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Kelly + James

We love the Hawkes Bay, so when Kelly and James invited us to shoot their wedding at The Old Church, it was like a dream come true. We always like to get to a place a day early so we can meet the people and soak up the sights before the big day - it amazes us every time a family opens their arms and just welcomes us in to their community.

Well we knew Kelly and James had flown in from Dubai, so it was the perfect opportunity to catch up with them to have a look around the venue together and to sneak in a little engagement shoot before they became Mr and Mrs. The freshly plowed maize fields, Kelly's gorgeous blond hair and James' denim shirt just gave the whole thing this amazing western vibe. We loved it. We had a little tour of the grounds before heading back to meet the family for pre-wedding bbq. Seriously what lovely generous people!