Maori wedding, Woodville

Even though I’ve been doing weddings for many, many years and seen all kinds of ceremonies and styles, I have to say that this particular wedding left me completely speechless.
To capture a Maori wedding into pictures has been a dream of mine for a long time, and now I finally got the chance to do that. I still get chills from the wedding Haka, even without looking at the photos. Unfortunately pictures just don’t do enough justice but I wish through them you can still get even a slight hint of the emotions experienced during the day.

What an emotional and amazing day you had O&M, I wish you all the best in your life and thanks for having me there!

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Venue: Te Ahu a Turanga Marae, Woodville
Both Korowais: Rehutai Tahana, Korowai Korowai
Celebrant: Nicola Peretini

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Waimea| Kapiti coast wedding

I was so lucky to get to second shoot for awesome and lovely Rennee Cowley when she was photographing the wedding for Lisa & Andrew on December.
To me this was the first wedding here in NZ so it was so exciting to work for her and her wonderful couple. Of course I already had figured out that weddings here might differ little bit to typical Finnish ones but this was an excellent chance to get to observe local wedding ceremony as a second shooter. A huge thanks to Rennee and Lisa and Andrew for giving me this opportunity to be there and shoot for you!

Typically it was windy (like always in Welly) so the ceremony was held at the small garden of Waimea restaurant at Waikanae beach. I had been to this restaurant few times but never realized they arrange weddings and functions there as well. And how charming venue it was. Makes me want to arrange a party there myself.

Congratulation L&A one more time, it was so lovely to be there to witness your happy day!_DSC3111_DSC1624_DSC1631_DSC1691_DSC1716_DSC1725_DSC1721_DSC1733_DSC1736_DSC1717_DSC1756_DSC1759_DSC1772_DSC1776_DSC1812_DSC1763_DSC1829_DSC1844_DSC2027_DSC1873_DSC2021_DSC2095_DSC1943_DSC1923_DSC2157_DSC2160_DSC2142_DSC2137_DSC2125_DSC2112_DSC2061_DSC2053-Edit_DSC2048_DSC2037_DSC2202