I photographed Jimmy and Kate’s beautiful beach wedding at Bilgola Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches yesterday. This amazing sky didn’t come from anywhere though. Jimmy’s grandmother passed away last week, but she definitely stuck around for the wedding and she brought this amazing sky with her. Congratulations Jimmy and Kate!!
This week I flew to the beautiful New Forest in the UK to photograph Sophia and Tom’s wedding in the stunning Beaulieu at Gin’s Old Barn (http://ginsbarn.uk). I can’t wait to share all the photos with you, but in the meantime here are a few. It is ALWAYS a good idea to get on a trampoline and to wait until the golden hour to take photos. THAT LIGHT!!
Brit took the celebrant’s words very seriously and immediately got to work supporting her husband. Hahaha!
Off to Europe to shoot a wedding soon and its got me reminiscing about Clare and Luca’s beautiful Italian wedding in the Prosecco region of Italy last year. Wish we could do it all over again! The venue was here at Loving Veneto who have a few stunning locations in Veneto: https://www.lovingveneto.it/en/ Yes - that’s where Prosecco comes from. Nom nom nom!! It was styled by the very talented My Italian Wedding Planner: http://www.myitalianweddingplanner.com/ and hair and make-up was by the legendary Caroline Piasecki who, like me, flew in for the celebration: https://www.instagram.com/carolinepiasecki/?hl=en
Just sitting here seriously crushing on Elaine’s wedding hair from her wedding I shot in the Hunter Valley last year. Sigh! If only I had locks like that!!
It’s been a busy and fun year. Last wedding of the year today. I can’t believe it! Always good to finish on a high note - head over to Luna + Honey to see Jaimee + Trent’s beautiful Byron Bay wedding I photographed here.
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!!
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!
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!
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…”.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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!