The lovely Sheryl and Steve got married last Saturday during a very nasty patch of weather. They had the best attitude though and didn't let it bother them in the slightest. Sheryl made it clear that she only had one wedding day and she was going to enjoy it no matter what. Woohoo! The intimate ceremony was held in the East Taieri Church and the reception at the Balmacewen Golf Club...
Steve is a pilot (how cool is that???) and so was his dad, so we did a few aviation style shots down at the Taieri airfield.
Some very stylish dancing at the end there, I love it when couples do something a little unique for their first dance. Thanks for being such patient, fun people to work with guys, speak soon x
When Rebecca first contacted me she said she wanted a very documentary approach to her wedding photographs, and that maybe they'd have a few posed images of the bridal party and themselves "in a dark alley or something". I was like, PICK ME!!! Haha. I'd been wandering around Dunedin looking at old brick alleyways longingly, but thinking no one would be up for that kind of nonsense..
When I met them both something else struck me. I'm happy to say that I'm truly, deeply in love with my husband. I feel lucky that infact a handful of my friends and family are head over heels in love with someone... but I have never seen any couple so outrageously in love as Rebecca and Sam. It was a pleasure to photograph two people who are so blissfully happy with eachother, and importantly, not afraid to show it. It was tough trying to narrow down images to put on my blog, because there's loads more I would like to showcase here!
Sorry, did I not mention the good looks????
Rebecca's sister helping her get ready:
Meanwhile Sam was enjoying some drinks with his best men in a trendy little bar in town.
I processed most of my black and whites so that they have that proper old school film look..
This is Pequeno bar in Dunedin and the following photograph the (very) cool alleyway right outside:
Thankyou to my lovely assistant Emma for standing on a bin to hold the additional lighting for this!
Sam's dad is in a fantastic band called Doris. They played proper 60s rock and roll and they were AMAZING! Also, that's Rebecca's dad on the left, featuring in the band for the night - how cool is that??
Thats it for now. I'm off to walk the dogs around the land - they are sitting outside the door looking in and crying at me (I'm a bit late for the walk today) - I don't think it occurs to them to go off walking by themselves. Oh well, I'm a complete sucker for big sad doggie eyes so I'd better be off..
Kushla and Jeremy were married in Glenfalloch gardens on the peninsula last month. The one photograph of Kushla feeling pensive below I think is the ONLY photograph I have of her not smiling - she's fantastic. Her and Jeremy are so suited to eachother and make a very sweet, close couple. They also had a gorgeous day for their outdoor ceremony, it was sun-peeking-behind-clouds weather which is another of my favourite weathers...
A fleeting pensive moment before the big day..
Jeremy looking very happy..
During the speeches Jeremy re-enacted his proposal to Kushla since she was so emotional at the time she barely remembers it! This is them laughing at the best man speech..
A quick change into some Sri Lankan gear for the evening reception and more dancing..
Thanks Jeremy and Kushla for.. being so incredibly happy all day! Its easy to photograph people when they are so in love because they tend to ignore you a bit more(!) The more ignored I am... the happier I am (Steven this doesn't apply to you).