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.

jess & ryan | engagement


Jess and Ryan are friends of ours and I was flattered when they asked if I could take a few photos of them after they got engaged. It’s such a lovely thing to capture this time of your lives, when you feel like you are floating on air and full of happiness (that’s how I remember feeling when I got engaged anyway!) Honestly though, I think their love really shines through in these images and Jessica just looks SO happy. Such a beautiful effervescent smile.

We started off in the comfort of their home which I love to do – your home is where you build memories and you are surrounded by things you love and that show your personality so why not capture that? After a cuppa we headed to a fav of mine, Cornwall Park, where we explored and had a bit of fun.

Can’t wait to see these guys tie the knot next year!

Samantha Donaldson