Josiah and Rachel married

One sunny Nelson day Josiah and Rachel headed out by yacht from Kaiteri for a spot of fishing. Josiah secretly placed a message in a bottle, which he attached to the end of her fishing line. You can only imagine the look on Rachel’s face when she reeled that in. So romantic and of course a big “YES “was the only answer from Rachel – what a catch!

Bright coloured wedding bouquet with red and yellow flowers
The night before the wedding day, Rachel and her two bridesmaids, Anthea and Bobby, stayed in the Consulate Apartments. Appropriately, an autumn theme was chosen for the day.

Mother of the bride admires her purple dress

Rachels mother Yvette was really excited to wear her beautiful dress. We told her to get dressed so we could take some photos. She looked stunning – I can see where you get your looks from Rachel!

Reflection of the brides white wedding dress in the mirror

Rachel is a fashion designer and makeup artist. Our paths have crossed many times before, as she has applied makeup to a lot of the brides that we have photographed. Rachel is so talented, her personally designed wedding dress looks absolutely amazing!

Bride and bridemaids laugh and have fun during hair styling and dress

There were plenty of laughs.

Bridemaides help the bride to put on her garter during styling and dress

I love this time of the day with so much happening.

Bride looks up at Nelson wedding photographer Daron Graham

The earthy tones throughout this apartment and the cool stairway with gorgeous natural light streaming in was just perfect for beautiful glamour photography. Photography is all about light so we couldn’t have asked for a better venue. I think the girls will be very happy with these photos.

Model wedding photo of bridesmaide wearing her black dress with white pearl necklass

Glamour wedding photo of bride in natural light

Magazine glamour wedding photos from Nelson Wedding Photography

Bride walks down steps holding her wedding bouquet

Black and white wedding photo of bride looking through iron fence

Bride arrives to her wedding ceremony in a black Chev Cadilliac

We had a nice drive out to the Kina Cliffs to the wedding ceremony venue. The view over the Tasman Bay was exceptional, you couldn’t ask for more.

Mother and father of the bride walk towards guests at wedding ceremony on Kina Heights

Bright sunny Nelson day for wedding ceremony on Kina Heights

Such a bright day, very challenging for photography.

Bride and groom kiss during wedding ceremony at Kina Heights

Josiah and Rachel were bubbling over with excitement to finally be married.

Bride and groom laugh while walking around their guests

Bride and groom kiss with Tasman Bay in the back ground

See what I mean about the view, imagine waking up to this every morning.

Bride and groom holds hands while walking down a grassy hill at Kina

We headed down to the sea for some fun location photographs. These guys really knew how to work the camera.

Bride and groom hug and laugh on the beach at Kina

Bride lying on old tree along Kina beach near Nelson

Nelson beach wedding photos

Groom looks at brides garter and they both laugh at loud

Behave Josiah!

bride and groom hold each other on grassy hill with blue sky in the back ground

Daron is an expert when using lighting equipment outdoors – just love this shot.

Bride and groom kiss with Tasman Bay as the backdrop

Groom dips the bride and kisses her

Bride and groom hold hands while strolling up a grassy hill top

Bride and groom sit on Cadilliac wedding cars at Kina Heights near Nelson

Very hot Cadillac’s.

Bridal party stand next to black and white Cadilliac wedding cars

Bride swings on a rope

Daron’s shot…

Bride holds her white wedding dress while swinging off a rope

My shot.

Bride and groom in back of black Cadilliac wedding car

Daron was driving, so I hung out the window to capture these shots. We had to beep the horn several times to get Josiah and Rachel to turn around.

Groom and his groomsmen at Founders Park Nelson

We drove back into Nelson, stopping briefly at Founders Park for some shots before heading to the Boulder Bank to capture the sunset. I photographed the guys, while Daron photographed the girls.

Bride with her bridesmaides at Founders Park Nelson

Bride and bridemaides hold their parasols while walking up the main Street of Founders Park

Daron said “work it girls”  and they did – awesome.

Bride poses for Nelson Wedding Photographer in front of Church at Founders Park Nelson

Groom and groomsmen look at their watches at Founders Park in Nelson

I didn’t mention earlier but Rachel was extremely late for the ceremony. For those of you that were at the ceremony, you will know what I mean. We decided to have some fun with these shots – hilarious!

Bride runs up to groom standing next to red phone both at Founders Park Nelson

Bride standing on log along Nelson Boulder Bank

As I have mentioned before, April is such a fabulous time to get married as it enables us to capture these beautiful sunset photos before the reception.

Bride sitting on log along Nelson Boulder Bank with bright sunset

Bride looks over the shoulder of her groom at sunset

Once again Daron works his magic, these are just a handful of many outstanding photographs he took at the Boulder Bank.

Bridal Pary sit on log at sunset

Groom kisses brides hand on Nelson Boulder Bank at sunset

Groom kisses his bride during bright Nelson Sunset

Josiah and Rachel, I bet you’re having a wonderful honeymoon cruising around the mediterranean – feeling extremely envious. This is just a small taste of many hundreds of beautiful wedding photos captured on your day.  We can’t wait to show you the rest when you get back -  see you soon.


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