Whangamata Wedding Photos – Jacqui & Jamie’s sneak peek!

Hi guys!

On Saturday, we headed down to Whangamata on the Coromandel, to photograph Jacqui & Jamie’s wedding on the beach.

The first thing we discovered … was that in the bridal party, Jacqui, Jamie, Jolan, Jane, and Jeremy.. all had names starting with J. 5 out of 6 ain’t bad!!

After stopping in at the salon to say hi to the ladies… we headed around to the bach to meet Jamie, and catch up with the guys.
It was SO HOT – plus the humidity… luckily, the 3-piece suits had been avoided, which made things a little easier!

Whangamata Wedding Photos

We stuck to the shade as much as possible…

Whangamata Wedding Photos

But if you’re at the beach… and want photos on the beach… sometimes you just gotta go for it!

Whangamata Wedding Photos

After a few shots with Mum and Dad..

Whangamata Wedding Photos

We left the boys to do their own thing.. and headed off to the girls place.

Whangamata Wedding Photos

When we arrived at the apartments, we had beaten Jacqui back there… so we busied ourselves with the details, the dress (which was gorgeous!!), flowers, … and then Jacqui arrived, looking stunning.

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Then (time flies) it was time to get into the cars and down to the beachfront bach – which was perfectly set up for the wedding, with shade tents and a little aisle.

I love the contrast between the expressions here – Jacqui looking excited, Dad looking solemn. It just perfectly sums up, to me, what this moment is all about.

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Setting the scene. What an amazing spot.

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

After the ceremony, we had some time to spend around a few locations in Whangamata… it was still crazy hot – so we kicked off with some shade..

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Followed by a meander through the dunes…

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

I figured it was about time to get the generator out of the car & set some lights up – so that we could shoot straight back into the bright sun, and throw enough light onto Jacqui & Jamie to light them up against such a vibrant sky.

Here’s the final effect:

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Down on the beach again, to finish up…

And I wonder why I get sand in my camera gear:

Whangamata Wedding Photos

We got some faint reflections in the sand too, which was cool..

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Jacqui and the girls – in gorgeous backlight..

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Is this straight out of a bridal fashion shoot, or what? So gorgeous.

Whangamata Wedding Photos

It was only 5 minutes back down the road to the Whangamata Golf Club – where their reception was held.

Whangamata Wedding Photos

After dinner, we snuck back outside and set up the lights again – and whisked Jacqui & Jamie out for a sunset shoot… huge thanks to their MC, who was very gracious with juggling some of the schedule around so that we could line up sunset perfectly with a break in the proceedings!

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Back inside, after the speeches, they took to the dance floor. And there were bubbles!

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Whangamata Wedding Photos

Around 10pm, in the pitch black, we loaded our gear into the car… and then drove back to the beach… where Amber sat & guarded the gear – and I went for a swim!!

It was a perfect wedding day – and we had so much fun capturing the moments as they unfolded. Thanks guys, for inviting us along to share a part in the day!

Enjoy this little sneak preview of what’s in store :)

Isaac & Amber.

Comments

  1. delphine says:

    nice job guys!!!

  2. ELyse says:

    Fantastic! beautiful pics which showed a perfect day! we had such a great time and the photographers did a great job of showing it! :)

  3. Jayne says:

    Great job, beautiful photos! What an amazing day. Your a great team, well done!

  4. Keith says:

    Aww… What a lovely couple! The photos are awesome – captured brilliantly. Love the angles and various effects guys! Best of luck to the newly weds! :)

  5. Martin & Fiona Roding says:

    Congratulations! Love the photos, you all look beautiful.

  6. Sally Taylor says:

    Jacque, You look so beautiful. I am so sorry that I was not there love as I ended up in hospital DAM!!!!. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photo’s. I will be out soon to see you all. Congratulations to you both

  7. Jacqui says:

    I love the photos they are amazing! Cant wait to see more. Was such a great day!! and the photographers are AMAZING thanks guys :)

  8. Sindy says:

    The photos are beautiful. Wonderful photographers

  9. marie w says:

    jaq you are a vison of beauty a true beauty what beautiful babies you both will make lol the photos are a true reflection of the love you both have for each other

  10. Jodie says:

    Fantastic photos guys, you look amazing.

  11. Aliesha Sherwin says:

    Great photos, amazing location, beautiful day and people :), cant wait to see more they are just fantastic!

  12. Leah says:

    You guys look fantastic, these photos are amazing..Such a neat day xx

  13. Alana Mackay says:

    Wow, the photos are fantastic definitely something you will treasure forever!!!!
    Awesome job.

  14. Jo Wright says:

    Stunning photos of such a magic day!! Love them.

  15. kerryanne says:

    wow love the photos ,great shots ,i love the photos.wow great photographers.you both looked so amazing

  16. glenis says:

    you both look sensational,what beautiful photos,cant wait to see the rest of them. a great job well done.the camera doesnt lie,showing the loveliness of the two of you on your special day.

  17. Liz and Bert says:

    WOW! … Stunning bride … handsome groom … gorgeous attendants … amazing weather … superb location … great photographer … PERFECT. Thanks for letting us be a part of it. XX

  18. Cathy says:

    They are amazing photos!!! Everyone looked so good on the day, what great fun had by all!

  19. Mish says:

    LOVE these shots… love them :)

  20. Wow ! These are beautiful photos ! Your wedding looks stunning. Congratulations and very best wishes from Graceys . It was such a pleasure to meet you all.

  21. Barbara Collett says:

    I think your photos are really lovely look forward to getting one. Your florist Barbara