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.

sam & nick | markovina wedding


I was excited about Sam & Nick’s wedding from the moment Sam contacted me and mentioned her husband-to-be was half Italian! See, I have a love affair with everything Italian after spending a fair bit of time there on my travels through Europe. I love the food, the wine, the language (attempted to learn it once – eek), the quaint villages and the stunning coastline – I even got engaged there! When she added she had booked Markovina Vineyard Estate I knew this was going to be one stunning wedding – and I wasn’t wrong.

Auckland turned on the weather for these guys – blue skies galore! Sam was a picture perfect bride in a gorgeous lace dress and her beautiful bridesmaids wore soft pink flowing dresses. Let’s not forget the guys who looked dapper in their suits, suspenders and bow ties.

The grounds of Markovina provided a gorgeous backdrop for their rustic styled event and I’m so excited to share a selection of my favourite images from their special day.

Congrats Sam & Nick!

Sam’s Dress: Jessica Bridal |  Make-Up: Amber Carroll | Rings: Culet Jewellery & Walker & Hall | Suits: Suit Source | Stationary: DIY | Flowers: Family friend | Venue: Markovina Vineyard Estate

Samantha Donaldson