Shane & Laura started their day at Laura's family home. They opted to see each other before the ceremony, which meant we could take advantage of their local beach, overlooking Rangitoto Island, for some beautiful Bridal Party photographs.
The first wedding of the season is normally one of mixed emotions for a wedding photographer. I swing precariously between absolute excitement at getting to experience more beautiful weddings, meet new couples and do what genuinely makes me happy - photograph people and their gorgeous weddings; and extreme nerves - what if I have totally forgotten how to use my camera?!!
Amanda (Amanda Wignell Photography) and I went to meet Emma, getting ready at her family bach in Omaha and what a way to start a beautiful day! We were greeted by her lovely family, and made to feel comfortable from the moment we walked in. She had a small bridal party of her sister and best friend, and there was so much love between the three of them.
Markovina Vineyard is a very popular wedding venue in Kumeu, Auckland, and it is easy to understand why! I absolutely love the chilled out vibe you get there, and the vines covering the roof of the restaurant are just amazing - it feels like you are in an indoor forest, not to mention the beautiful grounds for the ceremony. (Plus they always look after us with snacks...way to my heart!!)