Christchurch engagement portrait photographer – Bottle Lake – Hannah & Aaron

Wedding Portrait Photographer Christchurch

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Gratitude.

It is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world.

I am sure you too have felt it many many times… it is this little bubble of happiness, this moment of joy that makes you well up. It comes out of the middle of nowhere. It’s just there. No logic. No brain. Just heart. A real heartfelt moment.

If you don’t feel enough gratitude in your life, grab a pen and start to write down 10 things you are grateful for. Start with “I am grateful for… because….”. The BECAUSE is important. You will see that your mood will start to lift, that you can actually write down 15 sentences the next day and so on. Gratitude can wash over us in waves or we can create them ourselves by reminding us what we have in our lives and what we are grateful for.

Seeing how grateful Hannah and Aaron are that they have found each other was something really beautiful to watch. Come with me into the forest, smell the pine cones and adore the sunlight and feel uplifted by those moments of someone else’s love vibes …

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Thank you for making me grateful all over again. love, Steph x

And if you were wondering why we chose Bottle Forest – here is their engagement story:

“Bottle Lake was one of our first dates. We went for this amazing long walk which ended up with us on the beach, wrapped in a blanket eating gourmet sandwiches made by Aaron (since then sandwiches/picnics have been a big part of our relationship). On the day of our engagement, he insisted we go for a walk, I didn’t understand why we had to drive all the way to the other side of town for a walk but he assured me it would be sheltered from the wind. I agreed (it sounded like a reasonable answer to me). Just before we got to the main track back towards the carpark, Aaron dropped down on one knee and asked if I would do him the honour of becoming his wife. I said “are you sure” about 3 times before I said yes – whilst holding my hand out for the ring, which he picked all by himself! Cheeky thing had the it since July and managed to keep it a secret until he proposed! It was very us. Love, Hannah”

photography: Steph of HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPHY

engagement ring: Pascoes

 

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