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Lovely day for Florain and Louise wedding.

Florain and Louise wedding at Mana Cruising Club

1 November, 2014
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Couple portraits in the gardens.

David and Amy engagement shoot

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Paul Michaels Photography gets 100,000 Google plus followers

We’ve done it – 100K Google plus followers

18 October, 2014
We’ve hit 100,000 google plus followers Thanks to all the people who are liking, following and commenting on our page. Many thanks to Castlenet web services for helping us promote out google plus page.
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Spring photos in Wellington gardens.

Matt and Sarah in the botanical gardens

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Fun at the capital city, Wellington wedding expo.

Capital city wedding show

4 August, 2014
Expo winners Loads of people loads of fun. Great to see so many people enjoying the day, with spot prizes through out the event. Of course the big competition was for the huge $20k prize and there was so much...
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Magic moment between wedding couple at Ohariu farm.

Bede and Dawn at Ohariu farm wedding venue.

Dawn and Bede at Ohariu farm wedding venue. Bride at the Ohariu farm cottage getting ready. Groomsmen fun at Ohariu. Dawn getting ready at the cottage, Ohariu farm. The girls in the sun at Ohariu. The boys. Wedding ceremony of...
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Couple kiss on the beach near the Pencarrow wedding venue.

The Pencarrow wedding of Trent and Louise.

Trent and Louise’s Pencarrow wedding. Wedding at St Alban’s church at Eastbourne. Wedding couple on the beach on a windy Wellington day. Bride and groom walk in the park. Wedding couple in the park. Bride and groom on the beach...
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Romantic moment after the ceremony just outside the church.

Damian and Nicoles big day at Wallaceville house.

Damian and Nicoles big day at Wallaceville house. Final touches getting the dress on. Bride in the hallway leaving for the ceremony. Big laughs while at home getting ready. Dad gives his daughter a hug before the wedding. Beautiful bride...
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Bride and groom having fun at Silverstream retreat

Grant and Gemma at Silverstream Retreat wedding venue

Grant and Gemma at Silverstream Retreat wedding venue Bride and her son the page boy. The boys messing around. Celebrations, the girls drinking champagne after the wedding ceremony. Wedding couple on the bike in the park. Wedding kiss while riding...
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North City wedding show winners

North City wedding show winners

29 January, 2014
North City wedding show winners Another Amazing Wedding Expo. The first wedding show for the Wellington region was packed full of wonderful ideas and displays, a great success. We really enjoyed the day talking to lots of lovely brides and...
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Bridesmaids at the Mana Cruising Club sheds.

Ultimate Dream Wedding Winner

25 January, 2014
The North city Wedding expo is the first Wedding expo for the year. Every year brides from all over New Zealand visit the wedding show and have the opportunity to not only meet some of the top suppliers in the...
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Wellington wedding along the Kapiti coast.

North city wedding expo

20 January, 2014
The 2014 north city bridal expo The first Wellington regional show of the year is upon us again. We are really looking forward to this years up coming show and hope to see you all there. Good luck to everyone...
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Wedding photos on Plimmerton beach

Mana Cruising club wedding with Tumu and Carla

29 November, 2013
Mana Cruising club wedding little boy helping mum get ready Bride gets ready at porirua hotel   carla gets ready at hotel Bride in front of window at hotel   The boys wait at the Mana cruising club Bride arrives...
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Wedding romance at Wellington botanical gardens

Alex & Sara’s Te Papa wedding

Alex & Sara’s Te Papa wedding Wedding dress and shoes Sara gets ready for the big day   Sara relaxing in the hotel room before the wedding bride looking out of hotel window Sara put her garter on Alex and...
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Kiss at Ohariu farm wedding

Ohariu farm wedding with David and Sheree

David and Sheree’s Ohariu farm wedding. Sheree and David chose Ohariu farm as the venue for their wedding. Although not actually officially spring yet – but you would not have known looking out the window. Sheree putting on the earrings....
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Bridal party sunset photo at Oriental parade

Gareth and Liz at the Rydges Wellington

Liz gets ready at the Rydges Wellington. Not even a very shaky Wellington could put a damper on Elizabeth and Gareth’s special day ! Wellington was shaken by a biggie on Friday afternoon, and for a few hours there we...
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Wedding couple dance at Te Papa Marae

