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.

Janelle & Ty's Criffel Station Woolshed Summer Wedding

Janelle & Ty's fabulous boho wedding at Criffel Station Woolshed was a perfect example of why February is great for weddings... perfect hot summer weather, amazing landscape (both from the ceremony site and up above the top of Criffel Station for location photos) and the perfect rustic yet stylish venue.

Featuring flowers by Wanaka Wedding Flowers, celebrant George Konia, transport up to the top of Criffel Station by Wanaka Helicopters and catering by Aspiring Catering.

Tracey & Kevin's Rippon Autumn Wedding

Tracey & Kevin both loved Wanaka and the autumn colours, so the iconic view from Rippon was a fabulous choice for their rustic wedding.

Tracey & Kevin both loved Wanaka and the autumn colours, so the iconic view from Rippon was a fabulous choice for their rustic wedding.

The dramatic weather added to the excitement of the day, and after their beautiful ceremony in the Rippon Hall we managed to enjoy a couple of hours outside in Rippon Vineyard for group & location photos before the rain came in the evening.

Tracey & Kevin met in London and so their wedding brought together guests from the UK and New Zealand. Their gorgeous daughter Charlotte was centre of attention (other than the couple themselves, of course!) and a real highlight of the evening was Kevin to his playing his new wife before their first dance together.

The epic team behind this wedding included:

Florist - Crimson Wedding Flowers
Make up - Road to Beauty
Hair- Leah & Kylie's Mobile Wedding Hair
Venue – The Rippon Hall
Celebrant – Gwen Hendry
Videographer - Bel Jones
Caterer - Raspberry Creek
Cake - Cakes of Wanaka
Musician - Robert Glen
DJ - Kim Tomlin
Celebration cake - Whitestone Cheese
Dress - Alan Hannah
Dress steaming - Pristine Steaming

Sharon & Bryan's Wanaka Winter Wonderland Pre-Wedding Shoot

Sharon & Bryan visited Wanaka from Hong Kong for their winter pre-wedding photo shoot.

Our afternoon consisted of snow, mountains, tussock and a tarn, all high up above the clouds. I think the photos speak for themselves what a fantastic time we had and just look at how amazing Sharon’s dress was!

Our super team behind this photo shoot were:

Flowers – Crimson Wedding Flowers
Makeup – Road to Beauty
Hair – Sharp Hair
Helicopter – Wanaka Helicopters
Photography - Fluidphoto