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Genaye & Daniel {wedding}

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I love my job and the beautiful people I get to spend time with. It always feels like such an honour to share someone’s wedding day with them, and I love the journey of getting to know them in the lead up as well as on the big day itself.

Now living in Darwin, Genaye and Daniel returned to Albany to get married. Daniel and the groomsmen got ready at Daniel’s grandfather’s home while the girls were up the road at The Temple Spa. They had the most perfect spot for the ceremony on their very own block of land by the beach. Surrounded by beautiful peppermint trees, Jo from Eclectic Events and Lindy from Lush Floral Designs made it look even more perfect for the ceremony conducted by celebrant, Kate Thomas. Jo and Lindy worked their magic again to make the reception at Carlyles Function Centre picture-perfect too. Genaye and Daniel are now, escaping Darwin’s wet season and enjoying a five week adventure in Italy.

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Andrew - Beautifully captured as always, great work!

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Allure - The emotion you captured in the families and friends you photographed was truly amazing!

All The Girls {studio portraits}

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I love how all their personalities shine through, not just in their choice of outfits but in their approach to being photographed. This session in the pop-up studio was such a delight with this beautiful family. I’m fully booked now until the new year but taking bookings for 2017. Get in touch for more info.

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Kelly & Jason {wedding}

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This wedding was always going to be a little bit special with a Chinese tea ceremony, a bride who loves to create surprises and a groom who was not only in for surprises on their wedding day but had no idea what their honeymoon involved! It was an intimate affair with just 15 guests…wait, 17 guests – that was the first surprise for Jason when two of his best friends turned up having driven for 4 hours to get there. (I’m guessing Jason realises he has an awesome new wife.)

The ceremony took place in the brand new courtyard at Aiyana Retreat with the beautiful Maggie Anderson as celebrant, and was immediately followed by a traditional Chinese tea ceremony involving all the guests. Kelly and Jason had allowed plenty of time for location photos, and with no bridal party we were able to get creative, with plenty of quiet moments amidst the joy and celebration of their day. Afterwards they met back up with their guests for a candlelit long table dinner in the cellar door of Forest Hill Winery with Pepper & Salt chef, Silas wowing everyone with his amazing dishes.

Kelly’s hair and make-up was done by the team at The Temple in Albany and Jason gets a special mention for his crane-folding skills.

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Obi & Belle {studio portraits}

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At some point I really want to do a blog post about my recent exhibition called Lives Well Lived. However, now’s not the time as I combined it with a pop-up studio and I’m still crazy-busy with session bookings and post-processing. Once I’ve caught up on myself…then will be the time!

Children’s portraits sessions are always dynamic and fun, and this one was also filled with an abundance of joy and love xx

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Bhreagh & Hammy {wedding}

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From the moment Bhreagh and I started chatting on the phone I loved her! She was marrying Hammy at Lost Lake Winery in beautiful Pemberton and they were planning a wedding festival. It all sounded completely perfect in every way.

Unusually, I didn’t get to meet Bhreagh and Hammy in person before their wedding ceremony but as her Dad drove her into the winery in an old Land Cruiser with Getting Hitched across its bonnet, and she beamed at me out of the window, I felt like I’d known her for years.

The simple ceremony, conducted by celebrant Leanne Meldrum, took place by the lake, and then Bhreagh and Hammy took me to a secret spot they’d discovered for some photos. As the late afternoon sun peeked between the trees, it was like an enchanted forest. Taking time out for photographs with just the bride and groom is one of my favourite parts of a wedding day – it’s often the only time in the entire day that they are on their own. I see it as a time for them to take it all in, to stop and breathe for a moment. And what a magical setting they’d found for this.

Back at the winery, the guests were enjoying themselves by the lake and as the sun was setting, Ben from Eat No Evil began sending out the his amazing finger food, including fish tacos and mountain pepper lamb cutlets. With the lawn games, the great music, the big fire drum, the party lights and Ben’s food truck it felt just like the festival that Bhreagh and Hammy had dreamed of.

Bhreagh’s vintage-inspired dress was by Elvi Designs, hair by Guest Room Hair & Design, make-up by Annie Giacomel, those amazing flowers by Nardine at Scentiment Flowers, cheese wheel cake from Re Store in Leederville and festival lighting by Ferguson Valley Events.

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