I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a thousand times more: Filipino weddings are so much fun! It doesn’t matter where the wedding takes place or how many people attend, we always know our faces will be aching from smiling and laughing all day long. A nice venue does, of course, help to set the scene for a fantastic day and the lovely Elle and Ryan invited their guests to join them at Ironbark Hill Vineyard in the Hunter Valley. With both a chapel and spectacular reception venue on site amongst the vines it was the perfect location for a summer wedding. Dancing is always a big part of Filipino weddings and Elle and Ryan certainly knew how to showcase their skills! They entered the reception from opposite ends of the room as “I’ve had the time of my life” started to play and met on the dancefloor where they wowed everyone with a full on dance routine. And, of course, after the bridal waltz the dance floor was heaving late into the night.Read More
Bimbadgen Estate in the Hunter Valley has always had a special place in my heart. After sampling their fantastic produce during a wine tour I signed up as a member and enjoyed receiving their care parcels for several years. I also saw one of my Motown heros Lionel Richie perform there back in 2011. So I was especially excited to return to Bimbadgen to shoot my first wedding at their restaurant, Esca.Read More
"Hi Milton and Amy,
A massive thanks goes to both of you for making it so relaxed, enjoyable and just what we were hoping for!
We loved having you both part of our wedding and being able to share a drink later in the night with you both was so much fun.
We can't wait to see the photos!"Read More
It was a busy weekend in the Hunter Valley. Any November guarantees that accommodation is scarce due to the amount of weddings in this beautiful part of NSW, but the addition of a Fleetwood Mac concert at Hope Estate made the weekend of Erin and Steve's wedding particularly hectic. As it turned out it wasn't the roads or crowds that were a concern, it was the weather. The whole day had been heavily overcast with a few light sprinkles but almost on cue the sun broke through for a few brief moments while we were at Audrey Wilkinson winery and provided us with one of our favourite images.Read More
The second of last weekend's Hunter Valley weddings was, by pure coincidence, also at Circa 1876. But as we always say every wedding is unique, and Jennifer and David's day was by no means a repeat of the previous day.
For example, I very nearly chose to share an image from the reception when David surprised his new bride by playing his guitar and beautifully singing a song that he had written in secret for her. But instead I thought I'd share this intimate moment. It's a bit darker and moodier than you may expect to see from me but I like the contrast with the gorgeous light coming through the stained glass window. What do you think?Read More
We've been to many types of places for location photos but very rarely do we go to the couple's hotel room. However, Kara and Anthony's Hunter Valley wedding was at Circa 1876, conveniently located just a short walk from Peppers Convent where they were staying. We did, of course, make use of the gorgeous grounds of Circa for photos, but as the sun dipped behind the trees the temperature started to plummet, so we headed to the convent where Kara could find warmth in their room and the arms of her husband.Read More