Natalie and I had the pleasure of shooting Cameron and Jeanette’s New Zealand wedding last month. It was our favourite wedding for the year and it’s not hard to tell why. Cameron and Jeanette broke so many traditions on their wedding day and we loved that they decided to be so authentic. The couple arrived together to the Queenstown Gardens and greeted all their guests before the formalities begun. After the ceremony was over the couple started handing out burgers from Fergburger, a Queenstown specialty. We then took the couple for a walk through the Pine Forest and down to the water for some couple portraits. This was followed by a daytime reception at The Boatshed in Frankton. Jeanette and Cameron surprised their guests with a visit from Mr Whippy. We were made feel so welcome by everyone at this wedding that when our booking ended we didn’t want to leave. Thank you for booking us for our first destination wedding and congratulations to you both!
I recently photographed a new listing for Raine and Horne Shoalhaven Heads. I decided to share this property on the blog because I wanted to show what a big difference property styling makes to a home. Scroll down to see some before photos.
Now for the before photos
When I was first contacted by Andrew about this surprise newborn session, I wasn’t too sure what I was going to say to his wife when she answered the door. Luckily, I didn’t have to worry because Andrew let Miranda know prior to my arrival. Andrew decided to have their session at home which is always easier for new parents as it means no trying to time feeds and naps and no carting everything to a studio. Here are some of my favourites from the session.
I recently had a fun session at Currarong Beach with this family.
We met at Abrahams Bosom Beach. Late afternoon at the beach is a beautiful time of the day to have photos as there aren’t many people around and the light is perfect. When I photograph children I try to keep them occupied and having fun, so not only did we have the water but these toddlers could roam around the rocks with their parents which made for some very natural shots.
I find it’s much easier to let the kids be kids rather than trying to get heavily posed photos.
Wildwood is a venue in Kangaroo Valley that I have always wanted to shoot at, thanks to Campbell and Tanay I was given that opportunity last month. A beautiful couple, married in a truly authentic Australian setting. Here are some of the highlights from their day.
Ryan and Judy chose to have their wedding in their home town Sussex Inlet. The two were joined by close family and friends for an intimate, riverside ceremony which was followed by a reception at their beautiful property. It’s so easy to love what I do when I get to spend my weekends celebrating the biggest day of my clients lives! Here are some of the highlights from the day, enjoy!
Daniel and Carla chose Cambewarra Estate for their beautiful Spring wedding. The vineyard made the perfect backdrop for the afternoon ceremony. For me, the highlight of the day was watching the newlyweds play the shoe game. For those that aren’t familiar with the game the couple answer questions about each other and their relationship while back to back in front of their friends and family. It is hilarious!
Thank you Daniel and Carla for allowing me to document your day!
Tilesha and her family had been planning on getting some beautiful, professional photos for a little while. As a photographer Tilesha spends a lot of time behind the camera and often misses out on being in the shots with her loved ones. I was so glad to be able to capture some fun beach portraits with her and her family. Here are some of my favourites.
And just like that, three became four. Meet Grace, the newest addition to the Bowden family.
If you follow my blog you would know that I have been working with the team at Nest Residential Design to photograph a portfolio of their amazing work. The photos below are from my most recent shoot of a home they designed in Barrengarry, NSW. Some of the photos were taken by drone to showcase the incredible location of the property. The shoot started at 4pm and concluded with some twilight shots.
Thank you for following my photo journey!
Last week, I was able to photograph The Madge Family! They had seen one of my previous shoots at Bangalee so they wanted to have their photos taken in the same place. Here are a few of my favourites from our Sunday together. What cheeky little girls!
Congratulations on Tim and Olivia on winning my recent giveaway!
The couple had such a sweet engagement session at Huskisson, NSW last week. We hadn’t met in person yet, so it was a great opportunity to get to know them a little better. We had the most perfect afternoon and the whole beach to ourselves. I’m so excited for their wedding at Pyree next year!
The story of Aaron and Brittney is unique. The couple met in Sydney, after swiping right on Tinder. Later that night Brittney introduced Aaron to her family, and it was in this moment the couple just knew. From then, the two have been inseparable and Aaron wasted no time in proposing to the girl of his dreams. Their wedding was held in our hometown, Sussex Inlet and every tiny detail was perfect. That’s thanks to these legends below:
Venue: Kullindi Homestead, Sussex Inlet
Styling: Hoorah Events
Marquee: Shoalhaven Party Hire
Florist: Gypsy Carmen
Makeup: Makeup by Frances and Brigette Alana Makeup Artistry
Hair: Hair by Shannon Glennan
Tan: The Native Tan
Catering: Rabbit and Co Catering
Bar: Henry Clive Caravan Bar
Band: The Swaggers
Videographer: The Dreams Collective
We can’t thank Brittney and Aaron enough for their hospitality on the day. Congratulations guys, you did it!
Jessee and Lisa got married a few weeks ago in Bawley Point. We were so nervous on our drive down the coast because the forecast wasn’t looking good, either were the dark clouds overhead. With no wet weather plan in place the couples friends and families braved the rain for the beach ceremony but as it got heavier the wedding relocated to the balcony of the reception venue. Despite the stormy weather the couple spent the entire day focusing on their love for each other and the unique bond they share. During the ceremony Lisa read two versions of her vows; the first to her husband and the second to her now stepdaughter. It was in this moment you could feel so much love and emotion in the room as the majority of the guests (and photographers) began to cry.
Natalie and I left this intimate wedding feeling so privileged to have not only documented the day but to have joined in the celebration of the this beautiful marriage.
It was our absolute pleasure to be apart of Rhys and Dominique’s wedding at Lauriston House, Dundas Valley where they celebrated their love with family and friends. We started our day alternating between the bride and groom in Chatswood before heading off to the ceremony at St Mary’s Hunters Hill.
Despite the unfortunate weather, we were able to capture some beautiful moments when the rain settled. It was so beautiful to see the couple’s daughter Aria celebrating with her parents. Another awesome wedding for the season!
This is an exciting post for me because my recent shoot of this beautiful home marks my third visit to the property. I first photographed this property last year, the day after the concrete had been poured. I returned once the roof went on for some progress drone shots. Seeing the end result and combined effort of designers Nest Residential, frame by Go Steel Building Products, build by KNK and roof by Enhance has been so satisfying.
I have decided to include some of the before shots in this post to show you how far it’s come since my visit last year!
Right after the roof went on.
The day after the concrete slab had been poured.
I don’t usually share a lot of my real estate work on my blog but thought I would make an exception for this property I photographed earlier in the week. This four bedroom home in Sanctuary Point was such a pleasure to shoot because of it’s immaculate presentation and interior styling. This is a privately listed property entering the market very soon, if interested please send me an email and I would be happy to pass on the owners details.
Below are some of the photos I took on my recent visit to the Nest Residential Design office in Nowra, NSW. Over the coming months I will be joining the team to show you some of their incredible projects, so keep an eye out.
Thanks guys for a morning full of laughs!
A couple of weeks ago I caught up with the owner of the Kate Inglish Designs store again. This time we weren’t taking photos of her little family at Terara, we were photographing her brand new store. Kate opened her new boutique opposite her old store in the Morrison’s Arcade in Nowra and wow does it impress. The fit out is incredible and she has so much new stock! I decided not to share all the photos, so if you want to see more of this beautiful store follow @kateinglishdesigns on instagram.
Having grown up on the South Coast I really love taking people to the beach for their portraits. As a photographer I am so spoilt for locations to shoot and most of the year I get to take clients to empty beaches. It’s such a joy to spend my weekends getting to know so many great people.