This year we spent Australia Day celebrating with Anushka, David and all their guests at the gorgeous Mindaribba House. Fittingly the day was also about the coming together of different cultures and this was reflected in the beautiful ceremony which incorporated both Sri-Lankan and Anglo elements.
From the bride and groom: "What a thrill to open this email as we connected to the wifi at Kyoto station after a long train journey. Thank you so much for being there. You both managed to put a very camera-shy couple completely at ease and photograph some beautiful candid moments. You have perfectly captured all the fun, love and excitement of the whole day. Looking forward to seeing the full gallery when it is ready!"
Over the last seven years we've photographed around 250 weddings and from that combined experience I can definitively say there is nothing better to witness, capture and be smack bang in the middle of than the hora at a Jewish wedding. There is absolutely nothing that comes close to that twenty minutes of intense, sweaty, frenetic mayhem! Lauren and Ezechiel's had their wedding at Three Blue Ducks in Rosebery, a fantastic space that fortunately had high ceilings, allowing for stunts such as flying and jumping through the air and the ever popular chair lift. We burned through around a thousand images (and two gallons of sweat!) during their hora which resulted in a heck of a lot more editing work, but it's all well worth it!
From the bride and groom: "OMG! We love these (sneak peek) photos so much!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We absolutely loved having you both at the wedding. Thank you for doing such a great job and for being a delight to have there on our big day! We really appreciate it. We can’t wait to see the rest of the photos in a few weeks. Thank you!!"
Amanda and Anthony tied the knot at Bondi Beach, the place I called home for most of my time in Australia. Many things have changed since I left the eastern suburbs including the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club which has been transformed into an architectural statement. It also makes a pretty good location for photos!
From the bride and groom: "These shots look amazing! Thank you so much for your help on the day. You were both great and we don’t think it could have gone any better."
I always see the bridal party photo session as an opportunity for them to have some fun and show off their skills, and that's exactly what happened during Hannah and Oliver's wedding at Bendooley Estate in the gorgeous southern highlands. Here's proof that bridesmaids have skills beyond holding bouquets!
From the bride and groom: "Thank you so much for the photos!! They are amazing. We’ve just got enough wifi in Africa to download them and they make us so happy looking back on the day!"
There are backyard weddings and then there are backyard weddings like this! Margaux and Ed made their entrance in a spectacular marquee for 120 guests located in the backyard of Margaux’s parents’ beautiful Woollahra home in Sydney's eastern suburbs!
Weddings are quite rightly about having a damn fine party with those who are closest to you. But sometimes not everyone can make it and we quite often hear mention of grandparents who are no longer with us or just too frail to make the journey.
During Chloe and Josh's reception, however, we heard about how their beloved "babies" aka Chubbs and Mr Chow couldn't attend. Well that's what they thought until a surprise gift photo was revealed showing their gorgeous canines wearing party hats and ready to get down! It was a fantastic moment that gave us some priceless expressions!
We're out of our winter hibernation and getting stuck into a brand new wedding season! We can't wait to see what the next year of weddings holds, especially if we get to see more gold dresses like Sarina's!
Never underestimate the priceless moments to be captured when the bridal party does a petal toss!
From the bride and groom: "Hi Milton and Amy, thank you again for being part of the day, you were both amazing!! The pictures are fantastic and we look forward to seeing the rest!"
"Our wedding photos are absolutely amazing! Every time we share the photos with our family and friends they are also amazed at your work. We honestly can't thank you both enough and we are so glad we rightly entrusted you with capturing our day. You did this perfectly. Although I think it will be difficult to select our favourite photos (they are all so beautiful!), we can't wait to start designing the album. Thanks again for your fantastic work!"