Real inspiration with Jaymee Photography

Photography by Jaymee Photography

Photography by Jaymee Photography

It’s that time again - time to take ten minutes to yourself. Grab a hot cuppa, wrap up in your cosiest blanket, and curl up on the couch, then dive into this absolutely beautiful wedding day captured by Jaymee Photography - it’s filled with delicious blue skies, happy smiles, dreamy styling and warm, summery vibes.

Auckland couple Rachel and Edward travelled from Auckland to Martinborough for their special day - and with the perfect country venues, even perusing through their photos almost feels like a summer getaway. We are absolutely in love with their natural colour palette of soft earthy tones, combined with rich forest green - and then some cheeky pops of red and orange through the styling at their reception. We had a quick chat with Jaymee about capturing this stunning day:

What was your favourite moment on the day?

I really enjoyed spending some time with Rach and her bridesmaids before the ceremony. The girls were getting ready at Rachel's childhood home on her families farm, it reminded me of the home I grew up in!

Favourite photo from the day?

Rachel and Edward really wanted a photo together at Martinborough Tree Church with the view in the background. It was a really hot and sunny day, shooting in this type of light isn't something I will usually go for but since it was the only opportunity we had to get this one shot then and there. The photo turned out really awesome and surprisingly is one of my favorites! I love it when couples share their own ideas with me, in this case, it was great to do something creatively that I normally wouldn't do. 


Another favourite shot is of Rach and Ed walking down the middle of the archway as their guests threw flower petals over them. Their guests thought this was really fun and we had a few laughs. 


Best part about the stunning venues?

This was my first wedding at Martinborough Tree Church, I always enjoy being at a new venue. Ata Rangi vineyard was the perfect venue for guests to chill out and play some games. I loved the relaxed vibes and also admired how Rachel styled their marquee. The flowers used for the reception decor, Rachel handpicked these from Holbrook forest Garden in Carterton. This added personal touch.

What inspires your work?

I really love unique techniques like freelensing, this used to be a huge part of my inspiration and workflow, but have more recently shifted my main focus into looking for the best moments and being fully immersed in documenting the day. I feel inspired by my couples and their stories. I care about the smaller details and the photos that will mean something specific to each couple. I'll always be looking for good light and love the sunset. 

What's your favourite thing about photographing weddings? 

The couples and families I get to meet, they are so awesome! I'm so lucky I get to document and be a part of some pretty cool moments with people. 

What are you waiting for? Check out more of Jaymee’s images below, as well as the fantastic shots of the boys getting ready snapped by Ana from Moonflower Photography.

Flowers: Beverly from Tree Top Flowers Martinborough 
Flowers on the tables were picked by Rachel from Holbrook forest Garden in Carterton 
Make up: Emily Bertram from Masterton 
Dress: The Kate Moss designed and made by Jane Yeh Auckland 
Mens Suits: Barkers 
Food: Salt Street Food
Celebrant: Reverend Steve Thomson
Band: The Relatives and Uncle Monkey Wellington 
Ceremony venue: Tree church Martinborough 
Reception: Ata rangi vineyard  

Deanna Walker