Lisa & Mark's Wanaka Elopement Wedding

Lisa & Mark were in touch with me at the beginning of the year to start planning their gorgeous Winter elopement wedding in Wanaka. Having snow was the big dream for the day.

As everything turned out, they had everything they wanted. A perfect weather day with oodles of snow - how much better could it get! After hair & make-up created by Deirdre from Road to Beauty and completed by stunning flowers & button holes by Tracey from Crimson Wedding Flowers, we headed into the epic snowy landscape. The intimate ceremony was conducted by Liz Maluschnig up on the Pisa Range. Logan - Lisa's son - had a very important part to play during the ceremony and after the 'I dos' had been said much fun was had playing in the snow.

Later on we headed out to Lake Hawea for more photos and to enjoy some time there in the beautiful late afternoon light. Altogether it was the most wonderful and fun afternoon celebrating Lisa & Mark’s big love for each other.

A Central Otago Elopement Wedding

Winter in Central Otago... the most romantic setting for a wedding with stunning snow-capped mountains and the most welcoming people in New Zealand.

This styled elopement wedding was shot on location at the amazing restored Homestead on Racecourse and the awe-inspiring scenery of St Bathans, located nearby.

Dress & accessories – Astra Bridal
Hair & makeup – Road to Beauty
Flowers and styling – Crimson Wedding Flowers
Cake – Cakes of Wanaka
Venue – The Homestead & Woolshed on Racecourse, Omakau
Photography – Fluidphoto

Hannah & Jordan's Wanaka Lavender Farm Wedding

Hannah & Jordan had a gorgeous summer wedding at the Wanaka Lavender Farm. The photos speak for themselves how the venue is simply stunning with the lavender in bloom!

A 'first look' and location photos with their bridal party around Lake Wanaka was the perfect way for this relaxed and joyful couple to spend the afternoon before their beautiful ceremony in the lavender.

After their ceremony, all the guests enjoyed the late afternoon celebrating whilst we managed to sneak off for a few more location photos around the farm. The extra bonus of feeding the resident alpacas went down a treat!

Such a perfect day in every way... thank you again, Hannah and Jordan, for choosing me as your wedding photographer.

Venue - Wanaka Lavender Farm
Celebrant - George Konia Wedding Celebrant
Flowers - The Vase Flora and Foliage
Hair & make-up - Emma for Beauty
Catering - Tiritiri Kitchen

Trelise Cooper Wanaka Hospice Fundraiser at Glendhu Station

Just over two years ago on 30th September 2015, Wanaka showcased amazing International fashion designer Trelise Cooper 'Theatre of Fashion' shows. 

Organised by Lucy from Escape Clothing & Bev from the Upper Clutha Hospice Trust and involving a huge effort from many local individuals and businesses, the two sell-out shows raised over $42,000 for the new Wanaka Hospice. The Glendhu Station woolshed was transformed into a double catwalk to model Trelise's latest season's delights. 

I was the main photographer for the whole day and am proud to present a selection of photos from the event including the behind-the-scenes, the two shows themselves plus a few portraits of the 600+ people who bought tickets and helped make the event such a resounding success.


Why You Should Have a Styled Portrait Session

Wondering about what having a styled portrait session is about?

Imagine setting aside a few hours for yourself. You can relax while you are styled with clothes, hair & makeup. Then the adventure really begins as you spend time in stunning and exclusive locations while having some incredible portraits captured. You will not only have the most incredible day but photographs to treasure for your lifetime.

Shawn's portrait session took place late autumn in Wanaka. We visited numerous location spots with some different looks to each place. As you can see from the images, Shawna had lots of fun with the photo shoot and enjoyed the whole afternoon experience.

Everyone should have their portrait taken at least once. I can’t wait to talk to you about creating a portrait session which will be so uniquely you.

Styling by Crimson - Wedding Flowers, make-up by Janine Joseph Makeup Artist.