I’m alway super excited to shoot a destination wedding. One of the highlights of any wedding is the opportunity to shoot in amazing scenery, this means a bit of scouting and adventuring to find those epic locations.

On the morning of the Caroline and Michael’s Akaroa wedding, epic scenery wasn’t on the list. Nope it was all about shelter. And with that in mind I ferreted out a house bus, woolshed, lighthouse with lighthouse keeper’s key, fishing shed and a wee church tucked away in a quiet bay.

It was a beaut of a wedding.  Caroline and Michael’s wedding was full of great times,  great people, great food and drink, and all in the stunning setting of Akaroa. That’s what a beaut wedding is about.

So Caroline and Michael, here is your wedding story as I saw it unfold…

PS It’s a long one,  so I suggest investing in a full glass of joy, a comfy seat and the speakers turned up.

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Ceremony Location: St Patricks Church, Akaroa

Reception Location: Mt Vernon Lodge, Akaroa

Minister: Father Paul Shannahan

Dress Make: Allure

Caterers: TheTrading Rooms Restaurant, Akaroa

Florist: Bouquets made by the bride, arrangements bride with help from others

Cake: Mother of the Groom

Make up and Hair: Emma Musson & Jordan Cooke

Caroline and Michael thank you so much for the epic opportunity to travel to your amazing wedding, I had a blast with you both and your friends and family. Congrats again my friends!




AWESOME Jim! I love this wedding, and the way you tell the whole story ;) CONGRATULATIONS to Caroline&Michael!

Caroline Thomson

Thank you so so much Jim! We truly couldn’t be happier with how you captured the story of our day so beautifully! So many perfect moments captured so naturally. We are so appreciative of how you went above & beyond to scout out those awesome locations for us and really made everyone relax and have a great time. It was brilliant, thanks a million – you rock!!

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