Surfing Piha

After the great lunch and afternoon spent at Ascension Wines, Matakana, Warren, Katrina and Candace drove to Piha to unwind from the long day. We shot a few fun portraits in the long sand dune grass, before watching the sun settle below the horizon and the many surfers.

Piha Portrait

Pretty Eyes

Candace & Warren

Candace - Warren's youngest sister

Awesome Piha surf photo

Stunning surf capture by Katrina


Piha Sunset

Classic Piha Sunset

Old look to the Piha Sunset

Ascension Wines – Matakana

We descended upon the great Ascension Wines, in Matakana – in celebration of another birthday for one of our best friends, Angus. For regular followers of this blog, and the old one, – will recognise Angus from the amazing trip Warren had away in India for a month over Christmas and New Years just gone. Ascension Wines provided great meals all around, fabulous service, and an amazing picturesque surrounding.

Warren & Katrina loved the feel here and decided to speak to the residing manager about weddings there. Basically they have a perfect, trendy setup, with seating for up to 200 people, a beautiful courtyard, and many rows of vineyards ideal for funky photos. Also not too far away from the white sand beach of Omaha – a perfect spot for bridal photos. 😉 FYI, they’re run by the Soljans, (another great venue in Kumeu, West Auckland).

Anyway, here’s a few moments caught from our afternoon in the sun, in hot Matakana.

Matakana Wedding

Angus Birthday Cake

Little blockmount we gave Angus, from a candid moment in India, with his gorgeous nephew, Matthew


Matakana Petanque - Ascension Wines


Matakana Wedding Venue

Angus showing his class

Wedding Car Matakana Ascension Wine

Wedding Car at Ascension Wine

Wedding Car Photography

The other wedding car

Auckland Wedding Venue Matakana

Showcasing the main courtyard, with Kat, Candace and Lisa

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