If you are a long time reader of my blog, you might remember the engagement photos I took for Corina and Cameron back a while ago. I was so excited when the lovely couple asked me to be their wedding photographer! A few weeks ago, I captured their wedding at the beautiful Gracehill Vineyard Estate.
It was a lovely Autumn day. There was a little bit of cloud in the sky but also heaps of sunshine! The wedding ceremony took place at Gracehill Vineyard Estate’s lovely courtyard in the late afternoon, the warm golden hour sunlight light up the Gracehill Vineyard beautifully.
After the ceremony and the big group photo, we quickly moved on to do the location photos with the bridal party. Since the ceremony finished just before sunset, we knew we wouldn’t really have a lot of time for the location shots. But having shot the engagement photos with Corina and Cameron before was definitely a good thing as it allowed us to do the location shots a lot quicker than usual. So even with very limited time, we still managed to create some beautiful photos.
So finally we had to stop when it got too dark. If you are wondering how dark it was? For the photo below, my assistant had to hold his iPhone next to the couple so i can see their face through the camera’s viewfinder. Without that, I can only see roughly the couple’s silhouette.
The reception started pretty much straight after that. With so many family members and good friends together, there were lots of laughs, lots of old stories shared throughout the night.
Oh Gracehill Vineyard Estate must have a very good chef as their food is just fantastic!
I hope you can also feel the happiness and the love through my photos.
I’ve known Jarod for many years, so when Jaord asked if I can take his wedding photos. I just couldn’t say no to him and Helen even though I already have quite a busy schedule and normally wouldn’t want to take another job,
Photographer loves beautiful sunlight and we had a beautiful sunny summer day when we shot this set of photos. Actually it was a VERY sunny day and the sun nearly melt us just a few minutes after we started our location shots at Cornwall Park. It was so hot that we were forced to move to the more shaded area and temporary leave the beautiful (and hot) sunlight behind!
But as I said, photographer love beautiful sunlight, so it wasn’t too long before I can’t resist the temptation and asked everyone to go back and take some more photos under the beautiful sunlight.
So anyway, below are some of my favourites from that day. I hope you’ll like them
I was not planning to show any photos from this wedding photo shoot but I really love this photo and it’s quite different to my usual photo style so here it is, what do you think?
(Please click on the photo to see a larger version)
Oh and i love my D800′s 36MP resolution, although the birde and groom are very tiny in this photo, i can still see and recognise their face when I look at the 100% photo on my computer!
Went up the skytower with the family recently, and took a few photos when we were up there.
Auckland is really a beautiful city. Do you agree?
You can find the last photo on Nikon NZ’s official facebook page as well:
Finally, i created a facebook page for Photo by Richard.
I have been thinking of doing that for a long long time, but everytime when i started, i got distracted by something else more important so it was never created (okay trying to find some excuse to cover up my laziness), but anyway, it’s here now and i’ll try to update it regularly
This is the URL:
please go have a look, Like it and share it with your friends.
And if you have any questions re my photography service or even any photography related questions, feel free to ask it there and i’ll try my best to answer.
Happy new year everyone! How was everyone’s 2011?
2011 was another busy year for me, lots of things happened, including lots of very exciting things, such as the Rugby World Cup 2011 (and All Blacks won the world cup!), winning a Kodak Gold Awards and also my brother Wilfred and his Fiancée Ada’s wedding!!
They picked the Wharf as the venue for their wedding ceremony and the reception. If you haven’t been to there before, let me tell you the Wharf is really an awesome wedding venue! Through it’s floor to ceiling glass of this circular building, you can see the beautiful Auckland harbour, including the amazing view of harbour bridge and Auckland city. It probably is one of the most stunning view wedding venue in Auckland! We were all hoping for a great sunny day but the weather was not really that good the last 2 weeks before the wedding. Cloudy, rainy, and rarely we can see any blue sky But very luckily, when the big day arrived, the weather was just as good as we can hope for, we got a nice beautiful blue sky with a little bit of cloud decorating it! The view from The Wharf was just amazing! And I guess it’s not really a surprise when I told you i was the official photographer that day? Below are some of my favourite photos from the wedding, see which one do you like the most?
As i’ve mentioned in the previous post, i’ve won a Silver Merit in the 2011 Kodak Gold Awards – Wedding Bride and/or Groom category this year, and this is the photo that won me the award.
Special thanks to Winston Gee for being my assistant and holding the lights, umbrella and gear under rain for us
Just got contacted by Kodak NZ and they told me that I’ve won a Silver Merit Award in the 2011 Kodak Gold Awards – Wedding Bride and/or Groom category! The Kodak Gold Awards is an international program and also one of the most important award for Professional Wedding and Portrait photographers here in New Zealand.
I still need to wait 1-2 weeks before i can get my photos back from them and I will post up the photo after that.