James & Stephanie : : Gail's of Tamahere : : Hamilton, New Zealand

I basically begged James to let me come out and shoot their wedding last July, and he was gracious enough to fly me out for it. Sure, it was a chance to shoot in an exotic location with some handsome people (if you think James is handsome believe me, he married way way WAY up), but more than that I was just excited to shoot a hometown wedding - to barbecue with James and his groomsmen the night before, to meet Stephanie's parents and get the dirt on teenage James from them, to witness their community and church gather around them to witness their marriage, to listen to the best best man and maid of honor toasts EVER, and finally to see their friends' band bring down the house at the end. It was a night to remember.

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