Rachel & Sam

Little Theatre & Foxglove – sneak peeks

This wedding was featured on Paper & Lace.

With their theatre dreams realised of performing on some of the greatest stages in the world, Rachel & Sam were part of the biggest performance of their life, married under lights at the Little Theatre.

These guys were glamorous, dramatic, honest, emotional, and far too much fun.

Congrats!

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2012 Wellington Wedding Show wrap-up

Wow.

Thanks to all for coming along to the Autumn Wellington Wedding Show last Sunday, and especially those that popped on by the WE DO Photography & Design stand and had a little chat. We had a blast watching you jump in the Photobooth, pickup and feel our Invitation designs and especially viewing our quirky Wedding Photography through our custom-made Viewmasters!

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We’ve spent the week laughing at the entries for the Photobooth competition, and have chosen Rebecca Christini as our overall winner. Congrats Rebecca!

As a little bonus we’ve edited the funniest images together for a small slideshow for the rest of you to enjoy.

Keep rocking out there!

The 2012 Autumn Wellington Wedding Show

Coming along to the Wellington Wedding Show on Sunday?

We’ll be there. Say Hi!

While you’re along, be among the first to see our still-to-be-launched Design Collection…

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… oggle at our favourite wedding photos through our customised Viewmasters…

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… or jump behind the curtains of our Photobooth and be in to win some Photobooth action at your next event.

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It’s going to be huge. See you there!

The Photobooth in action!

Here’s a little promo video we recently put together of the Photobooth in action.

It seems a lot of people didn’t know what our Photobooth looked like – the fact it’s stylish and black, and blends in nicely to almost any venue.

They didn’t realise it’s a stand-up Photobooth – no seating limitations, look how many people you can squeeze in there!

They didn’t realise there’s a monitor to check your hair or perfect your pose – you know exactly how the photo is going to turn out.

And they didn’t know what our 6×4″ printed photosheets actually look like – what’s the point in a skinny little strip when we can print nice big photos? It’s not the 1960’s anymore!

So here’s a quick promo video we recently made – 1 min 45 secs of Photobooth awesomeness. Thanks to Daniel & Elena for letting us use their wedding!

Music track is “Daisy” by the awesome Fang Island. Check them out. Seriously. This was our soundtrack to the summer. There’s a high chance when driving to your wedding this summer we pumped ourselves up with a little bit of Fang Island, so if you want to know what makes WE DO tick, have a listen! (Plus their record label Sargent House was awesome enough to give me permission to use this track for my video. How cool is that? Buy their album. We did.)

Have a watch. Have a laugh. Book the Photobooth for your next event! :)

Wellington Wedding Expo wrap-up

Last weekend Aneta and myself decided to exhibit at the recent Wellington Wedding Expo. We wanted to create something a little different from the usual trestle-table affair, so set about building a lounge-themed set to encourage people to enter our stand, get up close with our prints and slideshows and sit down and chill looking over our albums.

We found these awesome chairs. But red isn’t really our colour, so we set about reupholstering them ourselves:

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Sweet!

We also built & stained this wicked fireplace surround and reupholstered this beautiful fireplace screen:

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We found some other great furniture – a coffee table, a beautiful lamp, and a bunch of assorted antique frames.

We also had a few new albums printed – it feels great to refresh our samples from time to time – and framed a bunch of our favourite photos.

And then on the Saturday, it all came together for the first time as we spent the day setting up the stand. First up was the wallpaper:

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Followed by the hanging of our numerous frames and placement of Aneta’s bespoke stationery designs:

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Finally, it was all in place:

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Sunday was awesome! We didn’t manage to get as personal as we would have liked with many visitors, but we had some great discussions with passionate couples and even ran into quite a number of our existing clients looking for other inspiration for their big day next summer. It was great fun!

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If you stopped by and had a chat to us, thanks. We appreciate it. Hope to see you at a wedding next summer.

If you didn’t get a chance to chat to us, but are curious about our work, get in touch and we’ll present our slideshows and albums to you in person!

Take care out there.

Sharelle & Craig

Sometimes we like to precede our blog entries with a little background. A little bit of a story.

Sometimes we like to let that story flow through the rest of the blog entry. A few more details scattered throughout.

But then I thought about it – we’re photographers. Our images should tell the story. You don’t need to know these guys were married at St Mary of the Angels, that the walking bus through the heart of Wellington City to the Boat Shed was quite possibly the coolest idea ever, that we had the best possible fun taking formal photos around the grounds of the Boat Shed and Frank Kitts Park, and that their reception involved the groomsmen dropping their dacks.

No. If a picture can say a thousand words, then the following 100 images should be akin to a novel.

So ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you: Sharelle & Craig. Enjoy reading.

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Sharelle & Craig, that rocked.

Thanks. :)

The Photobooth at the NZI Sevens

Tickets?
Check.

Costume?
Check.

Crazy Photobooth pose?
Check.

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We’ll be at the NZI Sevens this weekend in conjunction with the good folk at ZM. If you’re partying at the Sevens be sure to slip inside the Photobooth (if your costume can fit!) for a memory printed free on the day, and you’ll find all the photos afterwards online at zmonline.com.

