Hannah and Aaron

Country Wedding

I first met Hannah and Aaron for an engagement session.  It was great as we had inclement weather so we kept jumping in and out of my car avoiding showers providing us with an interesting way of getting to know each other and hear about their upcoming day.  I could tell this wedding was going to be ‘their day’ – they wanted all the people who are their nearest and dearest part of their special day.  So much so we decided to do the majority of their photography first (you may hear this being referred to ‘first-look’).  Now this is a funny concept for some Brides to be.  They feel it could take away the emotion of walking down the aisle for the first time.  Well take a look-see through to when Aaron spies Hannah walking to him and decide yourself whether it takes away from the moment.  In all my years of photographing couples who do first looks – there is something very special when a couple walk towards each other with the intent of spending the rest of their lives together.  It’s a personal one for sure but this wedding is an example of how true meaningful moments are felt. The other thing I loved about Hannah and Aaron is – they put their trust in me to find the look and vibe they were after.  I will always be honest and forthright with what can be accomplished in the time frame that we have.  We had my lovely second shooter on board – Jo, who started at the boys house while I hung with the girls.  We did that fun first look which was intimate with just the two of them (with us lurking in the bushes).  Their bridal party then  joined us and off we zoomed to my special wee spot I’d driven around for hours finding the perfect forest setting.  Absolutely LOVED Hannah’s bridesmaids all in their own style and Autumn colour’s.  We had some gorgeous light (again the heavens threatened us but didn’t win).  After a fun time hanging out with this very fun bridal party we took off to Olive Tree Cottage in Tauranga and, well …. I’ll let the images here tell the rest of this beautiful couples day. Congratulations Hannah and Aaron, you two are wonderful.  – Rochelle and Jo.


Venue: Olive Tree Cottage

Flowers: Sweetpea and Jasmine

Marriage Celebrant: Debbie Hunt

Makeup: Chrissie Callard

Hair: Hair by Ariane

Cakes: Spongedrop

Music: Absolute DJ’s