2016/17 HIGHLIGHT REEL
  Welcome to my first highlight reel covering the 2016 - 2017 wedding season... well, ish. October through August. Seeing as I'm going to take a wee break shortly (keep reading to find out why), I thought I should celebrate what the past year has looked like for me. In that time I have ...
2016/17 HIGHLIGHT REEL
Victoria & Adam | Tipapa Estate, Christchurch Wedding
Where do I start with this amazing couple? Victoria and Adam took a chance and flew me to Christchurch simply because I'd shot at their wedding venue before, and aside from our email conversations, I didn't know too much about them... until I was completely and utterly immersed in a day that not onl...
Victoria & Adam | Tipapa Estate, Christchurch Wedding
Ellena & Mun | Pre Wedding Shoot, Muriwai, Auckland
On a gorgeous summer's night in December, Ellena, Mun and I traipsed around West Auckland taking their pre-wedding photos. What can I say - we had the most incredible time documenting their love and exploring the gorgeous forests and beaches on offer here in little old NZ. Turns out you don't ha...
Ellena & Mun | Pre Wedding Shoot, Muriwai, Auckland
Frazer & Zoë | Bridgewater Country Estate, Kaukapakapa, Auckland Wedding
Fraser and Zoë were married on a stormy November day in 2015. They had come back home to New Zealand after living in Australia, and it was important for them to celebrate on home turf with all their nearest and dearest. F & Z wanted to show off NZ's natural beauty with a gorgeous garden venu...
Frazer & Zoë | Bridgewater Country Estate, Kaukapakapa, Auckland Wedding
Holly & Adam | Piha Mill Camp Wedding, Auckland
    You may have already seen this gorgeous wedding over on Nouba, but here’s the extended version. Holly and I went to art school together so it was such a lovely compliment when she asked if I would shoot her wedding, especially as Adam is also a photographer. I knew immediately tha...
Holly & Adam | Piha Mill Camp Wedding, Auckland
Tiff & Pete | Ataahua, Tauranga Wedding
Tiff and Pete have been friend's of my husbands for years (and mine too!) so it was a really natural thing to end up photographing their beautiful Tauranga wedding. Tiff's vision for the big day was to make sure it looked elegant, simple yet luxe, and timeless. Tiff and Pete chose Ataahua Garden Ven...
Tiff & Pete | Ataahua, Tauranga Wedding
Celeste | Waiuku, Auckland Maternity Session
Celeste had a relatively early maternity session with me, at 28 weeks, but her gorgeous bump still stole the show in this warm and summery sun-drenched country shoot. I think you'll agree that Celeste looked radiant as a super glamorous Mum-to-be, and now that her wee boy is in the world, I know she...
Celeste | Waiuku, Auckland Maternity Session
Chantelle & Craig | Castaways Resort, Auckland Wedding
Craig and Chantelle chose to host their elegant coastal wedding in their hometown of Waiuku, a place that already holds so many beautiful memories for them. Castaways Resort at Kariotahi beach was the perfect venue for a quintessential kiwi summer wedding on a scorching February day. It's not har...
Chantelle & Craig | Castaways Resort, Auckland Wedding
Lana & Dragisa | Muri Beach Club Hotel, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  To do this wedding justice, I need to tell you all some things first. Let's start with the fact that Lana, a kiwi girl from the north shore of Auckland, met Dragisa when she was living in Belgrade - his home town in Serbia. He quickly swept her off her feet, they taught each other the...
Lana & Dragisa | Muri Beach Club Hotel, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Larissa & Hamish | Mantells on the Water, Auckland Wedding
I am so, so excited to present this incredible wedding to you all. Where to start? Well, Hamish, a super talented chef working in Sydney but originally from Auckland, married his drop-dead-stunning Brazilian bride Larissa in an intimate ceremony by the Auckland harbour. Larissa’s dress left me spe...
Larissa & Hamish | Mantells on the Water, Auckland Wedding
Jeremy & Monique | Bridgewater, Kaukapakapa Wedding
  Jeremy and Monique flew all the back from Vancouver so they could get married in the city they grew up in. On a hot, muggy Auckland day in February, they said 'I do' in front of family and friends from all over the world. It was a bit nervewracking arriving at Riverhead forest to meet J...
Jeremy & Monique | Bridgewater, Kaukapakapa Wedding
Teegan & Joseph | Kumeu, Auckland Wedding
I knew from Teegan and Joseph's engagement session that I would be working with two of the most friendly, fun loving people (who just happen to be incredibly photogenic), and that their wedding would be hands down amazing. Teegan has a real eye for style so just wait until you see the venue. Wow is ...
