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.

catherine & james | markovina wedding, auckland


I felt like I knew Catherine and James pretty well after shooting their engagement photos (quite a story to that session at Muriwai - click here for the full story and images). It is always such a good opportunity to experience what its like to have a photo shoot with me and see how I work and we get to chat and learn more about each other at the same time!

Their wedding at Markovina Vineyard Estate was so relaxed and fun. There were some beautiful personal touches for the ceremony - Catherine’s friend Charlotte sung the bridal party down the aisle and and Catherines brother was the celebrant. And come the end of the night the dance floor went off!

Thanks for having me guys!

Thanks to Mala Photography for second shooting this with me.

Dress: Astra Bridal | Suits: Working Style | Bridesmaids Dresses: Evolution | Flowers: Alice Mitchel | Hair: Krystle Sullivan at M11 Studio | Makeup: Marija (bridesmaid) | Rings: David Keefe | Celebrant: Jeremy Selfe (Bride’s brother) | Cake: Bluebells | Venue: Markovina Vineyard Estate | Ceremony musician: Charlotte Pridham | Reception DJ: Mix It DJ