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Matthew + KatieLate Spring Wedding, Auckland


I’m going to let you in on a little something…being primarily a ‘visual’ person I find it very hard to put my couple’s wedding day into words.
There just never seems to be the right adjective to capture what is a stunningly surreal and emotionally overwhelming day. Every wedding is filled with memorable and unique moments, which, when retold, often feel reductive and an injustice to the actual thing.

So, this time, being acutely aware of the writing talents of the couple involved,
I’ve decided to let Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’ set the the tone and take the rap.
This song was Matthew and Katie’s first dance choice and was played impeccably on the night by The Bads.

Harvest Moon

Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin’
We could dream this night away.

But there’s a full moon risin’
Let’s go dancin’ in the light
We know where the music’s playin’
Let’s go out and feel the night.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.

But now it’s gettin’ late
And the moon is climbin’ high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin’ in your eye.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

Dress & Veil by A La Robe | Hair by Jenna Adele Styling | Rings by Kate Barton at Royal Jewellery Studio | Makeup by Phoenix Cosmetics | Flowers by Libby Brickell | Groom attire by Rembrandt 
Ceremony at Saint Columba, Grey Lynn | Reception at French Bay Yacht Club | Reception Music by The Bads 

Special thanks to Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery for allowing us to walk their halls and stairwells.



Natalie + DominicMillar Road Wedding, Hawkes Bay


The Hawke’s Bay is such an amazing place to get married. The grass in summertime turns a golden yellow that is a dream to photograph, and the variety of locations you can utilise are huge. Think rolling hills, riverbeds, sandy or rocky beaches, white cliff walls, redwoods. Oh man, I could truly go on and on…but, I think I could paint this picture even better with some photos from Nat and Dom’s beaut late summer wedding at Millar Road.

The ceremony was held at Pukehou Church, the quaintest, sweetest church on State hi-way 2, and the party continued at the ever gorgeous Millar Road. 
Flagship Events provided the shelter while the minimalist tables were styled by Aleisha at Lucy Chase. The bride, Natalie, who is the owner of Wellington store: Let Liv, crafted her and Dom’s big day with a curatorial and design expertise.

All in all, the whole day was simply superb, filled with sun and laughter and I thoroughly enjoyed capturing it – thank you so much for having me Nat & Dom!

Dress by Juliette Hogan | Makeup by Josie Brenstrum
Flowers by Kim at Lushka Flowers | Marquee by Flagship Events | Tables and decor by Lucy Chase
Jaguar Mark II by Unique Car Rentals | Reception at Millar Road