I love small weddings, each and every time. So much love and intimacy, and just pure fun. I do hope you can feel the closeness of the people involved in this beautiful set of Ohakune wedding photos.
Rachel and Brad celebrated their Covid-postponed wedding in Ohakune at a holiday house via Air BnB. This was my second time to have captured wedding photography at a holiday home, with the first being in Taupo. I guess there are many big houses with amazing views that are just waiting to host the perfect wedding, and this was one of them.
They love the mountains and have spent countless times skiing and snowboarding up the slopes, and thus Ohakune was a natural choice for their wedding destination. Rachel and Brad were surrounded by close friends and families. The first thing that struck me was the number of children running around. I think they easily outnumbered the adults on that day. which is always a good thing in my book.
The second thing was the just pure casual nature of the day, which suited my style of wedding photography perfectly. While it was a wedding celebration, it was also a casual day of fun and laughter that they were sharing with their close friends and families. It was just such a pleasant atmosphere and certainly a joy to be a part of it.
I have always loved coming to Ohakune for wedding photography and videography. There are just so many beautiful locations for bridal photography. The mountain range is just 15 minutes drive away, and the National Park is about 30 minutes away. I recently captured the epic mountain elopement photos and film with Jodie and Kris, and we simply just ran out of time to go to all the spots that I wanted to go.
There are plenty of native forests nearby, as well as waterfalls, an old railway station, and lots and lots of rolling hills. Ohakune is really a great place to get married and get amazing and grand landscape wedding photography.