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abbey & isaac's (belated) engagement session!

Written by on September 29th, 2013.      0 comments

Oops I slipped up! I was meant to post this back in March when I actually shot this session but somehow I didn't and I get a message from Abbey today asking if I was going to do a blog post for them - of COURSE, I say!  And here it is...  So this is why the foliage looks so awesomely Autumnal - it's because it WAS Autumn back in March!

These two met at D&A where they were both studying photography. Then Abbey left for a bit and came back and it was all on! Ok, ok, I don't know if it was "all on" but in my head it happened like that.

Anyway skip forward a couple of years and they've stuck together through thick and thin, have been through some amazingly rough patches and have come out the other side ok.  They get married next year at Omarino Wine Park and I cannot wait.  I know it's going to be one of those "get your hankies out" type weddings.  I'll make sure I bring mine.

So we met at the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens and of course it was amazing there with all the leaves on the ground.  (Little did Abbey know what Isaac was going to do...).  When I was editing these photos I kept using my Miss Piggy voice saying "kissy kissy!" the whole time. These guys are so super cute and kissy kissy.

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laura + jack got engaged

Written by on September 29th, 2013.      0 comments

Laura and Jack are one of those super awesome couples who are so in love, it radiates from them.  They will also make awesome parents.  Do you know how I know this?  Because of Archie.  He's two and no, he's not their human toddler.  He's the most gorgeous puppy dog with the most gorgeous soft coat and big brown eyes you've ever seen.  In fact I was keen to trade him in for my two kids.

Anyway, we met at Halswell Quarry which is a well known dog park in Christchurch. It was an absolutely stunning day - the sun was shining, the blossom was out and it just made me happy.


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Yussss, I got it!!!
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cara + matt's otahuna lodge wedding

Written by on September 24th, 2013.      0 comments

Cara & Matt have been through tough times.  They both have their own children. They have both experienced loss.  Loss of a wife, loss of a friend.  They deserve all the happiness in the world and it starts with this day.  They are the most laid back, down to earth couple and I LOVE that about them!

So, what sort of a day did Christchurch put on for them?  This sort! Rainy, dreary, cloudy.  The wedding itself was entirely different...
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I was very excited to shoot this wedding.  Not only is Otahuna Lodge beautiful, so was the bride.  As for the groom, I had yet to meet him but I assumed he was beautiful too.  ;D  On the drive out to Otahuna, I made the most of the moody clouds and captured the atmosphere.
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Otahuna is STUNNING!  It is one of the most amazing Christchurch wedding venues I've ever been to.
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Before I snuck upstairs to see the girls, and before the bus-load of guests arrived, I had a good look around.
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The girls are getting ready upstairs when I hear the bus arrive.  I can't go downstairs just yet - there's just too much cuteness going on up here!
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Cara's mum not only made her stunning wedding dress, but she made all the girls' dresses too!  Amazingly talented lady.
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Meanwhile downstairs, Matt's son Beau waits patiently...
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At last it's time! The girls walk down the stairs one by one and I'm sure I see a tear or two in Matt's eyes.  Either that or it's hayfever.
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You guys are just too darned cute for your own good.  I KNOW your lives together will be amazing because I have spent time with your children and you don't get kids like that if you aren't awesome parents and great people.  Thank you SO much for letting me be part of your very special day.  xxx

Venue: Otahuna Lodge
Cara's dress: Made by her mum
Cara's shoes:  I'll find out for you all
Cara & Matt's entertainment: Tor Sutton
Cara & Matt's photographer: Angela Penn  (just in case you hadn't picked up on it - it's ME!)
 

Meet Angela

Angela Penn is a member of the NZIPP & qualified portrait photographer in Christchurch, New Zealand and is absolutely passionate about photographing people.

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Contact Angela

Mob:   0274 887 544

Email:   hi@ladybug.nz

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