Introducing Katharina & Giuseppe – Destination Wedding – Heidelberg, Germany

Alex and I had such an AMAZING day photographing these two on Saturday in the crazy hot heat of Heidelberg! I actually love these guys and think we made friends for life. There is so much love between these two, that I couldn’t help but smile all day…. oh and isn’t Katharina insanely beautiful?! So much more of this wedding to come! Coralee xx

Tamryn & Matt’s winter wedding – St George’s Church & Kumeu Valley Estate, Auckland.

Winter time for a wedding photographer is usually the time where things quieten down a bit. You get a chance to spend weekends doing things other than photograph weddings and take stock of your business. Walks with the dog. Re-do all those little things on the website you’ve been meaning to do all year….and just generally relax and re-energize for the next summer. Some of our photographer friends were in that stage……but we weren’t quite there. Not quite. You see, we had one more reason to be excited…..Tamryn and Matt’s wedding! We knew since the day we met Mat and Tam that it was going to be a special day – we’d been looking forward to it for over a year! The perfect way to end an amazing summer season full with weddings. And it was! It most certainly was!

It was one of those days so jam-packed full of cute details that if you were to blink – you’d miss something. Matt is an incredibly talented designer and has personally created all the stationary. My personal favourite!? His toy soldier cufflinks given to him by Tamryn. I’ve seen some great cuff-links in my line of work…..but those are surely the coolest I’ve ever seen! When it’s cold outside, there’s something special about all huddling inside warm a church eagerly awaiting a bride. Tamryn was STUNNING as she walked down the aisle hand in hand with Dad. The wedding took place at St George’s Church in Epsom, the same place Coralee and I were married almost five and a half years earlier. It’s a special place!

Following that, the lovely couple jumped into an incredible Ford Galaxie (Oh how I want that car so badly!) and off we went to photograph the bridal party. First stop was a little sheltered carpark in Newmarket. After all the excitement of the ceremony and all the greetings and congratulations that follow – that time we get hanging out with a bride and groom – just us – after the ceremony is always special. Tamryn and Matt got a chance to just be. They looked into each others eyes….and we could see that they are just two people most crazy in love with each other. That kind of thing is the easiest thing to photograph in the world. They were uber cute. We needn’t even ask them to do anything other than be themselves.

We dodged puddles and played there for a while before it was time to head up towards Kumeu Valley Estate where the reception would be held. Not before we made a quick stop on an awesome little tree-lined driveway we’d found the day earlier though. I’m gonna be honest…I was skeptical that we’d lost the best light by then. But Coralee wasn’t even phased one  bit. I think the frames she made of Tam and Matt in the twilight in the grass to the side of the driveway are some of my ultimate favourites from the entire day. OK, maybe even the entire summer! Maybe it’s; just because Tamryn and Matt are just so darned cute!

The room at Kumeu Valley Estate was like stepping into another world! It’s so magical in there! The details and table settings just have to be seen to be believed…..So seriously, you should really go scroll downwards and just check it out for yourselves. We really can’t put it into words any better than that. Tamryn and Matt….we LOVE you guys and we had the best time celebrating with you both on your special day! We hope your trip was AMAZING…..and we’ve got a little box of goodies here for you that we’re packaging up as we speak! C&A xx

Michelle Vlok Hough - As old friends of Matt and his family, we here in South Africa were delighted to see all the stunning photographs of their special day. It feels as if we attended the wedding. What a beautiful couple. Beautifully, stylised photographs!

Darryl Lynn - Just beautiful

Hana Tate - Tam it looks like your day was as magical as you had always imagined. Your photos show your love and happiness for each other!
I am beyond happy for you. xx

Steph Ambrose - Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos, just lovely! xxx

Wendy Peat - Simply beautiful photography, an amazing wedding! Thankyou for letting us share in your special day.

Jodie Cox - Gorgeous as per usual! ;) x

Lynne Heath Lannen - Lovely pictures! The couple looks amazing and my sister looks beautiful – as always! xxx

Olivia Spink - Wow. Love it! All the details! :-) stunning! :-) love you both!!!! :-)

Adventures in Santorini – August 2012

Alex and I are getting very excited for our next big European adventure coming up in mid July… (so flippen excited!!!) We will mainly be cruising around Germany and Switzerland this time, and photographing weddings along the way. Oh yeah, stay tuned as I’m sure we will be blogging about our adventures! In anticipation for this trip I started the long tedious task of organising our personal travel photos from last year! Man we took a lot of photos!! I found myself getting lost in all our amazing memories, and Santorini was definitely one of our favourite places we visited. Seriously, it’s a dream. The place actually looks exactly the same as the post cards!! Anyway, I thought you might like to see some of my snaps. Enjoy C x

Mia Loves Pretty - ahhh loved your photos, dreamy indeed :) dreamin’ of visiting there too X.

Photography by Coralee & Alex - Thanks Mia!! You def should go there if you ever get the opportunity!! xx

Eleanor / Jel - What a lovely bunch of eye-poppingly scrumptious holiday photos! A beautiful post that makes me want to visit asap. Can I come with you please??? ;)

NZ Muse - Stunning!!! We’ll be there this August – cannot wait.

Miss Patatounette - Superbes photos ensoleillées et pleines de vie ! J’adore.

Staci Rose - gorgeous pictures! This makes me want to go back so much!

steph | bubblerock - Oh! Love me some GREECE fun times.

Martyn Cole - Captured it in a nutshell.

Genevieve Barnard - wowoowowow! sooo beyond amazing! thank you for this glorious visual feast (especially on such a soggy day as today in Auckland!)

Jacki & Rogan’s Summer BBQ, Kiwi Bach Wedding – Waihi

Aah, Summer! Take us back! What a delight it was to photograph Jacki and Rogan recently! Their wedding was held at a super-cute little family bach in Waihi Beach. Coralee went to high school with Jacki, so it was also a fun-filled day of re-unions for her too! It was a perfectly relaxed summer afair. The ceremony took place on the front lawn and afterwards guests enjoyed picnicking on the lawn as we headed across the road to the beach for a few bridal party shots. Just around the back of the bach was an incredible marque where Jacki, Rogan and their wonderful friends and family ate, partied and danced the night away. It was an epic day, with an amazing couple in the most stunning location. Congrats Jacki and Rogan! We love you guys! C&A xx

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