WHEN CLARE AND ANTHONY FIRST REACHED OUT, THEY WERE PLANNING THEIR ELOPEMENT IN NEW ZEALND, IT WOULD BE AT THE END OF A WEEKS TRAVEL IN THE SOUTH ISLAND. THEY HAD AN AMAZING TRIP PLANNED INCLUDING STAYING IN A CASTEL AND VISITING SMALL TOWNS AND HIKINH THROUGH BEAUTIFUL NZ SCENERY. THEY LIVE IN MELBOURNE AND HAD DONE A LOT OF TRAVEL OVER THE YEARS AND WANTED TO EXPLORE A BIT OF NEW Zealand, just the two of them.
FOR THEIR ELOPEMENT they wanted a simple ceremony, followed by a small photoshoot before a banquet dinner they had booked in at stoneridge ESTATE. WE TOOK THEM TO A SPOT WHICH GIVES YOU PANORAMIC VIEWS OF QUEENSTOWN, WHICH LETS YOUR REALLY TAKE IN THE SCALE OF THE BEAUTY OF YOU'RE SURROUNDED BY. WE FINISHED OF WITH THEIR PHOTOSHOOT AND THEN HEADED BACK IN TIME FOR THE FEAST THAT STONERIDGE HAD CREATED FOR THEM.
CLARE HAD LET ME KNOW IN THE MONTHS BEFORE THEIR ELOPEMENT THAT ANTHONY IN PARTICULAR ISN'T KEEN ON HAVING HIS PHOTO TAKEN, WHICH IS SUPER COMMON FOR ME TO HEAR FROM MY COUPLES, AND BY THE END OF THEIR SHOOT, THEY COMMENT ON HOW IT WAS "NOT SO BAD" HAHA.
FAST FORWARD TO AFTER THEIR WEDDING, CLARE'S SENT ME A MESSAGE WHEN THEY RECEIVED THEIR PHOTOS, WHICH REALLY MADE MY DAY. (SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POST TO SEE WHAT SHE SHARED ABOUT THEIR PHOTOS). it was so special knowing that their elopement was going to be a big surprise for all their loved ones back home, and that they would all be reliving their day through all their wedding photos. it was such a special day, and we felt so honoured to be a part of capturing it.