Teegan & Joseph | Kumeu, Auckland Wedding
Now offering Momento Pro albums | Kate Wark Photographer
Well folks, here's an exciting development; I now offer Momento Pro albums! Olivia and Chris's stunning regular (21 x 21cm) square lay-flat album is exactly what I was looking for in terms of quality and affordability. The paper is smooth, thick and matte and I love the idea of having an album th...
Now offering Momento Pro albums | Kate Wark Photographer
Hannah & Rico | Woolshed at Tipapa, Christchurch Wedding
These two lovebirds were married on a stormy September day in Greta Valley, Christchurch. Somehow, miraculously, the weather cleared just in time for the ceremony to be held outside, and man was it worth it! I felt so honoured to have been present for such a beautiful union. The love and joy shared ...
Hannah & Rico | Woolshed at Tipapa, Christchurch Wedding
Emily & Toby | Mapua, Nelson Wedding
Emily and Toby had the most magical wedding under a willow at Emily's parents house. Every little detail of their day was full of sentimental value, which brought so much charm and meaning to the affair. Keep scrolling for the most beautiful scrunch-face-smiles from Emily, an incredible tipi rece...
Emily & Toby | Mapua, Nelson Wedding
Amber & Neihana | Wallaceville House, Wellington Wedding
I can finally blog this stunning wedding after it featured on White Magazine's blog recently! Amber and Neihana's big day was a beautiful mix of tradition, cultures and a modern shake-up of what a wedding day should be. The most exceptional part of it all (for me at least!) was that the ceremony wa...
Amber & Neihana | Wallaceville House, Wellington Wedding
Zoë & Fraser | Urban Auckland Engagement
Because Zoë and Fraser were living in Australia when they booked me as their photographer, I got to meet them for the first time on their engagement shoot. Zoë told me she hated smiling in pictures - actually, having them taken altogether... so Fraser made it his personal mission to keep her laughi...
Zoë & Fraser | Urban Auckland Engagement
Rach & Matt | Plume Matakana, Auckland Wedding
Rach and Matt are pretty much the most gorgeous couple around. They are ridiculously friendly (I can now call them very good mates), positive, kind and incredibly giving. They also love each other like giddy teenagers who have somehow already spent a lifetime together. It is quite beautiful to witne...
Rach & Matt | Plume Matakana, Auckland Wedding
Lisa & Bryan | Five Knots, Auckland Wedding
Bryan and Lisa's January wedding in Auckland will always be one I remember with a great big smile. From our first meeting over beers and pizza, we got along like a house on fire and it became even more clear at the wedding that Bryan and Lisa are two of the most personable, fun loving and friendly p...
Lisa & Bryan | Five Knots, Auckland Wedding
Cara & Adam | Musick Point Engagement Session
Well, where do I start with these amazing humans? Cara is my bestest bestie and although she lives in the Cayman Islands, we have a beautiful friendship that can tough out the distance. I was lucky enough to meet her American boyfriend Adam when I visited Cara a few years back, and at that time...
Cara & Adam | Musick Point Engagement Session
Nick & Maria | Kerikeri Wedding
I felt really honoured when Maria and Nick asked me to photograph their wedding. I've known Nick since our days together at Pakuranga college, where he took his guitar everywhere and sung songs about seagulls. He's always been a joker and no one can stifle a laugh in his presence. When Nick met Mari...
Nick & Maria | Kerikeri Wedding
Lucy & Kayne | Muriwai Beach Wedding, Auckland
Lucy and Kayne's wedding was by far the most personalised I have ever seen. They have such a strong love for Rasta that it just fed in to every aspect of the day, which a huge emphasis on red, yellow and green... which you can see in everything from the flowers, to the peace sign and skateboards at ...
Lucy & Kayne | Muriwai Beach Wedding, Auckland
Claire & Caleb | Bridgewater Estate, Kaukapakapa Wedding
April is hands down my favourite month of the year to shoot weddings. The light and colours are spectacular, and the rain hasn't quite hit yet! Claire and Caleb's wedding was my last for the season, and what a beautiful way to end off an incredible seven months. Their wedding was everything a big lo...
Claire & Caleb | Bridgewater Estate, Kaukapakapa Wedding
Sarah & Chris | Auckland Engagement
  Sarah and Chris's April engagement session almost didn't happen. A wild storm passed through Auckland that day, and the force of it pulled down a shed at their home! But I just couldn't bring myself to cancel knowing how epic the skies could be if we got a good sunset. It paid off. Can yo...
