Halie + Alec • Love, Somewhere in New Zealand

I can’t even begin to describe to you how out of this world this South Island New Zealand engagement session was. Truthfully? Halie + Alec are already married and they were on their honeymoon. But why not do a couples session and even another engagement session if you want to call it that? I like love stories instead. I feel that’s what they are, honestly. Halie + Alec are two other awesome photographers based out of Georgia. After getting to know them, I swear they are another version of Josh and I. Especially when we still photographed together so needless to say, it was a blast photographing them in the wee hours in the morning and by wee I mean 5:30AM after getting maybe 4 hours of sleep in a camper van. (Shout out my our lovely Escape Camper Van that we rented that makes an appearance towards the end of this post.) We decided last minute to drive out around 10pm the night before with pizza in tow to a freedom camping spot just outside where we wanted to shoot. Halie + Alec hadn’t seen the location but through pictures that I and my trusty companion and photographer friend, Addie shared with them. Wake up was brutal and I almost called it off because of the heavy cloud coverage but last second I woke everyone up and we drove another 15 minutes out to the dried river bed that Addie and I scouted a few days prior. There is something magical about watching the sunrise in New Zealand surround by mountains covered by glaciers with your friends. I only wish we somehow turned some music on. The sunrise is so many different colors over the course of 30 minutes. It just sums of so much of my trip there this winter (their summer). I’m so glad not only that the four of us experienced this together but that I got to document it for them. These two are so in love, it’s crazy.

I can’t wait to share my other photos from New Zealand. It was a trip that changed my life and how I see the world. It also changed the way I want to live my life at home. I’ve never felt so free in my entire life. It’s something I’ll never forget. Someday I’ll be back and I’m hoping it’s sooner rather than later. *Hint* the next retreat I’m hosting, 2018. Stay tuned for amazingness. (Think adventure, camper vans and breathtaking scenery every turn you make.) Ready?


New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography

New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photographya
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography

New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography

New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography

New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography

New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography

New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography
New Zealand Engagement Session by Megan Saul Photography

Ended pretty abruptly right? No worried. Stay tuned for part II.

South Island New Zealand Engagement Session by
Destination Wedding Photographer Megan Saul

  1. There’s nothing better than the beautiful beast that is the New Zealand landscape. What a gorgeous session!

  2. Sally says:

    Holy crap. Amazing. I can’t believe that place is real

  3. Dana Richard says:

    Like is this real life? This is the bees knees. The bomb-dot-com. All of those things.

    You’re fab

  4. Becca says:

    WOW! WOW! WOW!

  5. Love this Megan! What a gorgeous location! All the photos are stunning, especially the ones with their van 😀

  6. Nataly says:

    AMAZING! So gooood wow.

  7. Maria says:

    Absolutely breath-taking in every single way!

  8. Wow this is stunning! Love the chemistry between them!

  9. these are all so amazing and gorgeous! wonderful work makes me want to go to New Zealand Tomorrow!

  10. Claire says:

    THOSE VAN PICS THOUGH!!! All of these are amazing! Gorgeous location, stunning couple, stellar photography!

  11. Amanda Lee says:

    Damn these are so good and now have further increased my need to go to Iceland. You nailed this!

  12. Amanda Lee says:

    I meant New Zealand ???? But I want to go to both

  13. Kat says:

    This location is unbelievable! That sky made my jaw drop. Absolutely stunning!

  14. Henry says:

    Wow… these landscapes are insane! Great job Megan!

  15. EVA H says:

    Woah! This is stunning!

  16. Jasmine Rottman says:

    So friggin’ good! Love it!

  17. Angela Renee says:

    that light. that location. that couple. great shooting as always megan!

  18. Katy Weaver says:

    MEGAN!!!! Okay, first of all, these are some of my favorite images of yours EVER. Second, they perfectly capture the south island. This makes me want to cry looking at them because I remember sunrises like this and stream beds like this and the location and couple and all of it is literal perfection. I cannot even handle it. SO much goodness in one post.

  19. Adam Hart says:

    Stunning work, Megan. The couple looks so happy, and I’m sure the amazing scenery did wonders for everyone on the shoot. Gorgeous.

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