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
April 10th, 2013
Let me introduce you to Laura and Luke. Laura is a genuine English rose. Luke is a master photobomber (and also English, though I’m not sure what he’d think if I called him a rose). Their wedding day was simple, elegant and completely overflowing with love. There was no fanfare, there was no fuss. Laura’s stunning dress and shoes were secondhand, and suited her perfectly. There was a little rain, but nobody was worried by it. There was a lot of joy. And it was perfect.
Laura’s preparation location: Peppers Balé
Ceremony location: Salt Beach
Ceremony styling: Penny at Circle Of Love
Celebrant: Clarah Luxford
Flowers: Banora Flower Shop
April 4th, 2013
My favourite things about Jess and Casey’s wedding:
- The obvious joy in the air around everyone.
- Jess’s garter covering all of her old, new, borrowed and blue bases – especially her grandmothers’ rings stitched on to it – and her grandmother’s image tied safely into her bouquet. I’ll be borrowing these ideas one day for my own wedding!
- The look in Casey’s eye every time he looked at his glowing bride.
- Peanuts the horse. His involvement in our wedding portraits session was a surprise gift from Jess and Casey’s friends, and they didn’t find out until right after the ceremony – good friends or what?!
I’d love to hear what your favourite things about this wedding are.