Woodlands wedding photos – Campbell & Lauren’s sneak peek!

Hey guys,

On Friday, we headed down to Morrinsville, where we caught up with Campbell & Lauren – who were having their wedding at Woodlands in Gordonton.

We arrived in the morning around at the boys place, where the rain was brooding.. but still holding off. I love this window – strong lines + cool light = happy photographers!

Woodlands wedding photos

Woodlands wedding photos

Woodlands wedding photos

Down the road at the girls place, we met videographer Jared Brandon who’s work we’ve admired for a long time, but haven’t had a chance to shoot with!
He was fantastic – we got to see a few clips on the back of the camera throughout the day, and it’s awesome!

Woodlands wedding photos

Lauren was checking out the weather… which unfortunately, had taken a turn for the worse!

Woodlands wedding photos

While Dad sat in the lounge, checking out the rain radar, Lauren got into her gorgeous wedding dress – and it was then given the ultimate test…. can you dip in it??

Woodlands wedding photos

Lauren’s gorgeous blue eyes just popped in this light… stunning!

Woodlands wedding photos

Time for reflection.

Woodlands wedding photos

We headed out to Woodlands – where they still were making the final decision as to where the ceremony would be… and the call was made to go with the lawn + umbrellas.
The guests began to make their way across..

Woodlands wedding photos

By the time the boys headed across though… the rain had began to come down…

Woodlands wedding photos

And at the last minute, it was decided the ballroom was a better option!

A well documented arrival…

Woodlands wedding photos

The guests waited expectantly inside… as Lauren made a gorgeous entrance down the stairs.. (great edit by Mat Nimmo)

Woodlands wedding photos

Woodlands wedding photos

The ceremony was beautiful – intimate, warm (both in a lovely way and also the temperature!) – and cosy. Perfect to sit tucked inside & listening to the rain pelt down.

Woodlands wedding photos

Woodlands wedding photos

This lovely B&W edit by Mat Nimmo:
Woodlands wedding photos

After the ceremony, we rushed around clearing spaces in the reception room on the dance floor for our big group photo. As Murphy’s law would have it, just as we were set up, step-ladder inside, and ready to roll – the rain eased…. and stopped.

So we raced back around, ladder in hand, to make the most of the brief dry opportunity – couldn’t have come at a more perfect time!

Woodlands wedding photos

We used the beautiful indoors that Woodlands has on offer… at least if it’s going to rain, the option of an historic homestead is there!

Woodlands wedding photos

Edit by Mat Nimmo:
Woodlands wedding photos

Woodlands wedding photos

Woodlands wedding photos

Edit by Mat Nimmo:
Woodlands wedding photos

As the rain eased back again – we ventured out onto the verandahs…

Edit by Mat Nimmo:
Woodlands wedding photos

Woodlands wedding photos

Plus a couple of shots on the driveway … it was nice to have some ground underfoot that heels didn’t sink into!

Woodlands wedding photos

Edit by Mat Nimmo:
Woodlands wedding photos

Woodlands wedding photos

Right at the end… the showers returned… and we decided it would be a great idea to walk through a few paddocks in the rain.

I think it was worth the trek.

Edit by Mat Nimmo:
Woodlands wedding photos

Walking back…

Woodlands wedding photos

To the nice, warm, DRY reception 🙂

Edit by Mat Nimmo:
Woodlands wedding photos

It was an amazing day – and personally, I think that the rain made for some beautiful, intimate photos.. whereas we don’t usually get the chance to shoot indoors as often at Woodlands.
Plus – I love the fact that they still braved the drizzle and got out into the field for some sweeping epic shots – best of both worlds!!

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Thank you both so much for having us along to share a part in your day, we had such a great time with you both!
Enjoy this little sneak peek of photos – with many more to come 🙂

Isaac, Amber, and Holly.


  1. Lara says:

    Stunning bride and stunning wedding! Good on ya with the wet shots! 🙂

  2. Nathalie Moolenschot says:

    Wow, wow, your photos make me want to get married TOMORROW! Beautiful couple, you’ve captured the happiness of their day perfectly.

  3. Helen Williams says:

    The photos captured every essence of your beauty Lauren 🙂 and the memories will last a lifetime. I wish you and Campbell all the happiness in the world. xx

  4. Lauren says:

    Cam and I absolutely LOVE these pics – thank you so much for capturing our day so beautifully. We will be recommending you to everyone!!! Can’t wait to see the rest. x

  5. Jacinta Clark says:

    Such magical photos! Absolutely stunning. All the best to Lauren and Cam x

  6. Catherine says:

    What absolutely awesome photos, and a gorgeous couple 🙂 That shot of Lauren in the rain was amazing!!

  7. Kate says:

    They are just gorgeous!! Absolutely stunning and the photos in the rain are amazing.

  8. Rebecca says:

    Amazing photos, Lauren and Cam you look stunning. Love the black and white pics 🙂

  9. Eva Livingston says:

    What a stunning couple – Lauren you’re beautiful! The shot with you in the rain is breathtaking. All the best xx

  10. Maria says:

    Wow, they are fantastic. Even with all that pouring rain they are absolutely amazing. Must say pretty easy with a beautiful wedding party.

  11. Scott says:

    Awesome guys. It was such a great day and these pics really capture the atmosphere.

  12. Ricardo says:

    Wow!!!!!! Awesome photos team Lee… Ladies looking fab!

  13. Rae loveridge says:

    Young man youve got a gorgeous gal, keep her happy and smiling, what great friends you have maintained in Mike, Scott,and Jared, huge congrats Cam love Rae

  14. Jan says:

    Amazing photos – it was a wonderful day, one we will never forget.

  15. Jo says:

    The photos are beautiful, it was such a perfect fun wedding day!

  16. Warren says:

    Well done Cam – we have hooked another beauty. Well done Lauren and Cam.

  17. Jared L says:

    Trippy pics guys they are stunning, awsome to be part of it all !!!

  18. Ange & Duane says:

    awesome photos guys. you all looked gorgeous

  19. Greeny says:

    Well done Cam and Lauren, The photos look amazing!

  20. Alastair says:

    WOW! These are awesome, you guys must be really happy with how they’ve turned out. Lauren, stunning. Cam, well done bro.

  21. Big Daddy says:

    Awesome guys, both look absolutly stunning. Great to share the day with you guys.

  22. Janine says:

    Wow, amazing photos. Love the one of Cam getting ready and of Lauren with the umbrella in the rain. Very talented photographers. A perfect day, so stoked to be a part of it. I love our dresses too!!

  23. Rhiannon says:

    Hey lovely people,
    WOnderFuL photos- you can tell you work in the art world Miss Lauren- everything so beautiful and creative. It was the next best thing to being there.. thinking of you guys xo

  24. Mike and Carol says:

    Cam and Lauren. We loved your photos, and thanks for sending us the link. Good to see that it rains just as much in New Zealand as it does in Ireland, and the use you made of it was just inspirational. Best of luck you both, loved meeting you and being part of your european adventure!

    Lots of love
    Mike and Carol

  25. MARG ROWE says:

    Cam & Lauren your photos are stunning.I had to come all the way to Perth to get on a decent computer to download them.The ones in the rain are magical and I love the one of Lauren sitting inside by the mirror of the wardrobe.And of course I think your bestman looked really hunky too, but mothers are allowed to say that,.

    Cheers Marg & Paul

  26. Alyssa says:

    I am getting married at Woodlands in March and now have complete confidence that even if it rains the photos will look absolutely amazing. What a great shoot! Those are easily the best I have seen of Woodlands Weddings!