Kathy’s birthday suprise!

Rachael and Will are an awesome couple and we’re lucky enough to be hanging with them both photographing their wedding day later this year. It turns out, Rachael’s mum,Kathy, is also a keen follower of ours! I think we can probably thank Kathy for pointing Rachael and Will in our direction in the first place! Anyway, Rachael asked us to come to Kathy’s surprise birthday party as a……..well….surprise. I think it worked too! The garden was laid out with the most amazing green themed treats (Kathy’s favourite colour) and we had a blast shocking Kathy with our presence and hanging with the family and friends before capturing a few family photographs for good measure. What a fun bunch! We can’t wait for round two – Rachael and Will’s wedding in December!!!! C&A xx

Sarah and Nickson – Engaged, Ponsonby

Sarah and Nickson! aah….perhaps our new best friends – well, we hope so. Such fun peeps to be around and just obviously crazy head over heels in love with each other. We almost postponed our little engagement shoot because of rain, but we’re glad we didn’t…..Spent an afternoon exploring sone new and familiar spots around our local ‘hood. Every one of these images was made less than 1.5km of where we live in Grey Lynn! Excuse us if we went over the top with the tiled wall! We’ve been hanging out to photograph someone there for ages! We even visited it twice…once in the rain…and once when it dried out. And to top it all off…..Hubba Bubba! Sarah had been practicing – but in the end it was Nickson who was the master at blowing bubbles. Perhaps he’s kept the skill alive since his childhood :-) A great afternoon spent with new mates….it doesn’t get much better than that!

Xtina Manuela - Beautiful Couple <3

Lancely M Moses - man what beautiful photos yous look great very natural.

Coby McGarry - gorgeous

Apii Charlie-Poiri - Beautiful couple, Awesome Pix!

Pemita. Tuisafia - wow! beautiful pix.

Reign Page - Beautiful, loving, happy…

Fikah Bowtit - Cute :)

Xtina Manuela - Beautiful Couple <3

Lancely M Moses - man what beautiful photos yous look great very natural.

Coby Huxtable - gorgeous

Apii Charlie-Poiri - Beautiful couple, Awesome Pix!

Pemita. Tuisafia - wow! beautiful pix.

Reign Page - Beautiful, loving, happy…

Fikah Bowtit - Cute :)

Maria and Jason – Mudbrick, Waiheke Island Wedding

Maria and Jason are the type of people you want in your lives! So friendly, and warm. We actually love them to bits! Their wedding took place on most epic sunny day on Waiheke Island at Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant. It was a busy morning with a Chinese tea ceremony and Maria’s bridesmaids putting Jase and his groomsmen through a serious of tough (but hilarious!) challenges before he was finally allowed to greet his beautiful bride. I think Jase may have even been made to lick peanut butter off one of his groomsmen’s cheeks… We wanted to include some of these photos in this blog post but it would have made it too mammoth! After the tea ceremony, Maria got changed from her red traditional Chinese dress into her stunning fishtail style wedding gown. They then had a “first look” on the beach, followed by bridal party photos. The sun was bright and high in the sky, but we love how summery the images turned out!

During the ceremony….Jase got down on one knee and said his vows to Maria because he hadn’t gotten onto one knee when he proposed. It was super cute….there was tears all around – us included :-)

We’re struggling for things to describe how awesome this day was…so you’ll just have to take a look for yourselves! Wonderful couple! Perfect day! Yup, it was amazing!

C&A xx

Nicola Henwood - Such amazing photos! What a beauitful wedding! Can’t wait for you guys to do ours soon! :)

Steph | bubblerock - Oh I love love love the pics. They are fantastic you guys!

Emma - Beautiful people, Amazing photos, fantastic job! Fabulous all together X

Nicola Cant - Such amazing photos! What a beauitful wedding! Can't wait for you guys to do ours soon! :)

Kate/MagnoliaRouge - Beautiful… I’m in love with the sleeve detail on the bridesmaid dresses!!! And Nicola Cant… I had no idea you guys were doing her wedding… just going to print with her invites!!!

Phillippa Biggs - Gorgeous Maria – flowers look great!

Phillippa Biggs - Gorgeous Maria – flowers look great!

Marisol Aparicio - Thank you Maria for sharing this with me, the veil looked amazing, the view is breathtaking. Wish you and your husband all the best! Xo!

Marisol Aparicio - Real Bride Maria shared her beautiful Waiheke Wedding pictures, Maria wore one of simple, yet classy 2 tier Vianey Drop Veil.

Marisol Aparicio - Thank you Maria for sharing this with me, the veil looked amazing, the view is breathtaking. Wish you and your husband all the best! Xo!

Marisol Aparicio - Real Bride Maria shared her beautiful Waiheke Wedding pictures, Maria wore one of simple, yet classy 2 tier Vianey Drop Veil.

Elise Johnson - So beautiful, you guys have captured it so well!

Elise Johnson - So beautiful, you guys have captured it so well!

Maria & Jason’s Mudbrick, Waiheke Island Wedding : Made From Scratch - [...] when he proposed to Maria, how absolutely gorgeous is that! Photographed by the incredibly talented Coralee & Alex, this really is the most beautiful wedding of the season, you also must take a peek at [...]

Kayla Mackey - gorg! where did Maria get her bridesmaids dresses from? love them!

Hayley and Heath – Engaged, Piha Beach

Hayley and Heath are awesome! So is their dog Kal! We’re photographing this lovely couple’s wedding later this month in Raglan. It’s been sitting there on the calendar for over a year now and we’ve been counting down the days! Can’t wait! When Hayley suggested they drive up from Hamilton for a bit of an engagement shoot before the wedding – we couldn’t resist! The question then was, where we should go. It turns out, Heath had never been to Piha before – so that solved that….off to Piha we went! The sun was low and we played in the dunes, racing against it as it sunk over the Tasman. We weren’t allowed to go right down to the beach until the very end – apparently Kal can’t resist the water! He couldn’t either…definitely had a decent dip! It doesn’t get much better than this. Hanging with mates…..sand, jandals, bringing along the dog! It all makes for some fun photographs of one happy little family :-)

Hayley, Heath, THANKS SO MUCH for missioning it all the way up to hang out with us! You’re too cute and we had a great time! Wedding is just around the corner now. We’re counting down as much as you are!
C&A xx

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