Kat & Reuben

Kumeu Valley Estate

Kumeu Valley Estate | Auckland Wedding Photographer | Kumeu Wedding

Kumeu Valley Estate is surrounded by some of our favourite photography locations. Within just a few minutes drive you have forests and farmlands, beaches and rolling hills. Whenever we catch up with our couples before their wedding, we ask them a bit about their vision for their wedding photos. Finding an awesome location is all part of our service, but making the plan and crafting the timings is a team effort.

Kat just had one request. She wanted a photo in the long, swishy, brown grass. “Not a problem” I thought. We were going to be in the heart of Kumeu farmland after all, should be no trouble. Turns out that was a little optimistic, and with a week of refreshing rainfall leading up to Kat and Reuben’s wedding, most of the paddocks were now looking a lovely-for-farmers-not-so-lovely-for-wedding-photos shade of vibrant green.

Not one to be easily deterred, I kept on scouting in the week leading up to the wedding and after several attempts – we found the perfect field! Down the end of a long driveway we found the loveliest home owner who was more than happy for us to take photos in the fields. Phew!

Now that we had figured out what Kat had in mind, it was time to ask Reuben, who told us he was more about the rocks and cliffs – something a little more dramatic. We had a plan!

Kat and Reuben decided to catch up in the morning to ease each-other’s nerves. But they didn’t want to spoil the surprise of seeing each other walking down the aisle. Tucked away from the rest of their bridal party (and on a narrow rickety bridge haha!) they took a moment to hold hands and chat, but only spying each-others shoes 😉

We hope you enjoy Kat and Reuben’s wedding photos.

Vendor Shoutout:
Venue: Kumeu Valley Estate
Auckland Wedding Videographer: Perspectives Photo + Cinema
Getting Ready Venue: Lichfields Cottage
Auckland Wedding Photographer: Perspectives Photo + Cinema

If you’ve found your way here because you’re planning your own Kumeu Valley Estate wedding – you can check out a bunch more of our recent Kumeu Weddings here.