Christchurch Engagement shoot

Hanna & Laurence {Engaged}

I loved Hanna from the very first beautiful email she sent us. With so much love, enthusiasm, energy and sweetness in her writing… I just kneeeeew she was going to be exactly like this in real life! … Well.. I was RIGHT! … I love being right!… It’s doesn’t happen all too often! lol.
It makes me see exactly why Laurence loves her. Her bright spirit brings sunshine to a gloomy day, and Laurence’s calming presence brings the peace. Peace and sunshine.. what more could you want! :) … I loved watching these two together, so sweet and loving and completely genuine.

Hanna and Laurence are just a month shy of their nuptials to each other. We are soooo looking forward to their winter wedding near Timaru. They’d planned for a March 2015 wedding and decided to bite the bullet and bring it forward no matter what the winter season will throw at them. They are just both so excited about their big day! And who can blame them. ….

Christchurch Engagement shoot
They came up to Christchurch just for their engagement shoot! The light was gorgeous, the gardens were still so beautiful and autumny and I had an awesome couple to work with. We had been dealt the perfect hand for a great afternoon!

Christchurch Engagement shoot

Christchurch Engagement shoot
I picked Laurence for a bit of a monkey from the get go! Sometimes I have to persuade people to do some silly things… but apparently Laurence hangs upside from trees all the time!! hehe

Christchurch Engagement shoot

Christchurch Engagement shoot

Christchurch Engagement shoot
Oh the light was so kind to us!!! … De-friggin-licious!

Christchurch Engagement shoot
Hanna had a wee change of wardrobe. She said she doesn’t normally wear dresses like this! But I’ve gotta tell you Hanna…  you SHOULD be wearing more of this sort of thing, because you look simply gooorgeous!!

Christchurch Engagement shoot
I have a soft spot for this one!! … They just look at each other with such genuine adoration. Love it!

Christchurch Engagement shoot

Christchurch Engagement shoot
Oh this was good fun!… Love this time of year when every day produces different weather. Rain. Sun. Rain. Sun. Rain. Sun. So the leaves tend to get a little soggy and clump together! …

Christchurch Engagement shoot
…and that’s where the line between ‘pretty’ and ‘pretty funny’ happens. Yip, muddy leaves down the top, through the hair and in the teeth! Yuuum!

Christchurch Engagement shoot
But at least they’re still smiling!! tehe

Christchurch Engagement shoot
And since these guys had come from Timaru for the day… we exchanged Autumn for the beauty of the Port Hills at sunset. A different beautiful scene no matter which way you turn your head!

Christchurch Engagement shoot

Christchurch Engagement shoot

Christchurch Engagement shoot

Christchurch Engagement shoot

Christchurch Engagement shoot
Ahhhh so gash darn gorgeous!!

Christchurch Engagement shoot

Christchurch Engagement shoot
Hanna and Laurence… I make no apologies for tiring you guys out completely hehe. I had the mooost fun with you both! Thank you so much for making the trip up from Timaru to hang for the evening!
Doug and I are sooo excited to be capturing your big day in just 4 short weeks! …
All the best with those final details and we’ll see you super soon!

Heather xoxo