Rei & Jason – Hawke’s Bay Wedding Photography9 Nov, 2015

Rei and Jason married in a remote and gloriously hidden part of Hawke’s Bay.  Even with the random showers of fine rain, this wedding was a treat to photograph on a number of levels.

1. The setting – With all it’s lush greens and rugged hill ranges, Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge is not an obvious choice for a wedding party, but it is seriously picturesque in all its rustic beauty.

2. New opportunties – I love discovering new locations and having the chance to photograph something I have never shot before. Bride Rei arriving by helicopter to her wedding ceremony was one of these special moments.  A surprise for the guests, the anticipation I felt while listening for the helicopter to fly into the valley and up the mighty Mohaka River was intense and super-exciting.

3. The couple – Beautiful bride Rei is a Hawke’s Bay photographer – a very talented and fabulous photographer! So being asked to photograph her wedding was such an honour.  In addition, both Rei and her groom Jason are just downright lovely people and were so relaxed on their wedding day.  I loved hanging out with them.  It was possibly the most fun I’ve ever had photographing a wedding and it was because of these two wonderful human beings.

A big congrats Rei and Jason!  Thanks for having me along for the ride. xx

Wedding professionals included:

Suzanne Hardy Hair & Makeup for Rei’s beautiful hair and makeup. The yummy cupcakes made by MJ’s Cakes, Rei’s very pretty flowers from Flowers by Chilton. The stunning wedding dress from Charisma Bridal New Zealand and videography by Mimi – Photography & Video.