Laura + Dan // Boomrock, New Zealand

The Haka gets me everytime.

It’s that crazy intense passion and the sense of togetherness and community. It just gets me every, single, time…

My eyes well up and my heart just about bursts.

Laura and Dan had so many amazing moments in their day but the Haka had to be right up there… So, damn, good.

These guys have created such a beautiful world for themselves in Byron Bay but they chose to tie the knot in another one of my favorite places in the world, New Zealand. With incredible landscapes and a bunch of really cool down to earth people, what’s not to love. A perfect place to get married.

Yeah… I think I left a little piece of my heart at Boomrock looking out over the cliffs with the wind on my face. It was just a really special place to be right at that moment and I’m glad and grateful I got to capture it.

In the morning as Laura and Dan were getting ready, Dan cranked up the speakers and played this tune. It will always remind me of this special day now.

Press play and take a first peek at some of the highlights… It’s a long one peeps! Shout outs if you make it to the end!

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Location – Boomrock New Zealand

Dress – Grace Loves Lace


  • Kate HopoiApril 27, 2016 - 5:05 am

    WOW so super amazing!! B E A U T I F U L beautiful people!(:xxxxReplyCancel

  • JessicaApril 27, 2016 - 6:09 am

    Absolutely stunning Warwa and gan gan xReplyCancel

  • Marnie Devi HudsonApril 27, 2016 - 6:40 am

    Absolutely freakin’ gorgeous! sheer magic & profound beauty captured! xxReplyCancel

  • Jennie VaughanApril 27, 2016 - 9:11 am

    Amazing photos of an enchanted day, beautifully captured, what an awesome collection of memories… <3 themReplyCancel

  • Jennifer DixonApril 27, 2016 - 9:30 am

    Stunning Nina Claire xReplyCancel

  • Jennifer PowellApril 27, 2016 - 10:41 am

    Beautiful pictures & memories of your special day! xxReplyCancel

  • Jem MiffaApril 27, 2016 - 10:55 am

    Stunning photos! Congratulations! XxReplyCancel

  • Yasmin Sait-ArmstrongApril 27, 2016 - 11:34 am

    Stunning and breathtaking. I will forever regret I couldn’t be there. Thank you for sharing their special day, you’ve captured their souls beautifullyReplyCancel

  • NomeZee NomesApril 27, 2016 - 5:12 pm

    Congratulations!! ❤️❤️ Looked like such a magical day.. I’m so happy for both of u.. Much love and blessing ❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • Moira Moodley ClaytonApril 27, 2016 - 7:25 pm

    Incredibly great shots of a loving couple and an exceptionally wonderful wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Janice GibbsApril 27, 2016 - 9:02 pm

    Simply stunning! xReplyCancel

  • Marian Mc NaughtApril 27, 2016 - 10:25 pm

    OMG… How incredible… Stunningly handsome couple… Serious goose bumps looking at these beautiful photos… I can feel the NZ passion… WOW… Love Maisie xxxReplyCancel

  • Felicity PearceApril 27, 2016 - 11:40 pm

    Nina, there is something in the way you capture moments.. .I’m sitting here crying, listening to the music feeling absorbed in the images.. How an image can make you connect to other humans that you have never met, you work is magic. xxReplyCancel

  • YaelApril 28, 2016 - 12:16 am

    I love your work and never get tired of looking at it- it’s really artReplyCancel

    • Nina ClaireApril 28, 2016 - 3:17 am

      Thanks so much Yael. What a lovely compliment! I always appreciate it when people take the time to view my posts :)ReplyCancel

  • ZoeApril 28, 2016 - 12:24 am

    Absolutely stunning Nina!! Totally nailed it!!! WoooooReplyCancel

    • Nina ClaireApril 28, 2016 - 3:18 am

      Thanks beautiful! It means alot!ReplyCancel

  • Austin NitsuaApril 28, 2016 - 12:45 am

    Epical beyond porportions. So good to have shared this special moment in time with you both xx Much love Yours truly indeed xx PunkleReplyCancel

  • Corrina ToughApril 28, 2016 - 12:47 am

    Sexy couple, sexy house, stunning location and incredible images. I do wedding photography myself and you are one of my favorite inspirational photographers! What a dream job hey! I stayed til the end and felt every single moment of that day. That couple must have been blown away- well done xxReplyCancel

  • Mozzie FlesserApril 28, 2016 - 2:33 am

    Oh Laura I have tears rolling down my face looking through these. You guys are so beautiful together and it looked like an amazing time. Loads of Love Moz xxxxReplyCancel

  • Melinda NugentApril 28, 2016 - 3:44 am

    What a magical day. Congratulations Laura and Dan – everything and everyone looked gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Topaz RustonApril 28, 2016 - 3:45 am

    So beathtakinkly you guys….love the music to watch it by also … <3ReplyCancel

  • Ali LeeApril 28, 2016 - 6:38 am

    wow such a stunning location! how utterly beautiful and full of love xxxxReplyCancel

  • Genevieve ( Miss Gen )April 28, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    Totally stunning images!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky WebbApril 30, 2016 - 1:47 am

    Almost as beautiful as being there ! Thanks for the magical experience. ✨ReplyCancel

  • Willy HaumuMay 5, 2016 - 5:10 am

    Absolutely fabulous two beautiful people together. So lovely.xxxxReplyCancel

  • Christine BrimerMay 9, 2016 - 3:26 am

    heart melting right now. What a day. Big love and blessings to you both alwaysReplyCancel

  • Willy & Marie HaumuJune 10, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Thankyou Nina for the beautiful wedding photo’s. They are a pleasure to look at and remminise about them .Once again a big thankyou to you. Cheers ,Willy & MarieReplyCancel

  • Cameron SunSeptember 2, 2016 - 2:39 am

    Wow, epic light. Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog posts :)ReplyCancel