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Here we go people....prepare for a laugh...I had to remove a couple of images to keep this "PG rated" - you know who you are...so beware...they might pop up when you least expect it :) Watch out for my cameo too haha! Great night!!
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A Perth Autumn wedding at its best! Beautiful sunshine and a great couple! I especially enjoyed the "How they met" story in Kalgoorlie, pool table, corona, dancing at Debo's...what could go wrong!! :)
The 11 o'clock ceremony was held at the Oahu Gardens which is near Hillaries; a gorgeous set of gardens with lakes and fountains, it provided a perfect backdrop for the wedding party of 50. Regina was led down the aisle by mum Annette, the stunningly dressed girls Breanna & Alicia who escorted young Kyle (cuteness overload), swinging him all the way, and then Regina and dad Don. Regina's dress was a beautiful satin number from Bride's Selection and looked amazing I'm sure you'll agree. Dave's face once he laid eye son his bride was priceless, and Regina looked pleased as punch with her very handsome groom! A lovely ceremony followed presented by Susie Barralet, who pulled David up for missing part of his vows - whoops! A good recovery by David provided a healthy amount of laughter from his bride and the crowd!
After what seems a million family photos (thanks Andy!) we finally got on our way to take some location shots, with restricted time we aimed for the Hillaries Boat Harbour lookout on the Northern side, a sneaky quick session on the beach and then back to the bridge by the Breakwater. It was great to work with such a comfortable couple, I just let the magic happen and snapped away!
The team at Mia Cucina Hillaries, welcomed the wedding party with Corona and a spread of food fit for a king! The back area at Mia Cucina fit the 50 guests in no worries, and still had room to dance and side areas for the kids to play, with a great outlook on to the yachts in the marina.
A great set of speeches followed from the two dads, not to mention a good belly laugh from the groom's speech! This was all topped off with a surprise visit from a local magician Robbie T. He claims he doesn't normally entertain kids, but they were all amazed by his talent...not to mention the adults!! He blew me away that's for sure!
A quick note to the family I sat with at lunch, thank you for having me and making me feel welcome!
A great fun day had by all, the album is bright, fun and full of smiles, I can't wait to hand them over to the couple so they can share them with you all!
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Spencer!
Celebrant: Susie Baralet https://www.willyoumarryus.com.au
Reception Venue: Mia Cucina http://www.miacucinawa.com.au
Hair & Makeup artist: Total Brides http://www.totalbrides.com.au
Flowers: Miss me not flowers https://www.facebook.com/missmenot.flowers/
Rings: Michael Hill http://www.michaelhill.com.au
Wedding dress: Bride's Selection http://www.bridesselection.com.au
Bride shoes: Shoes of Prey (designed by Regina) https://www.shoesofprey.com
Groom suit by: Italia Collezion (Myer) http://www.myer.com.au
Cars: So Cal Limos http://www.perthcitylimos.com.au
Cake: The Cheesecake Shop https://www.cheesecake.com.au
After being recommended by a local dive shop, I met Nick and Angela at their workplace Monadelphous quite some time ago to discuss their wedding plans. Even then they had such great vision, and with careful planning and preparation they executed the most perfect wedding day.
The ceremony was set in the beautiful surrounds of Queen Gardens in East Perth, under one of the pavilions located on the grounds. The pavilion was staged by the team from Event & Wedding Hire and included a great archway providing a perfect back drop for the couple to marry under. After watching Nick build up a sweat waiting at the alter with his best man Pax, it was a great relief to meet Angela at the car - I was blown away by how stunning she looked in her dress with perfect hair and make up, clearly it had been a busy morning!
A gorgeous ceremony commenced with the sweet sounds of Tod from The Dinner Singer, the flower girls led the way followed by Angela's sister and finally Angela, who was greeted at the pavilion by her groom...a very chivalrous moment by Nick! Kolyne expertly led the couple through their vowels, a great service I'm sure you'll agree.
Following the ceremony we had a mini shoot in the gardens, then stopping by The Narrows Bridge, and King's Park - taking in all the sights that Perth has to offer. Big shout out to Pax for being such an entertainer, and his nervous twitch (peace sign) hahaha!
