Caves Beach is fast becoming the ultimate wedding venue. Every time I go there the venue is just getting better and better, there are always new and exciting places to shoot. The staff are second to none – not only do the wedding guests get well looked after but so do the hard working photographers! Thanks to the awesome crew there.
A new post has just been added to the “Advice” page featuring Kat and Joel’s recent wedding – I thought I’d post here…
I’ve been meaning to write something on this topic for a while as more couples are asking the question about having photography with no album but a disc of files. Seeing that we have introduced a cheaper option that doesn’t have an album, who is option designed for and is it a good idea for you?
The Hunter Valley really is the perfect location for a wedding – the vineyard area just “look” romantic and that’s probably why Kelly and Trevor chose Petersham’s Champagne House to celebrate their wedding. Nestled right in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Petersham’s had the perfect little are for a ceremony and the surrounding vineyards were perfect for some photos afterwards.
The Château Élan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley was just magical on Cath and Leon’s wedding day.
The rain stopped just in time for their outdoor ceremony and the location shoot through the golf course, vineyards and venue gave us beautiful autumn light and playful backdrops. The whole atmosphere of the wedding was ultra relaxed and the attention to detail gave me loads of inspiration!
Well, I love a Friday wedding! Especially when you can run into fit guys swimming laps, rather than other weddings at Newcastle’s bathes! Sharyn made a striking figure against these hot bods as she hammed it up for the camera.
Tracey and Con were adamant when booking me for their photography that the important thing for them was family, friends and the fact they were getting married – the photos were really just to capture the day. There would be very little time for photos with the bridal party between the ceremony and reception – not a “standard” request as most couples want some time away for photos on location. I was actually concerned that I wouldn’t be able to deliver enough photos compared to what I usually do.
I arrived a little early to Morpeth where the girls were getting ready so I half expected to walk into a house of people running around, applying last minute touch ups, making sure they had everything – instead I found a very relaxed Jen with hair and makeup complete and enjoying a small snack. She was anxious to get into her dress but patiently waited while I quickly photographed it and all the details. Photographing the girls was simple as they were all absolutely stunning and just loved being in front of the camera.
After not entering any award for a couple of year now, Linda and Jemima were adamant that I submit something this year into the Australian Institute of Photography (AIPP) award that were held last week. In the past I have often photographed specifically for the awards but this year I went through what I had stored on the computer from the last series of weddings I had photographed looking for Images that may score well in the awards.
There is no better way to be invited to photograph a wedding than by a referral and what made Brooke and Dane so special is they were referred by more than just one person. When I turned up to photograph the boys, who were all running late and no where near ready – there was Ryan whose wedding I photographed six years ago. It was great to see him again and lucky for me, he got the guys into gear and sorted out in time for some photos. Lucky – otherwise Dane and I would both of had some explaining to do.
I’m starting to feel like family with this Sydney crew. Having photographed a few weddings that Erin and Cameron have attended now, it was really nice to see some familiar faces. Simply put, this wedding offered one of the nicest darn groups of people to work with!! I just loved this wedding!
Below is a lovely note we received from Lauren and Corey late last week:
Dear Linda, Andrew & Jemima
Thank you for being part of our special day. We had an incredible time and hope you enjoyed the day.
Melina and Ryan wanted a simple, no fuss coverage of just the ceremony, a location shoot and then the opening of the reception. During this time intense blue skies shone over some great Newcastle locations!
The ceremony at Shephards Hill offered amazing city views, there were hang-gliders whizzing through the sky and ships on the horizon – so Newcastle!
Everyone knows that weddings are a happy occasion but it’s been a long time since I have seen a bride as happy at Katrina – if she wasn’t smiling she was laughing or giggling. Once again, photos were a breeze with a gorgeous bridal party and everyone caught up in the excitement created by Katrina’s great vibe.
The Hunter Valley provided the perfect backdrop with the ceremony taking place at the warm and quaint Pepper Creek Chapel surrounded by vineyards bursting with ripe grapes. After some family photos, following the ceremony we had a little time to capture some images of the bridal party.
Rain – no rain – rain – no rain, and this seemed to happen all day. We did however, manage to keep our Heidi and Luke dry all day. Miraculously, it just seemed to rain whenever we tried to get into the cars. In saying all that – I just love shooting on overcast days when the light is soft and the skies are dramatic.
Jacqui & Chris have been waiting quite a while to receive her album as we photographed their wedding in Scotland and they decided to have their mum collect it while out on holidays in Australia. Not only was Jacqui’s mum guaranteed a holiday, the album would be looked after and safe on the journey back to the UK.
Well the album made it to Jacqui and Chris yesterday and below is the messages we arrived to in the studio this morning:
If every wedding could be like this one, wedding photography would be a simple, simple task. Looking back I’m trying to put my finger on what made the wedding of Amy and Clarke such a breeze to shoot. Simply, it was Amy’s killer smile and her eagerness to laugh, a stunning dress, gorgeous bridesmaids up for a fun day and eager to share the joy of the day with their best friend. A cool bunch of guys and a groom that made it obvious how much he loved his girl. A joyful church ceremony filled with family and close friends all in a picture perfect location – the Hunter Valley Vineyards. Simple really.
Well, I’ve been hearing about this wedding for over 6mths now, so it was so nice to see it all come together and…
It’s a little difficult describing someone’s wedding when I wasn’t actually there but by all accounts and judging by the photos,Rebecca, Paul and their bridal party had a ball on their wedding day and Corey captured some great images.
Make-up is one factor that goes hand in hand with photography that can make or break the way a bridal party looks in photos. Gamble here and there is a chance that no matter the skill of your photographer you will struggle to get great photos, to feel confident and enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.