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


Olivia & Travis’ Rustic Farm Wedding – Karaka, Auckland

Where do we start with Olivia and Travis?! We had such a wonderful day filled with smiles, love and laughter! A serious highlight for us this summer. Liv and Trav and their incredible friends and family just had the most warm, friendly, loving vibe at this wedding. I suppose it’s pretty much just a reflection of them both as a couple! Liv lights up a room when she walks in, and Trav was looking dapper in that suit could melt any heart! Of course, the ties (and many other things for that matter) were lovingly handmade by Liv! These guys have such an eye for detail and everything came together so perfectly- from the light blue kombi van, to the table centre pieces, beautiful flowers, bunting and hay bales to the family farm in Karaka it was held!…this wedding was perfectly rustic. Perfect in every way! I think we might just have died and gone to photographer’s heaven for the day :-)

A few images from this wedding were featured in Issue Two of Magnolia Rouge MagazineThe Rustic Issue. But we couldn’t resist sharing a whole heap more here for you to enjoy! Liv and Trav’s wedding was one that we can’t really do justice with just words…..so check it out below!

C&A x

Candy Capco - Amazing guys! Love the colours too!

Maxine - So beautifully taken. The sequence is perfect. It tells the story of the day so well. Inspiring.

Vic - Incredible job guys…definitely a favourite one!!

Tessa Thurston - Wow this is such a beautiful wedding. Are you able to please tell me where this Church is? Thank you

On the menu | Bel + Co - [...] It’s impossible to just pick a few favourite photos, you have to check them all out for yourself in the mag or on photographers Coralee & Alex blog. [...]

Livvie - Still reliving the amazing day with your perfect piccie C+A! THANK YOU! Tessa – the church is St Georges Anglican Church in Epsom :)

Boutonniere's for the Blokes - She Wears White - [...] Image Credits: (Clockwise from top left) My Lens of Love, Benjamin and Elise, Coralee and Alex [...]

Rustic Karaka Farm Wedding : Made From Scratch - [...] family farm in Karaka – it really is too perfect for words! Be sure to take a peek at Coralee and Alex’s website for more images from this absoultely perfect wedding. [...]

Laura - Stunning wedding, love the bridesmaides dresses – any idea where these are from?

Dear to my heart

This is a post dear to my heart. A few weeks back I photographed my older sister and her beautiful family. This should have been done months ago, but with the birth of her twin boys finding the time is hard! Doesn’t she look amazing for having recently had twins?!

Now, I am by no means a family portrait photographer! Children really are such a challenge to photograph… so unpredictable! I photographed, while Alex provided entertainment for the kids with toys! We also had Spencer (our wee dog) with us, which helped too- oh how they love Spencer!

Coralee x

Mia Lee - ahhh what a beautiful family :) Such sweethearts!

Julia Yoder - Hi, I’m Mom to Joanna’s “Charlie” (Charles) who is a twin with Richard. Their big sister is 3 1/2 years older than them. When we told her we were pregnant, she prayed (specifically) for twin boys! We’re so glad that God answered her prayer! A few years later, we were blessed with another boy, Ben. You took great family photos; catching the natural moments is what’s important.

Melissa Chan Chui - Such fun photos Coralee, I think I may need to get you to take some family ones of my little family when we are back or do you just do wedding and family ones for your family?

Frances Hadfield - Great photos, Coralee & Alex. Looking forward to seeing one framed. Thanks for posting them. Thanks for sharing your story too, Julia. We’re hoping for more grand-children :)

Coralee de Freitas - Hey @[570720246:2048:Melissa Chan Chui]! I would love top photograph your wee family! But mainly just so I can catch up with you guys! Hope you are well :-) xx

Jessica Binnendyk - amazing those boys are twins – they are adorable and so diff :) How old are they? :)

Melissa Chan Chui - Amazing, I would love to catch up with you too!!! We are back for good in July so lets arrange something then. Xoxox

Frances Hadfield - Thanks so much for sharing the Hadfield family photos, Coralee. You & Alex got some great shots. Nice to post them too. Would be lovely to get one enlarged/framed. Can we request a full Hadfield family photo at Joanna & Charlie’s Wedding please?

Vania Dunn - love these guys – my sister and family xx.

Alyssa Hadfield - Love the photos sis! Your amazing xx.

Photography by Coralee & Alex - Hey Jess! They turned one last week! They are soooo very different!

Becky Rattenbury - What a gorgeous family! And Coralee, you’re soooo talented! Fantastic photos

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