Mandy & Ted’s Wedding Day
Mandy and Ted decided to get married in Moeraki as they spend a lot of time in Hamden at their holiday home and just love the place. This was 3rd time lucky for Mandy and Ted who had tried on several occasions to tie the knott but with one thing or the other getting in the way it hadn’t eventuated. We arrived at Moeraki on the Thursday for the rehearsal to an almighty gale and freezing temperatures. I was pleasantly surprised to wake the next morning to the sun shining and the birds chirping. It was an early start as Ted and Mandy had decided to get their wedding party photos done before the ceremony. We had a fun morning – spending time at the beach, and then onto Oamaru before getting back for the ceremony just along from the Moeraki Boulders Cafe. We managed to get most of the way through the ceremony before getting a little sprinkling from above. The reception was held at the Moeraki Boulders Cafe – which has the most beautiful outlook. Thanks for sharing your special day with me Mandy and Ted, it was an absolute pleasure and I wish you a lifetime of happiness xx
Many thanks to all involved on the day:
HAIR: Koren Panirau – KP Bridal Hair
MAKEUP: Jo Thomas – Radiance Skin & Day spa
VIDEO – Jesse Davidson
CELEBRANT – Angela Port
CARS – Lynley & Scotty
VENUE – Moeraki Boulders Cafe
Little Oliver came to visit from Dunedin at 11 day’s New. He was such a little cutie. Mum – Claire and Dad – Hayden were pretty smitten (and so they should be) Oliver had given them a little cause for concern – but arrived safe and sound. Here is a little selection of photos taken at Oliver’s photoshoot. Dad requested a photo of little Oliver in his boot!! This is the result.
The annual Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards is New Zealand’s only professional photography competition. The aim of these print awards is to recognise and honour the best in contemporary photography from New Zealand and overseas professionals.
I find the Iris awards are a great way to push you outside your comfort zone and put you in front of other Professional Photographers to see how your doing. This year was so busy leading up to Iris I actually didn’t get a chance to do anything special just for Iris – but at the last minute went through my recent work and submitted some photos that I loved. I was pretty happy to come away with 3 Bronze awards. Here are my winning images. Thanks to all my clients that trust in me to document such special times in their lives. xx
The annual Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards is New Zealand’s only professional photography competition. The aim of these print awards is to recognise and honour the best in contemporary photography from New Zealand and overseas professionals. Organised by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography the awards showcase cutting-edge imagery and top, creative photographic talent. The Iris Professional Photography Awards are open to all New Zealand and international professional photographers. A ‘professional photographer’ is defined as a “person who earns an income in the professional photography industry”. I always find these awards quite nerve wracking as we are putting ourselves out there to be judged, and that is a hard thing to do. You can create a beautiful image that you love and in 2 minutes it can be ripped apart and you can be left feeling not good enough. On the up side it can also leave you feeling great if you do well. It is great to see where you sit in the industry, and it is great to push yourself just that little bit harder. This year I entered 3 images – 2 in the classic wedding category and 1 in the classic portrait. I was pretty happy to come away with 1 professional standard, 1 bronze and 1 silver award.