girls all look fantastic – Ashlee and the girls from Beautified did a great job on hair/makeup!
    Wow, I can’t wait for the Chch one now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Lezel says:

    What can I say – who would’ve thought I could look like that! :). Thanks so much for the opportunity to be part of this Isaac and Amber. Also big thanks to Beautified and their awesome skills and Holly – love the photo you took of me.

    You guys rock!

  5. Gabrial says:

    love, love LOVE these photos!! the girls all look stunning!! and the photos…just wow guys!! you did an amazing job all round…I have been waiting on these ever since you posted the first shot and they certainly did not disappoint!! <3

  6. Jodi says:

    Wow!! Stunning photos, looking awesome forum ladies!! To be expected from Isaac and Amber though!! I agree with Emma, we need a repeat next year for us late 2010 and 2011 brides!!

  7. Sophie says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…. wow. You guys (photographers / hair/makeup / brides) are all just amazing!! See you in ChCh 😀

  8. Tamara says:

    Love the photos!
    What a great idea, I’d love to see it become an annual event 🙂

  9. Jo says:

    Love the photos guys! Awesome work & was so much fun 🙂
    Thanks again for the opportunity!

  10. Michelle A says:

    It was a fantastic day and great to see what goes on behind the scenes 😉

    BRILLIANT photos …. 🙂

    All the girls look soo beautiful

    Michelle (M)

  11. Michelle says:

    FABULOUS! 🙂 🙂

    It was great to be there and see what went on ‘behind the scenes’.
    Everyone looked amazing!

    These shots are so fricken COOL! 🙂

    Love your work

  12. Karen says:

    WOW! You Forum ladies look so beautiful – I love seeing the shots of you all together!! 🙂 I am with Forest ET and Jodi – please do it again next year…..but after April 21st….hehehe

    Drifty

  13. Lillybeth says:

    If you ever do this in Tauranga – I’d be happy to do makeup. FUN!

  14. Amazing! What an awesome and fun idea for a shoot. Great location, lighting, and help from the brides.

  15. Kim Cavanagh says:

    Fantastic shoot, love the location! All of the shots are great but I love the few in the stairwell.

  16. Doreen Kline says:

    I loved all the brides together. The lighting on the individual shots was amazing. Very cool photoshoot. I enjoyed looking at each picture. They were all fabulous.
    Doreen Kline

  17. delphine says:

    I’ve never seen these before! COOL!!!