Brad & Sam – Gracelands Forresters Beach: 19.10.19

The high school sweethearts got hitched at Gracelands Forresters Beach! I started off with the girls at Sam’s who lives about a 10 second drive away from me (bonus!). I was welcomed by the most loveliest bridesmaids and Sam’s Mum Wanda who all looked absolutely stunning thanks to Nicole Parker who did make up and also provided Sam with that amazing dress (check out Final Touch Bridal!). After shooting the girls, I headed over to Gracelands as the guests were starting to arrive. As always the venue looked great, and I have to give a shout out to Mimosa floral design for the truly spectacular arbour flowers and the bouquets were perfection. The colours in these photos are so vibrant. Transportation provided by Andy with the kombi’s, and after a few quick pics out the front, the girls then walked down the aisle followed by Sam and her Pop. A beautiful ceremony by Hayley of Love notes ceremonies accompanied by her husband Chris who provided the wonderful live music. We headed up to Crackneck for bridal party photos and back to the venue where MC/DJ Mitch from 5 entertainment had it all under control. A truly wonderful atmosphere, great music, awesome food and a newly wedded couple having an absolutely brilliant time. 

Thanks for having me you two, have a fabulous honeymoon and enjoy the sneak peak!

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Conor & Elise – King Edward Park & The Beach Hotel, Merewhether: 18.10.19

There is success in speed dating and these two are proof! I always love to hear how couples meet and this is the first wedding I’ve photographed where the couple met on a speed date. They knew from then, they were on the same wave length and shared a similar sense of humour. Right place, right time! Conor and Elise got married on a perfect spring day at King Edward Park surrounded by friends and family with celebrant Nell Dark-Jones sealing the deal! Photos were done around the park and some over at the ever popular shack on scenic drive. Great to work with videographer Andrew from Bowline Media again and I can’t wait to see a little clip of their day. A wonderful reception was waiting for them at The Beach Hotel Merewhether with good friend Jackie taking on the gig as MC and what a brilliant job she did! Everyone clearly had a brilliant time celebrating this special day for Mr and Mrs Doherty!

Elise and Conor, it was wonderful to be a part of your day, thank you for choosing me to capture it for you. Wishing you both all the love and happiness in the world! Have a fabulous honeymoon – have a cocktail for me! 

 

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Tim & Lexi – Pines Picnic Area, The Watagans: 13.10.19

Yesterday it finally happened for Tim and Lexi! These guys were originally getting married last year however as Celebrant Jo from Vows Now put it during the ceremony ‘Tim’s kidney’s had other ideas’. With an operation for Tim, the wedding had to be postponed. So yesterday was the day, the same day it was meant to be last year where these two became Mr and Mrs. The girls were getting ready early with hair and make up by the talented Fiona Rogers as they prepared for a lunch time ceremony which was held in the stunning location in The Watagans. I’d never shot here before, so I took a drive up a month ago to suss it out, however it transformed yesterday with the set up looking absolutely awesome with marquees and plenty of food set out as a big grazing table. It really was a picnic wedding in The Pines! The decorations were lovely with pots of coloured flowers, a photo wall, a royal like chair and a cake of Krispy Cremes! There was no rain (thank the Lord), and lucky for those denim jackets because it was a tad chilly! I loved hearing the story of Lexi and Tim, how she didn’t really like him that much in the beginning, put him in the friend zone but he ended up being the man of her dreams. Check out their fur babies in the bridal party ‘Helga and Boofy’ and how awesome everyone in the converse high tops! 

Congratulations Lexi and Tim. Wishing you two wonderful people a magical life together. Enjoy your sneak peak!

 

 

 

 

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Chris & Lauren – Norah Head and North Entrance SLSC: 12.10.19

I loved putting this slideshow together! It’s quite a long one because there’s so much I want to share about this day. It was wonderfully joyful, with happy fun-loving people. Lauren and Chris tied the knot at Cliff Street Reserve on an overcast day – it was one of those days – is it going to rain or not and  the decision to be made ‘should we still go ahead outside’ – they did and it was the right decision! A tiny bit of rain during the ceremony but really hardly anything at all. I started with Lauren and the girls who all looked absolutely stunning, and headed over to the ceremony for photos of Chris and the boys – these guys definitely didn’t need me to tell them what to do for photos – they were being themselves, having a great time, laughing and enjoying every minute of the day and maybe a sneaky drink from the hip flask (yeah I saw ya’s)! Lauren arrived in a limo with the girls, and was walked down the aisle by her Dad and Grandad, very special indeed. Chris was all smiles and welled up when he saw his kids and his beautiful bride. A wonderful ceremony by Denise Butler, personal vows (some not appropriate to write here haha), and two people now ecstatic to be married! After some photos at Norah Head, we headed to the reception which included some pretty epic moves as the bridal party entered, followed by a night of fun and dancing. 

Mr and Mrs Hitch, it was a real honour to capture you guys getting hitched. A huge congratulations from me and thank you for having me be a part of this fabulous day! 

 

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Thomas & Rebecca – Shelly Beach Golf Club:28.9.19

What an absolutely joyous day. I had so much fun with this tribe. I met Bec when she was her sister Kate’s bridesmaid 5 years ago, she had not long been with Tom at that stage. When Bec’s Mum Melinda contacted me about her wedding, I was so excited to be a part of another Charlton wedding – they are a lovely family. I started with Bec and the girls at Kooindah Waters with her wonderful bridesmaids and gorgeous little flower girl Sophie and Alyssa. After here, I headed to the club to meet Tom and get some photos of him and the boys and those all important family ones. 

