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Hello, I’m back. It’s 2017. How did that even happen? I barely blogged last year (the busiest year of my life). I finished building – then sold – a house. I moved twice, had a baby. It was a whirlwind, but I still got to spend plenty of time with incredible clients shooting incredible events….

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  • toniJanuary 6, 2017 - 11:11 am

    I love all the laughter! This wedding looked so fun!

  • Deborah (Figgie)January 6, 2017 - 6:13 pm

    How sweet are these!! This looks like it was such a fun and relaxed day!

  • Jessica SchillingJanuary 8, 2017 - 10:19 am

    Such a beautiful day!

  • Mark PoolJanuary 12, 2017 - 6:55 am

    Fantastic wedding photos. This is a great looking wedding. Photograph in the cornfield is stunning.

  • Mark PoolJanuary 12, 2017 - 7:00 am

    Fantastic wedding photos. This is a great looking wedding. Photograph in the cornfield is stunning. Black and whites are awesome. Just love the fact that the guys are messing round in the pool before the wedding. Looks they had a great day. The photographer has done a great job to capture this.

Abby and Shaun were married in town and spent time at Island Bay, in the vicious wind, braving a summer squall, hanging out with their friends, taking in the vista and enjoying those precious few hours between having just gotten married, and being celebrated at their awesome reception at Foxglove, Wellington Waterfront. It was such a…

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  • Cassandra ~ ArubaAugust 18, 2015 - 10:30 pm

    Love all the little moments you captured. Makes every photo very meaningful.

  • Mark BSeptember 25, 2015 - 2:43 am

    Wow . Great photographs. They each tell a great story and have fantastic tone. Fab work

  • Pavlos KaralisNovember 3, 2015 - 11:34 am

    Beautiful layered imagery; from lighting, to reflections, to depth, you have a knack for sewing together foreground and background.

  • Marc CuracaoNovember 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm

    Beautiful work. Love the portrait of the bride by the window!

  • JonasNovember 12, 2015 - 9:59 am

    Oh how i love the last image!

  • Christie-wedding photography sydneyDecember 8, 2015 - 1:18 am

    wow. absolutely stunning.Beautiful pictures. Love the bride photo with window light!

  • Andreas - freshphotography MelbourneDecember 28, 2015 - 1:47 pm

    Love these. Some wonderful creative photographs in there. I love the first and second … it’s great to see very dark photo and then straight away followed by a very bright/white picture. The combination works. Well done.

    Some great processing and love the use of light. My absolute favourite is the one on the stairways … (bride and groom walking down). The composition just works.

  • Mark SheffieldFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:06 am

    Really classy set of photographs. amazing color tone and so many great moments captured. Really impressed with these.

  • Mark ByronFebruary 18, 2016 - 5:38 am

    Great work. I love the shot of the bride by the window.

  • Mark ManFebruary 18, 2016 - 5:52 am

    Great work classy set

  • Mark EdinFebruary 19, 2016 - 8:23 am

    Lovely work I really like your photos

  • Monika Wedding PhotographerApril 9, 2016 - 11:27 pm

    Absolutely Stunning. Very good work.

  • Mark Byron DowieOctober 5, 2016 - 5:41 am

    Wow, I love this set. Great the way you have made this wedding look.

  • Mark CharltonNovember 6, 2016 - 12:48 am

    Just love these. This wedding photography has a really great original style to it.

The irony of working super hard is that your website/blog can get very neglected in the hustle and bustle. I’m going to take the (relative) slowness of August to try and get some steam into this blog of super lovely couples, starting with the ethereal bride, Anna: 

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  • Jonas KarlssonJanuary 10, 2016 - 9:24 am

    amazingly beautiful and serene image

  • Mark WhiteFebruary 19, 2016 - 12:27 am

    Fab photograph. Stunning

  • Gregor MenziesApril 30, 2016 - 4:42 am

    That’s a great shot, love the muted colour

  • Crooze Aruba PhotographersAugust 1, 2016 - 9:35 am

    Love the soft colors in this beautiful outdoor portrait!

I’ve been living and working in the middle of Wellington for a loooonnng time. I love this city, and everything about it, but after driving out to all these gorgeous wedding venues each weekend, I’ve been finding myself yearning for some greenery. Being in an apartment (like many city-dwellers) we have four internal sets of…

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  • nadineNovember 4, 2014 - 5:24 am

    wow, that is a great idea and so lovely!

