Archive for 'Wedding'

Nov
29

A beautiful, beautiful day!

Nov
11
Oct
5

We are so privileged to live where we do and even more so when we get to shoot a beautiful destination wedding such as this right in our doorstep in Kiama.

This newly married pair jetted off to Madagascar shortly after their wedding, the first of several months of time out exploring exotic destinations far and wide. I can’t think of a better way to kick off a lifetime together!

Oct
23

A wonderfully relaxed and easy going wedding followed by a fabulous party with friends and family at the Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club! So delighted to have been there to capture the afternoon for these guys : )

Apr
19

A couple of weeks ago my dearest sister, Lucy, married her love, Umberto. Above all else they wanted to have a wedding day that was true to themselves. A day that was authentic, genuine and true. A beautiful and meaningful reflection of the feeling and regard they have for each other.

I deeply admire my sisters strength and determination in managing the juggernaut of preconceived ideas of what a “traditional” wedding should be. It was a delicate balancing act and I know they put many many hours of hard thought and work into keeping the day true. They did it though. Oh boy did they do it!

Lucy and Umbi are very playful together, always joking and laughing on the surface but there has always been an undercurrent of deep love and respect in their relationship. They don’t talk about this openly but you know it is there…the way they look at each other when they are in your presence and you know they are talking to each other a thousand words with “that look”, but only they know what it means to them.

The wedding ceremony itself was full to brim with their characteristic playfulness and joy but also it was amazing to hear them speak about the deeper parts of their relationship. How much they mean to each other and all they wish for together in the future. Every part of that ceremony was SO true, authentic and genuine. It would have been easy to say the “traditional” words , and this still would have been beautiful and meaningful, but they put in the extra work to make that ceremony more then that; to make it authentic to them. I’m so thankful they choose this path as they revealed so much of the beauty that is their life together in this way.

As for all the rest of this amazing wedding, the dress, the flowers, the beautiful details of the menus and name cards, the location, the food…the photos can tell you all about that. Unfortunately this blog doesn’t do smell ‘o’ vision as it is a crying shame I can’t share the AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL assault to the senses those flowers were. A terrifically potent combination of rosemary, lavender and beautiful simple daisies… I will remember every last detail of this day always now whenever I smell those smells.

And finally I will leave you with a quote. Our dear friend Geri read this at the ceremony. It paints the picture of marriage for me and I love it.

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

Louis de Bernièrs’ Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

p.s we also discovered that my son Harry LOVES to boogie : ) He stayed up late into the night dancing to all the awesome tunes my brother put together. How awesome is it when your kids grow old enough to share these special occasions with you!

p.p.s you’ll also notice that i’m in many of these photos as I was sister of the bride, bridesmaid, speech giver and photographer on this magical day.  My darling Paul excelled himself in stepping up the challenge of shooting most of the preamble and ceremony as the solo photographer.  Have I ever told you how much I adore this guy?

Mar
15

With any wedding you cross your fingers (and toes and legs!) that you’ll have beautiful weather on the day, not just for us but for the lovely couples we get to capture. It doesn’t always work  out that way though. Kate and Mark’s big day was one of those days we’ve had so frequently this summer where it was raining pretty much all day long. But with a wonderfully relaxed couple, a fabulous congregation of family and friends, the stunning Q Station and Manly as a backdrop, and gorgeous colourful bridesmaid dresses, not even the rain could dampen the joy of the day.

Nov
25

A delightful backyard wedding on the cliff tops in Coledale, near Wollongong on NSW’s South Coast.

I find wedding speeches fascinating and they are by far my favourite part of any wedding day.   It is maybe the only time in a person’s life when friends and family really have an opportunity to publicly declare their feelings towards the two people getting married. The speakers at this wedding were so eloquent with the choice of words to describe Is & Pete and the events of their lives. They excelled in painting a picture of two down to earth genuinely creative souls; so wonderfully in love with each other.

Not only the speeches but the whole day spoke volumes about these two. The day was a mirror to them and what a beautiful unique day it was.

Nov
17

Our family relocated from Sydney to Kiama Downs on the South Coast in April of this year and we’ve been working diligently to develop our client base down here on the South Coast.  So we were delighted when Kiama locals, Marnie and Troy approached us to photograph their wedding.

The details on this wedding were so well thought out. The beautifully made dresses, the hair and makeup, the colourful flower bouquets, the Sydney Glass Island venue in the middle of Sydney Harbour with it’s iconic backdrop of the bridge and opera house. Combine all this preparation with gorgeous people and a boatload of happy friends and family and you’ve got the perfect mix for an amazing day and beautiful images to remember it by!

A little bird tells me Marnie and Troy’s wedding is going to be featured in the Kiama Independent soon so be sure to look out for the article!

Feb
10

We had a double celebration last week when my sister turned 30 and her beautiful man asked her to marry him

: )  : )

We spent the week down in Kiama with my folks and had many happy days lounging by the pool and hanging out at the beach!   I’m so in love with the locations in his part of the world…and the wow light…and capturing the people I love, oh my goodness…a happy and fulfilled photographer here!

Just how gorgeous are these two. Congratulations guys… can’t wait for the wedding fun!

xx

Feb
2

This wedding was the culmination of years of planning, hours upon hours of hard work to make all the finer details sing, a triumph of love.

Dave and Rowena, I take my hat off to you both! What an amazing day : )  The photos are evidence…just look at your gorgeous smiles.  It was an honour for us to share your day with you. Thank-you!