On Sunday I headed North to Auckland to photograph Maree and Pete’s wedding at Ascension Vineyard near Matakana.
I first met Maree and Pete at the Auckland wedding expo last year and we all hit it off straightaway on the show stand. When I caught up with them a few weeks ago to go through their final wedding plans we had dinner and I felt we were all like friends. Maree and Pete are two of life’s great people that surrounded themselves at their wedding by the people they love also.
Thanks for being you two, have a great honeymoon in Thailand.
Maree’s hairstylist José flew all the way from Sydney (via Spain) to do her hair.
Pete with one of his brothers Dave. His other brother Steve plays for the NZ Black Sticks and managed to get on a standby flight the morning of Pete’s wedding.
Maree’s niece Amy, captured during the final stages of Maree’s preparations.
Maree did all the make-up and I love this shot of Maree doing her Mum’s make-up.
Pete could not resist kissing his Bride the moment he was able to hold Maree’s hand – just wonderful.
Amy with her Auntie and Uncle, I love this look back, so natural.
One of the easiest couples I have had to photograph, they are so in love and very little direction was needed.
“he loves her”, you can tell from his eyes!
This made our photo of the week on our front page, love it!
And why not, let the father of the Bride have the first dance. Pete is stood to the side waiting to take his Bride.
I also just had to Blog this from Maree’s Mum Margot, received 2 days after their wedding.
Hi Steve, I have just dropped Mr and Mrs Edwards at the airport bound for Thailand. Thank you so much for being their photographer, I had many of the guests remark on how you let them take photos as some photographers take over the wedding and are quite snappy about guests taking photographs. On the other hand I can see how it must make your job harder but the guests appreciated being able to take photos as well. I feel you have gone over and above your job as their photographer. I believe my sister and her hubby asked for photos as well, my elderly Mum will so love them, thank you.
They were chuffed when searching your site on Monday they found the photo booth pictures. They even came in this morning to see if their photos were up but I see you have heaps to load yet although this arvo their names now appears, you must be so busy. Here is one of my pics for you at the airport.