Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Beautiful Polynesian Wedding..

Last month I was at the Auckland Botannical Gardens, doing my other favourite past time, watching people. My photography passion and people watching go hand in hand, and I like photographing people when they are not watching....I don't mean in a 'paparazzi' way, but more in a 'candid' way.

Sometimes, if I feel it is warranted, I ask if it is ok for me to take photos, and this is what happened with 'My Beautiful Polynesian Weddding'. There they were, a huge wedding party, colourful, happy and just too wonderful for me not to photograph. So, I stood back and watched, and decided to approach this lady who was obviously one of the 'Mothers'. In this case, it was the 'Mother of the Bride'. I explained to her that I was part of a Camera Club and we were doing a Set Subject on people in the city and would they mind if I took some photos.

Not only did she not mind, the bride and groom had no problem either...
I was very careful not to get in the way of the guests who were taking photos...

Here are a few of the photos that I took.....











I took a total of 55 photos that I emailed to the Mother of the Bride ( Aitauahemoka Tonga), she sent me a wonderful email thanking me for the photos...

I felt honored to be given permission to be part of this wonderful family, even if it was only for a short time.

Angela xx





9 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Girls

What a beautiful wedding party....I adore the colors they chose! Isn't that sweet that they welcomed you in like family? They look like a happy bunch :)

Evette Mendisabal

So. Much. FUN!! I love that last group shot especially!!!

Melissa

Man everyone is so beautiful.
Great shots.

Suz

I hope you got paid for these..they are marvelous...especially the little guy with the tongue..priceless

Sylvia K

These are terrific, Angie! And how wonderful that you were able to do this for the family and enjoy being a part of the fun as well! I can only imagine how much they are appreciated by the entire family! I do love that last shot!! Hooray!! Great job! Hope your week is going well -- I know theirs is now!!

Sylvia

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys

These are great. I know that they loved what you took.

Haddock

Some lovely photographs especially the candid ones.
Like that theme colour of purple and white.

lifeinredshoes

First off, who could resist your charm? I mean really!
And what a beautiful wedding party, so many happy people in one place, you knocked it out of the park :)

Dorothy

I know you had fun doing this!! How wonderful that they got these extra candid shots!!!

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