Queenstown Sunrise Engagement Session | Lara + Yannis Queenstown New Zealand Sunrise Engagement Session by Chesapeake Charm Photography

All of my destination wedding photographer dreams came true during my New Zealand trip last year! Remember how we got to photograph a super sweet couple at sunset on Piha Beach in the North Island? Well, on one of last days on the South Island, the trip coordinator, Caitlin, brought in a seriously amazing couple, Lara & Yannis, for us to photograph bright and early at sunrise.

The shoot took place on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, a brilliant blue lake nestled next to The Remarkables, a strikingly beautiful mountain range.  Kat of Dear Sweetheart Events crafted an absolutely beautiful bouquet (that she foraged from the backyard of our AirBNB – talk about TALENT!!) that complimented Lara & Yannis’ outfits perfectly!  I love how the warm tones of their outfits complimented the cool blue water and the lush green mountains of New Zealand.   Ash Bush Lettering & Designs also created a gorgeous sign that was just so perfect for this Queenstown love story!

Although myself and a few other photographers had to quickly rush off to a horseback riding trip shortly after this shoot began, I had a blast photographing this colorful engagement in one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever been in!


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