Anna and Kester Sneak Peek | Featherston Wedding Photography Tarureka | In the Olive Grove

Anna and Kester were married at Tarureka; a gorgeous location I’ve had the pleasure of photographing at many times. What was different this time, was that they also booked out the Olive Grove up the road, and I was just about beside myself with happiness shooting among overgrown buttercups and daisies in an established olive orchard. I can’t recommend this little hideaway enough if you’re getting married at Turareka; it’s perfection, and just 2 minutes away.

Olive Orchard Wedding Photo, Featherston Photography

I don’t usually post much more than a few portraits for a ‘sneak peek’ post, but I couldn’t resist including this next shot. I got it while Anna and Kester were waiting happily for their witnesses to sign their marriage register during the wedding ceremony; a time where I love focusing on the couple since it’s usually the first moment they get to take each other in all day. Anna turned to Kester and they just looked at each other. It made for such a beautiful moment.

Signing the marriage license, first look

Olive Grove Orchard Wedding PhotographyOlive Grove Orchard Wedding Photography FeatherstonOlive Grove Orchard Bridal Photography Featherston


Venue: Tarureka

Photo Venue: In the Grove

Hair and Makeup: Miranda Millen

Flowers: Piccadilly Flower Company

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  • Kogn waiJanuary 5, 2014 - 9:12 am

    very nice. can’t wait to see more

  • Rowan Ellson AriasJanuary 5, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Beautiful beautiful photographs, my compliments to the photographer… But let’s face it, with that sort of love it was always going to be transparent! You’ve made me blub like a small child Anna- but I guess you knew you would xxxxxxxxxxxcx

  • lisa lacroixJanuary 5, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    Each photograph is extraordinary, the area you have taken this set of photos in is beautiful.

  • RachelleJanuary 6, 2014 - 2:36 am

    What a completely stunning couple! Can’t wait to see the full wedding!

  • MattJanuary 6, 2014 - 3:00 am

    Beautiful photos as always!

  • ShyannJanuary 6, 2014 - 3:49 am

    Your photos are so swoon worthy Mary! Love these

  • BrianJanuary 6, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Daaaamn. Awesome set of images!

  • Becca DilleyJanuary 6, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    Right now it is -20 Fahrenheit where I am, and I think that I will just keep looking back at that first image to warm me up. I love the slightly cool tones and low contrast, but the composition is what really get me. Just lovely. Thanks for a little bit of summer!

  • JessieJanuary 6, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    i literally stopped and stared at the image with rainbow! BEAUTIFUL!

  • Amanda BasteenJanuary 6, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    Mary, these are gorgeous!! Love them!! Especially that top frame!

  • Veronica VarosJanuary 6, 2014 - 8:30 pm

    Stunning! One of my favorite sets of yours!

  • Paul Von RieterJanuary 7, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    These are amazing. Such a beautifully warm set of images. I am super loving the bottom left image… the light is perfect.

  • Tim MayJanuary 8, 2014 - 11:37 am

    Love the lens flare on the one near the bottom. Beautiful. Reminds me of warmer times!

  • VitalyJanuary 10, 2014 - 10:52 pm

    Money! Timeless captures.

  • Tim KellyJanuary 12, 2014 - 9:39 pm

    Stunning as always. I love your work. The fist frame is just so good. And the colours, wow!

  • Liz GuptaJanuary 13, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    Magic, magic, magic, so wonderful to see you both on your special day. you guys are amazing x

  • Joseph HallFebruary 3, 2014 - 11:56 am

    Great soft tones – perfect for the setting and couple – lovely shots – can’t wait for the rest!