For those who love

to take their own path

August and Vine elopement photography bride and groom cuddle on very windy beach at muriwai auckland
your day your way

If you could get married anywhere, where would it be?

There is something so incredibly moving about two people on their own adventure together, whether in a wild frontier or a precious spot with special meaning, just stripping it bare, so there is nothing but their love.

It's less about the people in your lives and more about you and a true sense of place. What destination shall we adventure to, together?

let's elope!

"Me and you. Just us two."

Your Elopement Photographer

Do small things with great love...

I'm a big believer that anything is possible, so just because your numbers may be small, that certainly doesn't mean your day has to be! With beaches, mountains, rivers and vineyards, the Wairarapa is anything but small. Make the most of New Zealand's beautiful spaces. Great love on your day, your way!

I can create an entire elopement experience...

More than just a photographer, I can create your entire elopement or intimate wedding experience for you. From glamping to heli-weddings. With event experience, a wealth of local knowledge and an epic team, leave the logistics to me so you can focus on you! I'll be your photographer AND dream maker.

"Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water."

Sigurd F. Olson

Kind words

"We had the pleasure of having Sam capture our intimate elopement! From the first time we spoke over zoom we (my husband and I) felt instantly comfortable. Sam really made an effort to get to know us as a couple, our story, what made us, us and what we wanted to remember about our day. Our photos are perfect! I couldn’t rate her highly enough!"

tom & nicole
August and Vine Elopement photography of bride and groom kissing in vineyard in Martinborough
Married couple dance on a driveway at sunset Lake Hawea NZ by August and Vine
August and Vine Elopement Photography of interracial bride and groom in green and blue at sunset

Elopement, Popup & Intimate Wedding Photography Packages

For couples who value the love they share together, and the art of photographic storytelling.

Packages start from $1399

Elopements start from two hours of coverage and Intimate Weddings and Pop ups start from 3 hours of coverage (up to 40 people).

Wairarapa or beyond

Martinborough, Wairarapa, Wellington,

New Zealand, Vegas, Mexico, Iceland!

I'll capture you wherever you want to roam.

Full Planning Option

No time to do it all? Add your own personal planner to your journey (me!) for all things related to getting hitched in the Wairarapa (or beyond).

Wairarapa Helicopter Elopements by August and Vine
Heli Elopement photos on top of the Tararaua ranges by August and Vine
Elope in the Wairarapa with heli elopements by August and Vine

Kind words

"You are amazing! We are blown away by the beautiful photos. Thank you so so so so much!!!! 

We really enjoyed our special day, it was better than we could ever imagine. Thank you for arranging everything, we are also so grateful for all the wonderful people involved." - HELI ELOPEMENT PACKAGE.

Paul & Ellis

"She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together."

J.D. Salinger

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