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Abbie + Hamish

I am grateful that you were born. That your love is mine. And our two lives are woven are welded together!
- Mark Twain

New Zealand truly is the most stunningly beautiful country in the world, and yet we still feel like there is so much we haven't explored. We got to know Abbie And Hamish through photographing their wedding and we've become great friends. So of course we jumped at the chance, when these travelers gave us the opportunity to do a shoot near Rotorua's geothermal wonderland for their first wedding anniversary.

 They care so deeply for each other, and it was the sweetest to hear Abbie read a letter to Hamish about their relationship, their first year married and looking forward to many great years ahead. The steam that rose naturally from the ground at Wai o tapu, was the perfect backdrop for this magical moment. The letter started with the qoute above and here is part of what she wrote:

"Hamish you are the love of my life.
Our story is my favorite. I feel lucky every day knowing how much we have overcome to be together. Since finally moving to the same country I am amazed at all that we have accomplished... if we can do this much in 18 months, I can only imagine what we can accomplish over a lifetime together.
I love you more with each passing day, and I can't wait to continue on this exciting journey we call life together.
I am yours forever and always."

Abbie wears Genevieve gown by Sally Eagle Bridal. 
Hamish wears a bow tie from Toby & Tim