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.

erin & james | goldie estate wedding


Being asked to photograph a family members wedding is a huge privilege so it was a big deal for me that Erin, my husbands cousin, and James trusted me to capture their special day. It's also pretty cool when you know half the guests! 

This awesome couple married at the beautiful Goldie Estate on Waiheke Island, Auckland. It wasn't the weather they had hoped for and the ceremony had to be moved inside, but none of that mattered on the day. It was about celebrating their love and commitment, not whether it was sunny or not. And that they did, with all their friends and family there to witness it.

This is also proof that you can still get great photos in the rain!! Such a fabulous day, lots of smiles, laughter, epic speeches and our wonderful Nan, the matriarch of the family, hitting the dance floor!

Venue: Goldie Estate, Waiheke Island | Celebrant: Ria Vandervis Dress: Hera Bridal | Suit: Working Style | Hair & Make Up: Nicki Collett - The Beauty Hub | Bridesmaids: Witchery | Flowers: Flower Gallery  | Rings: 5th Avenue

Samantha Donaldson