Annika and Jono eloped with their besties as witnesses, celebrating in the gorgeous Old Clare Hotel.
In difficult times, there is always something to hold on to. In the past few months I’ve been reflecting on what unique circumstances we find ourselves in. Globally we are going through this pandemic, and many of us have been asked at some point to stay home, and to find other ways to connect with friends and family. Almost all my clients have had to postpone their weddings til 2021 / 2022. Luckily, some magical seeds of opportunity sprouted with some couples throwing caution to the wind and eloping with just a few weeks notice. Enter Trudi and Ricardo with their little nudie rudie girl Frankie, who shared their I Do’s with their friend Kiki as their celebrant and a gorgeous group of friends.
The simplicity of this day is testament to what we all know when it comes to weddings – at the end of the day it’s about saying Yes to your person.
I’ve become a little obsessed with what Motherhood means and the intimacy and potency of bringing a soul earth side. The vessel that you become to grow a human being is incredible and such a special time to look back on. To see how your body changed sure but within these pictures I hope you witness the strength and softness that naturally evolves within to be as mighty as winds of change that brings on the physical birth experience itself.
Mothers, you are Queens.
If you are thinking about a session, please get in touch – I’d love to reflect your power, your joy and anticipation to you.
The gorgeous wedding of Ali and Mark at Starline Alpaca Farmstay just a few weeks ago. There were a lot of groomsmen and sassy bridesmaids and a tiny bit of rain during the ceremony before the sun came out to play. Documenting this wedding pregnant with my first bub and I was still jumping over fences as Ali, Mark and I chased the sun. So it is when you’re having fun and caught up in all the oxytocin floating around.
It’s crazy to think how much things have changed since then with restrictions placed on weddings. It warmed the tendrils of my heart and rippled all over as I sat at home editing these gorgeous photos amidst the mayhem of a global pandemic – seeing so many smiling faces in one room. It will definitely be a while before I’m able to document weddings like this again.
Whilst there is so much unknown at the moment, all I can gather from this experience is that family, friends and community is so needed for the soul to thrive. A reminder why I love documenting these magical moments where Love is celebrated in such an epic way.
So for now, as we all take care of each other by being at home, let’s celebrate Ali and Mark’s day. Remember to watch this on full screen!
I am so grateful for this life as a photographer, where I am let into some of the most intimate, joyful and emotional milestones imaginable.
Kirst and Erin’s epic wedding was located in Rockhampton, Queensland at the beautiful Headricks Lane. The venue is modern and minimalist in its design and juxtaposed beautifully with the rest of Rocky! To be honest I fell in love with it all. The modern, the old and the kitsch of the town. The river, the old Clock Tower and mountains for a backdrop were all elements that added to the magic of the area. Knowing we’d have plenty of time on the day I’d walked around and found epic local treasures to be part of the aesthetic of their day. We stopped by Dingles for coffee after the brides were dressed and took portraits in the local Antique store (Yester-Years at Gnomes, what a great name) that was just about to change locations after many long decades.
The two brides really did things their own way. With a 13-person bridal party that framed them like Stonehenge during the ceremony, to their beautiful vows and relaxed natures it was all incredibly delightful to be part of and I’m thrilled to have been part of this day. Thank you both for inviting me into your world, and keeping it real. You really made the day about the love that is shared between family and friends.
I’m starting off with one of my most favourite photos from the day, where we recreated The Last Supper at Headricks Lane.
A glimpse into the day that Jess and Kameron got hitched at Waldara Farm, with all their closest friends and family by their side. A thing about marrying your bestie from high school is that just about everyone at the wedding knows each other; and for Jess and Kam it made for a gloriously fun, silly and chilled out day. Scroll down to see two beautiful people loved up, some serious gorgeous light, vows being exchanged, horses come to play, curious cows stand by to get involved, and the epic bouquet and garter toss.
I haven’t yet been booked for a wedding in Iceland, or a Game of Thrones themed wedding but holey moley this session gave me the dark moody loved up feels. We walked around the gorgeous La Perouse and found some quiet spots for Bec and Loc to be with each other. I usually love to shoot in the golden hour, but this blue hour of magical twilight might be my new favourite time to document my couples loving each other up. The photographs have such an intimate feel and a quiet comfort to them.
It was an absolute joy to do this for you Bec and Loc, and can’t wait for your magical day at Bilpin Resort in the Blue Mountains later this year!
Melissa and Morgan met in Sydney and last month married in Bassac, France. They wed in a magical property with a lake running through it, styled by friends and family who chopped wood for stools and together adorned the place in the days leading up to the wedding.
Arriving from Winter in Sydney I was giddy to play with gorgeous sunlight til 10 pm in one of the most beautiful properties I’ve had shot in. Some of my favourite moments are of the pair getting ready with their son Bastien before walking out together to say I Do and have their tea ceremony.
It was so beautiful to photograph these two at the location of their first date, Sydney’s Maroubra beach. I had no idea when I suggested Maroubra so it was a lovely surprise when they told me while we were walking around.
I love catching big belly laughs on shoots as well as the moments where couples melt into each other and this was a dream session. We almost cancelled due to the rain – I’m so glad we didn’t as the the lighting was perfect and the wind worked it’s magic.