Sydney wedding always hold something special, particularly if the locations are new (to me) and the weather tries to throw a spanner in the works – neither of which had a negative effect on the day or the photos, just the opposite in fact.New locations can often bring out the best in a photographer where they are pushed to work fast and creatively in unfamiliar surroundings. Today was one of those days.
Simon and his mates were great fun while getting ready, certainly in no hurry and just happy to be witnessing Simon getting progressively more nervous as the ceremony was approaching. Needless to say, there were plenty of jibes, plenty of laughs and some great cheese and salamis getting passed around. As good as the guys looked, it was the girls that stole the show! The red dresses were striking and Karla was simply gorgeous, beaming and very excited about the day. My job was a simple task of pointing and shooting – too easy today.
Arriving at the ceremony in steady rain made the chapel feel all the more cosy and just added another element to a very special day. Following the ceremony, the rain temporarily eased while we grabbed a few photos on the beach that Karla had her heart set on before heading into the city.
Greeted by more rain, we made use of the beautiful art gallery, some umbrellas and a beaming bridal party before taking a walk through the Botanic Gardens to the reception centre hidden amongst the flora where we made the most of the fading light, the dark city skyline and a couple of Sydney landmarks.
Shortly after, Karla and Simon were greeted to thundering applause and a great reception kicked off – with one of the highlights of any wedding I’ve been to being the “Father of the Bride” speech – what a cracker!