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Dacqmar & Darren | Wedding

People have been asking for months when I was going to get around to blogging this wedding, and the day has finally arrived.  You see, this one is a bit extra special for a few reasons. First of all, it was my first New Zealand wedding…Queenstown to be precise. Then, there’s the fact that Darren & Dacqmar are great friends of ours. But also, my hubby was the best man.

We spent a week at Shambala, a gorgeous house up on the hill overlooking all of Queenstown. Every morning we woke to see the tops of the mountains covered in more and more snow.

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I love it when brides throw convention completely out of the window when choosing their details and accessories.

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Amanda from Wedding Hair Queenstown did such an incredible job on Dax’s hair (and all the girls for that matter).

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In the few days leading up to the wedding, Dax’s dad would tear up any time he thought about it. When he saw her for the first time, his eyes nearly popped out of his head, and overcome with emotion, he immediately turned around an walked out of the room to collect himself for a minute before coming back in.

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After a lunch time reception we headed out into the cold for a few bridal party portraits, followed by a short hike higher up into the hills for some shots of the newlyweds.

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Darren & Dax, I know I would have been there regardless, but I’m so honoured you chose me to capture your day with you.

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Out of Office | New Zealand

I’m going to be out of the office from Friday 27th June through to Monday 7th July as I’m heading to New Zealand with hubby to shoot a wedding and take a short break while we’re at it.

All emails and phone calls will be answered on my return.

Thanks for your understanding.

 

Since no post is complete without a photo, here’s one from our last visit to Queenstown at Coronet Peak :)

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Friday Flashback #8 | New Zealand

Lately I’ve been dreaming of a snowy winter adventure. It’s almost 2 years since this day on the top of Mount Hutt in New Zealand, but I can still feel it.

I love the way the mountains seem to go on forever and ever in the distance without any evidence of human touch. There’s still so much to be seen and explored, and this is only the beginning.

New Zealand Travel Photographer: Mt Hutt, Southern Alps

I would absolutely love to photograph a wedding in New Zealand! I’m offering a one-time only special to the first couple to book! So get in touch :)

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