Louise & Alex’s wedding most definitely earnt the #squadgoals hashtag! A brilliant weekend in the English countryside recently with these guys!
I adored the amount of thought and sentiment that went into Aileen & Stevens whole wedding. We shot their engagement images in the movie theatre where they had their first date, they married in the city they fell in love in, and this image is a view they’ve taken in a thousand times. Such a wonderful experience meeting these two and the people they hold dearest. #newyorknewyork #brooklyn #justmarried #sunset #lovewins
A seriously beautiful way to spend your first evening as a married couple with everyone you love! Stephanie & Brendan tied the knot at the incredibly gorgeous Vancouver club. This place was like walking through a time machine and into another era! A perfect day styled and planned by Hasti and her team from @lavistaevents and a rad vendor team including: Venue @vancouverclub Florals @talaflorist Draping @kawanodecordesign Hair and makeup @theloveteam_rita Gown @bisou_bridal Tux @surmersurvancouver musicians @vandentertainment MC @mc_fysk DJ @djsamfx Cake @cakesinabox Stationery @makingmemories.stationery
If you’ve managed to pick up a copy of the latest @togetherjournal you’ll find the gorgeous @carena_west & Rob amongst it’s pages! These two had a damn good time back in January and their fabulous soiree is featured. I don’t think I’ve met a lady with quite as much style and sass as Miss West. Gal made her own dress!! Nuff said. She did have some help with the day itself though, an awesome team worked on this wedding! Including Hair and makeup by my personal fave @jamesaaron.inco Florals by @rose.tinted.flowers Marquee by @twelve_tables food by @littlewolfbite Cake by @bluebellscakery furniture by @llhire And the day was run by another fave of mine the brilliant @oliviarosecreative
Not gonna lie, found myself feeling pretty homesick for New Zealand the past couple of days and may have resulted in me filling my four hour drive yesterday with back to back crowded house whilst consuming an entire bag of (very melted) pineapple lumps (thanks mum). I love to travel and I’m certainly lucky to, but sometimes all you want is the familiarity of home. Here’s a little Francine & Dan from this summer back in the homeland. #welcomehome #purenz #noplacelikeit #queenstown #wanderer
You are, a cinema....I could watch you forever 😍 Aileen & Steven has their first date at this theatre and the lovely people at @alamonyc were kind enough to let us shoot here for their engagement! #nycengagement #brooklyn #alamodrafthouse
One last deep breath before the aisle.... . . . Shot at @wythehotel Cinematography by the incredible @happyweddingfilm Makeup and Hair by @mscherryle Flowers by @roseredlavender Glown by @galialahav
Steven & Aileen got married on the weekend! We did a little shoot the day before the big day and just hung out in their usual spots. Including a subway ride they take on the daily, such a brilliant weekend - so much to share soon! #nycwedding #subway #brooklyn #newyorknewyork #authenticlovemag
Every single wedding finishes differently, they all have similarities of course but the range of emotions makes every ending unique. Don’t get me wrong, I love a sparkler exit full of joy as much as the next photographer - but culturally this isn’t the status quo. In a lot of eastern and Indian cultures the end of the wedding can be quite sad and emotionally charged in a different way. The bride is leaving her family to join her husbands traditionally. Sabaa here had a whole other level too, leaving her home of New York for the past decade for a new start with Sammy. #weddingfeels #blackandwhite . . . . . Cinema by the wonderful @pattyinplaces Venue: @deseversky Makeup : @lorenaferreira.mua Cake: @wonderfulweddingcakes Sabaas outfit: @sabyasachiofficial Hair: @anahellabridal Decorator: @elegant.affairs Mehndi: @mehndikalogie Sammy’s outfit: @sabyasachiofficial Entertainment @bollywooddjs
A party without cake is just a meeting, but an elopement without cake sometimes can just make a lot of sense! So I personally was hugely grateful to Paula & Matthew for opting to have one - particularly as it was a special flavour from Matthews hometown, a “spice” cake. Lovely and light but also cinnamony and almost christmassy-tasting! Needless to say we all thoroughly enjoyed it! Planning & styling by the wonderful @tietheknotsantorini
Another favourite from Saturdays wedding here in Vancouver, I don’t often take portraits inside reception rooms but this space was screaming out for it! We shot this just before six, or was it seven? (I lost count) courses of incredible Italian food, endless glasses of wine, roaring laughter and an evening never to be forgotten! Planning & styling by @smitten_Events Decor by @bespokedecor Florals by @greenleaffloraldesign Food by @belgardkitchen Makeup by @kaithargreaves Dj’s @manabouttownent Cake @sweetbakeshop Venue @theellisbuilding
Find the one you love, build a life, decide on forever, pack your bags and run away to the city of love to elope! Sound too good to be true? It’s not I promise! Prita and Dan did it and I took photographic proof! Their epic adventure is up over on @junebugweddings today if you fancy checking it out (link in profile) ceremony venue: The Medici Fountain / reception venue: @ellsworth.paris / floral design by L’Artisan Fleuriste / hair and makeup by @avabelleluxury / dress by @grace_loves_lace / groom’s apparel by @defursacparis / rings by @polished.diamonds.nz
Laura & Michael wanted their wedding to feel like a warm hug, and this is exactly how it felt! These two are in the industry themselves so it was always going to be a wedding to never be forgotten! There were so many incredible moments from this day that had my eyes prickling with tears. One of my favourites was the rope they had physically encircling everyone at the ceremony, which they tied together to complete as part of the wedding. Such an incredibly unique and emotional day! A big thanks to @efraserphoto for second shooting this with me. And such a rad team onboard too including styling and planning by the wonderful Devon of @smitten_Events Super chic decor by @bespokedecor Breathtaking florals by @greenleaffloraldesign (insanely yummy) Food by @belgradkitchen Makeup by @kaithargreaves Danced all night long thanks to @manabouttownent Cutest cake ever by @sweetbakeshop All at the wonderful venue @theellisbuilding
Calm before the beautiful chaos.
Long summer nights and truly wonderful souls, how fricking beautiful is Alex???? Like she walked right out of an Italian film 😍😍😍
My person has a birthday today!!! Todd isn’t someone to make to make a big fuss and bother of himself on days like these so I’m very very happy to do this for him haha! You guys are probably a little sick of me carrying on about him on the odd post, but honestly - I spend so much of my life capturing peoples loved ones that I feel I should celebrate my own just as much! Todd you know how much I love you and how lucky I am to be your wife, happy birthday and I can’t wait for the many years of birthdays ahead 🥰
Five years ago today was my very first visit to one of the most magical little islands on earth, to shoot a wedding there, soak up some sun and explore. Little did I know that it would also be the beginning of a wonderful friendship with a woman who’s sheer creative force is something I’m forever in awe of. Maria I’m obsessed with everything you create, but I have an even deeper respect for the kindness and authenticity in which you do it with. So lucky to call you a friend x
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present” - Jim Rohn These two and their smiles as wide as Texas, when I asked them about their beginnings they both described it as just being so easy and so gloriously happy. Endless conversations and just the pure joy of being in the presence of your person. I had the absolute best time not only capturing their elopement, but honestly just hanging out with them too.