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.

katie & shane | cassels wedding, auckland


Nestled in the Waitakere Ranges, Katie and Shane both prepped for their special day, anticipation building, in the grounds of Te Henga Studios. As much as they were probably tempted, being in the same building and all, they managed to resist seeing each other until their 'first look'.

Exploring the grounds, we made friends with the horses and took lots of beautiful pictures of the two of them and their bridal party before heading to Cassels for the important part of the day - declaring their love and commitment to one another in front of their loved ones. The lush backdrop and sunny skies added a magical touch to the day.

Katie and Shane own Honeypot Registry which I highly recommend all future bride and grooms check out!

As featured in NZ Weddings

Check out Katie & Shane's beach engagement session here!

Venue: Cassels | Celebrant: Desiree Mason | Dress: Jordan Raela | Shoes: Trousseau | Suit: Hugo Boss | Hair: Charlie McLean | Makeup: Claire Sibley | Bridesmaids: JJs House | Flowers: Twig & Twine | Stationary: DIY |  Cake: The Sweet Eatery | Rings: 5th Ave | Photo location: Te Henga Studios | 

Samantha Donaldson