Samantha Donaldson Photography
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Stories | Wedding & Portrait Photographer Auckland

I photograph weddings, engagements, families, maternity, newborns and commercial. My style is natural and organic, focusing on telling a story.

angela & pete | keri keri wedding


Take a clifftop residence in the stunning Bay of Islands town of Keri Keri, style it immaculately with fresh flowers, cut glass vases, crystal decanters and vintage china, add a croquembouche to die for, lot’s of laughter and happiness, friends, family and of course a madly in love couple and you have the perfect recipe for a wedding.

You’ll soon notice scrolling through these images that there is a lot of love in Angela and Pete’s world. I couldn’t get over how many smiling faces I saw when editing these! These two are lovely friends and it was so awesome to see them tie the knot with their two little ones at their feet. And after Ange performed celebrant duties at my own wedding it was extra special that I was able to capture the story of their wedding day.

Brides dress: Felicity’s Bridal | Bridesmaids dresses: Cathy McLean  – Dressmaker | Hair & Make Up: Beauty on Demand | Grooms Suit: Frank Casey | Flowers: DIY with flowers from New World Keri Keri | Venue: Private residence | Catering: Neat Eats | Cake: Sweetie Pie Bakery Keri Keri | Cheese Cake: Grooms mum | Invitations: Anna Shaw – friend and designer | Celebrant: Adrienne Dallimore

Samantha Donaldson