It was a sunny day when I met with Anna and Pete out at Godley Heads for their engagement photo session. Godley Head is such a beautiful and unique place, not far from Christchurch. Godley Heads is the northern headland at the entrance of Lyttleton Harbour, a stunning spot to photograph for sure!
There is plenty of history out here too, as Godley Heads features one of the most intact and extensive WWII coastal defence batteries left in New Zealand. It is administered by the Department of Conservation. In June 2004 it was registered as an Historic Area by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust/Pouhere Taonga. Although Godley has long been used for non-military purposes, including recreation, it is best known for its association with coastal defense.
Definitely worth a trip out, whether with a camera or not. It’s also a fantastic place to do a bit of container ship spotting as well. The tracks in the Godley Head are are very popular with Christchurch residents and accessible by foot or bike.
It was a little chilly with the breeze but the sun made up for it with a beautiful sunset for these two lovebirds’ engagement session. 🙂 Anna and Pete’s wedding day is all set for Canterbury Show Day in November, I’m sure they’ll make a fantastic bride and groom.