Arriving at the reception I had instructions to capture the venue before guests arrived, and I can see why - it was perfection! I understand a fair amount of planning went into the styling and it really paid off. I managed to sneak a couple of lollies in between shots from the candy bar! A great spread provided by Prestige Catering filled the guests ready to party!
Cake cutting, speeches, first dance all topped off with the dance floor being lit up by the guests, not to mention endless laughter coming form the photo booth in the corner! Some great shots taken there!
Overall a beautiful wedding, congratulations Nick and Angela - I wish you all the bst on your lives together as husband and wife!
Hair: Elegant Edge www.elegantedge.com.au/
Makeup: Envy on Beaufort www.envyonbeaufort.com.au
Flowers: Perth Wedding Flowers www.perth-weddingflowers.com.au/
Venue: Queens Garden www.cityofperth.com.au
Celebrant: Kolyne Tan https://kolynetan.com/
Muscian/ DJ: Tod Woodward www.thedinnersinger.com.au/
Limousine: Satina Luxury Cars www.satinaluxurycars.com.au/
Reception Venue: Rowing WA: www.rowingwa.asn.au/
Cake: Bridal Select Cakes www.bridalselectcakes.com.au/
Catering: Prestige Catering www.prestigecatering.com.au/
Dance floor: Joondalup Audio Visual www.joondalupav.com.au/
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0800 and en-route to the Darlington Estate winery to set the photo booth up....I seriously thought Megan and Ryan had stitched me up and sent me out to whoop whoop!! On arriving at the estate I knew instantly it was going to be a magic day, what a venue! Having a late ceremony at 1630 meant that we all had ample time to get ready. Hair styling by the mother daughter team, or daughter mother team of Rosa and Marissa, I loved the detailing that went into Megan's hair! Gaby the make up artist also did an amazing job with a close attention to detail always touching up the girls...you can see Gaby is a perfectionist at what she does! Then over to the boys which as always was a cruisy affair involving a beer at mum Sue's house, we agreed it was a good idea to stay hydrated ;)
Both the ceremony and reception was held at the Darlington Estate Winery. The team there did an exquisite job in preparing the venue; Lime Flowers dressed the venue with colourful flowers and arrangements, alongside the endless lines of fairy lights and rustic winery features.
The celebrant Joyce held a elegantly crafted ceremony...I was eagerly waiting to get a close up of Ryan crying during his vows...but he eluded me! A special moment for the Benevenga family when they were greeted by a beautiful butterfly, I was sure she was going to land on the bouquet - very sweet.
The Darlington Estate Winery team treated the wedding guests to a sublime set of entrees and mains, special thank you for my dish - it was yummy!! Speeches....ooooOOOOoooo the speeches were excellent. I was actually spewing I didn't record them as they were that good! Well done to all!
the photo booth opened Those photo booth images are coming, so be warned, if you pulled a funny face, swung an axe into your partners head or kissed the camera...I have the evidence and you know who you are ;)
AND THEN.....The DJ George let rip some epic tunes and all hell broke loose on the dance floor!!! Bloody great effort on the dance floor wedding people, you were awesome!!
