Every story has a beginning...
A new year!
Can you believe it? They go by faster every year... Which makes it fitting to have a first blog post looking back. A handful of great moments and some personal favourites thrown together. I love nostalgia, get's me every time. And I love that photos help me feel that. Don't you...?
Where to start describing this wonderful, wonderful wedding celebration?
I guess the people of course, it's the people that make weddings so awesome, and this wedding was no exception. Everyone was celebrating this wedding brilliantly alongside Libby and Sarah and the kids. There was excitement and laughter from the beginning of the day, through to the windswept location shoot in Mt Victoria carrying on to the nuptials right in the centre of Wellington City, with the old Museum building (the City Gallery) as a perfect backdrop.
And then there was cake! Did I mention the best cake ever...?
It's cool to have kids at a wedding. They totally get into the celebration. They also can get bored, so give them something to do...
This was a fabulous idea, a whole area dedicated to keeping the kids entertained complete with a couple of people to keep an eye on it all. They had craft activities, games, face painting, and summer sports. Sweet.
I'm pretty proud of New Zealand, so when a couple from the States decide this is where they want to be married, and they bring their closest family and friends (from the United States)... that's pretty special, and it warms my insides.
Lindsay and Payson were married at the stunning Neudorf Vinyards in Nelson. It was awesome.
Over the weekend, the NZIPP held their annual Infocus conference alongside their prestigious Iris awards. Though unable to attend, I did manage to enter the wedding album category. The album above was a finalist in the category, both albums (second entry below) won a silver award.
Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked.
Equally awesome was the fact that Wellington took out the region of the year (second year in a row), and my good friend, inspiring photographer and outstanding all-round dude Jason Naylor won not just the wedding album of the year, but also the wedding classic category with his work, that I can't even describe with an adjective.
For inspiration, go see the Iris awards at the NZIPP website.