Engagement shoot from New Zealand

I don’t usually feature photographers from outside the UK, since I focus on weddings from in and around the Cape Town area. But when it comes to engagement shoots, there’s no reason why the same limit applies. And so I’m thrilled to be able to show off some talent from abroad – in this case from emerging Kiwi photographer Lavara O’ Hanlon. Lavara contacted me with her pics of this super cute couple against the Auckland skyline, and I just couldn’t resist. They are so adorable together, and there’s so much energy in these pics, I love them! Engagement shoots are a relatively new trend in NZ as they are in South Africa, and as much as I love super styled sessions, this one shows that the most important ingredient is the buzz between the couple themselves.

Lavara sent me some more information on the shoot:
Jason and Jess are such a cute couple. They fell in love at a church event and he proposed on the top of a building with the words will you marry me written on the roof below. Jess has this really cute wrinkle in her nose when she smiles and Jason is very manly. We were unable to find helium balloons on the day so these photos were actually captured by one of the couple jumping and pushing the balloon into the air!

I would never have guessed that – and somehow, it totally works! Maybe helium is overrated. ;)
Oh, and PS, happy wedding day to Jason and Jess for this Saturday – have a wonderful day you two!

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