After the ceremony we did some photos near the ceremony spot,  jumped in the buggy’s and went for a hoon up the course. We got back for me to take some photos of the room before the guests entered – this is one of my favourite venues, it always looks absolutely stunning. I then headed out with the newlyweds for some photos right before the sun went down. 

Bec and Tom – thanks for making my job so easy with your big smiles and to the bridal party who laughed and smiled while we were out on the course and freezing to death – you guys were fabulous.

Enjoy the slideshow below – I will upload these images and a few more guests shots to my facebook page where you can share from there. 

 

 

 

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Ben & Kayla – Shelly Beach Golf Club: 21.9.19

Thanks for having me a part of your day Ben and Kayla! Or as Kayla’s Dad Matt put’s it ‘Ken and Bayla’. I met these two three years ago when I photographed Kayla’s Marvel themed 21st birthday party. Her family were so lovely and it was great to see them all again yesterday. I started with Kayla and the girls at Holgate and headed over to the Golf Club where it was a tad breezy (putting it lightly here). A sweet ceremony by Fiona Rogers, and a little awww moment from me when I heard Ben say how he thinks Kayla is the most beautiful woman to him and I thought he’s such a gentleman. Some very proud parents yesterday. 

After we battled some wind during the photos and a veil with a mind of it’s own, we went for a bit of a hoon on the golf course in the buggy’s and thankfully we weren’t knocked out by any golfballs as there were still quite a few golfers around.  We headed back for a night of celebration, great speeches, wonderful food and awesome company. 

Wishing you two all the very best – hope your day was all you dreamed of. 

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Jake & Rebecca – Pullman Magenta Shores: 14.9.19

A wonderful day for Bec and Jake who married at Pullman Magenta Shores on Saturday. I was recommended to these guys by past couples and their families and it’s so nice to see familiar faces. A big thanks from me! Jake and Bec were getting ready in separate townhouses at Magenta – makes it easy when it’s all at the one location. I went to Jake and the boys first and it’s always great when parents are there too to get those all important family photos. Jake was to read a card from Bec so myself and videographer Kara (from Way Up High) took him outside and lets just say his reaction bought myself and Kara to tears. Off to the girls who were getting ready for the big day ahead and soon the ceremony took place officiated by the bubbly Lauren Teys. Her ceremonies are awesome and if you’re wondering why I took a photo of the guests with hands on hearts its because she was making them pledge they would have the best day and night – and everyone certainly did. Also, check out the little Page Boy cruising down the aisle waving at everyone – this was the absolute cutest. Once Bec arrived, Jake’s reaction was just as I expected. Full of love for his bride. 

It was a wonderful reception – a little something different with a cake ceremony on entry, where they cut the cake, soon followed by some heartfelt speeches, great food, bouquet and garter toss and some epic moves on the dance floor. 

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Ida and enjoy your honeymoon!

Enjoy the slideshow below. NO SCREENSHOTS PLEASE. IMAGES WILL BE UPLOADED TO FACEBOOK PAGE AND SHARING IMAGES FROM THERE IS WELCOME :). 

 

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Scott & Amy – Gracelands Forresters Beach: 13.9.19

This wedding was so much fun! Amy and Scott tied the knot at Gracelands Forresters Beach on a sunny spring afternoon. I started off with the boys for a few prep shots and over to the girls at Bateau Bay. Everyone looked absolutely stunning. I met Amy when she was a bridesmaid last year for her friend Sarah who’s wedding I shot, and this time Sarah was Amy’s bridesmaid along with sister Kate and friend Bec. Lots of giggles with these girls – Amy you’re an absolute crack up with a big smile and so fun to be around. The ceremony was out the back of Gracelands and after it was all official we headed up to Crackneck for  photos with the bridal party. The reception was cocktail style, lots of fun, kids were having a ball and these two were just simply all loved up!

Thanks for having me there ! Wishing you both every happiness. 

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Adam & Janice – Best Western Plus Apollo International Charlestown: 25.8.19

Congratulations to Adam and Janice who were married at the Apollo Charlestown on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. It was such a pleasure to be there and be a part of this wonderful day. This is the first time I’ve been to this venue and what a truly lovely spot for a wedding. The gazebo out the back was the ceremony location with the beautiful bushy backdrop. What I particularly loved about the ceremony was when Adam sang a song to his soon to be wife and he really did a brilliant job despite a few nerves. This takes a lot of courage and I was truly moved that he did this. I think everyone was. After the ceremony and guest congratulations, we did some photos amongst the trees and then headed up to a nearby lookout. I’m sure you will see by the photos that Janice is a true fashionista – she really made the dress her own by adding her own personal touches and check out the red boots! Not only did they look fantastic but it was easy for her to walk on the walking track to get to the lookout. The reception was lots of fun and here’s a first – a thriller dance! Not only is Janice into fashion but also specialised make up – I love a bit of something different and it certainly was that! 

Congratulations to the newest married couple I know! 

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Michael & Stevie – Rafferty’s Resort: 10.8.19

Congratulations Michael and Stevie who married at Rafferty’s Resort on a chilly winters day. Due to the winds, the ceremony was moved indoors (wise choice), and lucky I managed to find a couple of spots a little sheltered. Once the bridal party were announced, there was only one speech made by Maid of Honour Sam and then a father daughter dance that Stevie did with her grandfather in memory of her Dad – what lovely moments to capture. 

Congratulations again and wishing you two all the best as you begin married life.

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