What to say about this weekend….well it actually started last week with a sneaky intimate (and highly awkward) ceremony in Helen and Gav’s backyard in Perth with just 6 of us attending! Following the paper work, ~50 of the couple’s closest friends and family made the journey to Broome this weekend to witness the two wed on Cable Beach led by Helen’s father David. Now I’ve known this couple for quite some time now and in particular the Humphrys …in fact the entire time I have been in Australia, they are essentially my surrogate family here in Perth, so when Helen and Gav asked if I would shoot their wedding in Broome I had to accept the honour (not to mention take on the challenge).
A totally chilled vibe wedding was met with smiles, fun, beautiful sunsets, stunning food and a few champagnes….and jacks on the beach later on but I won’t go there (my head still hurts).
Hels - you made an amazingly stunning bride; Gav - even though you were awkward af to photograph, you looked very dapper and were super sweet to Hel’s all day, so I couldn’t be happier for you both -the two of you together make a perfect couple. I really could go on and tell the story but for now I’ll share this larger than normal sneak peek…so for the wedding crew still enjoying Broome life, sit back, crack a beer, grab a cocktail and relive the day! Congrats Hels and Gav xxx
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Well weren't these two a lucky couple with the weather...sure we got a few sprinkles but by far the best day of the weekend! Still one of my favourite venues, Brookleigh Estate presented a stunning ceremony with superstar Nina Guelfi followed by an open air cocktail style reception with sweet sounds from Joe Boshell serenading us into the night. Kiri and Tobias did not stop giggling all day - I loved their energy! Congrats guys x
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Being the last wedding of the year for me I was secretly hoping it was going to be a good one…and they didn’t disappoint. This wedding was 100% laid back, and by the time I left at 11pm the dance floor was cranking! A beautiful day at South of Perth Yacht Club for the ceremony followed by some minor road traffic control by our expert limo driver provided some great shots for the couple, laughing and smiling all the way, I’m sure these two will live happily ever after- congratulations Alyce and Anthony! Well done!
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What a fun day this was! This was a video I made whilst also shooting stills. Along with this video the couple also receive their full ceremony and speeches on the final USB. All of this included as part of my video slideshow package. For enquiries about this great little add on email email@example.com
I started by almost sharing the above on my own FB page then I thought, nah bugger it I’ll put it up on my wedding page and show everyone who I am when not playing paparazzi at weddings!
I have a little “Thakey” family unit, comprising of wifey and two kids who love the ocean and beach as much as Mum and Dad. In the background I have a very helpful brother who can be seen (generally hungover) at wedding expos helping out to spread the Nick Thake brands, along with a graphic designer for a Dad, who helps with all my printing/ advertising needs, and Mum who is amazing at helping out with the kids i.e. stopping them beating down my office door when I’m editing! My business is small, but is reliant on solid help from everyone in my family. Shout out to Wifey for ongoing support and encouragement (and the cute pic above) x
Aside from shooting weddings I am also a Marine Scientist and Commercial Diver, I studied at Murdoch Uni many moons ago, started my career in pearl diving in the northwest with MG Kalis and then worked in the Oil and Gas/ Mining industry specialising in coral health and water quality - it was great for many years living the dream earning awesome money researching corals for a living. Once the mining boom quietened down and the health and safety people focused on squashing scientific diving in industry I found myself at desk waiting for something to happen… and it did!! No sob story about redundancy here, I got an awesome pay out and the opportunity to make a huge lifestyle change to focus on my photography skills, and so became Nick Thake Photography…original huh?!
I started shooting weddings part time in 2008 so was no stranger to the scene, I set out to bring in new clients, build the business and haven’t stopped since. I’m often asked “has your style changed over the years?” - I personally don’t think so, my main focus (dad joke) has been to constantly improve myself and this is something I strive on. I’m highly critical of my own work - ask my wife! I take every comment/ feedback review on board in order to provide a better service to my next couple.
Aside from documenting weddings and trashing the odd dress, I’ve had some amazing photography/videography contracts over the years including reef rehabilitation in the Seychelles, documenting the health of WA’s coral reefs with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and more recently I’ve seen an increase in aerial work using my CASA RePL ticket (drone). I consider weddings my full time career, but will never turn down an amazing diving photography/drone trip somewhere exotic if it arises and suits my calendar!
I’ve proudly had several publications in magazines/books and contributed to the Netflix documentary “Chasing Coral”. If you are interested in my other lines of work, have a browse of the website and check out the gallery www.nickthake.com/artwork and check out a video I produced recently with AIMS Shoals to Shore
I probably should finish it there else this will turn into another essay (see my FAQ blog), but I will close on saying I love the versatility my job brings, meeting so many awesome fun clients and the more family time I have created by going it alone. If you have any enquiries, or questions please use the comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The challenge was set from the first day I met Beth at a Bridal expo...make Damien smile....well I have a clear favourite in this sneak peek, but he probably won't appreciate it ;) In all seriousness, this bridal party was a breeze to work with, highly entertaining not to mention sarcastic...my two favourites!! A beautiful church ceremony followed by the reception at Chapel Farm... the drinks flowed and the dance floor cranked - a brilliant day all round. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Jones!
Makeup: Bethany Artistry
Makeup: Lara C Makeup Artistry
Hairdresser: Allure Beauty by Amy
Bridal dress: The Complete Bridal
Bridesmaids Dress: The Complete Bridal
Ceremony: Queen of Apostles Church, Riverton
Reception venue: Chapel Farm Swan Valley
Caterer: Chapel Farm
Dj/MC: DJ Pozz
Cake: Wedding Cake Boutique
Groom suit: Daniel Hechter