THE GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA

It’s right in the middle of wedding season and it seems that its still right in the middle of rainy season! There were enough breaks in the rain last Saturday for Claire and Anthony’s wedding at the Grounds of Alexandria. Claire broke her arm a few weeks before the wedding - the day before her hen’s party. She had to get a metal plate put in her arm and took her arm out of the sling on the day. What a legend! She must have a very high pain threshold because she didn’t complain once all day about her broken arm or the rain!!

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SUNSHINE AFTER THE RAIN - CATALINA WEDDING, ROSE BAY

Anyone who is in Sydney right now will know that it’s been torrential rain for the past 5 days. Sam and James were getting married on Saturday and the forecast was not great, at all, but I didn’t sense that Sam was stressed by this - just excited that the day had finally arrived. They had planned their ceremony in the park outside Catalina’s in Rose Bay where their reception was planned to be held, but even though the rain cleared an hour before their ceremony was due to start the ground was too wet and muddy. A quick change of plans with the ceremony being set up inside Catalina’s and they were off. There is a ying and a yang to most things I find - the ying may have been a rainy morning, but check out this yang - a beautiful sunset that only dreams are made of. Wooohoo for the yang!

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I LOVE WIND - INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT WEDDING, MANLY BEACH

I understand that sounds bad, but I do. I love crazy weather - rain, wind, hail, clouds. It always makes for fun photos. Here are a couple of photos of the gorgeous Georgie and Ben on their wedding day this weekend up at the International College of Management in Manly, Sydney. The wedding reception was at the beautiful Boat House in Shelly Beach. Seriously, you couldn’t even get that shot with the veil if you tried your hardest to compose it. Gotta love the unexpected and wild weather! Georgie and Ben have a Hollywood love - it genuinely exists in these two and it was a joy to photograph. I can’t wait to go through the rest of the photos!

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SINGING FOR ITALY

Walking the streets of Venice I stumbled across these vibrant Italian women singing their hearts out. What I love about this photo is not so much the lady belting her song out but the lone man in the group silently sitting at the end of the table probably thinking “We go out for one drink and here we go again. Every single time. Let me check the football score…”.

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FROM ITALY WITH LOVE

I flew to Italy to photography the wedding of the gorgeous Clare and Luca in amongst the vineyards in the prosecco region outside Venice at the venue Locanda La Condola in Soligo. Here’s one of the happy couple yesterday. Stay tuned for more!

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ITALY - SARDINIA

I’m here in Italy to shoot a wedding in the Prosecco region at a beautiful place called Locanda La Candola but I thought I would check out a few places before. People always make for a more interesting subject… not surprising I’m a wedding photographer then. This is a shot of Foxxi Manna on the east coast of Sardinia.

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Port Douglas

Standing in the lowering sunset among the sugar cane fields in Port Douglas has got to be one of the most beautiful and serene places on this earth. What a privilege to capture Brad and Elke's wedding this weekend. 

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MEOWIE LOVE

So I photographed the most beautiful elopement today. I mean... totally beautiful and I was just thinking to myself "Gee (yes, I am American in my head), this can't get any better" and then a CAT ran out through the grass and Ness picked her up and gave her a hug and pretty much the world imploded in my head.

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SHEDS ARE GREAT

Thank you Isobel + Harry for coming and hanging in a shed with me this weekend. Even though you got married in a beautiful church, sheds rock too. 

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LOCATION SCOUTING

Location scouting in Avalon this weekend for one of my couples this year! What a slice of heaven! Surely someone can spare a boat down there for little me...  

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TIME FLIES...

Happy anniversary to these two who are now three! I can't believe its been a year. Thank you Cosmo Bride for covering this wedding and enshrining their wedding in your glossy mag! 

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LOOK WHERE YOU CAME FROM...

I had a wedding on the weekend and I decided to walk to where the bride was getting ready. I'm so glad I did because if I hadn't I wouldn't have been able to see the morning sun like this. I know we should always look forwards, but sometimes its fun to turn around and see where you've come from. Happy Monday everyone!

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PUSS IN BOOTS

I have a lot of love for these two soul mates - Simon and Elly. You're total legends. Yew! You crazy cats. I also have an equal amount of love for your Ellery boots Elly. 'Dem boots guuuurrrrrll!!! 

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EXCITEMENT LEVELS ARE HIGH..

For every wedding I do, I do the same thing. I go beforehand and I check out the venue and I introduce myself. Every time. Even for weddings overseas. It's very important to me to be that I am organised and planned. Today I went to go check out the ceremony venue for the wedding I am shooting next weekend and I got to meet the Priest and to go to the soup kitchen next door where they offered me a meal and an opportunity to eat with people in the local community who aren't as lucky as you and I. I had a brilliant day and I can't wait to shoot in this beautiful Greek Orthodox church next weekend. 

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WE SURVIVED!

Anyone knows me knows how much I love animals... except snakes. So high fives all round for us coming out of this plantation not seeing one snake because in my head there were one million snakes in there all whispering my name... Congratulations Mark and Lou. Yesterday's wedding in St. Albans was purrrfect! 

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Let there be light (and shadows!)

Today I had a really fun engagement session with Jess and Nick. I love everything about this shot - the light play, their expressions, the movement in her hair and dress, the light, the shadows, the shapes, the signs... This is exactly what engagement sessions should be - let's hang and get to know each other and just have some fun! 

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SURF CHECK

Today I combined two of my favourite things - wedding photography and a surf check. Magic! A perfect moment between Laura and Scott and a fun little right in the background that I'm going to try and get on tomorrow afternoon! 

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The Deckhouse - Woolwich

Congratulations Susan and Andrew! Two of the kindest souls. Your families welcomed us in as if we were a part of the family. It was so much fun. Thank you for being so wonderful!

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