Earlier in the year I worked together in collaboration with some incredible wedding vendors from across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty to create something magical – a huge styled photoshoot to inspire your imagination.
Encompassing not only breathtaking bridal gowns from Papamoa based Jopanni Bridal but also a selection of on-trend menswear ideas for the groom and his groomsmen, provided by Dorset Suits. Add the dreamy florals from Petite Posy Florist, the always en pointe styling, hair and makeup from Paula at The Style Federation and the stunning natural beauty of the west coast location and all I had to do was make sure I did everything justice in the photos!
Scouting the locations was an absolute treat – just over an hour from Hamilton heading towards Raglan the roads become steep winding washboard gravel and reception is gone soon after. This little paradise is everything that is good for the soul, and included bush and forest, bubbling streams, rolling hills and the wild west coast beach. Photography heaven!
This is just part one of this amazing shoot, so keep an eye here on the blog for more to come, because there is a lot more goodness waiting, including a behind the scenes video from the day. If you want to get an early peek at what else we came up with, head over to Bride and Groom to see our little feature on thier website
Models: Katie Atkinson & Luka Treat | Gowns: Jopanni Bridal | Suits: Dorset Suits | Hair, Makeup & Styling: The Style Federation | Creative Direction: Paula Jacobsen & Kate Ryan