The Boatshed Wellington Wedding

Back on the 29th of Feb when words like level and bubble didn’t define our way of life, Megan and Matt created the sweetest candy coated bubble for their friends and family to share their long awaited day with them.

These two mastered the art of being completely and unapologetically true to who they are and did it all with great finesse.  They all partied well into the night at the Boatshed on the Wellington waterfront with plenty of good people, good food and sweet treats. Wandering around the busy Taranaki Street Wharf and posing with a couple of strangers on a stag do made for a unique photoshoot and especially now with life so different this makes it even more special. This was the sweetest day for M & M and we felt so privileged to be a part of it.  check out more of Megan and Matt’s big day on the wedding albums page.


Ohariu Farm Wedding

For a lesson in making your wedding day a reflection of your personalities and a damn good party.  Professor’s Mr & Mrs J Lo will provide. These two and all their guests had a whale of a time with lots of laughing and sore faces from smiling. We had way too much fun watching the day unfold from pony cuddles, bagpipes, men in kilts, attempting golf, vaping at sunset, to stabbing a haggis and other knife related activities. This day was like a carnival ride with good food, hilarious speeches and whiskey to complete the day  at the picturesque Ohariu Farm. Make it your day, put your stamp on it and dare to be authentic, yeehaw!!


Check out more of Jody and Josh’s day on the wedding albums page. 


Family

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished” - Dean Koontz

I share my lockdown bubble with these 3 crazy critters and some humans but lets face it, the dogs are more interesting and willing to stray in front of my lens. These are our fur babies (from left to right) Kali the White Shepherd, Loki the Mini Schnauzer and Stella the Rottweiler mix. All three have very distinct personalities and are as much a part of the family as each of us humans and I’m sure many people out there can say the same for their beloved pets. They are keeping us sane during this time of isolation.

The difficult part of this post is this, Stella due to complications with old age and a recent battle that was won with cancer but left its mark, is going to take her final trip in the car tomorrow. Because of all the restriction due to Covid-19 we can’t be with her when she is put to “Sleep” so we have to drop her off in the car park at the vet and say goodbye. We have an awesome vet practice here who were so loving during her cancer battle so they know her well and Stella loves going there. This gives us some reassurance but I know it won’t make it any easier to hand her over. We are preparing to start lockdown day drinking, wearing Pj’s all day and binge watching Netflix. 

Coping mechanism humour aside, my thoughts and love goes out to everyone else dealing with a loss during this time and having to cope with it in your reduced world with no funeral or gathering of loved ones to help the process. Life as we knew it has changed, a shift of seismic proportions has happened and just like an earthquake, we were not prepared for it. We are forced to face ourselves in survival mode and we will never be the same.

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