Blair & Sarah ~ Lake Ohau Wedding

Blair and Sarah ~ Lake Ohau wedding, Mackenzie Country, New Zealand’s South Island:

Blair and Sarah had their beautiful May wedding by the spectacular Lake Ohau, four hours drive southwest of Christchurch. I was so thrilled when Sarah contacted me to photograph her Lake Ohau wedding, and even more thrilled when she mentioned that their aptly named dog Tussock would be the ring bearer. As you may know by my website and Facebook posts, I love to photograph pets, especially at weddings!

They couldn’t have picked a better location, or a better day to get married (because after their wedding day it got very cold and windy!) The wedding party all stayed at Ohau Lodge, which is where the ceremony was held. Ohau Lodge sits on the shores of a glacial lake, and is surrounded by mountains and a stunning landscape of tussock grass, typical of this part of New Zealand’s South Island, called the Mackenzie Country. Lake Ohau and the Mackenzie Country are a fabulous part of the world for a destination wedding!

Bright sunshine started the day of Blair and Sarah’s wedding, but as the day progressed the light went away behind the mountains of the Southern Alps really quickly, and the bridal party and I hopped in our vehicles to chase the fading light.

Blair and Sarah, I so enjoyed photographing your special day and I wish you the very best for your life together.





Venue: Lake Ohau Lodge | Hair and Makeup: Imageworks Tekapo | Wedding Gown: To Cherish Bridal | Celebrant: Robin Manera | Floral Design: Barbara Kivi & Juliete Ward

Although I’m based in Wellington, I’m very happy to cover weddings outside the Wellington region, such as this beautiful Lake Ohau wedding in the South Island’s Mackenzie Country. For more information about my wedding photography services, you could take a look at my wedding folio page.

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  • Judy Hoult

    Alicia…..What fabulous photos!!! You`re a very talented lady.

    Am I allowed to be like Oliver and ask for more?

    Hugs Judy.ReplyCancel

    • fotograficablog

      Thank you Judy! I enjoyed very much photographing the wedding of Blair and Sarah.
      I’m still editing the images and when they are ready they will be posted to a private gallery. Thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • […] I just so love my iPhone! I took this image of Lake Ohau while I was in New Zealand’s South Island recently covering a wedding. […]ReplyCancel

  • Seems like such a lovely wedding. Close friends and family only, and breathtaking nature!
    The view from the restaurant (Cute! By the way.) is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Kivi Hoult

    Thank you so much for the beautiful, beautiful photos Alicia and for being such a lovely part of our favourite day! You’ve captured everything perfectly despite the lack of sunlight and we will enjoy looking at these memories for many many years. Can’t wait to see the rest soon!ReplyCancel

    • fotograficablog

      My pleasure! It was a lovely and fun day.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Anderson

    I was looking on the web to see some ideas for what Photographers charge these days. I use to do weddings and cruise ship photography. Now im working in Bunnnings in the paint and decorating section soon kitchens. And well, actually Ive taken a huge decline in pay.

    SO you have TOTALLY INPSPIRED ME through your images of Sarah and Blair’s Ohau wedding!!!!!! TO give more of my photography again.

    I was wondering how much you charge and one day when I get married to my KIWI man, (who ive come home from living in Australia to meet :-)) Id LOVE FOR YOU to take our wedding photos!!!

    Could I show you what I have done in the past for some feedback?

    Your tight and focused compositions AND AMAZING FEEL in your photos are SUPERB! You really are GREAT at this work. You capture the detail, fun and laughter at a fabulous pace. I found that part hard to keep the energy up throughout the day and in the people for the shoot.

    Thanks sooo much for doing your work and giving such Awesome memories to people.

    YOu’ve totally inspired me!
    Kind Regards
    Tina Anderson.ReplyCancel

    • fotograficablog

      Thanks so much Tina for your lovely comments – they made my day! I will send you an email to reply to your queries. Best wishes, AliciaReplyCancel