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Steph & Ana – Wellington civil union photography

I felt so privileged to be there for Steph and Ana’s civil union on the balcony of the Boatshed in Wellington. Such a touching ceremony and such beautiful vows between two people who are so in love – there wasn’t a dry eye anywhere!

Steph and Ana had flown over from Australia to make their vows in their home town of Wellington surrounded by friends and family. I had first met Steph and Ana only a week before their civil union and it was thanks to them that I got to be in exactly the right place, camera in hand, as a pod of Orcas came into the lagoon by the Boatshed in Wellington harbour during our location scout. I’ve put a couple of the shots at the bottom of this post in case you missed them the first time!

Meeting Steph and Ana and sharing such a special day with them and their families was magic. We took photos at the Mt Vic tunnel and in the nearby park before heading down to the waterfront for some more photos around their wedding (and reception) venue The Boatshed. The whole bridal party were great fun – hanging out with such cool people made the photoshoot a breeze! Post-ceremony, the nights entertainment started as the guests enjoyed the ‘casino’ theme and tried their had at roulette and blackjack – a great way of getting their guests relaxing, interacting and enjoying themselves.

All in all, a truly amazing day was had by all, it was a real pleasure to be there guys – thanks for having me along for the ride!



The Orca shots to which I owe Steph and Ana at least half of the credit!

Orcas in Wellington Harbour – A wedding photography recce with a twist! » Paul Howell Photography | Wellington Wedding Photographer - June 4, 2013 - 10:52 pm

[…] Even better when you rediscover some photos that you had forgotten about! I have just blogged  Steph and Ana‘s Civil Union photographs, and re-found the following pictures that I shot during our […]

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