Waiheke Island “Day After” Wedding Shoot with Sarah and Nooti

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Sarah and Nooti were married in Auckland the day before our photo shoot and came over to Waiheke to celebrate their first weekend as husband and wife in style. They enjoyed an amazing degustation lunch complete with matching wines at Mudbrick Vineyard before coming to me for a fun shoot celebrating their love for each other.

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I took them on a guided tour of some of my favourite photo locations on Waiheke… always love indulging in these gorgeous “day after” shoots… it seems to me to be such a great way to get married in casual, relaxed fashion and still have amazing images to look back on and show off to the grandkids!

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These two were such a lovely couple and I really enjoyed photographing them … Sarah was a bit worried that they would be uncomfortable in front of the camera, but after a Mudbrick degustation with matching wines… well, let’s just say that this was not a problem! 😀

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2015 Auckland Festival of Photography Exhibition, Taiohi.

Well this is a bit exciting!  I love me some stop motion time-lapsey stuff …  have a look at Lance and I installing my recent Taiohi Exhibition at the studio in Oneroa.

The exhibition was part of the 2015 Auckland Festival of Photography program and received great support from the community with our biggest opening night to date!  The students performed an informal waiata and haka to open the proceedings, which went down a treat…

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Taiohi was comprised of fifteen studio portraits of the local Piringakau Performing Arts group at Waiheke High School and was a mix of traditional and artistic portraiture printed on loose canvas and pegged onto wire around the studio walls.

It was so much fun to photograph these amazing ‘kids’ (aged between 15 – 17) and I felt really proud when one of the dads called the exhibition a taonga and said I had captured the essence and vitality of my subjects.

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Taiohi Exhibition at Emma Hughes Photography Studio

The exhibition was visited by over 130 people during the course of the 10 days it was showing.  The three images below emerged as favourites and provoked the most comment from those that visited…

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Special thanks to the very lovely Te Ao Marama Hau, the students teacher in their Piringakau Performing Arts class at Waiheke High whose organisational skills and all-round positive energy was invaluable.

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1+1=3: Patricia and Chris

Another lovely addition to my 1 + 1 = 3 series…. the stunning Trish from her wedding to Chris in 2010.

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These two beautiful human beings produced this little guy!! What a cutie! x

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See more from their wedding on Onetangi Beach HERE and HERE.  (Their reception was held at The Dunes, which is now called Venue Waiheke).

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Helen and Wayne featured in My Wedding Magazine

Helen and Wayne’s lovely wedding at The Goldie Room is featured in this winters’ edition of My Wedding Mag…. a few piccies below for your viewing pleasure x

 

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See some images of this beautiful wedding in Helen and Wayne’s Queensberry wedding album HERE

 

 

 

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Taiohi: new exhibition opens tomorrow night!

There is an article in this weeks’ Waiheke Marketplace about my new exhibition, Taiohi, which opens at my studio tomorrow night (Thursday), 5pm – 7pm… come along if you can! x

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I know it’s a bit tricky to read, so feel free to click HERE to read the article online…

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Poderi Crisci Wedding // Waiheke Island Wedding Photography

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Craig and Mary were married a few weeks ago at stylish Waiheke wedding venue, Poderi Crisci, (which by the way recently took out the Best Destination Restaurant at the 2015 Metro Awards, congrats to Antonio and the team!).

The wedding wasn’t due to start until later in the day, so we spent some time before their ceremony capturing some beautiful portraits of Craig and Mary as they got ready for the occasion together at The Loft in Onetangi.

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Mary had her hair done in Auckland by hairdresser Kerry Yaw from Exile Hair Design and make up by Charlotte Edwardes from Island Beauty.

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Mary’s beautiful flowers were from Roses Florist in Mt Eden.

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Following our photo session at The Loft, Lance and I set off for Poderi Crisci to capture some of the guests arriving and enjoying the gorgeous venue before our bride and groom arrived…

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I love Lance’s shot above of these gorgeous sisters who were the ring bearers for the occasion.  This image is taken just before the ceremony and shows the girls getting ready for business!

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One of Craig and Mary’s friends sang a song to the couple towards the end of the ceremony, which was a lovely touch.

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The wedding reception was set up in the wine cellar and it looked amazing… one long table to seat their guests, with lots of candles adding to the golden atmosphere.  Later in the evening Craig and Mary had arranged for an opera singer to come and entertain.

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Beautiful!  Such gorgeous light in the candlelit wine cellar, and a lovely environment to be photographing the happy couple in.  Wishing you much love and laughter in the years ahead Craig and Mary. x

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