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WeddingSimon & Rose’s Wedding Day – Cromwell/WanakaLisa Davidson Photography

Simon & Rose's Wedding Day  - Cromwell/Wanaka

Simon & Rose married on the farm at Kidd Gully on a overcast day in March.  Rose and her bridesmaids/bestman were so relaxed on the morning of the wedding, while Simon and his crew were busy running around, picking up chairs that were being blown over and moving the ceremony location slightly into an area out of the wind.  Down in Cromwell we were a little oblivious to the wind as it was not blowing at all where we were.  By the time we arrived at the ceremony the wind had calmed and the boys had everything sorted.  It was a fantastic spot overlooking beautiful scenery. 

The photo’s were all done around the farm.  Time disappeared quickly, and then we headed back to the amazing reception area that they had created under the stars.

The reception area looked amazing.  They had spent so much time creating this amazing setting for friends and family, and they were so lucky with the weather.  Rose had made not one but three beautiful wedding cakes (they all looked amazing).  They arrived to the reception by jet boats to the guest’s surprise.

Thank you so much Rose & Simon for sharing your day with me.  I so enjoyed my time you all, and wish you all much happiness in your future together xx

Thanks to all involved:

Makeup – Radiance Skin & Day Spa

Hair – Rochelle Weir

Celebrant – Penny Davison

Location – Kidd Gully Farm

Iris Awards

Iris Awards

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.

Creator:Lisa Davidson :Description : Portrait classic: silver award

Creator:Lisa Davidson :Description : Portrait classic: silver award

Bronze award winning wedding image - iris awards 2016

Bronze award winning wedding image – iris awards 2016

Wanaka Wedding – Pip & HeathLisa Davidson Photography

Wanaka Wedding - Pip & Heath







Another beautiful Wanaka wedding.    It is not often that i get to a wedding and haven’t actually meet the bride and groom – but this happened to be the case with this wedding.  Although we had good intentions of meeting up over Christmas while they were down in Wanaka – we just couldn’t make it happen.  Not that it mattered, as they were such a relaxed couple that it felt like we had meet before and they we just so easy to be around.  A great bunch of friends joined them in the wedding party and we had lots of laughs during the photo shoot – although they weren’t that interested  in having photos done!

The wedding was beautiful, and took place at The Olive Grove in Wanaka.  I hadn’t been to this venue before as they have just starting holding weddings there in the last couple of years – but what a lovely spot, with a beautiful outlook over the lake.  From there it was onto some photos and over to Criffle Station for the reception.

Thank you guys for a fun day!!  It was great getting to know you, and your great friends and family.  I wish you all the best xx






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Lisa Davidson PhotographyA Beautiful testimonialWedding Photography

A Beautiful testimonial

I Just wanted to share with you all a beautiful testimonial I received from one of the lovely couples I photographed on their wedding day in Wanaka this year…..


“Lisa from the moment we met you your warm thoughtful and gentle nature was comforting, especially at a time when things can be so stressful and you just need to know that all the hard work and months of planning will be captured in those few hours that your photographer is with us.  You did so much more and delivered in every way.  No mountain too  hard to climb and no chopper to hard to hang out of to capture the magic that you presented us with only weeks later.  A very big heartfelt thank you especially during such a personal tragic moment in time for you and your family.  You are a true professional and so many friends and family have commented on your beautiful photos.  I would have to say the slideshow and choice of music you put together was an Amazing and unexpected but very welcome surprise.  Thank you Lisa, Blair and I cant wait to see the  album and highly recommend you in every way.


Peta and Blair Collie


It is so so wonderful to get beautiful messages like this.  I have the most amazing job and am very blessed to meet the most wonderful people along the way.  It was such a pleasure to meet you both Peta and Blair and I think of you often. xx