We’d like the RAW files…..that old chestnut..

Keeping lockdown light and my post recipe tight! Wedding Photography is without a doubt my biggest passion, I absolutely love my job, my clients and ofcourse the process in which I perform to give back the ultimate magical story of your special day. Upon reading this email that graces my inbox from time to time I try really hard not to be upset with my clients who ask instead assuming they didn’t really understand the full meaning of RAW. After informing me that Photoshop nor lightroom is not part of their lingo their request is becoming clearer in the fact they

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The Wedding Venue Menu

Wedding Venue Debut- No Snakes, Just Ladders  – Inspirational shoots, styled shoots whatever you wish to call them, there is a great debate in the wedding photography world about the merits of doing one nowadays, personally I’ve never been into debating, its simply no fun because I’m always right, but as far as styled shoots go they had me at hello. WHY??  Well google LOVES new content and as a small business  keeping up with the latest trends and bringing unique content to our readers in an industry thats constantly evolving is crucial in maintaining our rank alongside fellow competition.

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How to survive the “Bridal Expo”

With This Ring Bridal Expo Want to win a wedding photography package for your special day ?? Come and have a chat at the “With This Ring” Bridal Expo! “Groom in Tow”… and off we go.  With a  jungle of vendors where do you start?? ,walls of carrot and chocolate delights, rows of face painting extraordinaires, the Photoshop masters, and of course the labyrinth of Satin and Lace. The first time you step into an bridal expo you can be overwhelmed.

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A Wedding like this belongs in a Movie.

He was her rock, and she was his Ruby ….Newlyweds Ciaran and Ruby I don’t really believe in cliches but meeting these two it was love at first sight. With my wedding attendance history its my hope that every day rolls on out like that of a well rehearsed Oscar nomination. With many a run sheet and flow chart available, a back up plan for the back up plan and the bridal emergency kit on board I’d  “push play on this soiree!”

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“It was a 50 shades of Gay Soiree”…. Newlyweds Josh and Mike

“One mans junk is another mans treasure”- Austinvilla Estate Wedding If you had of told me 29 years ago Id be in attendance at this particular wedding I would have assumed I was the one twirling down the isle in layers of tulle about to marry the man of my dreams….truth be told I couldn’t have been more wrong. I’d certainly like to think I had my finger on the pulse but at that age I more likely had my finger up my nose. It appears that Josh somewhere in between those adolescent years he realised that love is far

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Winter Wonderland Shoot -Everyday I’m Shovelling

There’s no business like snow business…. Inspirational shoots, Styled shoots whatever you wish to call them, there is a great debate in the wedding photography world about the merits of doing one nowadays, personally I’ve never been into debating, its simply no fun because I’m always right, but as far as styled shoots go they had me at hello. WHY??  Well google LOVES new content and as a small business  keeping up with the latest trends and bringing unique content to our readers in an industry thats constantly evolving is crucial in maintaining our rank alongside fellow competition. We all know that

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Do that to me one Moore time – Newlyweds Nathan and Nicole

Good things come to those who wait… Dolce Wedding Photography For Dolce Wedding Photography it’s something we tend to keep to ourselves, the fact we’ve been praying all morning for a cloudy ambush of a fifty shade cumulous whilst singing a powerful grammy winning rendition of “Im only Happy when it Rains” may have been a  little inappropriate for the time and place…. you see every bride has a vision of how their perfect day will unfold, everything will go to plan, the groom will shed a tear as she floats down the isle in her layers of lace and tulle,

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Music up Tailgate Down -Newlyweds Cilla and Andy

“Word of Mouth” “I heard it through the grapevine” “verbal evidence” call it what you wish, but to me its undeniably the most powerful form of advertising. On this occasion gossip prevailed and again Dolce Wedding Photography was thrown into one of the most memorable days that ended up a favourite of the season. Over a hill and far away one couple, an entourage of their finest companions, 2 smooth rides and a dog called Maddox proved that sometimes the road of life can take unexpected turns and you have no choice but to follow it to end up in

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Mr and Mr Fabulous -Newlyweds Garth and Dan

In the 11th hour… Dolce Wedding Photography was handed the power….. I’m still not at that stage in my life where I’m ready to share everything I have with another human being, but i’ve been shooting for Dolce Wedding Photography for some time now and  I’m not at all shy in saying I have a pretty good handle on how this “I do” gig goes down

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The “Wedding Dress Conundrum”

Time and time again I’ve seen it happen, over and over I’ve heard the wedding dress horror stories, and dare I say it the hours and hours of editing to fix those popped buttons, the sheer waists, and the interesting shade of stucco. Yes I’m not married, nor getting married but at least I know I”d look like a tool in tulle! Ladies I can not put into words the importance of seeing the professionals when choosing your wedding dress, lucky for me Lisa at Brides of Merivale has done exactly that! For her and her team it’s not just

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Off Season? What off Season… Dolce Wedding Photography Christchurch

The few short weeks inbetween seasons…. Its easier to say sorry than to ask for permission… Quite frankly the greatest “get out of jail free card” known to man. For the last couple of weeks I have spent a large percentage of time “poking the bear” – Testing not only boundaries, and my ability as a photographer, but also delivering to the industries finest the opportunity to question my sanity but also engage in collaborating on an idea which is “something a little different “……. Unbelievably enough they did just that.

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The Show Must Go On -Dolce Wedding Photography

With This Ring Bridal Show – The Eleventh Hour Panic Dolce Wedding Photography participating in four of these affairs you’d think we’d have it down to a fine art but the sad thing being – we simply don’t. This time round we were incredibly lucky to still be on the Christmas Card list with Brides of Merivale and we accepted their generous invitation on joining their turf at With This Ring Bridal Show.

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