Well...  Haven't I neglected my blog just a little?  

It's actually because I've been busy photographing weddings from Waiheke to Taupo to Christchurch and everywhere in between - last wedding season was absolutely killer and I felt so incredibly blessed to be a wedding photographer.  Being based in Taupo has meant I've been able to travel nearly everywhere so that's what I did!  

Mahia, Auckland, Hamilton, Cambridge, Martinborough, Rotorua, Christchurch, Waiheke, Taupo of course, Karangahake Gorge, Waihi, Taihape, Kumeu, Napier, Ohakune...  Definitely kept me busy!

I've travelled by float plane, boat, aeroplane, car, quad bike and golf cart.  I've met the most amazing couples, and me...

Well, this was an absolute treat!  When Nikita and Carl contacted me to be their wedding photographer, I could tell they were going to be a super fun couple.  Turns out, I was so right!

Held outside on the roof at Chancery Chambers, their ceremony was fun, earnest and very them.  Nikita and Carl chose Matt Warman as their celebrant and he did such an amazing job, it was a truly beautiful and touching ceremony.  The rooftop views were super cool!

And of course, why would you not stop in at Krispy Kreme on your way outside? (Shout out for the free donuts, Krispy Kreme!)

Nikita and Carl, thank you SO much for choosing me to document your (extremely rad) wedding day!

Brides flowers: @WeddingFlowerSt...

April 22, 2018

A gorgeous Taupo engagement shoot.

April 21, 2018

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.

These were Anna and Ray's amazing vendors:

Venue:  www.hukafallsresort.com

Flowers:  www.bloominflowers.co.nz

Makeup and Hair:  www.beautyonlocation.co.nz

Celebrant:  www.facebook.com/LadyJaneJoy

April 21, 2018

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!

January 13, 2018

Taupō is just a little town in New Zealand.  We have a population of about 24,000.  We have a massive amount of natural wonders, and they are so beautiful that it can be hard to see beyond that.  We have Lake Taupō, Huka Falls, forests, mountains, rivers, meadows, rolling hills, everything we could dream of.  

And, we have just had the carnival come to visit!  I only thought about shooting there near the end of their visit, but once I thought about it, I became obsessed, haha.  So off we went.

Here are some of my favourite photos from the carnival.

January 1, 2018

Hello again! 

I thought I'd take a moment to show you one of our new Presentation Boxes for weddings.  We've been experimenting for a while with different ways of presenting images to our gorgeous and loved clients who have chosen the deluxe full day package...  It didn't feel right to just shoot off a link into cyber space when we've worked so closely together, and I'm a lover of giving gifties.  Sooooo after lots of different styles, we're working with these lovely boxes.

These boxes come complete with an engraved wooden USB with your images loaded on to it in high resolution.  These are in both colour, and in black and white.  There is space for your lush 6x4" prints (which is wonderf...

December 30, 2017

I had the delight of dressing my baby up today and making some fun photos of her in an outfit I wore as a baby.  She's at such a wonderful age, all smiley and she just melts me.  I'm making an effort this coming year to reach out and try new things so I'll be blogging a little more.... because one of the things I'd like to try is not being awful at blogging regularly!  While I'm primarily a wedding photographer, I do photograph other things as well so I should really show you some of them, hah!

Here we go, a teeny sweetie.  <3

December 27, 2017

What a huge year!

I would love to take this moment to thank everyone for their very appreciated support through this massive year.  2017 has seen Connect Photography begin to branch out into Taupo weddings, we've rebranded, we've upped our Presentation Box game, created a spanky new website, met a cascade of wonderful couples and people AND this is all just the beginning.  On a personal level, we've planned a wedding, had a baby and flat out adored every moment we've had so far in Taupo.

Last year, on Christmas Day, my gorgeous partner proposed to me and we are getting married in March '18.  It's definitely given me a new perspective and understanding for the couples I work with!

I can't wait to be...

December 14, 2017

Every once in a while a wedding comes along that is so incredibly different!  This was one of those.  How delicious, a school themed wedding!

It was so fabulous to get to know Kylie and Matt as the day progressed.  Their wedding was one that was very much focused on their beautiful family, and their ceremony left a shimmer in many eyes.

So perfectly matched, Kylie and Matt prepared for their day, with their siblings.  Both of these lovely people are hilarious, which made for a day full of laughs and love.  <3  Congratulations Kylie and Matt!

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