Megan Elise » Madison Wedding / Engagement Photographer

Australia + New Zealand.

This post has been delayed in coming as I’ve been struggling to put the right words here. I have so many fragmented thoughts on traveling that always have much less to do with the place we were and much more to do with being really anywhere in the world with Brent. {Last year I couldn’t find the words either}. It’s something I desperately want to write about but I think I’ll save those sentiments for another day and let the photos tell you the story of our time in New Zealand and Australia. Be warned – landscape overload.

I will tell you that it was stunningly beautiful, in many ways untouched, and that the phrase – it’s “busy” in “town” is relative in a country with only 4million people. The sauv blancs are deliciously tart, the seafood {and really all of the food} incredibly fresh and expensive. Don’t even try eating at the bar. The sheep are overly skittish and the birds, overly brazen. We put over 4000km on our rental car entirely on the left hand side of two lane highways, often with no passing traffic – the photos don’t come close to doing justice to what we saw. Our favorite places were Lake Taupo on the North Island and Abel Tasman National Park and Milford Sound on the South. That Milford Sound… well worth the 14 hour flight alone. If I could go back and do it over again, I’d pay the ridiculous sum for a 30 minute plane ride over it. I can only imagine how breathtaking it must be from that viewpoint. Also, Sydney. I loved Sydney! Brent, can we move there? A big city on the beach, easy public transit, and coffee shops serving flat whites on every corner – my kind of place indeed. Until the next adventure….

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Terren Kimmitt - These photos are breathtaking and I’m sure they really do not do it justice… And I want a koala bear :) and a fox..

Kelley - It is hard to believe that you captured reality! Dreamy…I love the row boat and the line up of boats, although they are all beautiful.

Sarah Lang - Wow, so many beautiful images! That koala bear is so cute!
All the water looks dreamy and perfectly blue.

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