Gosh. Where do I even start. When Lucinda enquired with me, I was so glad to have their day free. Their wedding sounded amazing, and as time went by, it was gorgeous seeing their plans finalise. Suddenly, the day was upon us.
It was clear to me that Lucinda and Dylan's number one priority was family. They just wanted to get married with their nearest and dearest by their sides, and that is exactly what they did.
They had stumbled across one of Taupo's gems, the tiny Oruanui Church, for their venue. At 107 years old, this church is steeped in history and meaning. Imagining all the souls that have walked in those doors was overwhelming - how amazing to get married in such...
I've been having LOTS of fun making night images this past week as part of my Diploma in Photography work. Night photography has never really been a huge interest to me, but having made a few images now, I can see a whole lot of magical things I can do. I know this isn't new knowledge to most of the world, haha, but I got there in the end.
Anyway, I wanted to share a few images with your from around Kinloch, Taupo. Hopefully I will be out a bit more now that nighttime isn't 1am anymore. 😂
First up, we have the luxurious Kinloch Club. So stunning, and an amazing wedding venue AND just down the road from me.
Gosh, what a beautiful day it turned out to be when Annaliese and Ray got married at Huka Falls Resort, right here in Taupo. I woke in the morning to drizzle, but it had cleared to reveal a most wonderful clear, blue sky.
Here are a few sneak previews from Anna and Ray's special day. It was so full of love and laughter ❤️ I can't wait to share more.
Man, this was SO MUCH FUN! This year I entered the Shoot and Share contest for the first time. It's such a rad photography competition - everything is anonymous and votes are cast by the public (you are presented with 4 images, you vote for your favourite - over and over for as long as you like, until your eyes are filled up with too much incredibleness, haha).
You don't get to know how you are going until the competition has ended. It's so much fun and I'll DEFINITELY be entering next year.
Anyway, out of nearly half a MILLION entries, I had one 10 10% and top 20%. I only entered a few this year, so I was very happy.
Here's to growing and making more great art this year!