Archive for April, 2011

Indian Wedding Photography – Radhika & Param

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

What can I say about Radhika and Param’s wedding ceremony last Saturday….simply stunning in every way. Full of wonderful tradition, colour, love and laughter.  I love the bartering that constantly goes on to progress the ceremony, even to get shoes back to the Bride and Groom.

Radhika and Param, thank you for entrusting these special moments to Gary and I and allowing one2one to capture your wedding day.

Here are a few of our favourites. Steve




Indian Wedding Photography, Grah Shantak – Radhika’s Family

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Today we attended the Temple for the Grah Shantak for Radhika’s family. This is a very important religious ceremony. Both sets of parents are the primary figures in the invocation. On behalf of the parents, the officiating priests ask the deities to ensure stellar harmony and peace during the period of their son and daughter’s wedding.

The bride takes a coconut to her parents who are seated on ‘patlas’ (low stools) in front of the sacred fire and seats herself beside them. While the priest is performing the ‘puja’, she hands this ‘shriphal’ (coconut) to her parents, who in turn hand it over to the priest for ‘ahuti’ (sacrifice). The coconut is consigned to flames, thus propagating peace and harmony between all the nine planets.

Here’s a few of our favourites from today. Steve




Indian Wedding Photography Mandap Muhurat – Radhika & Param

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

NZ – This morning Gary (one2one UK) and I were up early to attend the Mandap Muhurat at Radhika’s parents house. This is the 3rd Indian wedding I have shot and you never forget the colours and the cultural intricacies of an Indian Wedding build up.

Here are a few of our favourites from today, more tomorrow. Steve




Sarnia Park Wedding Photos – Emma & Fraser

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

On Saturday Arie and I headed to Sarnia Park to the longly awaited wedding of Emma and Fraser. There were rain clouds all day and eventually it was decided to have the wedding inside the beautiful house at Sarnia. Fading light at this time of year is always a challenge but I love shooting natural light and we grabbed some great bridal party images. I stayed until the very end and did a ‘photo booth’ type thing for Emma and Frasers guests to leave message, great idea.

Enjoy a few of my favs, Steve




Hamilton Pregnancy Photographer – Sam & Mark

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Thank’s guys for bringing your ‘props’ to the photo session, it made my job a little easier, good luck with the birth of little Ruby – see you all again very soon, Julie :-)




Hamilton Pregnancy Photographer – Emma & Mike

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Thanks for coming all the way from Auckland to have some special photo’s of you both & your pregnancy.

See you both very soon when your little one arrives, good luck, Julie

Pregnancy Photography Hamilton – Rebecca

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

We love this image captured from Rebecca’s pregnancy shoot earlier this week.

Pregnancy Photos Tauranga – Jodi & Greg

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

On Saturday I did a quick pregnancy shoot in Tauranga for Jodi & Greg.  I photographed their wedding late last year and it was a pleasure to capture this special time for them. Steve

Tauranga Wedding Photos – Susan & James

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

On Saturday I headed over to Tauranga to photograph Susan & James’ wedding at a beautiful Private Residence right on Papamoa Beach. It was a great union of people from all over the World. I was told that nearly 30 people traveled from overseas, the vast majority from Susan’s home Country, Scotland. Their wedding celebrant flew in from Scotland especially to wed them, having married Susan’s sister’s (her bridesmaids) in Scotland.

Many of my couples are now choosing to have some time to themselves and enjoy their own moments.

I love these images, Steve.

As a father of 3 boys I will never have this privilege as Ian did with his ‘first look’ with his daughter.

And the boys just before they headed downstairs to the ceremony.

Love how I caught this moment as James looks at his father greeting Susan’s mother

Simply beautiful

And there we are James, your beautiful bride. How James kept it together I will never know.

Susan’s ring would just not go all the way, funny moment

Susan and her sisters, Christine and Mahiri (hope I spelt that correctly)

I don’t often post images of both set’s of parents but this is quite a significant shot.

Everyone in a Kilt, to the beach please.

In memory of James’ best friend who died sadly. I guess he had a great sense of humour.

Yeap, that little dot is the cork

Pregnancy Photos Hamilton – Rebecca

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Rebecca dared to be different yesterday for her maternity shoot, we love this shot but there are also plenty more images where this came from, keep watching the Blog.