Black and White photo of a bride and groom by August and Vine on Waiheke Island

Wedding Photographer for Dreamers & Modern Lovers

wairarapa - wellington - new zealand - worldwide

August and Vine bride and groom holding hands at a riverside altar surrounded by flowers

Wedding Photographer for Dreamers & Modern Lovers

capturing your love

August and Vine bride and groom kissing in a field under a willow tree

Wedding Photographer for Dreamers & Modern Lovers

Feel the moment

Relaxed, Intimate, authentic.

August & Vine Wedding Photography of a beautiful married couple at wedding reception at the Officers Mess

Your love stories, your moments, your personalities

Everyone deserves beautiful images that last a lifetime. But most importantly, those images should capture the essence of who you are.

Adventurers, dreamers, old souls and modern lovers, August & Vine honours the beauty and romance in your lives by capturing what it feels like.

New Zealand Weddings & Elopements

Based in the beautiful Wairarapa, in Greater Wellington, but ready to travel to every corner of Aotearoa and beyond, I bring a fashion editorial background to my work and a refined elegance to every frame. I'm a wedding photographer who seeks real connections for couples looking for romance, celebration and meaning in their images.


"Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends"

-H A F I Z
August & Vine Wedding Photographer walking away towards mountains holding out two wine glasses
meet Sam

Your Wedding Photographer

You deserve a wedding photographer who will capture your love, style, soul and emotion and all those epic moments your day holds. One who'll listen and deliver not just beautiful images, but a personal and exceptional service that makes you feel comfortable and valued. A photographer who'll be there for the whole journey, because your story is unique. You deserve a wedding photographer who'll carry your drinks!

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Kind Words

"Could not have imagined having anyone else capture our big day. From our very first coffee date, Sam felt like a long- lost friend and we had absolute faith in her to understand us and reflect that in the photos she took. We were not disappointed, as she summed up our day perfectly and managed to capture all the intimate, unnoticed moments and everything in between."


Kind words

"Sam is an amazing photographer and I loved having her capture our wedding. She took the time to get to know both my husband and I and really listened to the kind of images we hoped for. She was both directive (which I really wanted) but also captured the beauty of us being us using her magic eye. You can tell she really cares about what she does and we both felt so special in our interactions with Sam. I would book Sam in a heartbeat to capture our precious life moments and I am in love with the photos."

Tash & Tari

August & Vine Wedding Photography of interracial bride and groom dancing at sunset
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