We first met Olivia at Crofton Downs Primary School when we did her school photographs. The whole family came in for a relaxed shoot in our studio at the end of last year - these are some of the results...
Leanne and Matthew were married on the 15th of March this year outside a beautiful wee church near Lake Wairarapa. Matthew spotted the location on one of many trips driving past with a surfboard in tow. The church pews were shifted outside and the church was a stunning architectural background for the ceremony.
Before the reception at Tarureka Estate the bridal party headed to the shores of Lake Wairarapa for photographs and a picnic. Matthew had also prepared a very special surprise for Leanne - a gorgeous ring to match her wedding band that she found at the bottom of her champagne glass!
Gina and Glen were married in the beautiful surroundings of Zealandia last month. Here's a peak into their family celebration...
Micaela and Tom were married on what turned out to be a bright sunny day in Martinborough after predictions of rain during the week.
They opted for a first look before the ceremony to ensure their day was a relaxed affair. Penny found a private location and captured the moment they saw each other for the first time in an intimate setting. The ceremony took place on the beautiful lawns of Brackenridge Country Retreat. A perfect setting to mingle with guests and enjoy delicious Ruth Pretty catering. Congratulations Micaela and Tom!
Bride's dress: White by Vera Wang. Expert alterations by Alison Blain
Celebrant: Pinky Agnew
Florist: Ingrid at Scent
Make-up Artist: Jessie Wright
Unbelievably it has been 7 years now using Lightroom and at no point did I know this feature existed.
Did you know you can type/paste multiple file names into the Meta-data text search in Lightroom 5 and it searches for all those images in one hit?
"So what?" I hear you say.
Well . . . Let me explain. . .
Imagine for a moment that after photographing a school over 2 or 3 days and then after extensive quantity reducing of the photographs you find that you are left with 1000+ images that are shown to the parents of the school. Of these photographs we need to go through and pick all the photographs the parents have ordered . . . over 400 photographs! That is a lot of searching and labelling in Lightroom.
Now by copying and pasting all the file names (files separated by spaces), into the search box in Lightroom's Metadata filter you can search for all the files in one hit saving you hours of time and tedious fun.
Maybe I am getting all excited for nothing, but I thought all you other photographers out their may benefit from this revelation of mine.
*** Edit - I have just found this advanced plugin for the same feature. Now I am really exited. Sad I know - http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/extended-search ***
Kate and Andy are Kiwis who currently reside in the UK. They choose to get married in Kate's hometown Wanganui last year at the lovely Puketea Estate.
Many guests had traveled some distance to join in the celebrations and the couple put a lot of thought into making sure they would enjoy the weekend. Kate (and her Mum) planned the smallest of details, from the handmade pom poms to the lawn games for guests to play. Everyone had a great time, the packed dancefloor at the end of the night says it all...
Happy Anniversary Kate and Andy!
Florist: Flower Room
Catering: Joe, Heather and team of Essence Catering
Bridal Party Transport: Wanganui Heritage Coachlines