Matt & Jade


When Matt and Jade told me they were going to explore a beautiful mountain waterhole above Anawhata Beach on Auckland's West Coast, I knew we had to incorporate that into their engagement shoot. Those are the best shoots - when you do what you were going to do anyway, but have a (fun) photographer come and hang out.

We started the morning like every morning should be started: hot coffee and the sunrise. It was funny to hear Matt and Jade talking about how they should do this more often and how this was probably one of their best dates. I am sure there will be more hot dates to come!

After starting the day off right, what followed was a super chilled combination of trekking through bush and following human sized rabbit tracks through undergrowth, realising how unfit we are and enjoying a mountaintop perch a eagle would be proud of. New Zealand, you really are something special.

Matt and Jade are two of the easiest and most genuine people to spend time with, and are friends I am lucky enough to have gotten to know. I can't wait to photograph their wedding soon, its going to be just as much fun.