Tim & Jada – Russell NZ

Jada & Tim came to Russell to get married this year from Australia.

The beautiful location of Russell NZ is known for its history and beautiful beach atmosphere.

Alice Phorography was there to capture their lovely day.

Along with Make Up Artist Samantha Nicholls we prepared Jada and her wedding party at Russell Cottages before they headed to their ceremony and later reception at the Duke of Malhborough.

Thanks for involving us Ladies, it was great to be part of your day.



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Tim & Jada


The girls ready for the ceremony

Emma’s bay of Islands NZ wedding February 16 2015

As I often do I met Emma via the Internet!!

Sounds a bit ‘out there’ but true.

Most of my wonderful Brides contact me either through this website or on my Facebook page (Laurel Stratford Wedding Hairstylist) or through the recommendations of others in the industry.

When I met Emma she told me this was their Google wedding as she had looked up so many of the folk she used from Google…too funny.

She and her family as well as many of their guests had traveled out from the UK to marry her Kiwi Fiancé here at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

What a great family. It was really interesting & fun being involved in a mixed cultural wedding, there are so many different ways of doing things.

Loved it, thanks Emma.


(images, www.twolittlestarfish.co.nz)

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The back view of Emma’s sisters hair

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The Bride & Groom

Nzipp ‘Iris’ awards

Over the wedding season and inbetween times I get to work with a variety of fantastic Photographers. These photographers also have competitions in New Zealand. The professional photographers (NZIPP) have the IRIS AWARDS. This is where they submit their best work to be judged. Ultimately to see who get the photographer of the year.

This year Rachel Jordan of Two Little Starfish entered and four of her images where ones that I’d also been apart of, either from editorial photo shoots or weddings.

Well done Rachel and great to be part of your success.


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Emma, Bronze nzipp

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Lisa, Bronze NZIPP

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Phoebe, Silver nzipp

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Gabby, Silver nzipp

I’ve been a slacker with you all!!

Hi there again.

Well it’s been a bit since I’ve said anything or posted anything, sorry about that.

It’s my wedding off season, but really it’s all about enquiries, bookings and doing any creative work that I’ve been saving up over summer.

Anywho the other thing that I try and do is collect photos from my Brides big day.

Early Feb was Kelly’s day. I loved seeing the colours she chose for her bridesmaids, perfect for summer.

Images from Alice Photography. Venue Food at Wharepuke.image

Enjoy, it was a fabulous day.