One incredibly awesome mustache. Two ridiculously awesome people. And, a road trip to the mountains.
Tasshia & Garrett are big into mountains, road trips, bucket lists & adventures (& cheese platters). So, we turned their engagement shoot into a mini road trip complete with a picnic nestled at the foot of the mountains. And, we broke out the ol’ Polaroid for a few shots as well. Perfection.
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It was hot and sunny out and dappled light was streaming through the trees that surrounded their ceremony, kissing their shoulders as they grinned at each other and exchanged vows. Guests sat on hay bales covered by heirloom quilts and wore sunhats. An army of flowergirls from Grace’s Brownie troop watched on, picking through the remaining petals that lay in their baskets. Their wedding party stood beside them, under pear trees, holding wild & whimsical bouquets, laughing at the inside jokes they understood, and wiping away the occasional tear.
15 minutes earlier…
I’m not good at any of this. I just want to get married! Grace’s own words. She was done with the crafting, done with the planning, done with the hair & makeup fussing. Ready to be a wife. Ready to start an adventure with a man she was so incredibly in love with. She was ready to walk down that aisle to Joel. And he was there, smiling and waiting for her.
It was such an honour to photograph Grace & Joel’s whimsical and emotive day.
Enjoy this gem of a wedding. And play this song in the background while you do.
Growing up in Masterton, New Zealand must have been an incredible amount of fun for Fiona. I can imagine that her family made many trips to Castlepoint over the summers while she was growing up. It is an incredible place with an edge-of-the-earth kind of feel. You’ll drive this winding, twisting two lane road across one-lane bridges, through towering forests, and past many hills dotted with grazing sheep and then, you see the ocean over the edge of the road and you’re there and you wish that you had made plans to stay a little longer.
We had the whole place to ourselves before the sunset and it was great. Since Ken & Fi’s wedding was just two days away, we told them this was an evening for them. A chance to not talk about the wedding at all but to just enjoy each other and reconnect. It was wonderful.
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