As a Toronto wedding photographer, it’s hard to get time off during the summer months. Vacation usually happens during the slow (and
cold freezing) season – which is pretty much December to March. Last year, Mary and I were able to spend 3 weeks in New Zealand at the beginning of December. The good thing about travelling to the southern hemisphere is that during our winter, it’s their summer. Perfect!
While we were there, we visited The Shire (Lord of the Rings) filming location about two weeks after the film crew had wrapped up filming The Hobbit.
According to our guide, we got there at the most opportune time as the damage to some of the grass had grown back and most of the “hobbit holes” were still in mint condition. Due to NDA contracts we needed to sign, we were not allowed to post photos online until The Hobbit move was released. Well, that day is today!