A few months back - before winter reared it's ugly and rainy head - I was lucky enough to spend a few days with my friend, Texan wedding photographer CHARLA STOREY, when she came and visited me in New Zealand for a week. We took a mini road trip down to the mountains (that shoot coming soon) and then also managed to squeeze in this beach bridal shoot at Bethell's beach on Auckland's west coast. Featuring a gorgeous champagne coloured gown by ELIZABETH DYE it appeared to spill like liquid silk over the black iron sands. The fabulous CONNOR ADAMS worked her magic on the ISABELLA creating a natural beach look with a touch of drama and my pal Naomi from LEAF & HONEY worked her usual magic and created a bouquet of mostly greenery that had a handpicked natural look to it.