May & Steve {Pre Wedding}

This is where they met… right here in our very own Christchurch, right in our very own Hagley Park. Currently living in busy bustling amazing Hong Kong, it seemed the only place to return for their pre-wedding photos after becoming engaged at the end of December last year.

On short notice we scored some gorgeous winter light and roamed about our garden city, capturing this gorgeous couple.
Botanical Gardens, Christchurch

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Bits of old Christchurch still exist everywhere… And people who live afar but hold Christchurch dear to them, love to incorporate these old gems. I’ll look forward to the day the Arts Centre is open again! It is gorgeous!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Such naturals! So beautiful!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Oh winter light you are so generous and gentle!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

How gooorgeous is May?!!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot
Steve has a wonderful confidence about him, the gentle type that lead him to asking for May’s number without hesitating. And now here they are 3 years on!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Golden light! Yes!! We LOVE our golden light!!! And why wouldn’t you!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

We headed into town to make use of some iconic Christchurch… I LOVE the facade of the Isaac Royal Theatre… and that’s what it has been for quite some time. They’ve kept it propped up since the earthquake, while they made the body again and they’ve preserved it sooo beautifully!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Doug’s creative vision blows my mind! I adoooore this!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

 

It’s what Steve did before this moment, that made May giggle!! haha Love this!

 

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Tender moments! Totally made for each other!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement ShootChristchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

And we ended on one of myyyy favourites!!! Unbelievably gorgeous! Thanks so much May and Steve for such a wonderful afternoon! We had a ball with you both. You did so well in the freezing cold air and we were so pleased to be able to capture such a precious time in your lives!!
All the very best for your future together!!

Heather & Doug xx