Mudbrick Wedding Photos – Kate & Adam

A day of great humour, grooving grannies, energy and a lot of love. Kate and Adam married at Mudbrick here on Waiheke Island on a stunner of a summer’s day that ended on a epic sunset shoot.

Thanks to Paul Hoelen for coming along as my 2nd camera, awesome to work with you.

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Karangahake Gorge – Save me

I don’t spend a lot of time on personal work, 13 months to process these images is testament to that.

So it was quite sometime ago that I took a stroll through the beautiful Karangahake Gorge with a spectacular set of fellow photographers, Craig Robertson, Harry Janssen, Mike Hill and Paul Hoelen one misty winter’s morning.

I was reminded of these images very recently when I heard of new plans to mine this incredible heritage site yet again. The granting of exploratory mining rights without public consultation sparked an outrage from concerned groups cumulating in large protests last month.

If you’re also concerned about plans to mine this beautiful gateway to the Coromandel sign the petition here, make your voice heard.

Waiheke Book Festival – Gala Lunch – Mudbrick Vineyard

The penultimate event of this years Words on a Small Island – Waiheke Book Festival was the Festival Gala Lunch at Mudbrick Vineyard took place on Sunday. Most often I visit Mudbrick in the capacity of a wedding photographer so it was so immensely enjoyable to sit down and enjoy the fabulous food and wine. I couldn’t quite bring myself to leave the camera behind and took a few images so share. Between the courses we were treated to three fascinating speakers, wine writer John Saker, photographer, publisher and environmentalist Craig Potton and lastly Sir Bob Harvey former Waitakere mayor.