Te Papa wedding show with Paul Michaels Photography

Te Papa wedding party   The national museum of Te Papa is the fantastic venue for the Capital City Wedding Expo and we are looking forward to join some of Wellington’s best on the day to help you plan your...
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Wedding vows at St Pauls church

Old St Paul’s wedding with Jacob and Katie

Jacob & Katie’s Old st Paul’s wedding. Wellington 6th July 2013. Old St Paul’s wedding ceremony with Jacob and Katie Wedding vows at St Pauls church Once again we were fortunate to be able to take some wedding pictures at...
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Photos at Oriental parade Wellington

Simon and Stephanie’s Wellington wedding

20 April, 2013
Simon and Stephanie’s Wellington wedding on the 20th April Stephanie arrives at the Street church We met up with Simon at The Street church in town, where he was waiting for his lovely bride Stephanie to arrive. The weather was...
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Trentham race course wedding

Trentham racecourse wedding

Linda & Craig’s Trentham racecourse wedding 9th March 2013 Bride and flower girl Our day started at Wallaceville House in upper Hutt, where Linda and her lovely bridesmaids were getting ready. A much organised Linda was dressed ready to go...
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Romance at gear homestead

Wellington wedding at Gear Homestead

Paul and Nicola 8th March Wellington Wedding. Bride waiting for bridal car to arrive Bride in the park before the wedding Full length bridal portrait Bride and bridesmaid share a laugh Bride before the ceremony Dad gives away his daughter...
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Dad kissing his daughter before the wedding

Shaun and Anna’s Greek Wedding in Wellington

Shaun and Anna’s Wellington – big Greek wedding on the 2nd Feb. From the minute we met with the bubbly Anna Maria and future husband Shaun, we knew we were going to be part of a very special day !...
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First dance at Gear Homestead

Wedding at Gear Homestead with Gareth and Kathryn

Gareth and Kathryn’s wedding at Gear Homestead. 19th January 2013. Kat getting ready at home The Homestead stairs Groom and friend at inside the homestead Gear Homestead is one of our favourites spots for weddings. So it is understandable that...
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Kiss through the trees at Southwards venue

Southward car museum wedding with Tommy and Nikki

Wedding at Southward car museum with Tommy and Nikki, 12th Jan 2013. The day was perfect for Nikki and Tommy’s wedding – A beautiful sunny Kapiti coast day. Nikki and her lovely bridesmaids got ready in Peke Peka, and the...
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Walking through the confetti at Eastbourne church

Howard and Lauren’s Eastbourne wedding

The Eastbourne wedding of Howard and Lauren, 11 January 2013. Lauren and Howard could not have chosen a better day for their wedding! Wellington gave us one of her best! Our day started out in Island Bay where Lauren and...
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Wallaceville gazebo

Henry and Jamie’s wedding at Wallaceville house

Henry & Jamie – 5 January 2013 What better way to start the new Year than with a wedding! Jamie and Henry said their I do’s in front of close friends and family in the early afternoon of Saturday the...
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Groomsmen walking on Petone wharf

Russell & Michelle wedding at St Marks Methodist church in Lower Hutt

1 September, 2012
Wedding at St Marks Methodist church with Russell and Michelle Spring – a time of new beginnings. Russell and Michelle chose this day to start their new life together. And Wellington gave us one of her best days. We were...
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Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church‎

Ingrid and Eduardo at Lady of Fatima catholic church

Ingrid and her Spanish fiancé said their “I do’s “at the Lady of Fatima catholic church in Tawa. Our first stop for photos were at the Parliamentary Library. Mum and Dad joined us as this was also their 40th wedding...
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onboard the navel boat at wellington

The 16th June wedding of Steve and Sophie on Wellington Waterfront

16 June, 2012
As we know June can be very up and down with the weather – and Wellington gave us her “best” on June the 16th Of June for Sophie and Steve’s wedding. The weather changed every 5 min ! Thank you...
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Groomsmen relaxing

