This was a lovely local wedding. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful couple and I had my sidekick Jaxon as second shooter.
Here are some photos showcasing the couples classic styled wedding, followed by some of my favourite pics of the day.
The Cars - just click on a photo for a closer look.
Jessica got ready at her family farm homestead. The grounds were gorgeous and I got to take the dresses and flowers for a wander. The flowers were done by Living Colour. Click on the photos for a closer look.
They got married at the Rotorua Baptist Church, then we were off to photos at the Redwoods and around the Government Gardens. Family photos and a big guest shot followed at the reception venue, the Blue Baths.
Here is some photos of the Blue Baths venue. Click on the photos for a closer look.
Here is a slideshow of some of my favourite pics of the day.
With the cooler mornings starting, Lake Rotorua is producing some stunning mists. Had to grab the camera to capture the tranquil scene through my bedroom window. I think it was around 6ish. Just as well you can't see the wild morning hair behind the camera ;)
Had a lovely time photographing this family and their two girls. The photo session was done in their backyard and the walkway behind.
Some playing around shots from the last month. Some at Mt Maunganui wharf. Some taken out the front of our house with the Rotorua Youth Centre photo group.
Once the cooler months come around, would like to do more photography road trips. Give me a yell if you'd like to join in or have some plans to do some too!
It was a lovely hot day and Jaxon and I got to travel to Hamilton for the marriage of Chris and Catherine.
The Boys went to the driving range before getting ready and I got to play with the Bride and Bridesmaids.
Here are a few of the photo highlights.
Then it was off to the country side around Ohaupo for the bridal party photos.
The vintage cars are from '1928 Hudson Hire' : www.hudsonhire.co.nz '
They supplied cute suitcases that say "Getting Married" and "Just Married", as well as wooden gun props.
Reception was held at Windy Ridge in Ohaupo.
Congrats Mr and Mrs Kaan!!
If you would like to see more of their wedding photos, here is the online slideshow.
A Few of My Favourite Things - Roses
I don't see my uncle very often, but when I do, the story of how I plucked all his rose petals off his cherished rose bushes always comes up
....... even though I was so little I only have a vague recollection of it, and even though I have been grown up now for a very long time
..... As if I'd still get the urge to grab a handful of petals, stuff my face into them to get that big whiff of perfume, and then throw them in the air just so I can watch them float down real pretty like.......
Perfumed Roses are one of my favourite things because:
MY ROSE FLAVOURED RECIPES
2 Tb gelatine
3/4 C of water (my rose water is not strong flavoured, so I substitute 1/4 C of this with my rose water)
2 C sugar
1 C boiling water
1/2 t tartaric acid
few drops of raspberry flavouring
1/2 C icing sugar
1/2 C cornflour
Combine gelatine and first measure of water in a saucepan. Leave to swell for 10 minutes. Add sugar and boiling water. Stir until sugar and gelatine dissolve. Heat gently, stirring until mixture boils. Leave to boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add the tartaric acid, raspberry flavour and colour. Line a small tin with baking paper and wet baking paper with more rose water. Pour mixture into tin. Leave to set. Combine icing sugar and cornflour. Cut turkish delight into squares and roll in cornflour mixture.
1 T rose water
2 T gelatine
2 egg whites
1/2 t raspberry flavouring
1/2 C icing sugar
1/2 C cornflour
Combine sugar, rose water and 190ml of water in a saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil without stirring and cook until syrup reaches hard ball stage.
Sprinkle gelatine over 190ml water and stand for 10 minutes, then microwave for 30 seconds, dissolving gelatine. Add to sugar syrup.
Use an electric beater to beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, then, continue mixing while gradually pouring hot syrup down side of bowl in a thin steady stream. Add raspberry, then whisk until mixture is thick and holds it shape.
Combine the icing sugar and cornflour, and then use some of it to dust an oiled tin. Pour mix into tin and put in fridge to set. Cut into squares and dust with the rest of the cornflour and icing sugar mix.