Being based out of Hamilton, I usually shoot most of my weddings in the Waikato, but I'm always willing to travel for the right couple. When I first met Meaghan and Rob I knew that they would be easy to work with and a lot of fun to be around. And of course, in wedding photography, fun is essential because when everybody has fun the smiles in the photographs are genuine, and I believe I captured a bonanza load of genuine smiles on this great day.
The ceremony was held at the stunning 120 year old St Mary's-in-Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, one of New Zealand's largest wooden churches, made almost exclusively from native Heart Kauri. The guests poured in, the mothers waited anxiously, and eventually the limousine showed up carrying the precious cargo. The ceremony looked amazing, with beautiful bridesmaids and dapper gentlemen, dripping in colourful light from the ornate stained-glass windows. With vows proclaimed, rings exchanged, the register signed and tears shed we had time for a group photo of all the guests then it was off to Bastion Point to shoot some bridal party portraits.
Dodging between the throngs of tourists offering up their congratulations to the newly wedded couple, we managed to get some great shots in front of the Savage Memorial. Not to be outdone, the brilliant April sun had lowered itself towards the horizon, offering up some stunning golden rays as a token of its esteem for Meaghan and Rob. Naturally we made the most of this, along with our elevated position over Auckland's waterfont and city skyline, before moving onwards to the reception at Five Knots Tamaki Yacht Club.
The reception venue had superb views of the waterfont sunset, and when combined with great food, great music, well thought out decorations and of course all those happy people, it's not hard to see why this will be remembered as an epic celebration by all those involved.
Special thanks to my lovely and talented second shooter, Chloe Palmer who it's always a joy to work with. And without any further ado, I present what you all came here to see; the photos. Please enjoy!