What a wedding season it has been, traveling all around the Lower North Island for wedding photography as well as wedding videography. It had been our busiest season by far, celebrating love and happiness with so many wonderful and beautiful people. This was my last wedding of the season that was shortened by the pandemic, and it was just the most awesome way to finish with Monique and Caleb. From our phone chats, I just knew these two would just make the most of the wedding day, celebrating their love with the people around them, despite all the stress and last minute change of wedding planning due to the virus.
When I turned up at Caleb's parent farm in Ohakune, everyone was still running around doing last minute wedding activities, setting up table, seating, signs, all with a smiles on their face. The boys got out their shot guns and did quite a few rounds of claybird shooting. I guess when you buy your own bullets, you can really go nuts with the fun, especially on your wedding day.
After the boys, I caught up with Monique and the other bridesmaids as they are were finishing up on their makeup. The cottage was right on the stream and it was just so lovely to hear the water flower by, in the middle of no where. After Monique got dressed, there were some pretty epic reactions of first looks from the bridesmaids and her dad. Such precious wedding memories.
For the ceremony, the guests and I were treated to clouds of dirt as Monique's dad got a bit carried away with his drifting of the wedding car. I guess when its your daughter's wedding day, and the wedding car is your little baby, you can be as crazy and excited as you want. The wedding guests definitely had a good laugh out of it.
The christian wedding was just so intimate and beautiful, as these two tied the knots, with Jesus as the main pillar of their relationship, supported by the loving families from both sides. For me, this is what weddings are about, love and families.
For the wedding bridal photoshoot, we took full advantage of the rural backdrops, venturing on farms, forest, and this remote stream that is really in the middle of nowhere. However with these two being 100% farm kids, the rural rugged backdrops suited them to a T.
Hope you enjoy these beautiful Ohakune wedding images.