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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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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A Bike, a bride, and a beautiful BnB…

This is the Britten Stables – by Dolce Wedding Photography Its not often you get presented the opportunity to shoot against such a unique iconic piece of history. A project of such grandeur only possible with the love, commitment and passion that was poured into the restoration of this family home by Isabelle, Tim and “pint sized cute as a button” Adaline

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“Whisky in a Teacup”… Newlyweds Rob and Sarah

3 outta 3 aint bad! My love of country music is somewhat frowned upon by some and I find its usually those whom have not been privy to this incredible toe tapping, hat tipping genre that makes us city gals giddy.  The torn jeans, the seductive twang, the country boy manners that echo…yes ma’am…. Its fair to say when it comes to ticking those boxes in search for your perfect lad the answer is simple  “Save a horse and ride a cowboy” and thats exactly what this young las did… meet newlyweds Rob and Sarah.

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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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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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Go Big or Go Home…..

Blue Steel Swag weds a Pocket Full of Dynamite – Dolce Wedding Photography As a Wedding Photographer stepping onto the Air New Zealand flight I knew i’d have my work cut out for me with this one. It was clear to me these two had gone for the the “upsized” option when planning their nuptials and this was going to be on hell of a hum dinger affair with all the bells and whistles. Go Big or Go home sprung to mind when I spotted the 70 something bottles of Moet, the 12 + two bridal party, the 3 choppers, the

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