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Alyssa & Matt | Coromandel, NZ

As soon as Alyssa told me that Matt had proposed on whangamata beach I knew we had to return there for their engagement session, and I feel like it made it a little bit more magical. I love a Spring engagement session, the spring blossoms, the incredible sunrises, the sun kissed sand at the beach….well normally. However I think this session proves that even with pouring rain, slight gale force winds and a damp, sandy backdrop – you can still create magic. Alyssa & Matt were such troopers for this session and really gave me creative freedom – which just so happened to come with waking up at 4am for hair and makeup through to being genuinely freezing all for the sake of the shoot!

We also shot in a beautiful plum orchard in the coromandel ranges on our drive out  – again a huge thank you to Sarah from Baroque for the hair and makeup and for also being my umbrella-wielding assistant, Vintage Love in Pukekohe for lending some stunning props (unfortunately a lot we didn’t get to use!), Veronica from blue dahlia makeup artistry for the nails and eyelashes and the man himself – Matt – for sacrificing the viewing of the second to last Americans cup race for this shoot, and what a race it was…

Please feel free to leave your comments on the images or messages for the couple below:



  • Tania Edward-Paul

    you have done a fantastic job! love the photos of my beautiful daughter and soon to be son-in-law

  • Liz Twaddle

    Actually the most gorgeous couple in the world!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Kinghorn

    love their posing styleReplyCancel

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