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.

murray & john | mudbrick wedding


Murray and John flew over from their home in Australia to marry at Waiheke's Mudbrick Vineyard. They got ready together with a group of their closest friends up at Mudbrick's new Lodge and we wandered through the venue grounds for their photos prior to the ceremony.

Overlooking Rangitoto, Murray and John walked down the aisle together holding hands and exchanged vows as the sun started to set out on the horizon. Joined by friends and family who had all flown to Auckland to witness this special occasion, their marriage was celebrated with lots of laughter, love and happy tears. I could genuinely feel the love and emotion in the atmosphere that afternoon, these two are truly loved by all those dear to them and I felt very privileged to be a part of the day.

The evening was finished off with a reception dinner and speeches down at Mudbrick's restaurant. Many congratulations to you both guys! x

Venue: Mudbrick Vineyard | Celebrant: Julie Thomson | Rings: Cartier | Suits: Hugo Boss and Duchamp | Stationary: Paper Elephant