We knew it might get a bit chilly as we hiked up the mountainside, but we were NOT prepared for the magical snow dusted landscape which left us short of breath both literally and figuratively. Our gorgeous couple Amanda and Luke Pell were such troopers as we hiked an hour up the trail!

As you’ll see in so many blogs to follow, New Zealand’s gorgeousness constantly blew me away! When fellow photographer, Tyler Rye reached out about his workshop expedition to Queenstown, David and I jumped at the chance to go. Adventuring alongside this insanely incredible photographer always proves to be an experience of a lifetime. Here’s to lots of gorgeousness from our expedition and my time learning and shooting alongside the best of the best, Tyler Rye.

Tyler Rye Expeditions
Hair/MU: Dallas Merkley
Models: Amanda Mertz & Luke Pell
Gown: Cathy Telle
Florist: The Vase Queenstown
Coordination: Tyler Rye

Dreamy Winter Lake Elopement in New Zealand