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I flew down from Auckland on a Monday night for Mush and Jared’s wedding. A good friend of mine picked me up from the airport and drove me back to his place, and on the way there a flood of memories came rushing back of the old Christchurch I knew during my time as a [...]
I’ve finally finished editing Matt & Jayne’s wedding! And boy was it a first for a few things. It was the first wedding I’ve shot in Auckland. The first wedding I’ve photographed for another wedding photographer. And the first wedding I’ve had to edit in two different locations because my wife and I are in [...]
My first wedding of 2013 was held in Palmerston North at Hiwinui Estate. I had never photographed a wedding in Palmerston North, and was feeling excited and nervous as to what challenges I would face. Emma & Marty got ready for the wedding at different locations, and I spent the morning at each of [...]
I shot my last wedding of 2012 in Carterton, the same town I was married in two weeks ago. I must admit, I felt a bit of deja vu when I went back there to shoot Richard and Kathryn’s wedding. This time I was behind the camera taking photos, instead of in front of [...]
After the wedding day, one of the things newlyweds look forward to is the honeymoon. It’s a time to relax, wind down and recharge the batteries before returning to work. My beautiful wife, Kate, and I decided to board a plane and travel to Samoa for our week long honeymoon. We had been there before, [...]
Being of Samoan descent, I have a natural love for the Samoan culture. So when the opportunity came up to photograph and document the 50th jubilee for the Pacific Island Church (PIC) in Glen Eden, Auckland, I did not hesitate to say yes. When it comes to celebrations, Pacific Island people tend to do it [...]
My journey from Auckland to Paraparaumu to see my family started on Friday evening with a 10-hour bus trip. I decided to take some of my camera gear, in the hope I’d get some time to shoot something. Obviously gear space was limited on the bus, so I couldn’t take my entire lighting kit, but [...]
Keeping an up to date photography portfolio is very important. It gives potential customers the opportunity to see your latest work, and a better idea of the quality they’re likely to get. Every now and then I review my portfolio to see what shots I have, and what shots I need.
Dan and Brit were fantastic, so too their friends and family who were all very warm and welcoming. Throughout the day I could tell a lot of careful detail and planning had gone into the wedding day, and it really added to the specialness of the occassion.
Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting task. I know this for a fact because my fiancé and I are in the middle of finding one ourselves. Being behind the lens as a professional wedding photographer gives me an insight into some of the things I’d like from our wedding photographer. If you’ve been [...]