Sarah & Chris | Auckland Engagement
Kendall Elise | Styled Shoot, Auckland
Our wee dream team got together for a styled shoot in May, looking to produce something a little different and outside of my normal wedding photography box. Thanks for the fab collab girls! Model: Kendall Elise, who did her own incredible hair and makeup. Stylist: Hollie Mitchell Stylist Cara...
Kendall Elise | Styled Shoot, Auckland
Sarah & Liese | Kingsland, Auckland Engagement Session
Sarah and Liese were heaps of fun to hang out with for their engagement session a few months back. Leise is an incredible artist and so having pictures taken in an urban area with lots of graffiti was a must. Their engagement story was featured in the latest Bride and Groom Magazine, almost taking o...
Sarah & Liese | Kingsland, Auckland Engagement Session
Teegan & Joseph | Woodhill, Auckland Engagement
  I have no words to accurately describe how well this session came off. I think it is all down to the two absolute stunners in these pictures, and the joy of rainy days with epic sunsets. I can't wait for Teegan and Joseph's wedding in November!
Teegan & Joseph | Woodhill, Auckland Engagement
Hayley & Hoots | Ponsonby Central, Auckland Wedding
  Hayley and Hoots were married on a sometimes-sunny-sometimes-rainy-winds-blowing-a-gale October day last year. Their day fit them to an absolute T. Hayley's exceptional style was injected in to all aspects of the day, and it really was exceptional as this beautiful wedding was featured on th...
Hayley & Hoots | Ponsonby Central, Auckland Wedding
Luke & Briar | Conifer Grove, Auckland Backyard Wedding
Get out the tissues people, this wedding is a goodie. I have been friends with Luke for about eight years, and have seen his romance with Briar grow. I've also had the pleasure of teaching alongside him and his beautiful mother Jennie, who is a dear friend of mine. So yes, it really is a bit spesh. ...
Luke & Briar | Conifer Grove, Auckland Backyard Wedding
Sara & Bryn | Matakana Stables Wedding
I know I keep mentioning the weather in my blog posts, but I REALLY have to talk about the weather on Sara and Bryn's big day. There was rain. Lots and lots of rain. So much rain that my hair was curled up in a frizzy poodle mess on top of my head. But you know what? It didn't make a shred of diffe...
Sara & Bryn | Matakana Stables Wedding
Meliame & Guillaume | Mantells on the Water, Auckland Wedding
On a rainy September 2014 day in Auckland, Meliame and Guillaume said their 'I do's'. Their wedding was so, so beautifully styled, but at the heart of it was an adorable love story about two people meeting in a McDonald's and being swept away by each other. It was awesome to see two very different c...
Meliame & Guillaume | Mantells on the Water, Auckland Wedding
Hayley & David | St Kevins Arcade, Auckland Engagement
Who knew that an inner-city engagement session on a disgustingly wet day could turn out to be so awesome! Hayley and David (aka Hoots) are getting married in October and I am so looking forward to shooting their wedding. They have an alternative edge and I can't wait to see how they bring their own ...
Hayley & David | St Kevins Arcade, Auckland Engagement
Natalie & Shaun | Warkworth Pre-Wedding Shoot
Natalie and Shaun approached me about getting some pre-wedding photos done here in New Zealand, as they were jetting off to Rarotonga to have an intimate and mostly unplugged elopement of sorts. Natalie had her heart set on taking photos at some ruins, but when we got there we could not find any way...
Natalie & Shaun | Warkworth Pre-Wedding Shoot
Katrina | Auckland Portraits
So, a few weeks ago, I just decided I wanted to do more work. Not weddings, engagements, families or anything else I do within my career. Just work. Simply holding a camera. To see what I like, to see what I don't, and to help myself realise the areas in which I can grow and improve. I over and und...
Katrina | Auckland Portraits
Lisa & Norm | Huntly Wedding
On a stunning autumn day in Huntly, Lisa and Norm got married in the company of their families and friends. Don't even start me on how much fun all their guests were! There was such a fabulous mix of people, including Norm's grandparents who flew all the way from South Africa to celebrate with him...
Lisa & Norm | Huntly Wedding
Alyssa & Nick | Auckland Wedding
Nick and Alyssa's wedding was always going to be a favourite. I had already had the pleasure of doing an engagement shoot with them and I just knew that they would be super laid back and impeccably styled. I wasn't wrong. Alyssa's flower crown was absolutely stunning, and Nick looked incredibly da...
Alyssa & Nick | Auckland Wedding
Lisa & Dan | Bridgewater Estate, Auckland Wedding
Lisa and Dan had the most fabulously styled wedding in March 2014. After a first-look photo shoot at Karekare Beach, they had their ceremony and reception at Bridgewater Estate in Kaukapakapa. The grounds there are stunning so I was lucky enough to take pictures of the bridal party there too! Check ...
