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.
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 life 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!
A lovely shot from Chrissy of a beautiful bride riding her horse along the beach.
At first Mathius wasn’t sure about all of this, water, strange people and cameras, but soon got into his stride.
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?
Good call Neil, the warm light created really nice shadows and lit Kirsty’s veil up as well.
Such a beautiful horse, very majestic.
Chrissy took this stunning photo – love it!
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.
Good on ya Kirsty!
“Arrrr, it’s cold” – you gotta love the expressions.
Kirsty was now getting used to the cold water – I think?
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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