Over Easter I flew back to New Zealand for my little sister's wedding. It was a great excuse to go home and see everyone, and I was very honoured to have been asked to take care of photography for the day. I'd never shot a wedding before, and totally didn't know what to expect. I was a ball of nerves. What if I make everyone look horrible! What if something happens!
Fortunately, a few weeks earlier a good friend at work just GAVE me his Canon DSLR, which made it a lot easier. Prior to this I had planned to shoot entirely on film which would have been a faff, and expensive to boot. This took a huge amount of pressure off. And, the photos turned out great. My sister looked beautiful, everyone had a great day, and more importantly we all ate our weight in hangi afterwards. What I wouldn't give for another mouthful of that Paua sauce over some mutton fresh out of the hangi. It was probably the most authentic New Zealand experience I've had in a very long time, thinking about it makes me ache for home in a way I can't even explain.
Anyway, I'll let the photos do the talking:
I have to send a shout out to my home girl Gwyn who helped me with the editing of these - shes a fab wedding photographer and gave me lots of good tips before the day. Thanks Gwynnit! You can see her website HERE.
My sister is a bit funny about these being all over the internet, as she doesn't actually have access to the internet [oh to be a farmer's wife!] but said she didn't mind me sharing a few of my favourites. You can see more over on Flickr if you are interested.