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

Hayley, Heath and a doggie named Kal – Engagement shoot at Piha Beach, Auckland

Alex and I had the pleasure of photographing Hayley, Heath and doggie Kal last Friday on Piha beach! Lovin these two, and so flippen excited for their wedding on Raglan Beach in Nov!! ♥ Hooray for beach weddings!! ♥

Toni Hamlin - awesome!

Lucy Ella Harper - Such gorgeous photos guys! They are awesome!

Toni Hamlin - awesome!

Lucy Ella Harper - Such gorgeous photos guys! They are awesome!

Meghan Lee - lovely photos! thanks for sharing!

Meghan Lee - lovely photos! thanks for sharing!

Wedding's Art - Nice Pictures!

WeddiNg's ARt - Nice Pictures!

John Fitzgerald Photography - You guys are wonderful photographers. Your work is beautiful.

John Fitzgerald Photography - You guys are wonderful photographers. Your work is beautiful.

Jess and Clint Engaged – Herne Bay, Auckland

Jess and Clint missioned it all the way up from Hamilton for us last week. It was probably the most gale-force windy day we’ve had all year, but the date had been made and we decided to venture forth anyway. Alex licked his fingers to see where the wind was coming from. Ok, that’s not true….he picked some grass and let it go to see which way it would fall…nope, not true either. He actually just looked out the window at which way all the trees on our street were heavily leaning and decided we might have some luck in our favourite little sheltered Herne Bay beach. Unfortunately, his predictions were wrong….it was still like a hurricane down there!! Nevertheless, it all worked out for the best. Jess and Clint were as chirpy as ever as we couldn’t help but make awesomely cute photographs of them both. In between wrangling with our giant reflector which was acting more like a sail we played on the beach and by the rad old boat sheds. Look at them! Too cute!! You’d never know it was like 100km/hr winds that day!

After braving the winds for quite some time we headed up to Jervois Road where we did manage to find a quite little brick wall in a corner away from the elements. The sun was at the perfect height and we made some pretty hot shots of just the two of them there too. Two of them as in, not that third thing…the wind!

We’re so stoked that we get to head down to Taranaki this summer to be there and celebrate with them both on their wedding day. Can’t wait! Jess, Clint – we had an awesome time hanging with you both. Thanks for coming all the way up to visit! We’ll get a disc in the post for you and can’t wait to catch up again soon!

C&A xx

Nicola Tyler - Amazing photos Jessica!

Caroline Rawnsley - They are great. You must be so pleased with them!

Nicola Gray - Amazing photos Jessica!

Caroline Knight - They are great. You must be so pleased with them!

Sam & Joe – Engagement shoot at Karekare

It’s always been our plan to photograph our clients just like their our best friends. We reckon that when we’re all mates and comfortable together that the photographs will reflect that. We get to know people before we photograph them….and then we get to know them ever more when we do photograph them! Sam and Joe are case in point. We love these guys! Both Sam and Joe are involved in the surf clubs at Piha and Karekare, so it was a natural choice that we all caught up at Joe’s family’s place at Karekare and had a play in the dunes for their engagement shoot. Their wedding is taking place next month at Piha. We can’t wait! We tried to head to the waterfall at Karekare but there was a big shoot going on with one of the guys from home and away all topless and doing sweet fitness moves….so onto the beach we went. How cute is Sam in her Ugg boots!? It’s too easy to photograph people like Sam and Joe. Too much fun. We didn’t want it to end. After doing a few laps on the skateboards on the street outside Joe’s place we retired to the garage for a drink. The perfect West Coast style drink……we lifted the couches out of the garage onto the driveway and sat and chatted the evening away. Sam, Joe….legends! C&A xx

Aleisha - Ohhh I love these! Her dress is so pretty!

Eleanor - This is super sweet cute. They look so happy!

Jess Burges - Brilliant!

Rachael Maclennan - just gawjus, you guys are so clever ;)

Jess Burges - Brilliant!

Rachael Maclennan - just gawjus, you guys are so clever ;)

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