It’s always great to have a Newcastle wedding and re-visit some of the old favourite places to shoot. Newcastle has some stunning locations and you never get the same shot twice, as every wedding, every couple and every kind of day add their own feel to the locations.
Karen and Jeremy just got back from a whirlwind trip through America and as you can expect arrived home super keen to see their wedding photos. Karen can’t get in till next week so I promised a post to suffice. When I asked Karen what was the most memorable thing about her wedding she said it was that moment when she saw Jeremy down the aisle, they hadn’t spoken in the morning and that moment will last forever. Jeremy’s speech was also incredible and Karen said their wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
How romantic! You see, guys, it’s not just about the dress and the flowers! Its those moments on a wedding day that can melt a girls heart and she will love you forever for it! “To my gorgeous wife …” is ALWAYS a great way to start any speech … take note boys 🙂
I always enjoy something a little different and there’s nothing like a Monday wedding to break the the Saturday wedding norm. Kristian and Rebecca from the very beginning wanted their wedding day to truly be a reflection of their taste and style. The importance of the Monday wedding was that this was the anniversary of the day they met some years ago.
Pugsley their dog plays a significant part in their lives and was responsible for carrying the rings down the aisle. The soft green grass at Tuscany was too much for Pugsley to decline and he belly rolled down most of the aisle, much to the amusement of guests.
Another special touch was the T2 gifts the couple gave each of there guest. These were simply wrapped with a brown ribbon and have been one of my favourite bonbonniere to date.
The wonderful Tuscany Wine Estate is always a pleasure to work with, if your looking for an amazing venue with plenty of picturesque vineyards backdrops all within walking distance than this is the venue for you. Kyle is the coordinator at Tuscany and I have worked with many of his couples over the years and they ALL sing his praises. Kyle works incredibly hard to look after all his couples and he is an amazing asset to any wedding. I love repeated work at such venues, its such a comfort knowing that everything will be perfect on the day for my couples leaving me to worry about nothing other than taking great photos on the day.
This post is really about a personal ‘Thank you’ to Addy, as seen here with her fiance Aaron. Addy has been a great friend over the last few years and I’m photographing her wedding in August 2011. Addy is from France and has been living in Australia for the last 4 years and her father whom I met last year, has his own little jewelry shop in Gueret, France.
Addy’s Dad has made our engagement / wedding rings and they arrived today. WOW! I had no idea when they were going to arrive as it was meant as a surprise for me, but funny, I had brought Addy’s images home tonight to put on a post and send her family a big, ‘ THANK YOU’, for putting their amazing love and talent into our rings, even though, then, I hadn’t seen them yet.
I guess it’s times like this that you realise everything is connected, and right now I feel so blessed to have such an amazing engagement ring – from France – on my finger – made with love, and now delivered with the help of friends, and finally by my (now official) fiance!
Addy, thank you for being such a wonderful friend and we all think you look absolutely amazing in these images and hope you and Aaron will treasure them over the years. It’s such a special thing you have done by arranging your father to make our rings, we truly love them and will treasure them forever. If you can translate this ‘love’ and ‘gratitude’ to your parents, we can’t thank you enough. We are so looking forward to your wedding in 2011 and I’m looking forward to capturing all the special moments you will share with your family then.
Nat and Harvey xx
It’s so nice to zip down to Sydney to shoot a wedding, new locations are always exciting. I had photographed Jennifer’s cousin wedding a few years back and I didn’t even get to meet Jennifer and Richie till the wedding day. When a gorgeous Spanish girl marries a good looking Argentinean man there are bound to be some sexy moments to capture!
The reception was held at the breathtaking Ottoman’s on Sydney Harbour. The Rocks area gave us some beautiful settings to capture the vintage look Jennifer wanted from her wedding photos and the harbour added a more modern and dramatic twist to the photos. An awesome wedding, Ash and left Newcastle at 8am in the morning and left the restaurant at 10pm that night so it was a big day for us both, but worth every moment.
As a full member of the Australian Institute of Photography, I joined hundreds of AIPP photographers in the High Noon Shoot on Sunday the 14th Feb. Members were asked to take a photograph at exactly the same time around NSW to commemorate whatever it was they were doing. Not only was it ‘Chinese New Year’ and ‘Valentines Day’ but the initiative was to highlight the diversity of Australian Life, and most importantly to raise money for the charity Miracle Babies, http://www.miraclebabies.com.au.
As usual Harvey (my fiance) and I in the midst of renovations were out in the garden knee deep in dirt leveling out our new backyard. The veggie garden and herb garden were the last few weeks efforts. A very content Valentines Day and Chinese NY. This is completely ‘us’ at the moment and when not out shooting weddings I love nothing more than spending time with my ‘Valentine’, as we build our new garden and renovate our home together. A Perfect Valentines / Chinese New Year clash.
I wonder what everyone else was doing …