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Queenstown // Skippers Canyon Sunrise Adventure Session

Rachel and Jeff are a husband/wife wedding photography and video team from Alabama, USA. They also both work full time as engineers!

Juggling a full time job and thriving photography business is a major challenge and I am totally in awe of how they manage it all.

They finished up a super busy wedding season and took a well deserved holiday to New Zealand!

Their 5th wedding anniversary is coming up and what better way to celebrate than to have a photoshoot in the epic scenery of Queenstown.

I got them out of bed much earlier than anyone should be awake on a Sunday (and on holiday) to take them up one of Queenstown’s stunning mountains for sunrise to capture this gorgeous adventure session.

We frolicked around the mountains and enjoyed this glorious morning golden light.

Then it was time for coffee and French toast!

One of my favourite parts of this job is getting to meet so many bad ass, creative couples who are chasing their dreams and totally rocking it.

Thanks for an epic morning team <3

Skippers Canyon sunrise anniversary photos

Skippers Canyon sunrise anniversary photos

Skippers Canyon sunrise anniversary photos

I’m never sure how to begin reviews, so we’ll just go with this: Brogan captured our anniversary in New Zealand in such an amazing way that I can say with confidence that our children will flip through these images one day; like, our wedding photos will be in a photo album somewhere as well, but we’ll probably show them these first Haha she EASILY captured our favorite photos ever taken of us (side note: we hate being in front of the camera lol)

Brogan was not only able to coach us into natural, romantic poses, but also allowed our goofy personalities to show through and capture the emotions we had throughout our entire once-in-a-lifetime trip to the South Island!

As photographers ourselves, my husband and I understand how difficult it can be to capture emotion and not just “pretty pictures”; Brogan absolutely knocked it out of the park!! Despite the time difference between our two locations (18 hours to be exact), Brogan was in constant communication with us prior to our trip. She helped educate us on various location options and helped us narrow down a spot that was perfect for the style we were hoping for! Not only did she meet us where we were at that stage in our road trip, she did it before the sun had even risen!! She met us at our hotel in Queenstown and drove us to a beautiful spot in the mountains, just in time for an incredible sunrise. She was even prepared for the freezing temperatures and brought a blanket for me to use between shots! (Sometimes beauty really IS pain; I just HAD to rock a summer dress in the winter…

We felt like instant friends with Brogan and even grabbed a well-deserved breakfast together afterwards! We’re firm believers in capturing your travels in photo form rather than a souvenir magnet or shot glass; adventure-loving photographers like Brogan make this possible!

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the island or a long-time local, HIRE THIS GIRL TODAY!!

** We seriously can’t thank you enough, Brogan! :) **

- Rachel & Jeff


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