Gee I love Filo weddings. They just seem to have the perfect mix of culture, tradition, emotion, amazing smiles, and bad ass dance moves. It could just be that the fantastic Maria and Gerald came from perfect families and happened to invite the perfect crowd, but I’m guessing that their day is pretty much par for the course for this friendly and graceful nation.Read More
It was supposed to rain.
We don't like to think negatively on a wedding day, especially knowing from experience that the coastal weather forecast can be highly unreliable. But it was supposed to rain, as in 90% chance and a possible thunderstorm in the afternoon, as in when the outdoor ceremony was scheduled for.
So when I arrived at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel to cover Emily getting ready, I was bracing myself for a conversation with a disheartened bride who had resigned herself to the wet weather contingency plan.
I had clearly underestimated Emily.Read More
After a winter staycation in Chippendale we kicked off another wedding season on Saturday with the effervescent Bernie and Hally. As with TV shows and soccer games there's always high expectations for the season opener as it sets the standard for the rest of the season, and let's just say these legends delivered! And I'm not even talking about the venues, the outfits or the styling of the reception. Bernie and Hally are two of the loveliest, most genuine people we've had the pleasure of working with. Their love for each other was on display the entire day and their beaming smiles and constant laughter kept everyone's spirits high. When we work with couples like this there really isn't any hard work for us to do, we simply enjoy watching the day unfold.Read More
After more than seven years and 250+ weddings you'd think we would have seen everything. But Bella and Jono's wedding at Allview Escape in the Blue Mountains delivered two firsts for us. The first was a real milestone - our first wedding in the Blue Mountains (I'm still trying to get my head around that) while the second was seeing our first leaf shower! How good does it look especially with those gorgeous autumn colours?! More of that please!Read More
We love a first look and it seems that the couples we work with increasingly do too as we're doing more and more of them. And what's not to love? Having the first look (and bridal party photos) before the ceremony means the photos are done and out of the way early so you don't need to leave your guests after the ceremony and can instead maximise your time with them.
First looks also mean you can use a special location that we might not be able to get to after the ceremony. Shell and Brodie's first look took place on the beach just outside Shell's parents' home where she got ready. It's a special place where they would hang out sitting on the little boat, so to include that in the images made them even more special.Read More
Isabelle and Tim flew back from their new life in Singapore to throw a truly fantastic backyard wedding in the southern highlands town of Burrawang. I say backyard but it's more like 100 acres of farmland and as such there was plenty of space for a marquee reception and neat touches like this light-strewn driveway.
This was my last image of the night as the happy couple took a few quiet moments of respite from the pumping dancefloor to reflect on what had been a truly awesome day.Read More
We love it when the wedding ceremony takes place in a location that has a personal meaning. Such was the case for Clarissa who married Tom in the chapel of her school, Loreto Kirribilli on Sydney's north shore.
However, the quirky layout of the school has the chapel a couple of floors up, so the bride's entrance starts with a trek up several flights of stairs and that in turn gives us the opportunity to capture some quite unique images.Read More
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!"Read More
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!Read More