Tommi and Theresa’s wedding at Old St Paul’s church

On April the 21st we photographed Tommi and Theresa’s wedding. All the way from sunny Australia – the Wellington weather must have been a bit of a shock to them ! They said there I do’s at the beautiful Old...
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bride and groom in the clouds

Haden and Rachel’s Wedding at St Mary’s church

Fantastic fun couple made for an interesting wedding. The grandeur of St Mary’s church in Wellington for the ceremony was a real contrast to the fun shots we took at Brooklyn hill. We stopped off at Petone for some romantic...
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wedding couple at titahi bay

Scott and Magdalena’s Gear Homestead Wedding

Beautiful sunny wellington day for Scott and Magda’s wedding, with plenty of shots around Gear Homestead and some great looking photos at Tatahi bay looking out over the cliffs to the sea. walking in tatahi bay park kiss at tatahi...
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groomsmen at houghton bay

Sam and Alyce’s Wedding at the Pines

11 February, 2012
Romantic pictures on the beach with the bride and groom were well worth the short walk. The bridal party had some fun and we got some great shots including some dramatic silhouettes of the boys on the rocks. The Pines...
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Fashion portrait of girl modelling dress at the north city show.

Wedding fashion show

3 February, 2012
Wedding fashion show.   Model walking at the north city bridal fashion show. Beautiful red dress at the Wellington wedding show. Model portrait at the wedding fashion. Model at the North city Wellington wedding fashion show. Full length pose by...
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Groomsmen fun in Wairarapa

Tarureka Estate wedding of James and Kylie

A drive over the Rimutaka hills for us today, for a wedding at the Tarureka Estate venue (formally The Loft) in Featherstone. A lovely home coverage with the girls at a farm homestead. With the bride running a little late...
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bride and groom walk together into the sunset at boomrock

Boomrock wedding of Sam and Mark

10 January, 2012
Wow what a day , started with grey skies and rain , 30 min later just in time for Samantha’s arrival by Helicopter , blue skies and sunshine ! Boomrock was the beautiful backdrop for this lovely Scottish couple Samantha...
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Bridal party jumping at wellington waterfront

Wellington botanical gardens wedding – Georgina and Marty – 6 January 2012

We kicked of the new year with a small intimate wedding in The Herb gardens at the Wellington Botanical gardens . Marty and Georgina said their I do’s infront of 20 close friends and family . We went for a...
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Wedding couple on the karori wildlife sanctuary bridge

Emma and Craig’s special day at Zealandia

Windy Welly was at its best on the 17th But Emma and Craig decided to brave the windy rainy weather for some amazing pictures ! We started in Johnsonville for the ceremony and travelled to Shelly bay lighthouse for some...
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Bride at the Lodge Pauatahanui Inlet

Ramesh and Ann’s wedding at the lodge

The North City Wedding and Bridal Expo – Ultimate package winners for 2011. What dream wedding it was . A sunny Welly afternoon started at The Lodge at the inlet with the couple getting ready for the big day ....
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Wedding kiss at Ohariu farm meadow

Matt and Becca’s wedding in Seatoun

Welly’s best weather was on show for this bubbly couples special day ! We shared a lovely day full of fun and laughter with Matt , Becca and their friends , starting at the beautiful little church in Seatoun ,...
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Wedding couples having fun at the botanical gardens

Double Celebrations

An awesome day with the Campbell family . Paula and David’s kids got married all over the world in the last 6 months and we were there to capture the special New Zealand celebration in September! It was a very...
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Lovely natural moment between flower girl and bride on Rarotonga beach

John and Anitas Rarotonga wedding

19 August, 2011
Rarotonga wedding of John and Anita. Thank you to John and Anita for inviting us to be part of their special day ! A very special day starting with the beautiful ceremony on the beach , a round trip to...
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Romantic couple at St Mary's church, Wellington

Tony and Dominica’s Wedding at Boomrock

Tony and Dominica got married at the beautiful St Mary of the Angels church in Wellington on the 14th of May 2011 . After a lovely ceremony we all headed out to Boomrock for the reception. This is where they...
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Wedding kiss at St Barnabus church

Tatenda and Frances Wedding at St Barnabus church

Some beautiful pictures of the bride getting ready at the Amora hotel, before making an entrance at St Barnabus, the little Mount Cook church. The short day meant we could get some great sunset pictures along Oriental Parade before heading...
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Wedding couple kiss on the rock at Auckland beach

