Hayley and Sam's Beautiful Summer Wanaka Wedding At The Lookout Lodge

Hayley and Sam’s beautiful summer wedding is vivid in my heart & mind and one I’d been looking forwards to for months beforehand.

I first met Hayley and Sam when I captured Sam’s family portrait back in autumn 2014. I loved the relaxed & fun photo session and hanging out with the family for the afternoon. When Hayley got in touch a few months later to say her and Sam were engaged I was absolutely delighted!

When the big day came it was a perfect summers day. The boys got ready at Sam’s family home in Lake Hawea whilst the girls were all at The Lookout Lodge. After their mid-afternoon ceremony and congratulations we were lucky enough to visit a neighbour’s house to access some stunning location spots overlooking my favourite Mount Gold. We then headed to Lake Hawea by vintage cars for Hayley & Sam to enjoy a bit of quiet time to themselves.

I loved every minutes I spent with Hayley, Sam and all their guests.. I truly felt like part of the family throughout the day.


Thanks to the Wanaka team helping to make the whole wedding day experience feel so easy:

Make up - Gemma Makeup
Hair - Debz for Hair
Flowers - Flowers by Design
Celebrant -Gwen Hendry
Catering - Flying Trestles
Cake - Special Occasions Cake Decorating Denice Laird
Venue - The Lookout Lodge Wanaka

Ruth Brown

I’m Ruth Brown, and Fluidphoto is my business, my heart and my soul. I am an award-winning photographer based in Wanaka, in New Zealand’s South Island. I specialise in wedding and portrait photography.