Category: Engagement
Kat & Sarah | same sex engagement photos

The  engagement photos of Kat & Sarah – love, love !!!!

I always recommend to have an Engagement Session before Big Day.  I can totally understand when couples feel a bit nervous before their engagement photos or on their wedding day… of course! you don’t have any idea of what to do, where to look, how to pose, etc, etc… so an Engagement is the perfect opportunity to practice, understand how things work and feel comfortable around your photographer.

It was really good meeting the girls prior their E-Session. I had lots of questions for them,  so was great knowing  their story, personalities, which style of images they were after and of course where abouts they wanted to have their photo-shoot.

K&S have just celebrated their 9th Anniversary on the 3rd December:

 “The time has just flown by as we have so much fun together 🙂  We met in 2004 whilst at University in the UK, and have been a happy couple ever since!  A few years ago we came to NZ on holiday to visit some of Sarah’s family who lived here – and then fell in love with the country…we decided to move over here in 2010 and are really happy being new kiwis.”

They  got engaged in Queenstown about 2 years ago – having an amazing holiday down there – they went kayaking on Milford Sound which can imagine was absolutely beautiful and a perfect spot to get engaged!

The wedding will be near Mangawhai which is another special place – they will  have lots of family coming over for the first time from the UK.
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We had and amazing time shooting their Engagment Session! – We had lotssss of fun and was great working together and knowing each other prior the wedding.

Thanks solo much K&S – Im soooo looking forward to shoot your wedding at your amazing Venue!!

Jess x


The Engagement of Garth & Federico_gay wedding photographer

I was thrilled when Garth & Fede booked me to shoot their wedding this coming October!

Just after the change in the gay marriage law, we talk about the option of an  Engagement Photoshoot …. F&G loved the idea and decided to start with a classic barber shave and chose Room 104 to do so!  It was the 1st time  I saw how this ‘loooong ritual’ works and loved it! Super cool to be there and document it for them… what a great idea they had!!  After that we went around Britomart to shoot some pics…

Here’s their story on how they met crossing a road heading to an event…. and how Garth proposed to Fede in Bali!

One night in August 2006, Garth Hemmingsen from Auckland And Federico Vignola from Argentina but living in auckland, were both crossing the road heading to an event and caught each others eye. Fortunately the boys were both heading to the same venue, and after smiling at each other across the room, Fede built up the courage so say high, and the rest was history.
After the event was over, they saw each other every day. “We ended up living together within a month due to a change of flat mates. It just felt right and as we got on so well together, with similar upbringings and family values it was the perfect fit” said Garth.
A few months later the boys went on their first overseas trip together to Bali. “One night as we were heading back to our hotel room after a romantic dinner at this great little restaurant right on the beach, Garth took me out to this pagoda on a small jetty, and right there under the stars he got down on one knee and proposed” said Federico. “It was really sweet and I instantly said yes”.  It took some time after getting engaged for Garth and Federico to settle on a wedding date.
“With Federico’s parents heading to NZ in October, my friends heading out from the UK and the change in the gay marriage laws, it seemed to make sense for us to tie the knot” said Garth. “We have booked into a great venue on Waiheke and are really looking forward to the day.”