Styled Shoot: Golden hour glory on the West Coast

Take inspiration for your west coast elopement in this styled shoot by the wonderful Joel and Bonita Photography. The intention of the shoot was to showcase an adventurous location with a couple madly in love. Thankfully, Sonam and Saga are just that and nothing about this was staged. Here's our quick chat with Joel and Bonita, the talented photographers that brought this collaboration together. What was your favourite moment during the shoot? The whole shoot was one big highlight, honestly! As soon as we saw Saga in the bridal gown, she took our breath away. She’s such a goddess! The gown was breathtaking. We love the way it floated as it moved. Watching Sonam and Saga have fun with one another during their photoshoot made it feel authentic and not like a staged shoot. They never got wedding photos they loved, so capturing these photos was so special for them. Do you have any advice for those seeking wedding inspiration? Create a Pinterest board of what you like and the colour palette you’re drawn to. A mood board will give you a starting point and help you visualise your dream day. Also, sometimes less is more ;)

Thanks to all the contributing vendors:

Photography and Styling: Joel and Bonita Photography
Dress: Boom blush
Hair and Makeup: Ari Dayal
Flowers: Branch and Bloom
Models: Saga and Sonam
Location: Maori Bay