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THANK YOU


This post has a very special place in my heart for many many reasons.  The warmth, love and willingness shown by these amazing people, makes my heart smile with joy. I cannot thank you enough Becca and Mark, for allowing me to share this with some very special people.

7 days ago I asked this amazing bride if she would be comfortable sharing her day with 30 wonderful and inspiring photographers at the A BIT MORE SOUL workshop.  I was a speaker and wanted to show the attendee's the importance of  connection with their couples.  Rebecca had not seen any of her photos... all was to be revealed via a live feed in front of 30 AMAZING people.  We shared, laughed and cried with this perfect person.  Rebecca I cannot thank you enough for not only your willingness to share such an intimate day with complete strangers, but also to be so open and honest and REAL !!!

I adore you and your BEAUTIFUL family and will always, always have a special place in my heart for you  xxxxx

Stoneridge Chapel Queenstown

BEAUTIFUL styling by the ever talented Kath Mackenzie from One Fine Day

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Remember those times as a child you would run down a hill, no care in the world if you fell, just the feeling as though you were invincible and carefree.  No fears of falling, or nose diving into the earth, all you could hear was the pounding of your feet and the feeling that your legs had taken over your torso and you were powerless to stop them.  It was blissful. Sometimes I think as so called 'grown ups' we need to run down those hills, making sure that our legs have all our permission to run as fast and as uncontrollable as they can.

This wedding made me feel alive, the continuos laughter and carefree nature.  Thats how life should be, holding on to every moment and making the most out of every second

Ash and Nat, you are wonderful, kind, special, hugable, funny, musical, breath of fresh air enjoyable.  Thank you for sharing your day with us xxx

Holly T my roadie, thank you for being my seconder.  I love our trips xx

Wedding dress was by the VERY talented Natalie Chan who also happens to feature a few times... aka 'maid of honor'

Venue Jacks Point Queenstown, ask to speak with Sam she WILL take amazing care of you x

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BEST

Its been a year of grandeur for this kid.  Travel, houses, new friends, AMAZING weddings.  I've been to Mexico, Malaysia, the Pacific and Bali, I counted my lucky stars more than once and I embraced the opportunity with an open heart and gratefulness.  2013 please be kind, 2012 was a good year and from my family to yours lets keep it rolling!! xxxx

Mark and Nicky, it was great, not just sort of great, ok great or oh yeah great.....IT was good people, good times, BEST ever great!  Mark may I forever be in awe of your dance moves!!!

Thank you

 

 

I went to Mexico to shoot a wedding

You know that moment when you realize you just witnessed something amazing.  Well I just got back from Mexico and I witnessed more than amazing.  I know how lucky I am... I shall always be humble and grateful.... ALWAYS.... This wedding I cried at least 5 times or maybe it was 6... it was that blimen amazing.  I cannot WAIT to share more xx

 

 

Mexico bound

So I sit here totally and utterly unpacked... trying to cram in the last of what I need to get done before I head off in the morning.  Tomorrow is travel day, I think 20 hours worth... a travel day that I am so super excited about.   I'm headed to Mexico to be a part of another amazing couple's wedding day!!!  Super grateful that I have such amazing clients that want me to capture what I am sure will be DELICIOSO (sadly thats the extent of my Spanish language.... thanks DORA (aka the explorer). Anyway I am going to be away from my computer.  I will se esfuerzan (try hard)... on a ROLL here..... thank you google translate!!  At returning as many emails as best I can!!

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I am taking my husband with me (BAG CARRIER)  and I know the majority of our conversations are  going to be based around these wee people... xx

 

 

 

Styled

Such an exciting feeling in the air.  Its makes me ignite the passion I have for the things that I do.  Its a new journey and another chapter of my life.  I hope that its a story that continues on to great things. It was pouring with rain yesterday and we weren't quite sure it would go ahead.  Standing fast, we decided to carry on, almost knowing it would be ok, and it was.  I am very lucky to have some really great people around me.  All of us striving to create something magical.  Centrewood Estate Marquee's (Jo and Johnny Sutherland) a very bespoke 'travelling' venue have 2 of the most exclusive locations in Wanaka.  These locations are new and PRIME.  Nothing like this has happened in a place so magical.  There are really no adjectives to describe how breathtaking these 'spots' are.  I, being incredibly lucky was asked to be part of this journey and yesterday we set up to try and capture some of the beauty that surrounds these locations.  THE PERFECT PLACE TO HOLD A WEDDING!

Kath Mckenzie from One Fine Day was also part of our day of beauty.  Kath is Queenstown/Wanaka based and her style, grace and eye for exception is inspiring.  Her passion and love for what she creates is beyond brilliant.  I can quite confidently say that she is amazing at what she does and is going to do extraordinary things within the wedding event/planning industry in Central Otago (and beyond).

So I am thrilled to be working with two amazing vendors, people that are not, 'get lost in the numbers corporations' but owner operators that truly have a love for what they do and the love for making their couples, family and friends smile...  This makes us a little bit different from the rest.

This first location was Burdon's beach, about 10 mins from Wanaka township, private, beautiful and completely breathtaking.

The models (ahem) as it happens were the first wedding that I ever shot!!  Yes 2 beautiful children later, and she still looks amazing (as do you Ben x) !!

If you would like more information on the venue's please contact Centrewood Estate Marquee's (their Wanaka website is coming soon)

Enjoy xx