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.

lara & denzil | mudbrick vineyard, waiheke wedding


What can I say about Lara and Denzil - freakin stunning! This was certainly an elegant affair with the boys in their classic suits with bow ties and Lara in THAT dress - how unique and amazing is that bodice?!

These two are London based and planned their wedding from the other side of the world. I met Lara when she was visiting and she was so happy and smiley I knew it was going to be a fun happy day. I was welcomed into Lara’s family Bach on Waiheke by her lovely Mum and Dad (thank you) where I captured Lara getting herself ready before heading to the amazing Lodge at Mudbrick for the ceremony. There were plenty of ear to ear smiles from all their friends and family as they witnessed Lara and Denzil’s commitment to each other. The day finished off with some pretty epic dance floor action!

Lara and Denzil, thank you from the bottom of my heart for having me there, you guys were super awesome and it was such a pleasure!

Dress: Suzanne Neville | Suits: Moss Bros | Flowers: Wildflower Waiheke | Hair: Kurt Counsell | Makeup: Kate Solley |Celebrant: Helen Oakes | Stationary : Emma Cate Designs | Cake: Little Tart Bakery | Venue: Mudbrick Vineyard | Ceremony musician: Avya Grace | Reception band: The Resolutions | Second shooter: Alice Doig