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My good friends Ben and Nicole got engaged a while back so they came up to Auckland from Hastings during the school holidays for their engagement party - Ben is a school teacher and Nicole a photographer. Just before the engagement party we got together to do a quick shoot to celebrate such a cool occasion! 

This was actually my first time shooting an engagement session. One thing I always find interesting on a wedding day is if the couple aren't used to being in front of a camera. Ben and Nicole were dreading the photos a little, but once we had a bit of fun they relaxed and it all went super well. So I'm stoked that we got this opportunity to do a pre shoot so that the wedding day photos go really well.

- Bring on next years wedding -

I worked with Ben for about a year as a teacher aide after highschool so I know him quite well but it was my first time being introduced to Nicole's family. Not that I'm surprised but they were so amazingly nice and great cooks! The food at the engagement party was something to behold and the company was great! I've invited myself over to Nicole's parents place to eat a large amount of food sometime in the near future... haha!

I'm a small town New Zealand boy who grew up on a farm with a Dad who showed me life through a lens. He had a Pentax Film Camera that captured my eye and I've loved photography ever since.