Liv + Matt by Zara Staples

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love… [O] I love late nights with good company, skinny dipping in the ocean, slow mornings and dancing with reckless abandon. [M] I am a professional creative and an old-soul. I love a variety of art, design and vintage ephemera. I also have a … Read more


Laura & Matt by Zara Staples

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and your relationship… Matt and I are sheep and beef farming just south of Gisborne City on the east coast of the north island, NZ. We have two children, James (3) and Ruby (1) and consider ourselves pretty … Read more


Asha + Matt by Zara Staples

The chopper stopped with a view and we got out, Matt got down on one knee and proposed here, he was shaking with nerves but his words were so special and it truly was the best moment ever.


Grace + Mana by Zara Staples

Mana is a local Tairāwhiti boy and I’m an Auckland import with Motutapu Island roots. I’m a physiotherapist and Mana is a lawyer. We met after swiping right on Bumble. Our first date took place at Gisborne Wine Centre, and we joked that Mana would buy me a ring. We both left that night and … Read more



Ash + Tom by Zara Staples

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and yourrelationship… I moved to Gisborne from the US in 2012 at 16. I had only been in Gisborne for a few weeks when a local school here decided to have a concert. One of my friends (my … Read more


Tayla + Nathaniel by Zara Staples

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and your relationship… Tayla is a veterinary nurse and Nathaniel is studying for a degree in Māori Art at Toihoukura and live rurally in Otoko, Te Tai Rāwhiti. We met in Perth, Western Australia at a games night … Read more


Cat + Kenny by Zara Staples Weddings

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and your relationship…  Kenny is a farmer and I work as a registered nurse. Our family includes cats Bill and Barry, and Frank the dog, who does double duty as a house and working dog. We actually grew … Read more