Willowglen Wedding Photos – Richard & Hayley’s sneak peek

Hi guys,

On Friday last week, we headed down to Hamilton, to photograph Richard & Hayley’s wedding out at Willowglen, in Gordonton.

Our day began (as it usually does) with the boys prep photos… and it was hot!

Luckily, we managed to find some shade, to keep everyone as cool as possible.

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Then we were off to the girls place – where they were super organized… basically all ready to go as soon as we arrived!!

So once we got a few shots of Hayley getting into her beautiful dress…

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

We had plenty of time to play with some gorgeous bridal shots..

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

We left the ladies & raced out to Willowglen, where we had time to shoot the table settings & reception setup before the ceremony got underway. I loved the cake – along with the gorgeous edible flowers on top. In fact, it wasn’t until I overheard someone talking about them being edible that I realized they weren’t real… so realistic!

Willowglen wedding photos

Richard was so nervous leading up to the ceremony – no need though, everything went perfectly!

Celebrant Kay Gregory was there to provide a calming influence & keep everything running smoothly.

Willowglen wedding photos

Hayley’s Dad looked so proud walking her up the aisle.

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen always has gorgeous light for the ceremony – the ponga fence perfectly shaded Richard & Hayley… as well as keeping the sun off them, it gives beautiful soft light.

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

After the ceremony & some group photos, we took a few shots around Willowglen..

Willowglen wedding photos

And then headed off to a nearby secret spot for a few more photos with the bridal party.

The sky was cloudy & dramatic – and the sun hit the grass just perfectly. These images (as they walked down) are essentially straight out of camera with hardly any editing at all… it just looked this cool!

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

After a few glasses of bubbly and some nibbles, we had a play in the grass…

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Just before we left – we couldn’t resist taking a last few shots in the next door field. The skies had clouded in more (and it even rained a little too)… making for our ideal conditions.

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

Willowglen wedding photos

It was a fantastic wedding day – thanks so much to you both for having us along to share a part in it!

Isaac, Amber, and Holly.


  1. Ivan Munro says:

    Amazing looking photo’s of the happy couple. A good snapshot of a wonderful day!

  2. Wendy says:

    Absolutely awesome, stunning bride and gorgeous colours. Handsome dudes too.

  3. Shelley says:

    Stunnning photoz guys, love the pics at the field, cant wait to see the rest of them!!

  4. Christine Warrander says:

    Beautiful photos…both of you guys looked amazing and it was a lovely day. Thanks for letting me be apart of it

  5. Annette says:

    Terrific photos – Hayley you looked beautiful. Love the picture with the umbrella and the storm clouds.

  6. Kerry says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos! You look amazing. Was a really nice day.

  7. Tim Byrne says:

    Great day Nuggs and Hayley, thanks for having me be part of it!

  8. Sam Loudon says:

    Great photos, even the early ones with Nuggies hair do!

  9. Sarah Watson says:

    AMAZING photos Hayley!! Congratulations:) Will see you at graduation!!

  10. Jaimee Carter says:

    Amazing photos guys!!! Hayley – you looked stunning!! Congrats on your big day!!

  11. Laura McCarthy says:

    Beautiful photos guys and Hayley you look stunning! x

  12. Abby Irving says:

    Congrats! Beautiful photos looks like a magic day!

  13. Nicola Hope says:

    AMAZING! Such brilliant photos. It was such a awesome day! Heres for many more for you two to come!

  14. Marinda says:

    Absolutely stunning – You both looked beautiful, and the pictures are awesome!!!

  15. Jacqui Brenton says:

    Beautiful photos!! You both look very happy and I hope you have a wonderful life together.

  16. Melissa Palmer says:

    Gorgeous photos!!!

  17. Nathan Dolman says:

    Shot team. Awesome photos. Looking sharp!!!!!!

  18. Raewyn Simonsen says:

    These are lovely photos, awesome weather patterns .

  19. Sarah Hill says:

    Awesome photos guys. What an amazing…

  20. Simon Evans says:

    Choice photos!!!! It was an awesome day. Which is what seza was trying to say. Ha.

  21. Mary cox says:

    What a gorgeous couple you two make. An awesome day. The sneak peaks are so cool. All the best for the future.

  22. Dah Kydd says:

    Love them all, my fav most def the red umbrella! Love ya Hays and Rich

  23. Kristie says:

    Gorgeous Photo’s Rich, looks like you guys had an Amazing day. Big Congratulations to you guys, you both looked awesome xx

  24. Alana says:

    Amazing pics cuz, you look absolutely beautiful – your new husband looks like a very respectable and nice man too!

  25. Will Evans says:

    Congratulations guys! The photos look fantastic!

  26. Megan says:

    Absolutely stunning. My favourite by far is the one with the bright red umbrella. Big hugs xxx

  27. Natasha says:

    Beautiful photos

  28. Chris says:

    Stunning photos…love the dress

  29. Kyle says:

    Cool pics

  30. mum says:

    Awesome photos. Umbrella photo is the pic for me. All Great and beautiful

  31. Kavitha says:

    Beautiful photos. Looks like you guys had an amazing day.

  32. Sands says:

    Beautiful photos guys, congratulations!

  33. Tania says:

    Fabulous – not sure about the beer photo boys but Haley is stunning.

  34. Catriona says:

    All of the bush bashing paid off! Amazing shots to capture your special day:)

  35. Angel says:

    Awesome photos, happy days with more to come xo

  36. Julie says:

    Beautiful photos, love them all!!

  37. Twiddy says:

    Awesome photos – especially the ones with me in them 😉 The red umbrella is the money shot though!

  38. Wendy Halford says:

    WOW! – Stunning photos, in particular the umbrella shot. ALL THE BEST…

  39. Dar says:

    Beautiful shots I have to agree with mum…. the umbrella shot is amazing 🙂

  40. Jack's says:

    OOHHH wow, brings tears to my eyes all over again, you guys looks georgeous! Stunning photography, well done Perspectives Photography.