I love Autumn in the mountains and was inspired to create this styled shoot which tells the story of a young bride who travels over the lake to marry her love. It’s based on yesteryear stories of love, where a couple would meet at a country town-hall dance, get engaged and then the young woman would leave her family behind to join her new husband on his remote farm, live in a one room cottage and raise big, strong families.
The location is Mount Nicholas Station, a working high country station on the other side of the lake from Queenstown, that hasn’t changed much for the past 150 years. The perfect backdrop for some good old fashioned romance.

Hair and Makeup by Collective
Dress by Nemo Workroom
Location – Mount Nicholas Station
Diamond Ring – my Grandmother’s
Styling by Melissa McMurtrie