Hahei is a place that Nate spent a lot of his childhood, but now it has even more memories for this lovely couple and their families. We dodged torrential downpours all day, until the ceremony concluded and everyone was quite dramatically caught in it. Nate and Gemma couldn’t even sign the paperwork for four hours until it dried out! After being soaked, and I mean soaked.. everyone was heartily laughing about what an experience and great story it would make. One again, I am really glad that I always travel with my raincoat, but would like to invent some sort of hands free hover umbrella. Congratulations guys, it was a wonderful day to capture. x
Last week, I was named NZIPP (New Zealand Institute Professional Photography) Classic Wedding Photographer of 2017!
The NZIPP Iris Awards is New Zealand’s biggest awards and print competition for professional photography. I have entered the awards a few times over the last 5 years and gained multiple awards, but never could have imagined that I would be named finalist and then win the category! The best thing for me is that these images are exactly what I love to shoot, in a photojournalistic style, at real peoples weddings.
BIG HUGE thank you’s to all my couples, who trusted me to document the real moments as they unfold. Being able to share these experiences with you and your families and preserve them is the reason wedding photography is so rewarding to me.
Thanks NZIPP! Here are the awarded images in Wedding Classic Category Iris Awards 2017.
High school sweet hearts, married in Georgia’s Wellington family home. I’m in love with their spectacular garden, Georgia’s style, that dress! and just how personal the whole day was.
Georgia designed her dress in conjunction with Elaine Kennedy of ‘Tantrums and Tiaras‘ London / Bridesmaids dresses wilson trollope by Annabelle Wilson / Flowers were by Ingrid Pritchard and team at ‘Scent Boutique’ Wellington / Hair – Kate Russell of Shape / Makeup – Lydia hartfield of penny rose / Catering and cake Ruth Pretty Catering / Solo singer -Steve Carlin – crooner central /Band -Uncle monkey