Piha beach pre-wedding engagement session {Auckland weddings photographer} Elena and Rick

Elena & RIck

We met with this amazing couple on Piha beach {Auckland, New Zealand} on Sunday rainy  afternoon. Really excited about couples engagement and upcoming wedding. Their pre-wedding session was a great opportunity to know better the couple, had some walk and talk and capture some stunning photos. Even rain only add to the atmosphere making photos more moody and dramatic.

I loved every single moment of our session, walking on the beach, climbing up the rocks and siting on the grass at sunset and even walking in the cold waves {yes, it was freezing, ha-ha!}. Couple been really brave to stand on the top of the cliff in front of the big ocean waves! Such amazing experience!

Elena & Rick shared their love story: "Rick and I met when we were studying in Otago. We were in the same marketing class, and got put in the same marketing group for an assignment. It started from there really, and our relationship developed. We did do long distance for about a year, while Rick was playing Ice Hockey in France and Australia, and while I was still at University. We have been together now for just over 5 years." Proposal: "We were in Queenstown for a long weekend, and had planned to do a day trip on the Routeburn track, so we were staying in Glenorchy. We went on the walk early in the morning and planned to get right up to the Routeburn Falls hut and back in a day. On the way back down, we pulled over to the side of the river, as we were quite tired, and Rick started acting strange. As I stood up, Rick quickly got down on one knee and started a very sweet speech. I couldn't quite believe it, it was very surreal, but super special. And of course I said yes :)" Such a sweet and romantic story, love!

Enjoy this engagement session video highlights and gallery!

Piha engagement session
blowing hair on the wind - Piha engagement session -Auckland wedding photographer

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