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Beautiful Hayley…

Last week I shot the prettiest of weddings at Ataahua Garden Venue in Tauranga. Hayley you were divine and so lovely to work with. I can’t wait to show you more from this special day.

Flowers were by my talented friend Shaye from On My Hand  and as you can see they were pretty divine too!

 

Zoe & Garret Hitched

I get flown down to the South Island, I get to hang out with the most amazing bride and groom who are so in love it makes your heart sing to be around them. Their love and laughter is so contagious that it gives everyone several cases of HAPPY tears throughout the day (yes me included:-).  The happy in love and stunningly beautiful mega babe bride wears a RED wedding dress that most A-List celebrities would break their right leg to get a hold of, The bridal party (both sides) are so lovely and so much fun that I instantly want to be best friends with all of them. forever. EVERYONE at the wedding is so wonderful and friendly I feel far more like a guest than someone who is actually there to do a job, Mother nature turns on the BEST spring day that can possibly be, The flowers and styling are so flipping cool I want to scream (If you know me you know how I feel about hellebore’s and foraged floral goodness), There are children and there are DOGS. This is pretty much my ideal wedding scenario.

Zoe & Garrett you guys belong with each other. I remember when I first saw you together (at another wedding I shot when Zoe was a bridesmaid) giggling, smiling and horsing around. They’ll be next we said, wink, wink, nudge, nudge… and here we are. Thank you for not only allowing me but welcoming me into your lives on this speacial day, for being so relaxed and fun and allowing me to share in and capture these beautiful moments. Shooting weddings like this and being with people like you (your friends and family included) make me love what I do more than I can explain. Greta x

Styling by the lovely bride Zoe, Cake & flowers by Maggie of Florabunda, dress – custom made.

Natalie & Josh

Natalie & Josh, two very special people got hitched earlier this year at Natalie’s family batch at Lake Rotoiti. This wedding was one of my absolute favourites ever. The location, the laid back style, the continuous laughter and tremendous amount of love and friendship that flowed throughout the day and night made it so special. Also special mention has to be made of “That Dress”, I have never received so many emails about a wedding dress before. It is truly AMAZING! All of this combined with the fact that Natalie & Josh are friends of mine will make it one wedding that I will always treasure. Shooting for people I know is one of the things I love to do the most, it can be a little scary as you know that all of your good friends are going to be looking at your work afterwards. But it is a fun kind of scariness where you know all the little quirks of the people involved, you have an insight into the dynamics of friendships and family and you really feel and live every single moment. It was one of those cheek achy from smiling too much, sore belly from laughing, happy tears kind of days (Me included! – how can this be classed as work?). Thank you for choosing me to capture your special day Natalie & Josh, its such a compliment and an honor and I loved every second of it. Greta x

Flowers by Rosie Wildflowers, Dress by Corina Snow, Cake by Spongedrop

This wedding has been featured in White Magazine and Paper & Lace

 

Hellebores…

Hellebore Heaven! I have recently been working with a client who commercially grows these gorgeous hellebore (winter rose) flowers for export. They are making a range of photographic greeting cards. Being delivered bunches of these beauty’s each week and then getting paid to photograph them in my natural light space at home is more like hobby than work…