Tauranga Pahoia Wedding Photography | Avocado Orchard Wedding

When I am contacted by friends or guests of previous weddings I’ve shot, for their wedding being held in their own backyard, where they’ve lovingly handmade the favors (jam), stitched together the pastel bunting, and hand dyed their bridesmaids shoes, where every detail has been so carefully personalized with loving care, I am left with a sense of wonder. That someone lets me in to the most important day of their lives to document their love story for them, without really knowing much about me, will always leave me floating on air with happiness. It’s the job of a lifetime and I’m so honored to be able to do it.

Leah and Simon were just this couple, they emailed me from way up north in sunny Tauranga, Pahoia, asking me to be their wedding photographer after only hearing about me through a friend of a friend. With their trust in me I headed up the country to find the most sun drenched Avocado orchard (Simon’s Dad’s home), all set up with every handmade detail ready for the wedding filled with love and laughter. These are the weddings I love to shoot, handmade, unique, and tucked away in a remote corner of New Zealand, filled with creative people, coming together to celebrate love.

This wedding was first featured on Junebug Weddings.

 

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  • RyanJune 7, 2013 - 3:42 am

    Seriously, Mary. This wedding was gorgeous from start to end. I would totally blow this photo up and put it on my wall.

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  • sachinJune 7, 2013 - 8:06 am

    What a stunning bride. Love how you document weddings Mary!

  • JeanJune 7, 2013 - 8:14 am

    Perfection. This all came together so beautifully. Love your work.

  • Dale LempaJune 7, 2013 - 9:29 am

    Outstanding work, especially your generous use of light. Love those last two shots of the couple. THIS is what wedding photography is supposed to be.

  • Matt the Brisbane PhotographerJune 7, 2013 - 10:50 am

    The pastel colours here are beautiful!

  • KristianJune 7, 2013 - 11:53 am

    Beautiful work, Mary. Lovely light throughout and real sense of the fun of the day.

  • NatalieJune 7, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    I love this wedding! Gorgeous bride and those bridesmaids dresses are so fun! The twirling shot is fantastic!

  • JenJune 7, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    Like a breath of fresh air! These are lovely, Mary! Love the pastels and twirls galore and the portrait of the groom gazing at his girl.

  • Teresa KJune 7, 2013 - 4:24 pm

    mmmm, shoe tastes good!! LOL What a GREAT wedding, so many wonderful moments captured. I especially adore the portraits!!

  • tobiahJune 7, 2013 - 11:42 pm

    Truly beautiful, these photographs make you feel very warm! The favourite for me is the little girl walking through the open gate! Too cute!

  • Amber HughesJune 8, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    Absolutely lovely wedding! Great moments captured and love the decor. The shots of the ladies twirling made me grin 🙂

  • Paul KrolJune 8, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    Beautiful work, Mary – I especially love your portraits!

  • BrianJune 10, 2013 - 1:28 pm

    Absolutely stunning. Love this beautiful outdoor wedding!

  • Dominique / York Place StudiosJune 10, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    I knew I was going to love this wedding from the first image! Great work, beautiful tones and storytelling. 🙂

  • BecJune 20, 2013 - 1:30 am

    stunning! I love your way with light. x

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