So, here are a few images from the day, and the excellent suppliers listed below! See you at the next wedding :)
Hair: Rosa and Marissa Giancaspro
Makeup: Gabriella Mirco http://www.facebook.com/gabymmakeupartistry
Flowers: Lime Flowers http://www.facebook.com/LimeFlowersofEastFremantle/
Rings: Michael Hill www.michaelhill.com.au
Wedding gown: Luv Bridal http://www.luvbridal.com/pages/Perth
Megan's shoes: Mimco www.mimco.com.au
Bridesmaid dresses: Missguided https://www.facebook.com/Missguidedcouk/
Groom/ Groomsmen suits: Ed Harry www.edharry.com
Venue: Darlington Estate Winery www.darlingtonestate.com.au
Celebrant: Joyce Mathers http://www.facebook.com/joyce.matherscelebrant
DJ: George Patino http://www.facebook.com/WeddingDJSPerth/
Limousine: Wicked Limousines http://www.facebook.com/WickedLimousines/
Chalkboard art: Jenny Mcfinn http://www.facebook.com/littleblueillustrationsndesign
You can't complain when the day starts with UFC and ends in fireworks! A beautiful wedding set around Perth City Farm, which provided an awesome venue to bring in the newly weds and the new year! My day started at the girls house, walked in the front door and confronted with a bearded 6ft bridesmaid named Brad...followed by the bride to be and her bridesmaids sat in front of the UFC live broadcast! The day just rolled on from there, Adam had me in stitches when presenting the ring to Loren, so much so I couldn't keep a steady hand...normally I like to operate in a covert fashion, but being physically shown the rings for a photo in front of everyone was hilarious! The ceremony was very nice, Andrew did a fantastic job, he made everyone comfortable and eased the couples nerves (mainly Adam's). City Farm looked amazing, what a wedding/reception venue! With custom hanging lights and florals it really transformed into the perfect wedding venue, hats off to the stylist/ suppliers. Bringing in the New Year with sparklers followed by a mad dash out the front to see a "glimpse" of the fireworks across Perth - everyone partied hard - nice work! Did we get a count on the amount of broken glasses?? :)
Congratulations Adam and Loren, Happy New Year to all!
Hairdresser/ make-up - Truly Gorgeous www.trulygorgeous.com
Flowers - Bits & Blooms www.bitsandblooms.com.au
Dress by - Zavana Bridal www.zavanabridal.com
Dress shop - Bridal by Aubury Rose www.bridalbyaubreyrose.com.au
Shoes by - Nine West www.ninewest.com.au
Celebrant - Andrew Murfin www.perthweddingcelebrant.com.au
Styling - Stacey Clark Stylist www.staceyclarkstylist.com
Lighting - Festoon Lighting www.festoonlightingperth.com.au
Decor - Owl & Bear www.owlandbear.com.au
Caterer - Kent Street Deli www.ksdcatering.com.au
Here is a sneak peak from Sam and Jessie's wedding in Mandurah last week. Soooo may surprises, including a dance routine by Kimi and Hannah not to mention the Haka, plus a sneak photo shoot from the couple which had both myself and Matt the videographer in tears (of laughter)! Congratualtions to the newly weds and thank you all for an entertaining day!
A stunning day in Perth....very HOT but a perfect scene for Courtney and Luke to say their "I Do's". As always the entire wedding party had me smiling all day, nice work - I hope you all had as much fun as I did! For those future brides these suppliers did a fantastic job, not to mention the super hard work behind the scenes from Luke and Courtney's family (you guys should set up a wedding styling company!)
Girls hair by http://www.facebook.com/luxebridalhair/
Girls make up by http://www.facebook.com/Mineralise/
Courtney's dress by http://raffinatobridal.com.au
Rings by www.michaelhill.com.au
Reception venue www.sandalford.com.au
These two have a great story to tell... they met whilst throwing themselves down a narrow icy track at speeds over 130km/h, competed in the Skeleton at the 2014 Winter Olympics, live to tell the tale, and now they are Mr and Mrs! HUGE achievements all round!
Their ceremony was held at the Santa Maria College Chapel, which proved to be a fabulous back drop for the afternoon, followed by the reception at the Melville Water Polo Club which was expertly transformed and styled by Tiffany Keal Studios
The stunning bride Lucy looked absolutely amazing in her dress and, with her hair styled by Caris Rowe and make up by Sophie Farrar, Lucy's eyes were lit up and sparkled as much as her diamond ring by Ross Ezekiel. Biedi took great pride in showing me his custom made suit by a local tailor back home in Germany, Massatelier and shoes by Hugo Boss he surely did match his gorgeous bride.
Smiles, fun, laughter, family and jokes about avocado trees all made for an entertaining day, which was complemented by the two hilarious MC's Ben and "Ginge" - good work boys! Not to mention a touch of German tradition brought to the table by Biedi's parents "Ute" and "Armin" who also proceeded to light up the dance floor...you can clearly see where the groom inherits his dance moves from!
