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When I say this was a laid back summer wedding, it’s because Georgie & Nathan are two of the most easygoing and down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. From the moment we sat down for coffee I knew there was no way we weren’t going to be friends. Both Georgie & Nathan are pilots so you might remember their engagement session about a year ago where we appropriately shot at the low flying zone in Auckland where planes can go so low they dip their wheels in the water sometimes! I can’t believe how quick the time has gone between now and then and now they’re married!

I spent the morning out in the countryside with Georgie at her parents place, where I was instantly in love with Caesar – a five day old lamb who had taken up residence in the Roy’s lounge as his mother had passed away. I think you know you’re at a real kiwi wedding when there’s a lamb in the lounge and he’s not for eating! Georgie easily stole the show back however when she came out in that beautiful Alma J bridal gown and left us all breathless. This was nothing compared to Nathans reaction when he saw her at the end of the aisle! Hair and Makeup was done by the very talented Ali of Ali’s Makeup Station.

Their wedding was a bit of a photographers dream – their reception ended at 6pm which meant I had nearly two hours at sunset with them to shoot portraits, as you can probably tell by the pictures there’s almost nothing Nathan & Georgie would have done for me in these photographs creatively.

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When Laura & Matt first asked me to photograph their Cook islands wedding I couldn’t have been more thrilled, I’ve known them both since high school so it was so lovely to be able to document the wedding of two people I’ve known for over a decade. It was such a pleasure to travel to the beautiful island of Rarotonga to spend a few days with these guys and their closest family and friends.

I was lucky enough to spend a whole day with the wedding party the day before the big event and included snorkelling (Granted in torrential downpour), cocktail drinking and my favourite thing – Eating!. I think one of the best things about escaping to a beautiful island to have your wedding is that it instantly puts everyone in a relaxed mood and it’s impossible to be stressed!

Laura was an absolute vision as you can see from the images, and without a doubt my favourite moment was watching Matts face overcome with happiness as she came down the aisle. A beautiful ceremony on the beach was followed by canapes before I snuck the bridal party away to some pretty amazing scenery for portraits.

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A few months ago I had the opportunity to shoot a Cannes Wedding with the amazing Morgane & Brendan. These two have an incredible story, Brendan is Scottish and Morgane is French, they’ve travelled the world and are currently living in Singapore and decided to marry in the south of France! When they asked me to come along from London to spend a few wild days with their closest family and friends it was an easy choice! I’ll take the time here to also give a huge thank you to Zosia from Aparat photography for second shooting this with me. I absolutely couldn’t have done it without her and we had a fantastic time.

On the Wednesday we photographed the civil ceremony with an intimate group, I love how with legal weddings in France are conducted by the town’s mayor! Just amazing, like something out of a wes anderson film. On the saturday I spent the morning at a stunning chateau in the hills that Morgane had hired to spend with her girls and family. It was an absolute scorcher of  a day, hence the guys spending most of the morning in the pool! The church where they had the ceremony was one of the most beautiful I’ve had the pleasure been in and just had such a presence. We finished the afternoon at what has to be one of the most luxurious Chateau’s I’ve seen and had the pleasure of visiting. Morgane had a full cuban band which were I swear actually from Cuba!

  • ah such beaut work Nisha and Zosia!ReplyCancel

  • Patty Lagera

    Once again, my mind is blown by your work, Nisha and Zosia!!!! <3 <3 This is insanely amazing.ReplyCancel

I absolutely adore a Italian destination wedding, particularly when it takes place in the beautiful quaint little town of Santa Maria. Laura & Ben flew in from the UK and decided to have an intimate wedding of just immediate family and friends and escape to Italy and then throw a huge party on their return home as newlyweds! A wonderful idea and a brilliant way to do things. They were aided by the wonderful Julie of My Secret Italy who as always, flawlessly put together their beachside wedding full of tons of surprises for everyone. Including finishing the evening with fireworks out on the water as we watched absolutely enchanted from the sand.

It was such a privilege to travel from London to spend the time with these two amazing families and by the end of it I felt as if I’d known them a lifetime. Ben and Laura gave me complete creative freedom on the day including letting me take them up to Castellabate at sunset for some shots without letting me know that Ben has a fear of heights! He was such a trooper however and battled through with a grin on his face for most of it…

 

 

There’s almost nothing as romantic as a destination elopement, particularly when they happen on a beautiful Greek island! Nancy & Joe, from Australia decided to sneak away on the holiday of a lifetime and tie the knot too. I was so privileged to work alongside Maria from tie the knot santorini to capture the afternoon. A scorching greek day didn’t stop these two from glamming it up completely. The ceremony was held simply but beautifully, dressed with flowers and on the balcony of the villa where they were staying.

I was thrilled to shoot a “first look” for these guys seeings as there were only four people at the wedding! the look on Joe’s face when he saw his beautiful wife-to-be was just so moving. Nancy wore a gown from an Australian designer and a pair of killer gold jimmy choo’s. If ever there was a reason to have a destination elopement, surely the shoes should support it!

These two were not camera people – like the rest of us right! So I knew I did extremely well to have them in front of my lens for so many hours on end. This was by far the most intimate wedding I’m yet to photograph and it was such a pleasure to document it. After they were married we snapped a few more pictures before they slipped off for a cliff-side romantic meal for just the two of them.

  • Oh wow, what a dream! Such beautiful colours.
    Congrats Nancy & Joe!ReplyCancel

    • nisha

      Thanks Warren! you’re always so kind!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Pentida Dwyer

    Thank you Warren! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Dmitry Sharomov

    Well done !
    Good picsReplyCancel

  • Absolutely adore this wedding! Waiting for the day I get to shoot a Wedding in the Greek Islands! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Grace

    Wow what a stunning location. Can I ask where in Santotini this is?
    Everything about this looks perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Nisha this is beautiful. What a stunning bride!! I am getting married in Santorini next year, could you tell me what villas the couple were staying at were the ceremony look place?
    Thanks and best wishes xReplyCancel