Laura + James // Warehouse Wedding Auckland

Laura and James' wedding was such a special day. These two decided to do things a little different. Their goal was to end their day with a BBQ in their backyard with their family and friends so to do so we started the day early, they had a lunch reception and partied through the afternoon. We finished the day on an Auckland rooftop at sunset before they rushed off to be with their family for the evening at Laura's family home. 

Not only was James and Laura's day so special but these two were also amazing to work with. They had a fairly strong idea of what they wanted for their wedding but when it came to the design and photography of their wedding they unleashed full control and simply said, go crazy! And that is exactly what happened. I can tell you, when you tell your wedding planner to go wild, good things happen. We were lucky enough to work alongside an amazing team for this one including Amanda Norwood Design and Leaf and Honey who did the most stunning job on the day.

This wedding is published in issue 7 of Together Journal

Photography by James

Sarah + Stefan // Home Engagement Session

When you take an uber talented makeup artist, one of the finest tattoo artists and meet them at their house to drink tea together good things happen. As if it's not enough that they are both crazy talented they just so happen to be the most down to earth couple you could hope to meet with the finest furry feline. Sarah and Stefan invited me to their place one afternoon for a short home engagement shoot to make some magic and I couldn't image any better way to spend an afternoon. 

Photography by Chris

Reem + Jenai // Marrakesh Wedding

I usually spend days agonising about how to structure my blog posts. When photographing a wedding I shoot 3000-4000 images, culling these to deliver is easy, I simply choose and edit all the good images but building a blog post is a whole new level of difficult. For me, blog posts need to be concise but yet communicate the story and emotion of a day in a small amount of images. Reem and Jenai’s day certainly didn’t make this job any easy, there are just too many amazing photos from their day.

Reem is one half of the duo behind the fashion and lifestyle blog Five Fabulous Five so every detail of this wedding was meticulously planned and this becomes pretty clear when you see their day. On top of this, their wedding was filled with so many special moments, friends who had travelled across the globe to attend and it all took place in the desert at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.

The images below are my story their special day. Please take your time as you scroll through this post, let yourself fall into the context, emerge yourself in their day and let the story speak to you. Enjoy, James.

Venue: Le Palais Paysan
Brides prep: Royal Palm Marrakesh
Videography: Happy Wedding Films
Planning: Boutique Souk
Also, a huge thanks to my friend Lukas Piatek for flying to Morocco to shoot this wedding with me.

This wedding is featured on Green Wedding Shoes here.

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