I thoroughly enjoyed shooting the day and hopefully this blog is shared with Biedi's friends and family across the World as I'm sure they were missed. A big congratulations to the newly weds Lucy and Biedi!
I love shoots that roll on from other work - Dwayne was a groomsmen and brother of the couple I shot in Bali a few weeks back. Jade was too far pregnant to fly over for the wedding so we've made up for it and had a great maternity bump session! Funny thing was we decided vineyard vines would be a nice back drop...when we got out to Swan Valley the vines were all bare!! haha! So we made quick plans and found a new shoot location :)
The recovery period is over, we're all back at work, so lets take a trip down memory lane for "Sharn" and Josh's wedding in Nusa Lembongan! Fantastic scenery, free flowing cocktails, sandy beaches and of course surf! What an excellent weekend full of fun and friends - congrats to the newlyweds!!! To all that attended, thank you for all making a lonely photographer missing his new boy and wifey welcome! I had a fantastic time with you all. Cheers for the laughs, smiles and bintangs :) See you at the next one!
Venue: Sandy Bay Beach Club - Nusa Lembongan www.sandybaylembongan.com
Awesome accommodation: Opera Villa http://www.facebook.com/operavilla
Make-up artist: Renae Pettit http://www.facebook.com/reneepettit.makeupartist
Hair: Danielle Lutey http://www.facebook.com/L-U-T-E-Y-S-T-Y-L-E-S-1454429324791180/
Rings: Koro Jewellery www.koro.com.au
Shan's gorgeous dress supplier: Through the white door www.throughthewhitedoor.com.au (Freo), gown by Rue De Seine www.ruedeseine.com
Girls dresses by: Steele www.steelelabel.com.au
Josh's handmade Bowtie from: Gentleman & Scholar Apparel www.gentlemanandscholar.com.au
Warren and Heather's wedding at the Sunken Gardens at UWA was such a pleasure to photograph I think I may have cried...or maybe that was the baby hormones kicking in! It truely was a beautiful ceremony, followed by photographs around Freo and back to the Esplanade for their reception. I admire you guys for what you have acheived in the last 6 months, what with building a new home, a pre-wedding "honeymoon", and not to mention falling pregnant, you pulled off a fantastic fun day! Thank you to all family and friends for making me feel welcome, and smiling on cue - I had a great day/night with you all! Well done for making the photo booth rock!!!
As with most of my bookings I met Paul and Michelle at another client's wedding being part of the bridal party. We had a great laugh shooting at that wedding, and at 27 weeks pregnant, Michelle looked absolutely stunning in her bridesmaid dress! When Michelle and Paul contacted me a week later and asked if I would be their wedding photographer I was stoked! Then I was even more stoked to hear they wanted to combine their engagement shoot with a maternity session, what a great idea :)
I can't wait to photograph their new bundle of joy in a few weeks!! All the best guys - I love these photos and I hope you do too!
I'm pleased to present Wade & Gemma's (nearly) "underwater" engagement session, shot at Sorrento Beach (WA) this week. The couple were lucky enough to win a 50% off total package by scanning their door tickets at eBridal, so with the full package they were entitled to an engagement shoot, which I was excited to find they were interested in taking to the water! Opting to stay out of the pool we booked a date and luckily this week was best weather wise, though the water clarity was not as we'd hoped....Regardless we still got some fantastic shots...Special thanks to Wade and Gemma for braving the cold, whilst I was toastie in my wetty!
The technical part: I shoot with a Canon 5dMk3 and 16-35 f2.8LII inside an Ikelite housing, the large dome port is great at capturing the half/half shots whilst maintaining superb picture quality. I love to talk underwater so use the comments below for any questions!
Underwater sessions start at $450 and can be customised to suit your needs, discounts apply when booking weddings as I find it is a great ice breaker and perfect way to get to know the couple!
If you have a question or feel like you want to try this type of session I'd love to hear from you - firstname.lastname@example.org