Sharing some of my favourites. This is Inaaya, just over two weeks old. Doesn’t she look so cute in pink!
Sometimes with family photographs, particularly those of babies, making them black & white gives them a timeless quality. There are some special photos here with her parents and grandparents.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather on this Spring like day, last Sunday, 12 August 2018, when Jackson and Caroline were married at Abbeville Estate. This venue is a hidden gem, located out by Manukau Airport in Auckland, New Zealand. If you haven't been there before, you wouldn't know it existed!
Abbeville Estate showcases beautiful historic buildings, which is perfect for a wedding and makes a lovely backdrop for photos.
Caroline and her bridesmaids got ready at Abbeville Estate, with hair and makeup done by the artists from the Honey Tree. What an amazing job they did! After some pre gin and tonics, it was showtime
Jackson got ready with his groomsmen and then proceeded to have some time and a beer with Caroline’s brother, Paul at the Manukau Memorial Gardens before getting married.
The guys arrived in style in the Chrysler to the ceremony.
Caroline looked beautiful as her two sons walked her down the aisle to Jackson in his styled white suit jacket.
There were many speeches and performances throughout the night from the Fijian and Samoan sides of the family. Lots of singing and dancing all round. There was great choreography to the song 'Day-O'.
Thanks to all the staff at Abbeville and the Great Catering Co, who did amazing work from start to finish for the big day.
To Jackson and Caroline, a lovely day, you are perfectly matched and we saw the love you have for one another. Best wishes for your life together Mr and Mrs Ratunigaloa.
Slideshow with highlights of the day at the end of the post.
Venue - Abbeville Estate
Caterers - The Great Catering Co
Hair & Makeup - Honey Tree Hair & Makeup
Florist - Matan Flowers
Cake - Decor Cakes
Brides Dress - Kelly Bridal
Bridal Shoes - Mi Piaci
Flowergirls dresses - JJ House
Suits - Hallensteins
Slideshow highlights from the day
At just 12 days old. Here are some of the highlight photos from Kanhaiya's session. What a great little boy to photograph!
Some of the highlights from Raunak's photo session and with her brother Fatehveer and mum Shaminder.
This may be the biggest bridal party we ever photograph! Ten bridesmaids, Ten groomsmen, eight flower girls and eight page boys, plus the bride and groom! We snapped over 1,000 photos.
I visited Meli at her brother’s house in the morning. Hair and makeup was being done and all the girls were getting ready into their dresses. Then it was Meli’s turn to get into her dress. There was an emotional moment for all, when Meli’s daughters did the finishing touches to her stunning bridal look.
My second photographer, Phil, visited Simon and took photos of him and his groomsmen waiting for the big moment to arrive. Then it was off to the Church for the ceremony.
The bridesmaids and flower girls were perfectly in time when they walked down the aisle of the Church and then Sele and Mefi walked Meli down the aisle and Naomi & Ao gave Meli away.
Meli’s and Simon’s daughter sang throughout the service.
Amazing coordination with the bridesmaids and groomsmen all forming a guard of honour type line, during the recessional, when the bride and groom exited the Church.
The bridal party then went by limos to the Botanic Gardens. The rain managed to hold off all day, right until we got to the Botanic Gardens for the bridal party photos. The bridesmaids changed into other dresses in preparation for the reception. During this time, there was a shower, then an unusual ray of sunshine that just shone down for a few minutes.
The bridal party kept us entertained with all their entrances into the reception venue. Great dance moves down the red carpet!
The evening went very well, with lots of dancing, smiles and Samoan cultural performances throughout the night. All the guests really enjoyed themselves.
The cake was an impressive 12 tiers in total!!!
Thank you Simon & Meli for choosing us as your photographers on such a special day. All the best and enjoy your life in Christchurch together.
Check out some photos from their special day below, more in the gallery below and the slideshow with a few more!
Ceremony Venue EFKS East Tamaki
Reception Venue Manukau Event Centre
Hair and Makeup Lexia Dyer
Photographers Natalie & Phil from Natalie Pasco Photography
Entertainment DJ Viane
Transport Hollywood Limos
Cake Sweet Secret Cake House
Groom’s Accommodation Botany Motor Inn
Bridal Party Photo Location Auckland Botanic Gardens
Candles Cass' Candles
Dance Group Sivamua Dance Group
Here are some of the photos from Maximo's First Communion held yesterday at St Mary's Parish
Best wishes Maximo!
Some photos from Friday's photo session with Baby Clark, just 13 days old.
So cute :)
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Here's a few photos from our portrait sitting with the fabulous Nadya.
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Winter Baby Shoot
A few snaps from our latest baby shoot in Auckland.
Asees is just 15 days old.
Natalie Pasco Photography