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I’m finding it so hard to think of the right words to explain how beautiful the wedding of Michaela & Zach was. Styling and flora wise it was out of this world (Thanks to On My Hand – I think it could be my favourite one of hers yet!), The venue, Old Forest Hill School is like some kind of magical forest straight out of a fairy tale book, there is a feeling of being so deep in nature when you are out there you wonder if the trees might actually start talking to you? The place is full of the most gorgeous grounds, nooks, buildings and even comes complete with it’s beautiful resident animals – which don’t even mind posing in the odd photo. Michaela looked like some kind of ethereal forest fairy (as quoted by her Grandfather-in-law) in her stunning dress by Corina Snow and accessories by Jannie Baltzer and how about that gorgeous flowing auburn hair! And to top it all off there was cake by Spongedrop and food by Devour. All of these factors contributed to the creation of one of the most beautifully perfect weddings I have ever seen or been to. But you know what really made it crazy beautiful and unforgettable…Michaela & Zach. These two belong together, they are so in love, so humble, so gentle, so happy and so caring with each other and with everyone they cross paths with. I think you can really see this and the chemistry they have shining through in their photos. Thanks Michaela & Zach, you guys are perfect. Greta x

Big thanks to Rambo Estrada Photography for second shooting this wedding with me. And it was great to get the chance to work with ShaunPaul Creative on the film side again.

I shot my first wedding on Kawau Island recently, it was a day of beautiful people, beautiful locations, some crazy random hurricane like weather and even a rescue helicopter (everyone’s fine thank goodness!). It was also a day with a lot of love as you can see here. Congratulations Rachel & Chris, it was one unforgettable wedding!

Huge congratulations to the stunningly beautiful, incredibly fun, kind hearted and charismatic duo that are Grace & Andy. I love meeting and working with couples that give me absolute creative freedom to shoot their day how I like, which to be honest is basically exactly how the day unfolds with as little interruption from me as possible. Couples that live their day, who focus on each other, their friends, their family and are 100% present in every moment without too much thought to what is being photographed always get the best photographs I think. Grace and Andy you both truly lived your wedding day, every second and every moment. And your enthusiasm, sense of fun, laughter and love flowed out across all present on your day to make it one of the best “feel good” weddings I have been to. I’m so glad I got to meet you both and be a part of your day, I loved every second of it!

Venue: Ataahua Garden Venue (Tauranga), Flora: On My Hand, Dress: Mira Zwillinger, Shoes: Oscar de la Renta, Cake: Spongedrop, Food Devour Catering, Second Shooter: Rambo Estrada Photography

I’m excited to announce that I will once again be hosting Kinfolk Magazine gatherings here in Auckland for 2015. Our first one will be in early May down at Silo 6 on the Auckland Waterfront. I have a great team for this one including Eleanor & Hannah of Monday’s and film makers Bayly & Moore. Stay tuned for more announcements.