All of my destination wedding photographer dreams came true during my New Zealand trip last year! Remember how we got to photograph a super sweet couple at sunset on Piha Beach in the North Island? Well, on one of last days on the South Island, the trip coordinator, Caitlin, brought in a seriously amazing couple, Lara & Yannis, for us to photograph bright and early at sunrise.
The shoot took place on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, a brilliant blue lake nestled next to The Remarkables, a strikingly beautiful mountain range. Kat of Dear Sweetheart Events crafted an absolutely beautiful bouquet (that she foraged from the backyard of our AirBNB – talk about TALENT!!) that complimented Lara & Yannis’ outfits perfectly! I love how the warm tones of their outfits complimented the cool blue water and the lush green mountains of New Zealand. Ash Bush Lettering & Designs also created a gorgeous sign that was just so perfect for this Queenstown love story!
Although myself and a few other photographers had to quickly rush off to a horseback riding trip shortly after this shoot began, I had a blast photographing this colorful engagement in one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever been in!