Category Archives: Wairarapa Wedding Photography

Shelli and Tanu got married at what might still be my favourite spot for weddings: Riversdale. Did you know that if you want to go into the church in Riversdale, you have to stop by the dairy to pick up the keys? Between the milk farm, the wild surf, the friendly people, and the fresh…

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  • Jessica SchillingAugust 19, 2017 - 4:34 am

    So much joy and happiness captured here!

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.

Zoe and Steve were married in Martinborough on a beautiful day, at Zoe’s parent’s house. Clients often ask me what my favorite venue is to photograph, and by a country mile, it’s your backyard. I love the story and history, the beautiful touches that represent family life, just everything about photographing a wedding that takes…

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  • T LakeAugust 29, 2014 - 5:05 am

    Hi Mary! Your pictures are wonderful and I love love love your mysterious website – where the posts pop up and disappear – clever! – TL

  • Albert PalmerAugust 29, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Love those sunny happy ceremony photos – beautiful work Mary!

  • Johnboy WilsonAugust 29, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Gorgrous portraits and perfect moments! Great work

  • Johnboy WilsonAugust 29, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Gorgeous portraits and perfect moments! Great work

  • Taylor RoadesAugust 29, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    Wow the confetti shot and the portraits. great coverage.

  • Mitch ArnettAugust 30, 2014 - 1:02 am

    Absolutly Beutiful Work!!!

    I had to look a couple of times at the dry pond, though it was rough water at first. How fun 🙂

  • Yolande MarxAugust 30, 2014 - 6:39 am

    Beautiful coverage!

  • naomiAugust 30, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Great work, Mary, love how much warmth and joy you’ve captured.

  • Anton ChiaAugust 30, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    Love the ceremony exit frame!

  • Teresa KAugust 30, 2014 - 11:35 pm

    Wow, what an incredibly gorgeous set Mary. I love every single frame!!

  • Luke HaydenSeptember 1, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    Absolutely wonderful coverage.

  • JohannaSeptember 1, 2014 - 10:53 pm

    Ahhhh! This is sooooo pretty, Mary!

  • NadineSeptember 3, 2014 - 12:21 am

    Soooo gorgeous!

  • Heather KanillopoolosSeptember 4, 2014 - 3:55 am

    Those shots on the lake… absolutely MAGICAL!

  • Darin CollisonSeptember 5, 2014 - 1:51 am

    Super lovely. Love the portraits – this one in particular: http://www.marysylvia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/026(pp_w920_h613).jpg

  • Cassandra ~ Aruba PhotographersOctober 4, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Love how you captured all the happy moments!

  • Bec EsseryNovember 13, 2014 - 6:47 am

    Mary, this is divine.

  • PeterNovember 20, 2014 - 5:18 am

    I love your black and white photos so much ! My favourite ones are when Zoe & Steve are in the boat and the last one where they are holding each other.

  • Michael DomarusDecember 28, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    Congrats! Fully deserved. I’ll be watching you 🙂

  • Kylie WallsNovember 25, 2015 - 2:19 am

    Beautiful images. Congratulations.

  • Mark WhiteFebruary 19, 2016 - 12:17 am

    Such a great collection of photographs. Really like the use of black and white.

I’m still alive, I swear! I’m just seriously focused on getting all my wonderful clients their wedding photos on time, and it’s super that-time-of-year. But in an effort to blow the dust off this blog that has been so unloved this summer as I’ve been out in the sun photographing nothing but awesome couples holding…

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  • Tim KamppinenApril 22, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    Wonderful lighting on that first shot!

  • MandyApril 22, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    Great photos Mary! The first shot is KILLER. <3

  • Alyssa SchroederApril 22, 2014 - 8:37 pm

    Beautiful couple, I love that backlighting!

  • ShahriarApril 22, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    First shit is wow.

  • NoraApril 23, 2014 - 2:21 am

    Simply stunning!!

  • ed peersApril 23, 2014 - 11:02 am

    Great portraits Mary!

  • kong waiApril 23, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    Great job

  • Sachin KhonaApril 23, 2014 - 5:03 pm

    Gorgeous frames Mary!

  • GabbyApril 23, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Beautiful photos and lighting!

  • JoeApril 23, 2014 - 10:50 pm

    That last photo is stunning! The bokeh is like buttery deliciousness for my eyes.

  • Janet PalmerApril 24, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Stunning, LOVE the black & white shot

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….

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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!

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