Liam and Rachael’s Auckland Wedding

12 March, 2011
What a glorious day for our first wedding in Auckland north shore, Liam and Rachel got married at the family home. Cute kids and a sporting theme were evident at the ceremony making for some interesting photos. A short trip...
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Wedding picture at Aotea lagoon rose garden

Andrew and Sophie’s Wedding at Ohariu farm venue

27 February, 2011
Andrew and Sophie got ready at the same location, which gave us some unique opportunities for pre ceremony pictures. We got a couple of cool silhouettes of them both, as well as the more usual bridal preparation and groomsmen shots....
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Bride puts wedding garter on

Dan and Cally’s wedding

12 February, 2011
Great day at Ohariu farm. We got some awesome pictures of Cally at home, while Dan waited nervously at Ohariu farm. Lovely open air ceremony then some pictures fun around the Ohariu farm gardens with Cally, Dan and bridal party....
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Romantic shot at Kaitoke gardens

Tom and Nikki wedding at Kaitoke gardens

Home coverage with Nikki, she looks beautiful here getting ready with her bridesmaids. The rain meant an indoor ceremony at Kaitoke gardens. Some lovely pictures inside and we also managed to dash outside for some great photos between showers before...
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Bridesmaids having a laugh

Peter and Catherine’s Wedding at Old St Pauls

Starting off at Thistle inn with Catherine, getting some beautiful pictures of the bride getting ready with her bridesmaids. Just a short trip around the corner to “Old St Pauls” where Peter is waiting. Beautiful ceremony, then off to the...
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Page boy with flower girls

Andrew and Marcella’s wedding at the Lodge at Pauatahanui

Our wedding show winners Marcella and Andrew enjoy their wedding at the Lodge at Pauatahanui. We had just enough time between ceremony and reception to sneak away for some pictures at Plimmerton beach. Kiss under the arch Plimmerton beach wedding...
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Wedding at Heretaunga golf course

Ben and Hayley’s Wedding at Wallaceville church

The ceremony was at the tiny Wallaceville church in upper hutt followed by a wander around Heretaunga golf course for some fun bridal party photos and some awesome couple pictures of Hayley and Ben. Wedding at Heretaunga golf course Hayley...
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Vintage cars at Wallaceville house

Shane and Kelly’s Wedding at Wallaceville house

Ceremony and reception at Wallaceville house, some cool vintage cars drove the happy couple of to Trentham memorial park, where we got some romantic pictures by the river and on the bridge. Shane and Kelly at Wallaceville house Bridge at...
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Karen and Ash enjoying the day

Ash and Karen’s Wedding day in Porirua

Fun couple Ash and Karen’s wedding at Gear homestead in Porirua, even on a very wet Wellington day we still got some great photos. Being big lord of the rings fans – Ash and Karen cut their cake with “Sting”...
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Hand in hand under the trees

Allan and Donna at Ruth Pretty for a special wedding

10 October, 2010
Wedding at Ruth Pretty with Allan and Donna. Back to Kapiti coast for this Ruth Pretty venue hosting the wedding and reception for Allan and Donna. Very relaxed wedding and we got some really fun pictures around the lovely grounds....
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Confetti shot after the ceremony

Mijburgh and Amanda’s Dunedin wedding

Another spring wedding – this time in Dunedin, such a lovely town for photos. We had the perfect day, starting with a traditional church wedding. The bridal party came along to the botanical gardens, where we had a lot of...
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Bernard gardens wedding with Aaron and Miranda

Aaron and Miranda’s wedding at Bernard gardens

Aaron and Miranda’s wedding at Bernard gardens. A beautiful sunny spring day at the kapiti gardens the perfect setting for these wedding photos. Lots of fun with the wedding photography on the kapiti coast locations then off to Kaitoke gardens...
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Bride getting ready

Matthew and Voons Wedding at St John’s Church

Matthew and Voons Wedding at St John’s Church. A big wedding at St John’s church on Willis street, then off around town for photos. We had a full day visiting sites around Wellington and Petone. First was pictures at Wellington...
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