Mitch + Ash / Red Barn Wedding
When Mitch approached me a year ago about a wedding I was photographing at the Red Barn I was excited. It is a venue that has it all. Fields, trees and the most intimate barn all sitting upon the hills of the Waikato. When he asked me if I could photograph his and Ashleigh's wedding at the Red Barn, a quick check of the calendar and it was a YES.
Following on from their engagement shoot, Mitch and Ash are high school sweethearts. It's amazing to see a young couple that have already spent so many integral years together, so deeply connected and in love with one another.
Rain held back on the overcast Hamilton day. There were moments of the sun breaking through the clouds which were warmly welcomed with a very settled November windchill.
I relaxed with the girls as they got ready, had laughs with the boys while they Youtube'd how to tie a tie. A few last moments with the girls, we then made our way to the venue which is just south of Cambridge. Post ceremony celebrations the bridal party got to relax with a little picnic before we got into some photos. As we made our way back for the reception it was clear there would be no sunset, gutted! A beautiful meal complemented the heartfelt speeches. Once the night had set in, Mitch and Ash braved the wind chill as they danced in the courtyard with the fire roaring. The special day was bought to an end as the boys and both the dads enjoyed aged whiskey in the loft before the cigars came out.