  • ElissaNovember 4, 2014 - 8:23 pm

    This is so cool! I don’t know if I have a photo I love enough to do this for, but I loooove your execution 🙂

  • Teresa KNovember 4, 2014 - 9:09 pm

    What an amazing concept and design idea. Thanks for the walk-through!

  • SarahNovember 4, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    This is awesome, a totally original way to do the “gallery wall” trend right now!

  • kong waiNovember 5, 2014 - 6:09 am

    Wow. it is just prefect !!

  • /mariahedengrenNovember 5, 2014 - 11:35 am

    cool effect!

  • Brian DavisNovember 5, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    That is such a cool idea and that photo is just stunning.

  • PerNovember 5, 2014 - 6:55 pm

    Great idea! And that image is so epic.

  • Darren GairNovember 6, 2014 - 9:34 am

    Genius Mary… exactly what im looking for in my lounge!

  • Albert PalmerNovember 6, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    I frickin’ love this idea! Book marking it for my wife’s christmas present (sssssssshh!)

  • PeterNovember 20, 2014 - 5:16 am

    Oh my, this is such a fabulous idea. I really like how you mixed up the frame sizes and designs.

  • Michael DomarusDecember 28, 2014 - 11:11 pm

    Love the idea! We have one wall still waiting to be decorated. Thermostat was ruining all the conceptions, but now… 🙂

  • MarcJanuary 26, 2015 - 11:16 pm

    This is a great idea! We too have some empty walls to fill up! Will definitely try this out!

  • David WoodcockFebruary 17, 2015 - 10:01 am

    This is a really nice technique and very effective.

  • Mark DowieJuly 29, 2015 - 6:53 am

    Very informative. Thanks for sharing this. Its a great technique, will for sure give this a go sometime. Many thanks

  • AndreasDecember 20, 2015 - 1:29 am

    What a great idea. Love it. A great photograph perfectly displayed. Hehe … even if there is no file (try it via FTP to your server) it should be easy to recreate … 🙂

  • Millgrove PhotographyFebruary 25, 2016 - 5:50 pm

    Oh wow, just found this and it’s a brilliant idea. Looking for something to do on a big wall here at home, I think I just found it ….

  • Cassandra ~ ArubaApril 4, 2016 - 2:53 am

    Beautiful work!

  • Mark EdinMay 4, 2016 - 8:05 am

    Great post, big thanks for sharing.

  • Mark Byron DowieJanuary 5, 2017 - 7:54 am

    Super cool idea. Looks Great.

Teresa and Gareth were married at Murdoch Estate vineyard. It was a perfect summer wedding day: all dreamy buttery sunlight and soft warmth. Murdoch James has some gorgeous gardens; a river, willow trees, the whole package. And Teresa and Gareth bought the love. These two are the most awesome couple, it was such a privilege to…

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  • SarahSeptember 5, 2014 - 12:40 pm

    What an awesome ring shot! This wedding was beautiful!

  • Albert PalmerSeptember 5, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Epic bridal veil portrait Mary – I’m pretty envious of that shot!

  • Heather KanillopoolosSeptember 5, 2014 - 9:46 pm

    That shot of the bride looking at you through the veil… WOW. Killer work!

  • PrestonSeptember 6, 2014 - 12:47 am

    I concur. That veil shot is MONEY!

  • Justin RSeptember 6, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Mary, the rings shot and the portrait of the bride blew me away! Stunning shots!

  • PatrickSeptember 6, 2014 - 9:20 pm

    Very cool wedding… some beautiful light filled photos…

  • AngelaSeptember 6, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous! That shot of the bride and the veil covering one eye… I think I died from the gorgeousness of that shot!

  • JohnSeptember 7, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    Lovely photos, especially like the avenue portrait and the last one, really intimate.

  • Jack ChauvelSeptember 8, 2014 - 3:23 am

    Beautiful Mary. Veil shot of the bride is my favourite, that last frame is gorgeous also.

  • Teresa KSeptember 8, 2014 - 3:29 am

    This: http://www.marysylvia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Murdoch-James-Vineyard-Martinborough-Wedding-Photography-191(pp_w920_h613).jpg

    WOW. I love everything about this shot. The entire wedding follows that theme too. Really well done Mary!

  • Cassandra ~ Aruba PhotographersOctober 4, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Love the portraits with window light!

  • David WoodcockMarch 31, 2015 - 6:57 am

    Beautiful lighting and excellent wedding photography.