The Photobooth – the collage

The Photobooth is now officially over 12 months old! Although it was a twinkle in our eye much earlier than that, construction was completed prior to last Christmas, and we’re now rolling around with v2.0 of the Photobooth (not that you’d notice, more on that later!).

If you take a look to the right you’ll see also 12 months of archives. That’s right, we officially launched this new fan-dangled website last January also.

With a complete redesign coming very soon we thought we’d have a little bit of fun with the current design. To celebrate 12 months of Photobooth we’ve put together a collage of some of our “test” images, because you know – we need to test it’s working each time we setup!

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Looking back through these images, what does it all mean?

  1. We still enjoy the Photobooth just as much as the first day. It never ceases to be fun. Remember that, your guests will love it!
  2. I need to get a new shirt & tie combo.

Rock on with Rocktober and the Photobooth

In the spirit of Wayne’s World & Spinal Tap, WE DO are part of Wellington’s Dress Up & Rock Out Party – Rocktober!

All Profits from tickets & merchandise go to the Cancer Society of NZ, and WE DO Photography & Design are proud to be a part of this event.

Check out the deal over at http://wellingtonrocks.com, get your tickets and be a a part of this awesome night at The Garden Club, Fri 1 October.

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For those about to rock, we salute you.

Catch the Photobooth in action at Westfield Queensgate!

You’re a little curious about the Photobooth, aren’t you?

You’ve seen our website, you’ve checked out the example photos, you like our packages and think it might be absolutely perfect for your next wedding, party or social function.

But you haven’t experienced the Photobooth!

Well here’s your chance. For this weekend only (Thu 24 till Sun 27 June) the WE DO Photobooth will be in operation as part of a Macleans installation at Westfield Queensgate.

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Have a wander through the shopping mall any time from 11.00am till 6.30pm, and you won’t miss the Macleans stand!   They’ll probably give you a sample of some toothpaste and if you’re really lucky you might even get a balloon, but you can also jump inside our Photobooth – branded especially for Macleans – and experience the WE DO Photobooth in action.

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Much like with our guestbook addon option, there will be 2 copies of the printed 6×4″ photosheet available: one for yourself to take home and the other to be stuck on the Macleans ‘Smile Wall’ – show them your smile!

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Please note: none of the staff associated with this Macleans stand are associated with WE DO Photography & Design, and they will not be able to answer any further questions you may have.  For that you can simple email us – happy to help!

Get along, experience the fun and enjoy the Photobooth!

Tell your friends!

Hey, remember us… ?!

Wow, we’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately, haven’t we!  However, not so on the photography front – in fact, quite the opposite.

We’re solidly booking up for next summer: If you’re interested in Photography or Photobooth packages – or a combination of both! – get in contact and let’s have a chat!

Things are ticking along. Here’s a little teaser of things we’ve been working on lately.

We’ve been photographing various products, including these beautiful looking (and tasting!) French Macarons:

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We’ve been working with commercial clients including looking for creative angles in a Pilates studio:

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The Photobooth has been out and about on the town:

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And we’ve still been doing what we love best of all, and photographing people. In this case, very small people:

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Our Photobooth has spent the last 2 months being cleaned and renovated and given it’s W.O.F. and will be showing very soon at a Westfield near you – keep an eye out on the blog for more details! As another quick teaser, have a peek at these images.

The Photobooth Guestbook

As part of our Photobooth package we offer a popular guestbook addon. The guestbook enables the photosheets to be placed alongside personalised messages from your guests, and will always serve as a reminder of the fun times had by your guests at your event. We’ll manage the guestbook, helping your guests stick the photosheet correctly and ensuring they treat it with the respect it deserves.

The ironic thing is that we very rarely actually see the completed guestbook ourselves! At the end of the evening we hand the guestbook over, prints and all, and carry our Photobooth out of the venue! Well we finally managed to sneak a few pictures of a couple of recent guestbooks for your enjoyment. Check these out:

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Welcome to the new We Do Photography & Design blog!

Welcome, finally, to the new WE DO Photography & Design blog!

This new website has been a couple of months in the making, and getting this blog up and running is one of the final touches to the site.

The Design half of We Do Photography & Design – a.k.a Aneta – has been hard at work creating mock-ups and screenflows and providing graphical elements for the site, whilst I’ve been busy working on my PHP / CSS skills and coding up this template.

What do you think?  Nice, huh?

Actually, this should just be considered version 0.5 of the blog design – there’s still a bit of work to do.  The page layout isn’t quite as aesthetically pleasing as we would like, but in the meantime as we continue to tweak this we’ll still be posting regularly on this blog, and I hope you’ll continue to visit or subscribe to our feed.  Via these dinky little Category icons you can see if the post is relevant to the Photobooth, Photography, Design or just general WE DO business.

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We’ll be posting across all 4 categories, and hopefully posting articles of interest.  There will be photos of our photoshoots (with a couple of big ones up over the next couple of weeks – stay tuned!), Photobooth wrap-ups, latest designs we’ve been working on, and just things that interest and inspire us, and hopefully you too.

Tune in and stay!  Great to have you following!

– Jason & Aneta


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