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couple kissing on snow covered mountain

Lord of the Rings inspired winter wedding

Ricky & Melissa are self proclaimed geeks and are particularly fond of the Lord of the Rings, so when they decided to get married it was a no brainer to have their wedding in Middle Earth, aka Queenstown, New Zealand. Their dream was to have a wedding surrounded by snow capped mountains in a place where hobbits would have felt at home, and Queenstown did not disappoint on the day! The Remarkable mountain range was used as the Misty Mountains when the Lord of the Rings was filmed and they sure lived up to their name of both Remarkable and Misty on this cold wintery day in August.

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Bride and groom on the edge of Lake Wakatipu

A beautiful winter wedding in the Queenstown gardens, followed by a reception at the Bathouse, under the snow covered mountains of the South Island.

Queenstown Gardens Winter Wedding

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young couple holding hands in the snow

Andrew & Zarina // Queenstown engagement

Zarina loves wrestling, in fact she is very good at it and as a teen living in Australia she posted some videos of her wrestling on youtube so friends and family could see her no matter how far away the were. These videos resulted in her getting a scholarship to the United States and this […]

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Tim and Lisa decided came to Queenstown from Brisbane, just them and their closest 4 friends. This was both Tim and Lisa’s second wedding so no fan fare was needed, it was more important to truly celebrate their love as a couple as well as celebrate the amazing close friends they have that are truly […]

Queenstown winter elopement

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Nick & Jess // South Island Adventure

Nick is from New Zealand, Jess is from China and they met and fell in love in Australia. After getting engaged in Melbourne they decided to visit Nick’s family in New Zealand and go on a bit of an adventure to show Jess our beautiful country. What better way to explore the south island than […]

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Charlotte & Alan came all the way over to Queenstown from Melbourne for a mini break and to celebrate their recent engagement with a photoshoot in the beautiful hills and lakes of New Zealand. They opted for a sunrise session, which is one of my favourite times, especially in autumn when sunrise is 8am so […]

Charlotte & Alan // Queenstown Autumn Engagement

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Bride and groom look out over Moke Lake and the mountains under umbrellas

Hanna & Rickard // Moke Lake Elopement

When Hanna & Rickard contacted me the most important thing was for them to be married out in nature no matter the weather. It was a good thing they said no matter the weather! They were married on Waitangi day, which typically is a hot sunny day, and being a public holiday in New Zealand, […]

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Couple laugh together on mountain top

Ben contacted me to capture his proposal to Emily on top of Queenstown hill, I love a bit of adventure so was super stoked to be a part of it. Two days before Ben told me he had proposed at sunset in Kaikora, when the moment was perfect, but they still wanted to have an […]

Ben & Emily // Queenstown hill engagement

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Bride and groom with bridesmaids and groomsmen at Tucker Beach in Queenstown

Tim & Amanda // Queenstown Wedding

When I first met Tim and Amanda I knew instantly that their wedding was going to be a day filled with laughter. It was a cold, wet, November morning, but nothing was stopping Amanda from having the perfect day marrying the man of her dreams! Amanda was blessed to have all her besties around her […]

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Bride and groom at Coromandel peak in Wanaka

Josh and Kirsty travelled to New Zealand from England and knew it was their home, so it was an easy decision to get married in Wanaka. They are truly the kindest, loveliest people I have had the pleasure to call friends and it was no surprise that their friends and family didn’t hesitate in coming […]

Josh & Kirsty // Wanaka Wedding

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