Central Otago Winter Wedding styled shoot

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

'Game of Thrones' styled wedding shoot

Winter is finally here and what better way to celebrate than have an awe-inspiring 'Game of Thrones' wedding shoot, based here in the magnificent Wanaka mountains.

I adore collaboration with other creatives and this styled shoot is one of my favourites yet. Featuring the combined talents of Road To Beauty - Freelance Makeup Artist & Beauty TherapistCrimson - Wedding FlowersAstra BridalStructure for MenSilk & Honey plus the gorgeous Bel JonesBen Logan & Maska the malamute as their dire wolf.

Take your time and enjoy this 'Game of Thrones' wedding. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it!

'Rock The Frock' Photo Shoot In Wanaka

When you come across the most stunning vintage Rosemary Smith '80's designer gown in the back of a family wardrobe why not make the absolute most of it? Our young, gorgeous and uber talented local Wanaka girl taking on the equestrian world, Ashleigh decided it was high time to Rock this Frock.

Rather than just go for a traditional look, the team of myself, Deirdre from Road to Beauty and Tracey from Crimson Wedding Flowers decided to put a thoroughly modern twist on this, our version of Ophelia, the Lady of the Lake, our Lake, Lake Wanaka.

Clad in this delightfully floaty full-length lace and organza dress, and with make-up to reflect our New Age Bohemian theme Ashleigh took firstly to horseback on the gorgeously graceful Maggie, owned by Zara from Inspiring Weddings.  What a beautiful, graceful and calm beauty Maggie was to handle both on shore and in the water.

With gilded hints of gold and bronze through Road to Beauty's stunning makeup echoed in the crystal and braid details used in the feather crown from Crimson all we needed was some golden rays of end-of-day sunlight to make this shoot picture perfect. A warm afternoon at the lake with stunning rays of light breaking in the background assured Ashleigh had some truly magical images.

Standing waste deep in water is not for everyone.  Wearing a wedding dress while wearing riding boots atop a magnificent horse is not for everyone.  Wearing makeup and a hair style more reminiscent of a Vogue cover is not for everyone but a Rock the Frock makeover shoot is all about presenting a different look at yourself, stepping outside of your normal and arriving at a spectacular and special version of yourself.

Magnificent wordsmithship by Tracey from Crimson Wedding Flowers

A Romantic Picnic Engagement Styled Shoot Wanaka

Wanaka.. The dream location for your romantic adventures. A dream romantic picnic with a set up for a King & Queen...

This styled shoot was captured for the fabulous wedding directory Silk and Honey.

Our amazing team included:

Florals, Styling & Props - Crimson Wedding Flowers
Clothing - Mons Royale and Perriam
Cushions & sheepskins by Wanaka Living
Delectable drink by Quartz Reef Wines & Wanaka Beerworks
Delicious food provided by Taste of the AlpsDouble Black cafe and Whitestone Cheese

Runaway Bride Wanaka Creative Photo Shoot

It's hard to believe that just over two years ago this most fabulous Runaway Bride creative shoot took place on a glorious day in Wanaka. It remains one of my most favourite styled shoots ever to this day.

The uber talented team behind the shoot was Tracey from Crimson Wedding Flowers by Tracey Morrow, Deirdre from Road to Beauty, gorgeous Pri from Ican Models and featuring Aiyana the husky.

Thanks to both the Blennerhassetts and Glendhu Station for use of their wonderful wool sheds.

A Fabulous Wedding in Omakau - Styled photo shoot

Back in November I was involved in the most fabulous styled wedding photo shoot at the amazing The Homestead and Woolshed on Racecourse as the 'Behind the Scenes' Photographer. The latest issue of NZ Bride & Groom magazine – Issue 88, page 141 - has featured it and now it's time to share it! Here are some of my favourite photos I captured from this shoot.

Everything about the shoot – the venue, flowers, hair & makeup, dress, catering to name but a few were outstanding. The uber-talented team of Central Otago vendors really put everything into making this wedding shoot fabulous.

Our team included:

Venue: The Homestead & Woolshed on Racecourse
Hair and Makeup: Road To Beauty
Flowers: Crimson Wedding Flowers by Tracey Morrow
Grooms Clothing: Structure For Men - Wanaka
Bride’s dress: Astra Bridal
Catering: Wanaka Catering
Cake: Cakes of Wanaka
Celebrant: Janine Byars
Main photographer – Still Waters Photography
Behind the scenes photographer - Fluidphoto
Linen Hire: Pacific Linen
Wedding accessories: Orbis
Jewellery: Aspiring Jewellers
And our wonderful Bride & Groom - Lydia and Jack - plus gorgeous Sophie our flower girl!

Spring Blossom in Wanaka Styled Photoshoot

In October 2015 I was part of an amazing team created a gorgeous Spring Blossom styled photo shoot in Wanaka. 

Styled by Shirley from Wanaka Wedding Flowers and captured in her amazing gardens was stunning Pri from Ican Models. The result was images I am simply smitten with.

Our talented team included:

Flowers & styling - Shirley from Wanaka Wedding Flowers  
Make up - Janine from Janine Joseph Makeup Artist 
Hair - Sally from Sharp Hair
Model - Beautiful Pri Shartener from Ican Models
Linen - Pacific Linen
Dress - Hilary from House of Kavina, Dunedin
Photography - Myself (Ruth) from Fluidphoto

Loch Wanaka - A Celtic Wedding styled shoot


Deliciously atmospheric… ruggedly romantic. A Celtic Wedding themed photo shoot by ‘Loch Wanaka’…
This fabulous styled photo shoot was created by the uber talented Deirdre from Road to Beauty, Tracey from Crimson Wedding Flowers, myself Ruth from Fluidphoto plus our super talented models Angelina and Craig.