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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…

Charley & Nick…

Nick and Charley wed in true Great Gatsby style at Red Barn, just out of Cambridge in the Waikato, this winter (although who would guess it was winter with that blue sky?). These two know how to have fun and they certainly know how to throw a party. Friends and family had come from far and wide for this celebration, representing many corners of the globe to celebrate with the gracious and glamorous couple. The decadent details included individual decanters for each guest, David Austin Roses suspended in glass bubbles from the ceiling, glittering gold highlights and hues and a huge “YAY” sign in lights behind the bridal party table. It was a photographers dream and was styled and flowered by my good friend Shaye from On My Hand

Charley and Nick you were an absolute delight to work with, so relaxed, so much fun and most importantly, so in love. Thanks for having me along for the day, it was a blast! Greta x