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Beautiful Waiheke – Part 1

Waiheke Island is a beautiful part of the world. In April I was fortunate to be the photographer for Mark & Manon’s wedding. Apart from attending and capturing the event, I was able to spend extra time exploring and photographing this wonderful place. It included a fishing trip with Cliff Fishing for Snapper with soft plastics.

This series of images are the more “colourful” ones, I am working on a more subtle series 🙂

Waiheke_Island_Alien_Cloudscape

Alien Cloudscape

 

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Brilliant Sunrise

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A brilliant sunrise – panorama

 

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Sunrise towards Coromandels

 

Auckland on Fire

Auckland on Fire

 

Waiheke_Island_Full_Moon_Setting

Full Moon Setting 

 

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NZ Snapper

At Easter I was on Waiheke Island (just off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand) to shoot my mates wedding. Mark had organised me to stay at Villa Pacifica. Cliff and Gaye are wonderful hosts. Cliff is a photographer and fisherman, so we hit it off immediately! He generously offered to take me snapper fishing. So naturally I assumed deep-sea fishing miles off-shore. However, I was completely wrong as we fished between 100-200m off the rocks in less than 10m of water.

In fact often he fishes from his kayak and when the tide cover the cockle beds will catch large snapper in about 1m of water!

Cliffs technique is to jig soft plastics with light gear across the rocky bottom. The snapper are not shy in taking the jigs and certainly a lot of fun to catch.

If you are planning a stay on Waiheke Island I can highly recommend Villa Pacifica.

Cliff holding an nice snapper caught on soft plastic jigs

Cliff holding a average size snapper

Mark holding his personal best snapper

A fine catch

Cliff prepares a snapper fillet

Snapper fillets

 

 

 

 

 

Mark and Manon

I was thrilled to be the photographer for Mark and Manon’s wedding at Mudbrick Vineyard, Waiheke Island, New Zealand. The whole day was about family, friends, food and wine. Mark and Manon told me it would be a low-stress chilled affair, and indeed this was the case. After the ceremony guests were treated by a special cultural show which included traditional island songs and dances. The light was very bright and challenging during the ceremony, but the sunset afterglow on the wispy clouds was fantastic (if not all too brief).

The Bridesmaids & the Flowergirl

Beautiful Bride & Flowergirl

Just Married

Mudbrick Vineyard

Local Maori dance performance

Local Maori performing the Haka

Enjoying the dance performance

Mark & Manon Wedding Dance