Wellington Summer

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Wellington is windy. Almost all the time. Windy cold evenings are a normal part of Wellington Summer. Hiking to the top of a hill, in a wedding dress, to watch the sunset is still totally doable, but it could pay to bring something warm.


Ai Wei and Zhao | Penang, Malaysia


Photographing weddings internationally is surprisingly similar to photographing weddings at home. Sure location is important but the people are always what makes a wedding truly epic. Ai Wei and Zhao had a truly epic wedding.


We were lucky enough to spend several days with Ai Wei and Zhao and their friends and family. We had such a great time it just felt like we were on holiday with a group of new friends.


As wedding photographers based in New Zealand, amazing locations come as part of the job. But the colours of the landscapes, buildings, and sky in Malaysia were too perfect. I found myself seeing perfectly matching colour tones everywhere. So yeah, we took a lot of frames. Sorry about the long post.


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Jacqueline Elizabeth - WOW! This wedding is amazing Tim. So beautifully captured, I wish I was there!

Elissa - Gosh, the texture of the city… that sunset…. this beautiful couple and that amazing beachfront location… I need to visit Malaysia asap apparently. I love the colors and their soft serenity. Beautiful, beautiful.

Jonathan David - Dude – I LOVE this. So clean, such great moments, rad location! That sunset is epic too! Brilliant.

mitch arnett - So very nice. Truly an amazing wedding and what a great looking couple :-)

ed peers - Superb all the way through man…

Luke Hayden - Truly inspiring work!

Matthew Long - Wow, absolutely love these Tim, really great stuff.

Veronica Varos - Everything about this wedding is perfect! And my goodness – those clear top tents are perfect!

Jessica Schilling - Gorgeous wedding! I love their style and all the beach portraits are so great!

bryan - Really great storytelling! You set the scene perfectly with those first set of images, and captured so many beautiful moments. Nice work!

james - Wow Tim and Nadine! These are incredible; You nailed it – beautifully captured memories for Ai Wei and Zhao. So well done.

Tanya - Wow. Love the scene setting in the first shots . So great.

Preview Slideshow | Ai Wei and Zhao



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Kelliann and Colin | New Zealand Engagement Photographer

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Photos by Tim and Nadine


Scott Wilson - Some unique angles in there dude, great job

ayesha - well these are kinda brilliant. goodness. what a breathtaking location! little things – the wind in her hair and skirt, the way they hold on to each other. absolutely gorgeous.

Taylor - Wow. Killing it Tim!! A location to die for and you completely rocked it. :)

Tomasz Wagner - Really enjoying the quiet mood of these photos. Wonderful work as usual, Tim & Nadine!

Adonye Jaja - shootyeah!

heather nan - Fourth frame and fifth from the bottom frame… Totally legit. As a matter of fact, it’s all good. NICE.

Veronica Varos - Wow, amazing, amazing work.

rahul - Wow!!!! I love these. Love that frame with the wind sweeping her dress!

Becca Dilley - The road in focus, and their arms in the foreground, out of focus. Great execution keeps this image from feeling cheesy or contrived at all, and is a great addition to the mood of this set of images.

Julianne Markow - Oh my gosh, these are all so amazing! Killer work all around!

caroline - whoah, tim! these are gorgeous! the whole set, dude! love the colors, compositions, and mood in all of it!

Luke Hayden - Great set !! I love the mood.

Shyann - Love all of these!! Stunning.

Johanna - This session is so stunning. So, so beautiful.

Justin R - Your pictures look like stills from a good movie! Amazing session!

Petar - crazy good!

Damien F - Brilliant session mate!!! what a location!

Charis and Jesse | Rainy day wedding


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Sara - Stunning! What an absolutely stunning wedding. The rain looks incredible in the photos.

Nathan Gilmer - I loe the rain! It makes it so unique and fun! Great job.

Taylor - Tim!!! this is amazing, the scene setting rain shots make story. Great work, great setting. If I were this couple I would order a giant print of this photo.

Tomasz Wagner - Your colours are so on point, not to mention your storytelling! Hope you make it out to Vancouver one day (or maybe I need to head over to New Zealand?!) 😉

Petar - Tim, you said everything perfectly with your photos, so no need to type anything! :)

Mathias Cederholm - Cool to see a couple staying out in the rain for portraits! :)
Really great wedding, well done!

Eric Ronald - I really love the way you captured the getting ready shots. So many well seen moments. Great storytelling. What a location too!

Tyler - dude. come on. insane images. overall crazy coverage.

rahul - Stunning Tim. Absolutely stunning!

Denis Adonis - Hi Tim!!! I like your work, so candid, and powerful. This photo blew my mind!!!:

Have a beautiful day :)

Darren Gair - Fantastic coverage, what a wedding!!

joe - The forest, the rain, the emotion… suuuuuch a gorgeous wedding!

Jessica Schilling - So beautiful! The rain and fog really add to a sense of intimacy. I can’t get over that portrait where you can see the rain drops!

Jenny - Aaahhhh… so good. So so good.

Hannah - Tim and Nadine! This is one of my favourite weddings you guys have shot! So much emotion and beauty. Amazing!

Hanh nam - I love it. So nice :X

Coral & Stone - Wow, what an amazing wedding. And your work is incredible. Just stunning. Love it!

Natasha McAllister - Brilliant! You captured at a whole lot of awesome!

Kevin - Very beautiful works!!!!