Rachel & Warren Got Married (on a beach it was awesome)

On a sweltering hot day at the end of a long New Zealand summer, I went to shoot a wedding on a beach. Rachel and Warren are two of my favourite people and it was such an honour to be there to capture their special day!

First, we hit up the wharf to do a sneaky pre-wedding shoot with just the two of them. Rachel spent her summers growing up in Whangamata, and wanted some "classic Whanga" shots in while no one else was looking. I think these are my favourites of the whole day, controversially. While I stood up to my knees in cool blue ocean, Rachel and Warren casually chatted about their mornings or whatever it is two lovely people talk about hours before they get married...
For the Reception, they had a huge beach house (or "bach") which was a short walk through the forestry to the beach the wedding took place on. We chilled there for a bit before we hit the beach. You can tell you are a wedding in New Zealand when the Grooms-men are rocking the jandals.
It was pretty horrible having to look at these beautiful people all day you guys.
So many smiles, my face hurts!
Steady on, its a family show. After the beautiful ceremony overlooking the ocean, we took a few family shots.
Then I got to send everyone on their merry way to the beer tent while we played around on the beach a lil bit....
... and then we hit up a rickety old jetty around the corner that Rach & Warren thought might make a nice spot for photos. They were not wrong!
Tractor Tom! Why you gotta gate crash.
Thank you so much Rachel & Warren for letting me share your wonderful day.
You can see more of my wedding photography in the new commissions gallery on my website, alongside other commissioned work I've had of late. If you or anyone you know would like to work for me, please get in touch! I am available to shoot stock, event, or wedding photography! 


  1. These are SO amazing Di!!

  2. Di, these photos are AMAZING, you are completely wasted at Amazon, seriously!