West Auckland Wedding Venues


Since moving to New Zealand from the UK in 2018, I have been blown away by the natural beauty of this country and its people. After settling in Kumeu and then Hobsonville, I discovered that I was in the heart of wedding venue central. Just a short distance from my home, I have access to some of the most stunning locations for wedding photography, including Markovina Vineyard Estate, Allely Estate, Settlers Country Manor and The Hunting Lodge. I am so grateful to be able to capture the beauty of these places and the love of the couples who choose to celebrate their special day there. I can't wait to work with you and help make your wedding day even more amazing!




wedding couple signing register Allely estate gardens

Allely Estate Manicured Gardens

Allely Estate Villa fairy lights gardens wedding

Allely Estate Villa

Allely Estate Wedding Couple umbrella shot with flash and fairy lights night shot of bride and groom

Allely Estate Courtyard

Allely Estate, bridal room, bride prep, hair spray flash photography with Tiara

Allely Estate Bridal Room


Allely Estate



Markovina night shot, wedding with umbrella couple in trees tunnel

Markovina Trees at Night

Markovina wedding bride in front of barrels, wedding veil blowing

The Famous Markovina Barrels

Markovina wedding couple kissing near boring lake, golden hour

Markovina Boat & Lake

Markovina wedding couple kissing night shot with flash romantic

Markovina Gardens at Night


Markovina Vineyard Estate


West Auckland Photo Locations


Muriwai Beach 🌅


West Auckland is home to some truly breathtaking locations for couples' engagement shoots and wedding photo shoots. One of the most popular and iconic spots is Muriwai Beach, where the golden light of sunset creates a truly magical atmosphere. In my opinion, this is the perfect time of day to capture the beauty and romance of the moment. Whether you are looking for sweeping landscapes or intimate, candid shots, Muriwai Beach is the perfect setting for your special photos



Muriwai beach maternity photographer, parasail white dress beach

Maternity Shoot at Muriwai

Muriwai Beach, engagement shoot, golden hour, couple

Engagement Shoot at Muriwai

Muriwai Beach family photo, holding hands on a sunny day

Family Shoot at Muriwai


Riverhead Forest 🌲


Another one of my favorite spots in West Auckland is Riverhead Forest. This 5-hectare oasis of kauri trees is located on the border of the west Auckland vineyards, making it a great location for couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle for some truly unique and beautiful photos. Riverhead Forest offers a serene and peaceful setting for your engagement shoot or wedding photos, and is the perfect place to indulge in a little 'shinrin-yoku' (forest bathing) and reconnect with nature. Whether you are looking for intimate, candid shots or sweeping landscapes, Riverhead Forest has something for everyone. I can't wait to help you capture the magic of this special place and the love you share.


Riverhead Forest, wedding couple trees kiss
Riverhead Forest, Bride wedding dress back
Riverhead Forest, wedding party trees and dog
Riverhead Forest, bride wedding dress sun kissed