Featured on LOVE MY WAY here is our pretty Winter Garden Inspiration shoot
This inspiration shoot took place at the pretty Auckland Winter Gardens at the Domain. We had the most perfect natural light making the surrounding floral colours pop! This beautiful gown by VINKA design
The gorgeous ‘Amanda’ gown by Vinka Design a creamy V neck beaded lace gown with chiffon and tulle detail. This dress is truly stunning, a heavily beaded piece with embroidered lace which came from the Netherlands. We learnt from Anita at Vinka Design that when the lace is designed it does not get put in to production until they have orders submitted from four designers.
Each gown from Vinka Design is truly a one off individual work of art, no two dresses will be the same. We couldn’t resist a few cheeky snaps of the replanting that was going on while we there and also capturing some of the pretty flowers on show.
Nikki & Jays Relaxed seaside wedding at Pakiri Beach, North of Auckland, NZ
Photographer : CAPTURED by Keryn
Videographer:Peter Micheal from family dvd
Dress : Sass & Bide
Hair and makeup : Ashleigh Esdaile
Grooms attire : Barkers and Halensteins
Florist : Florienne Takapuna
Cake : Little Bird Unbakery Ponsonby
Caterer : The food was fresh and healthy. we had Amanda Whitford help us with the decision on the menu and she came on the day and made all the salads for us.
band/DJ : Dan Aux from George fm and Kev Fresh a Dj
Engagement/wedding rings: Micheal Hill Takapuna
In June I went on a last minute trip to Bali with one of my best friends Amanda, this girl was in serious need of a holiday. She is one of the brightest people I know, a bit of an over achiever if you will so it was really good to see her take time out for herself. The lead up till we went was bit of a blur, trying to organize the studio so I could go away for three weeks. Next thing we are at the Brisbane airport having a glass of red before noon aussie time. Next stop Bali!
Amanda has an amazing nutrition blog so between us our trip was mainly about food and photography with a few expresso martinis in between with a ridiculous amount of caffeine in them. Considering we both live very busy lives and usually have way to much packed in to our day we, were surprised that doing nothing can take up so much time. I think it was an eye opener for both of us that perhaps we both needed to slow down when we get home.
Naturally I had talked Bali up a lot to my friends so I was sure Amanda would be arriving with very high expectations thanks to me. I know she loves Bali as much I as I do and will be back for sure. Check out her blog for more details on the amazing food we had as well how she is scared of monkeys http://healthconsciousfoodie.co.nz/beautiful-bali/ . Thanks Amanda, you are such a good travel buddy x
I absolutely love Bali, I have been going there since I was fourteen. Making each holiday revolve around photography at such a young age. I know my family and friends secretly loved stopping at random places so I could jump out and take photos and make their car journeys a little longer than expected. The Balinese people are so easy to photograph, with their friendly approachable manner, it was the perfect place for my photography skills to grow.
It was also the perfect place to learn to read light. I would hold on to the rolls of film in immense anticipation and head straight for the school dark room as soon as I got home to incorporate Bali in as many school and uni photography projects as possible.
I started my current underwater series in Bali, this will be a personal project I will continue. I grew up at beach and have always been a water baby. Spending time at the beach is my favourite past time for sure, so I was stoked when I realised I could incorporate the sea and my work together. Even if it was a very slow process to realise this. Trips like this make you realise how important personal projects are, in the past I would often be so tied down with jobs and feel so burnt out that I didn’t really feel like picking up the camera outside of work. Now I know that it’s these personal projects that teach me to grow as a photographer and artist more than anything else. Every Wednesday I now spend working on my own personal
projects and am excited to see where this new underwater series will take me, I will keep you updated as I go.
Oh and if anyone is getting married in Bali and needs a photographer I might know someone that can help x
A big thanks for fellow photographer Kadek Yaza for taking us through the villages in Ubud, we had such an amazing time : )
Here is the first image complete for the under water series x
Thanks Paper + Lace for featuring this gorgeous wedding of Nikki + Jay at Pakiri Beach, NZ.
Check out the blog post with loads of images from the day/night including the couples cutest love story on PAPER + LACE
Brides Dress : Sass n Bide
Brides Shoes : Overland
Hair & Makeup : Ashleigh Esdaile
Florist : Florienne, Takapuna
Cake : Little Bird Unbakery, Ponsonby
Catering : Amanda Whitford
Engagement & wedding rings : Micheal Hill, Takapuna