One of the coolest things I get to do with my time is second shoot for my legendary photographer sister, Rachel. (You have got to see her work, if you haven't already)! Her off-seasons from tour and music photography happens to be when wedding season is in full swing in New Zealand, and I am lucky enough to get to tag along to a few of these.
She's generously letting me share a few shots from Sam and Sofia's recent wedding, so here they are. I had met Sofia at a BSSM alumni event a few months ago and was so happy when I figured out that it was Rach who would be documenting her big day.
Near the end of the evening, we hurried our way down to the black sand beach adjacent to the venue. We made two great decisions that night. One, to wait for that moment the sun 'pops' as she set for the day. And two, to take our shoes off and run shortly after when we discovered some locals playing with coloured smoke bombs (what's happening in that first photo there). I mean, just look at these love birds and those colours.