November 28th, 2013
Bec and Pete aren’t much for tradition. Their wedding day was completely their own, and they spent the whole day together. Pete was there when Bec’s dress was buttoned, and he met her at the top of the aisle to walk it with her, barefoot. They were married on a beautiful Sunday morning at Amore Gardens, surrounded by family, and spent the afternoon celebrating with all their closest friends. It was amazing.
My lovely second shooter Jess mentioned she thought Bec deserved the award for most excited bride ever. I couldn’t agree more.
Bec’s beautiful makeup by Megan Dent.
November 18th, 2013
When I think of Erin and Paul’s wedding day there are a quite few standout moments that come to mind. Paul’s dad carefully tying each of the boys’ ties on himself, and helping them each adjust them to the perfect length. Erin’s mum’s and sisters’ tears when Erin looked completely radiant in her dress. The perfect blue sky over Shorncliffe, the way Paul smiled when he first saw his bride, the magical sunshine by the Hornibrook Bridge during our bridal portrait session. Paul’s brother-and-best-man reading a letter from Erin’s father, who wasn’t able to be there on the day. A… certain wig. You’ll see. And Paul’s very distinctive signature dance move.
Does it sound like fun? It was. Let me show you.
Oh, and Erin has the best name ever. Just saying
November 13th, 2013
Rachel and Si were made for each other. Rachel is a roller derby diva, Si is a drummer in a rock band. Is this not a match made in heaven?
Rachel and Si spent much of their wedding day laughing. I think that’s a really good omen for their marriage.
Rachel and Si’s wedding day was something incredible. Want to see?
The girls’ hair and makeup by Tina and Kristen
Wedding ceremony and reception at Boomerang Farm
Flowers by Missy La’Belle
Reception styling by Helena Event Design
Bridesmaid’s dresses by Simon & Sarah Heirloom Clothing
October 23rd, 2013
Sometimes the first time you meet someone, they instantly feel much more like old friends than strangers. That was what meeting Penny and Dan felt like to me, so I was more than excited to photograph their special day. The way Dan looks at Penny with complete adoration is proof of how perfect these two are together. I’ll let you see for yourself.
Ceremony: Greek Orthodox Church of St Anna
Reception: Parkwood International Golf Course
October 19th, 2013
Erin and Paul got married today.
I can’t share their wedding photos yet, but I can share these.
I can’t wait to share some of their wedding images. Today was magic.
September 20th, 2013
Emily and Dan are the epitome of cool, calm and collected. They both told me they were nervous on their big day but neither of them looked it at all – they were chilled out, happy, and so ready to marry each other. Their whole day was a reflection of them – colourful, sunny and full of laughter and love.
Huge thanks to the vendors who contributed to making a magical day completely perfect!
Ceremony and reception venue: Amoré Gardens
Celebrant: Chiquita Mitchell – Life Celebration
Ceremony music: Dolce Musica
Emily and her girls’ hair by Solo Hair, makeup by Bettina Beattie.
Special thanks to the lovely Pam for the generous use of her home for our bridal portrait session!
May 30th, 2013
There’s something very special about these two. Every time they look at each other there’s so much love in their eyes. When Jasmine was dressed in her white gown and her hair and makeup were done, she looked around at her girls with a huge grin and said, “alright, let’s do this!” I’ve rarely seen a bride so eager to be on time to her ceremony! Later, when Jasmine was distracted by friends at their reception, James grabbed the opportunity to leave her a secret chalkboard message photo. It’s in this post, Jasmine! Enjoy!
I had so much fun photographing their special day, I almost felt like part of the family myself. And I know some boys who would be very jealous of those cufflinks, lads.
May 14th, 2013
After a super-rainy start to the year like we’ve had, the golden sunshine that lit Faith and Heath’s glorious wedding day felt heaven-sent. It bathed the girls suite at Victoria’s at Ewingsdale in a soft, elegant glow to match the luxurious rooms. It sent rainbows over Eureka Uniting Church’s pews and Faith and Heath’s guests through the beautiful stained glass windows. Then it sank behind the hills in a blaze of red and gold just in time for us to grab some spectacular images at the Byron Bay lighthouse. It felt like fate to have such a perfect day… for such a perfect day.
Here is Faith and Heath’s perfect, sunny wedding day.
Faith and her girls got ready at Victoria’s at Ewingsdale. They made their bouquets themselves.
May 5th, 2013
I love an impulsive couple! Cathy and Jon were visiting from Canberra when they decided they’d like to have some photographs taken, and our beautiful Tweed scenery was the perfect backdrop – and I was more than happy to help them out! We spent a sunny afternoon making some beautiful memories for them at Fingal. Hopefully these shots will keep them warm through the chilly Canberran winter!
May 1st, 2013
Not much went accord to plan on Christie and Zane’s wedding day. It bucketed down all day over the Uki hills with no reprieve. A film crew overtook the area they’d planned to use for their ceremony (if it was sunny) and bridal portraits, and the dense cloud cover meant we lost the light far earlier than usual for an early April afternoon, but Christie and Zane weren’t bothered at all. They were surrounded by their closest friends and family from all over the world – quite literally! A bit of rain and a score of Fox Lights trucks weren’t even a blip on their radar, and their day was magical.
There were so many personal touches that made their day extra-special and drew each element together. Christie is an incredible milliner and created her own hairpiece, as well as the gorgeous hairpieces and hats worn by her bridesmaids, her mother, and Zane’s mother and Grandmother. She also added the custom embellishments on her shoes and the shoulder strap on her dress. This girl is talented! Each table at their reception was named for a place in the world that represented a chapter in their lives, and they surprised their guests with a live bush band and impromptu bush dancing lesson, just like Christie’s parents had at their own wedding. The day was full of joy and happy tears, and I’m so glad I got to be part of it.
Venue: Midginbil Hill, Uki
Ladies’ hairpieces: Christie Millinery Designs