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Papamoa Beach, NZ.

I co-shot a wedding with my great friend Mike from Mike Hill Photography. John and Liz’s wedding was a beautiful intimate wedding. 30 people, New Years Eve, on Papamoa Beach, at their home, family and friends. It was a super fun party with huge amounts of love and friendship.



Kumeu, NZ.

Dan and Relle’s wedding was awesome! Best friends getting married with a cool love story that just makes you feel warm and fuzzy. Dan needs dental work and at the dentist is blown away by the dental assistant. The dental assistant has a policy she won’t date patients. The photos below show that persistence pays. It was an all round great day and I love photographing two people super pumped to be getting married and starting the next chapter in their lives.



Waikato/B.O.P Photographer of the Year!!

Last year was the first time in my 15 years of doing photography that I officially started entering photographic competitions. For me its taken a lot of courage and a whole lot of pushing through fears to start entering my photography to be judged. I think its a huge fear of all photographers, to put your work in front of someone to be judged. For someone to tell you of all of the flaws your images may have.  My guess is that its probably the same in most creative fields, which is nice to know. But after getting over those initial fears I have realised that entering competitions has pushed me and made me want to better myself and my craft. Last night at the Waikato/B.O.P Christmas party and awards night I was super stoked to take out the Waikato/B.O.P Photographer of the Year! Not only that I was also awarded Waikato/B.O.P Highest Awarded Image at the NZ National Photography Awards! All a great early Christmas present!


Waihi Beach, NZ.

Due to crazy work commitments these two had to spend the year apart before their wedding day. Their love story pretty amazing! Watching these two connect on their wedding day was special and it reminded me that relationships and love is the most important thing in the world.


Hawke's Bay, NZ.

I turned up to Hawkes Bay on the Thursday. It was dark, pouring with rain and did not look like clearing. The type of weather you don’t want to get out of bed for. The forecast for Friday was blue skies and sun but I didn’t believe it! I got myself mentally prepared for a wet and windy wedding day. But I am glad the weather is not determined by my faith because Friday was amazing. The total opposite to the day before. It was so cool to photograph these two in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay and I am so stoked that it was a day that fully let us appreciate the Hawkes Bay in all its glory.

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Tauranga, NZ.

Rachel and Paul in some sweet evening light.

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Bali, Indonesia.

In Bali you can pretty much do what you like when it comes to taking photos. So you can get as close as you like to the cliff face for the epic wide shot.

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Mudbrick, Waiheke Island, NZ.

There are windy days and then there is what we had on Waiheke Island on Saturday. It was blowing a gale. But it didn’t stop these two awesome people from having the best day ever. They were just amped on getting married and being together. It’s what it’s all about.

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Waiuku, NZ

To Waiuku on Friday for Jake and Kaysie’s wedding. A day of good laughs, great people and some beautiful weather.

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Fields of Gold,Tauranga, NZ.

A frame from Paul and Rachel’s wedding in Tauranga on the weekend. I love getting to know new people and Rach and Paul are two people I am stoked to know. Straight up good people!

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