The Best Day Ever

'Christine and Keving ruled the school. Well actually they met in a chemestry class at uni and from then on it was a briliant romance. They got married in a gorgeous little chapple in Titirang then headed off to a Brunch reception at French Bay Yatch club. The club was styled to prefection with the bride making 120m of bunting, sourcing a couple of vintage doors, a flower wall. Need I say more. This couple rocked our socks off with their relaxed, wild, fun Fiesta. Enjoy a little glimpse into their gorgeous wedding.

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Keep Calm and Say I DO

Kellie and Dan were married on a perfect day at Wynyard Quarter in Auckland. There wedding was unique with a slight rock and roll twist.  Kellie walked in to all her guest cherering and clapping.  The photoshoot was epic and we didn't even need to go far. At the reception we walked in to see the guest wearing masks of the bride and groom. It really was halerios seeing a room full of Kellie's and Dans.

Hope you enjoy a little sneak peek into their special day.

 

Spring Wedding Blog

Ohh I love Spring wedding photography, so thought I’d do a little feature to help inspire anybody getting married this spring. Here’s some images and tips from a few Spring weddings I've done. Enjoy!  

New Blossoms are worth seeking out. They're pretty

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And natural greens this time of year are soo gorgeous. Find photo locations that take advantage

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But not all green, you’ll overdose. Mix it up with some interesting architecture during your day

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The weather this time of year produces beautiful skies

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And can change rather quick – like all seasons in NZ - so be prepared. A few brollies, and warm shawls are great.

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I see beautiful, elegant roses lots this time of year. Here's some seasonal flower ideas

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In spring the sun always comes out. Stay relaxed about the weather and you’ll love whatever happens.

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 Have an incredible wedding and enjoy the preparation.

 

PS: This is me in the Spring of 2011 in India. My handsome hubby and I went off on an adventure.

I’ve got a few spaces left in the odd week of spring 2013. If you’d like to check availability, drop me an email  by clicking here.

Lavara O'Hanlon

 

Emma and Stretch

Emma and Stretch were married on a glorious Saturday afternoon in Martin's Bay with the an awesome bunch of friends and family cheering them on. The ceremony was followed by an epic shoot on the beach with the bridal party rocking mostaches. A fun filled reception kept going all night long. Check out their love loaded wedding.

 

Rarotongan Love Story

Jono and Theresa were married in a beautiful afternoon ceremony in Rarotonga. It was the perfect day with the weather being amazing, the people totally rad and such thoughtfull vows. Here is a sneak peek of their amazing wedding.

Rarotonga was amazing. The people were lovely, the weather perfect and I didn't get too sunburnt. Totally worth the trip to capture this beautiful wedding. 

Lavara

Sleeping Beauty

The beautiful Chelsea is one drop dead gorgeous lady. She was a natural infront of the camera and we had so much fun with all her outfit changes. Thank you to Kaitlin Chapman Makeup for the excellent hair and make up.

Here is a quote I have been reflecting on recently. Hope it inspires you this week. A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.” – Charles M. Schwab

xxx Lavara

Portrait Shoot

The story of love between a Mother and Daughter. 

Look in those eyes... Listen to that dear voice... Notice the feeling of even a single touch that is bestowed upon you by that gentle hand ! Make much of it while yet you have that most precious of all gifts. Read the unfathomable love of those eyes; the anxiety of that tone and look, however slight is your pain. In after life you may have friends, fonds, dears, but never you will have again the inexpressible love & gentleness levished upon you which none but a mother bestows. - Macaulay

Thank you to Rebecca and Niamh for the opportunity to tell the story of your awesome relationship. You are both so gorgeous.

xxx Lavara

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