Kirsty & Mathius at sunset.

Not many brides have the opportunity to wear their wedding dress again. As part of Neil and Kirsty’s wedding package we included an additional photo shoot with Kirsty and Mathius (friends horse) on the beach at Rabbit Island during a Nelson sunset.

 Bride rides a horse along Rabbit Island at sunset

It was during the afternoon about a week after Neil and Kirsty’s wedding when it looked like we might be in for a sunset. A few hours later we all met up at Rabbit Island for a bride and horse photo shoot. Chrissy, being a horse lover and during the early years of her lifeĀ  leading western riding treks, was rather excited about this photoshoot.

This wasn’t a drown the gown shoot, although I hoped that I could convince Kirsty to get into the sea with her wedding dress on soon after sunset!

 Horse gallops along the beach at Rabbit Island Nelson.

A lovely shot from Chrissy of a beautiful bride riding her horse along the beach.

 Horse walks into the water with a bride riding bear back

 Horse gallops along the beach at Rabbit Island Nelson.

At first Mathius wasn’t sure about all of this, water, strange people and cameras, but soon got into his stride.

Bride lies on horse bare back at Rabbit Island Nelson.

Further down the beach Neil spotted the last of the sunlight shining between the pine trees. We figured that we had to run down there as fast as we could as the sun had almost disappeared behind the ranges. Ummm, can four people ride bareback?

Bride lies on the horse's back at Rabbit Island Nelson during sunset.

 Drown the gown photo shoot with a horse along Rabbit Island near Nelson

Good call Neil, the warm light created really nice shadows and lit Kirsty’s veil up as well.

 Brides veil flies in the air as she rides her horse along the beach at Rabbit Island at sunset.

Bride rides her Horse as it gallops along the beach at Rabbit Island near Nelson at sunset.

Such a beautiful horse, very majestic.

Horse walks into the water with a bride riding bare back at Rabbit Island Nelson.

Wedding photos of a bride riding a horse along the beach at Rabbit Island near Nelson.

Bride lies on horse at Rabbit Island near Nelson during sunset.

Chrissy took this stunning photo – love it!

Brides walk in the sea along Rabbit Island at sunset.

Now as I said before, this wasn’t actually a drown the gown photo shoot and I don’t think that Kirsty intended to get wet, but after I reminded her that she was a tough horse riding chic and that it would be a shame not to get some photos of her in the sea with a wedding dress on, she gave it a go.

Ride wearing her white wedding dress gets wet in the sea at Rabbit Island Nelson.

Good on ya Kirsty!

Drown the gown wedding photos from Nelson Wedding Photography.

“Arrrr, it’s cold” – you gotta love the expressions.

Bride holds out her veil as she walks into the ocean.

Kirsty was now getting used to the cold water – I think?

 Bride wearing her white dress goes swimming in the sea at Rabbit Island.

I suggested to lie right down in the water, Kirsty wasn’t so keen on that idea. Chrissy told me not to push my luck. Neil and Kirsty ordered a beautiful A3 photobook for their wedding photos, I’m sure that some of these shots won’t go amiss.

 

 

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