Louise & Sam {Married}

14 Years ago, on the school bus… there was only one seat available… and that seat for Sam, was right beside Louise. It wasn’t long before they discovered they lived in the same neighbourhood and their friendship and relationship grew! 2 and a half years ago they welcomed their gorgeous son Hunter into the world and it wasn’t long before January 23rd, their wedding day… was here! 14 years together and still they are creating some of the BEST days of their lives.

They chose the beautiful French Farm in Akaroa for everything and boy did Akaroa put on a STUNNER of a day! We had the MOST fun with Louise and Sam and their awesome bridal party, they were never shy of a laugh!
We were so happy to capture the next phase of their romance that has been going on for 14 years.. and is still… only just getting started! ….

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Sam and his men were getting ready just across the road from French Farm, at The Barn!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

 

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Sam had the privilege of wearing his Dad’s cufflinks.

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Good ol Mum is always there to lend a helping hand to her son!

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

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Looking smart guys!

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Across the road at the French Farm accommodation, Louise and her girls are perfectly relaxed and tending to the final details of the day.

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

This wee guy is the handsome Hunter! It’s his Mum & Dad’s special day!

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding PhotographerFrench Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding PhotographerI adoooore Louise’s dress. The fabric, the way it fitted her. Simply divine!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding PhotographerYou’re such a stunner Louise!

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
A BIG cuddle for Mum!

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Thee time has come…

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding PhotographerSo much happiness is one smile!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

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The awesome crew who supported Louise and Sam all day!

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

They’re a bunch of keepers!! Especially those two below!! ;-)

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Onto Tikao Bay, we had a beautiful wee beach all to ourselves and some stunning location to play with. But first off, it was a must to kick off those heals and soak her feet in the sweet cooling water of the bay.

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Beautiful!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Doug played with the guys in this cool old warehouse.

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Ceeeelebrate good times, COME ON! :)

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding PhotographerFun and laughter… The race was oooon!!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

I love this fun happy one!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Let’s face it, they were fuulllllll of fun and joy!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

We always make sure to tell our clients to take in their day as much as possible. Soak in all they have designed, all they have planned and all the memories they are making NOW… because before one can click their fingers… It’s reception time!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer
Lots of love, heart and fun went into the speeches!

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

When your Best Man has known you as long as Sam and Ricky have known each other…. watch out where the speeches are concerned! haha

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French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

French Farm, Akaroa, Christchurch Wedding Photographer

Louise and Sam, it was our utmost pleasure capturing your truly special, fun and amazing day! You guys are cleaaaaarly meant for each other and we wish you all the very best for your next 14 years, and sooooo many more.
Congratulations to you both again,

Heather & Doug xoxo