Lighthouse Editorial - Feat. in The Together Journal

Having only just moved to New Zealand, this styled shoot was the 1st actual gig of mine being a local Nelsonian. I was excited as a wedding photographer to mix and mingle with all the creative talent Nelson had to offer as there is a real neat buzz of creativity in this humble little town. Styled shoots are always a great opportunity to work with some really talented wedding vendors and shoot in some really beautiful locations. This was no exception... It was an absolute delight to be a part of this styled shoot at Nelsons famous Boulder Bank Light House. The location was sweet, the light was epic and the team of vendors were absolute stars to work with!

The awesome folk at The Together Journal have also been kind enough to feature this in their 3rd Issue and it looks smokin' hot! You can grab a copy online by clicking here.

Thanks to the epic vendors below who helped make the day what it was...

Stylist: Balencia Lane
Florals: Perfect Style Floral
Veil: Bridal Boheme
Bridal Skirt: Caroline Campion
MUA: Glitter and Blush


Dean+Zoe's wedding was an absolute dream. As a photographer, my camera-clicking hands wanted to applaud them both on their noteworthy detail and striking beauty; from the glamour of the bridesmaids beaded gowns to the striking decor at the reception. The thoughtfulness and design of this wedding was evident in every aspect. But more than the aesthetics, the high-spirited Bride and Groom were certainly the centre of the attention, with the warmth and joy they carried all day in their smiles. Nothing could dampen their sparkle, even an absolute downpour of rain straight after the ceremony!

There wasn't a single element about this day that didn't shine (apart from a few grey skies). An impressive banquet of food greeted guests at the reception and with happy hearts and full tummies, the celebration of the couple continued with dancing, laughter and more amazing food. Dean+Zoe, may the dancing, laughter and celebration of food be ever present in your beautiful marriage!


I had been looking forward to this wedding for a while.  Actually, I think everyone that knew Kurt+Stacey had been anticipating this wedding for a few years and wished the day would hurry up and arrive.  It's funny how in those moments you always look back and are shocked at how fast time flew by... This was exactly the case with this wedding!

Stacey and my wife, Shelley, are 1st cousins so I had seen the Kurt+Stacey's relationship grow from humble beginnings to the tying of the knot.  Something I consider pretty special to be able to photograph. But it wasn't until the wedding day where I really understood how amazing these two were and how perfectly matched for each other they are. I mean, I knew they were amazing people before the wedding, but a wedding seems to draw the best out in people and it's ok to be vulnerable. To show emotions that you perhaps generally do not show in public. It's those emotions that, when on display, show your true colours.

Kurt+Stacey's wedding was simply beautiful from start to finish. They say that there are 3 things that people will talk about after the wedding...

  1. The food
  2. The music
  3. The speeches

The food was great, the music had people working their best moves on the dance floor however, I guess for me, the speeches from everyone were some of the best I have heard.  The beauty of raw emotion, the honouring of the parents and the humble delivery by everyone who spoke. It was difficult to not choke up behind the camera...

To Kurt+Stacey, thank you for letting me tell your story. I was honoured and I was blessed to be apart of your special day. Thank you!