Lisa & Dan | Bridgewater Estate, Auckland Wedding
Maz & Russ | Christchurch Wedding
I was so privileged to document the wedding of my brother in law, Russell to his soul mate Maz, back in February, 2014. It was such a special union and the day was filled with love, laughter and a hilarious interruption to the ceremony from their son Noah. I can't wait to go through these with him w...
Maz & Russ | Christchurch Wedding
Leigh & Richard | Matakana Stables Wedding
On  an incredibly rainy and hot Saturday in February 2014, Leigh and Richard tied the knot in the presence of cherished family and friends, including their adorable son George. Despite the weather, nothing was going to dampen their day and we all had such a blast! We were incredibly lucky to get a s...
Leigh & Richard | Matakana Stables Wedding
Rozz & Paul | Takapuna Yacht Club, Auckland Wedding
My friends Rozz and Paul were married back in January and man did they plan a fun day. From the beginning right up until the crazy energetic dancing at the end, their guests wore smiles from ear to ear. And so did the happy couple! Thanks so much for trusting in me to capture your big day. Thanks t...
Rozz & Paul | Takapuna Yacht Club, Auckland Wedding
Maria | Auckland Maternity
My drop-dead gorgeous friend Maria has just given birth to her daughter Ayla. A little while back we did this beautiful maternity photo shoot and I think it's about time I shared it with you all. I'm yet to meet little Ayla but I am so looking forward to cuddles!
Maria | Auckland Maternity
Miky & Ben | Villa Maria, Auckland Wedding
I couldn't quite believe it when my past student, Miky, approached me to shoot her wedding. It always seems to escape me that these kids grow up and become the most amazing adults! I somehow imagine them stuck in time, wearing their uniforms and in my classroom. Anyway, of course I agreed- I was so ...
Miky & Ben | Villa Maria, Auckland Wedding
Donna, Sam & Irie | Auckland Portraits
What a pleasure it was to shoot this awesome little family. Irie is the most smiley, friendly and loving little girl (as you can tell by the way she looks at her Mum and Dad!). Donna and Sam wanted to get shots of her at 15 months so they could continue a tradition and compare the pictures with ones...
Donna, Sam & Irie | Auckland Portraits
Adrian & Nellie | Auckland Portraits
60 years together and still going strong! Jody, whose wedding I shot back in Feb, got in touch to see if I would photograph her grandparents as a 60th wedding anniversary gift. Of course my answer was yes! Adrian and Nellie are an incredibly sweet couple, which is all too evident in these pictures....
Adrian & Nellie | Auckland Portraits
Alyssa & Nick
Funnily enough, when Alyssa booked me for her wedding next April, I had no idea I'd be a) doing an engagement shoot six days later with her fiance Nick, who flew in from Brisbane, and b) shooting my little bro, who is one of Nick's groomsmen! I had so much fun photographing these two. They are so i...
Alyssa & Nick
Gracegate Church Portrait Session
My beautiful friend Shae asked if I would take some photographs to mark the conclusion of a hugely successful program for Mums and Bubs, run by Gracegate Church in Albany, Auckland. There were six gorgeous Mums and six very precious little boys. Thanks to the Body Shop and Rodney Wayne for doing the...
Gracegate Church Portrait Session
Charlotte & Nick
I think it's pretty clear in these photographs just how much love these two have for each other. We had an awesome time shooting at Silo Park, Auckland last Saturday. P.S. Nick- silly faces have been edited out of the blog post- sorry bud!
Charlotte & Nick
Robertson Family Portrait Session
Oh my goodness, how cute can three little girls be?!? I got to spend some of Father's Day photographing these little gems at Eastern Beach, Auckland. At that stage I was just getting used to my new 85mm lens and I must say, the results were fab. I particularly love the pictures towards the end, wher...
Robertson Family Portrait Session
Maz & Russ
So this incredible couple are the parents of my adorable, huggable, sweet (and every other effusive adjective out there), nephew Noah. And I'm pretty darn proud to call them family. I can't wait to shoot their wedding in February. It will nothing short of AMAZING.
Maz & Russ
Lipscombe Family Portrait Session
  This wee fella is the BEST baby I've ever had the pleasure to shoot. Just look at his cuteness. Oh, and his parents are pretty cool too!  
Lipscombe Family Portrait Session
Aponte-Knight Family Portrait Session
Have a squizz at this pretty awesome little family unit. I've known Mariely for quite a few years now, and it's so incredible to see not only her relationship with Simon, but also their little boy, blossom. Such a fun shoot.
Aponte-Knight Family Portrait Session
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