Louise and Rodney’s wedding Pauanui 18/12/2010

Rodney and Louise 18/12/2010

For me full time wedding photography (1981 -2001) drew to an end, gradually, in the early 2000s. I have during the past decade agreed to help out from time to time – I don’t avoid, am happy to – I just don’t go looking. Oh, but, I do have a modest list of special wedding commitments – those who may choose to wed at some unspecified time in the near or distant future.

Usually one has time to prepare for such an event – months. This story has been told a number of times during the past few weeks. At 08:24:40 on the morning of the 18th I receive a text from one moderately distressed chief bridesmaid, of my acquaintance, saying in part we might need you. The photographer concerned had unfortunately contacted a debilitating 24 hour bug over night. What followed was a heap of fun – if rather exhausting. So, a quick trip from the Waikato into the Coromandel – through heavy mist and rain, north over the hill, from Waihi to Whangamata – arriving I think seven minutes after the originally appointed start time of 1:30.

A small gallery of images from Rodney and Louise’s wedding, at Pauanui, on Saturday the 18th of December 2010.

The forgotten wedding photos

On the 7th of December 2002 Ioane Tuupo celebrated the marriage of To’a Fatu and Lionel Teleaga at the Samoan Methodist Church, Frankton, Hamilton.

Aoto’a and Lionel

Aoto’a and Lionel

The bridal party: Erolini Fatu, Denis Unasa, Vika Asiata, Pela Milo, Debra Leauanae, Analisa Taula, Henry Pickering, Darren Teleaga, Ben Teleaga, Leauma Teleaga, Kimiora Tuiloma, AoRangi Tuiloma, Vaine Tuiloma, Fa’afetai Tuupo, Riverlina Asafo and Nathaniel Fatu.

Aoto’a and Lionel

Aoto’a and Lionel

There are some photos here for you.

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