Jakalah greeted me with a hug as soon as she opened the door; and the whole bridal party made me feel more like a friend. A couple days before the wedding a large storm system passed through, I think we all thought that we were in for some rough weather on the day but nature had a different plan in mind.
Rob and Danielle are two of the most kind and authentic people I have ever met. They decided to get married on April fool's day, but this day was no joke!
I drove up to Paihia on a stunning day - while most would consider sun the best, its the cloud that gives the soft even lighting that every photographer loves. Then just before sunset the started popping out (the best time for it to happen!), and we managed a couple quick sunset shots. This family was so full of warmth and love, it was truly a blessing to be part of and tell the story of their day.
I don't blog anywhere near enough engagement sessions, and I REALLY need to! Engagement sessions are where I get to know my couples a bit more, and I see how they interact with each other so I can capture exactly who they are. MOST of my clients have never been in front of a camera before so this is a way to help them relax and get to know how I will work with them on their big day. Its also a chance to have a relaxing photoshoot without the pressure of everything else going on around them like a wedding day brings; its normally me, my camera, the couple, and sometimes an extra family member! Plus they are a TON of fun.
This wedding cried the ultimate DIY'ers dream, every aspect of this day was hand crafted by James and Melinda themselves. The intricate detail in every item - you know this day had been carefully thought out and planned.
It was a gorgeous summer day, held at their family farm, surrounded by their nearest and dearest where they took the next step as husband and wife. The love this couple had for eachother is unsurpassed.