One of my first distinct memories of Lisa, is of her wearing a beautiful dress, running, down a very steep driveway, backwards..
On that same day I also got to know Euan a little more. He was a groomsman at his brother Rhys' wedding.
That was just over a year ago. And now I have had the privilege to also photograph Euan and Lisa's wedding.
And what a fun and relaxed wedding day. Euan and Lisa were just happy to be. To be marrying the one they love. To be with their friends and family. To be in every moment of their special day.
Lisa and the bridesmaids had a pretty chilled time together getting ready in the morning. Wearing matching slippers they painted each others nails, had their hair and make up done, wrote kind words to be shared later in the evening, laughed and just enjoyed each others company. Lisa looked fabulous. Hair and make-up done perfectly, while her beautiful wedding dress with ruching details highlighted her gorgeous petite figure. But most lovely of all was her beaming smile.
Standing at the alter of the chapel at Wilson Home in Takapuna, Euan and the boys looked very smart. When Euan saw Lisa walking up the isle, the love and excitement was evident. Emotion welling in his eyes as his bride to be made her way to his side. Swoon.
After the ceremony the bridal party walked through the beautiful grounds where we started the first of the location photographs. Ivy covered arch ways and pretty gardens with fountains made for a cute photo backdrop.
With being so close to the waterfront we also headed down to the Devonport wharf. There was a beautiful hazy view of Auckland city and a nice little patch of beach for us. Off came the heels and with sand under their feet, the bridal party was having loads of fun. Even ferry passengers and passers by stopped to admire the beautiful couple.
And in perfect timing, just as we had finishing the location photographs, the rain that had been threatening all day, finally arrived. Enter cute photographs under the umbrella. Perfect.
So now, another distinct memory I have, is of Lisa wearing a beautiful dress, running, across a wet parking lot, huddled under an umbrella with her now husband, as she starts her married life...