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    Monthly Archives: October 2011

    Sometimes you get to play during your work day. Sure you may take a gazillion gorgeous shots and actually be very productive but it really just feels like you are at a party having a great time. If you look at this blog and the SNAP THAT {smile booth} photos you will see exactly what I mean.

    Sam was so photogenic I wanted to just kiss her, Ben was an absolute champ as to were all the groomsmen with a special mention to “Gourmet” who had me laughing all day and when we added in some bridesmaids who know how to have good time and room full of strangers who felt like friends by the end the evening it just added to what has started as a wonderful wedding season.

    Thank you for letting me share in your special day I had an amazing time and truly hope these images show just how gorgeously fun it was… Yep that’s how I’m describing Ben and Sam’s wedding pure gorgeous fun with a golf cart or three!



    Nestled into the hills of Crafer’s there is a gorgeous church called Church of the Epiphany. It’s where the scene was set for Jess and Janek’s wedding. I had the privilege of being part guest part photographer for the ceremony. It was my pleasure to be part of the nuptials of this family who has so much love for each other it just overflows and is contagious to everyone else around.

    Jess did not disappoint on the style side. It was as if I had stepped back in time to the gorgeous 30’s and 40’s the dresses and veil were perfectly fitted to this stylish and refined wedding. After being swept up in hymns of times gone by and a choir of amazingly gifted teens, an I do or two it was all sealed with a kiss and that was my cue to chase Maple around the garden and pick flowers with her before taking off for some fun with the rest of the bridal party at Balhannah Railway Station.

    This day was truly as if I had stepped back in time and I pray it is one of many timeless memories you will share.

    Carly xoxox


    There was a lot about Bret and Pania’s wedding that I fell in love with. There old house with original features. Handmade hairclips, buttons on glass jars with fresh picked flowers, Rondo the upsized version of my own pooch, the bridesmaid and best man, glistening fields and frolicking in them, sunshine, Eagle Rock and the boys ritual bonding experience during it, traditional New Zealand songs sung by a chorus of family, handmade cake toppers from, buntings that hung between trees… Oh I could go on and on and on…

    What I fell in love with the most were the two people it was all about. Pania and Bret are truly fantastic, as individuals they are lovely, funny and two genuinely great people but together they are something even more special. They have that kind of love that comes from knowing someone and appreciating them for who they truly are. As Bret gave his speech I was tearing up from the back of the room (along with everyone else in the place). His words were filled with so much adoration as he expressed the many things he loves about Pania as she looked up at him with her one dimple smile and a tear or two.

    Bret and Pania you truly are each others best mate. I pray that through every season your love grows and every day you get your big squeezy hug and a kiss. Thank you for letting me share your day with you and for helping me have Huey Lewis’s tune ‘happy to be stuck with you’ playing on repeat in my mind. May you be as happy as pigs in mud when you are old, grey and have loads of smile lines from laughing together.

    Carly xoxo

    View Bret and Pania’s SNAP THAT {smile booth}

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