Samantha Donaldson Photography
Elaine & Andy Wedding Low Res-517.jpg

Stories

Wedding and portrait photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. My passion is capturing people's stories with a natural, documentary style of photography.

laura & mike | auckland elopement

 

Laura and Mike's Auckland elopement was quite possibly one of the best afternoons I've had as a photographer and I'm so so happy with the images we produced. Not only are they the loveliest, most genuine couple but they were up for anything and had 100% faith in me.

This Canadian pair flew over from their then home in Melbourne to elope in Auckland city and once the official precedings were over and with not much knowledge of Auckland they trusted me to take them pretty much wherever I wanted! We headed to the breathtaking Karekare beach on Auckland's rugged west coast and were greeted with the most spectacular sunset. Laura and Mike climbed dunes, waded through streams and climbed rocks for me. Such adventurers!!

These images are some of my most favourite ever. Thank you Laura and Mike for your trust and sense of fun x

As featured on Together Journal

Dress: Grace & Hart Allure Gown | Shoes: Wittner | Hair : Dry & Tea | Make up: Grace Latta @ Mecca Cosmetica | Suit: Bossini