My Sunday afternoon was spent taking photos of Mitch and Madeline’s family, with the newest edition Jude, joining the shoot. This will be the third opportunity I’ve had to photograph the Allgood family. It’s been great getting to know them over the last couple of years and I’m looking forward to capturing more memories for them in the future.
Earlier this month I photographed the wedding of Adam and Alanna. This couple tied the knot at Coolangatta Estate, a historic winery situated on the foothills of Mount Coolangatta. The couple were able to get ready in the convict built cottages and have their portraits taken on the landscaped grounds and in the beautiful vineyard.
Adam and Alanna opted for a traditional sit-down wedding because they wanted to make sure their guests were well fed throughout the evening which included heartfelt speeches, dancing and of course cake.
Congratulations newlyweds, I hope you enjoy your highlights!
The photos below are from one of the recent collaborations we were lucky enough to be a part of. The shoot was held at The Cove in Jervis Bay and featured soft romantic florals and luxurious Bo and Luca gowns from Your Art Bridal. Tia and Alyce worked together to create looks that were unique to each of the girls, they wanted to showcase fresh, luminous makeup looks teamed with modern hairstyles.
Despite the heavy rain, our team was not willing to give up on the shoot. Just like your wedding day, a little bit of rain doesn’t have to spoil your portraits. We were able to find a few spots to shoot, which was just an enough to create some awesome content. Here are some of the highlights.
Venue: The Cove Jervis Bay
Gowns: Your Art Bridal
Flowers: Ivy Lane Collective
Hair Stylist: Absolute Hair by Tia
Makeup: Alyce Apps
Models: Isabella and Jordan
Sam and Demi got married earlier this month at Eagles Rest on Woodhill Mountain. A lot of love, time and hard work was put into transforming this boutique accomodation into a winter wedding venue fit for their closest friends and family. The property is set on seven acres and is surrounded by beautiful bushland which made for the perfect backdrop for the couples wedding portraits.
Although the day didn’t go to plan with the bride forgetting her bouquet for the ceremony it couldn’t have been more perfect. A big highlight for me was the round circle speeches at the start of the evening, a really heartfelt moment.
Sam and Demi’s wedding was the perfect reminder of why I love what I do, and why documenting your wedding day is so important. A big thank you to this couple for having me as part of your big day and congratulations on your marriage.
Venue: Eagles Rest on Woodhill Mountain
Chair Hire: South Coast Party Hire
Arbour: Arrows and Lace
Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Hair Stylist: Whyld Hair
Makeup Artist: Sally Ann Beauty
Cake: Kinghorne Bakery
This gorgeous styled shoot brings inspiration to the bride to be who is on the fence about having a first look. What we love most about the idea is allowing the couple to spend a moment together before the ceremony and calm the nerves. These photographs were taken on a rainy day in winter at Terara Riverside Gardens and should give couples confidence that you can still achieve beautiful portraits when its dark skies and wet outside. Here are some of the highlights from what was a lovely afternoon with some of our industry favourites.
Venue: Terara Riverside Gardens
Gown: Your Art Bridal
Hair: Kristy Patrice Hair
Makeup: Sally Ann Beauty
Flowers: Ivy Lane Collective
I recently caught up with Jessica and the important women in her life to photograph the four generations. This was my first opportunity to take part in photographing one of these sessions which I had heard about online. We met up next to Berry Creek which was quite enjoyable for the little girls as they could crawl around and enjoy themselves while we took some photos.
For me, winter started with the wedding of Tim and Olivia. This couple celebrated their wedding at The Butter Factory in Pyree and there were so many unique details I just loved.
Before the wedding itself, the bride decided to add a little equine fun to her wedding photos and posed at their family home with her horse. If that wasn’t the sweetest thing, she rode her horse in her mothers wedding gown. When it was time for Olivia to make her way to the ceremony she was escorted by her father in his 1931 Cadillac, such a special father daughter moment. The ceremony was so special not only for the bride and groom but also to the people who have been witness to their love.
Being there to document their day was such an honour, congratulations guys!
Venue: The Butter Factory
Flowers: Lily Ever After
Hair Stylist: Holliewood Hair and Beauty
Makeup Artist: Natalie Gauci
Celebrant: Narelle Murray
Entertainment: Moovin Music
Cake: Serena Patterson
Car: 1931 Cadillac
Below are some of our favourite photos from a beautifully executed wedding collaboration with some very talented local suppliers. The purpose of this shoot was to show couples different ways they can style their tables at the reception and to give some fresh wedding inspiration for those planning their big day.
Venue: The Woods Farm
Hire Items: Shoalhaven Event and Party Hire
Styling: Jasmin Events
Flowers: Blooming Occasions
Gelato Bike: The Gelato Bike
Hair and Makeup: St Georges Basin Hair and Beauty
Gown: Karen Willis Holmes from Story Book Bridal
Niall and Imke asked me to be their Kangaroo Valley Wedding Photographer and it was a pleasure to do so. The German-Irish couple planned a destination wedding in Australia before making their move to New Zealand. The intimate wedding ceremony was held at the The Heavens which is a beautiful property with incredible views of the Valley.
It was a beautiful day, and the light streaming into the house during the morning made for beautiful bridal prep photos. Imke was escorted down the aisle by her mother where she was handed over to the man of her dreams. The whole day was perfect and the couple made my job so enjoyable.
Congratulations and all the best for your next chapter in Christchurch.
Venue: The Heavens
Celebrant: Rosemary Johnson
Music: Victoria Meehan
Flowers: Valley Moss
Catering: Bistro One46
Winter engagement sessions are nice cosy! Josh and Fiona had the perfect afternoon for their engagement session which was lucky as we had to postpone their booking twice due to rain. We met up at Ben’s Walk which which made such a nice backdrop for their intimate portraits. Congratulations to you both on your engagement, such an exciting time!
Corunna Farm Retreat was completely transformed into the perfect wedding venue for Gary and Claire’s big day last month. The property played host to the ceremony and reception for the beautiful couple. They both got ready onsite and made their way to meet family and friends to say ‘I do’.
Claire’s beautiful Wilderly Bride gown looked so feminine as she walked down the aisle to meet her handsome groom who had the biggest smile on his face. Their guests enjoyed an afternoon of grazing while the couple made their way to the beach for their bridal portraits. Upon return the drinks were free flowing from Sweetie Petitie, the cutest caravan bar.
Congratulations to Claire and Gaz, thank you for allowing me to document your day. It was a pleasure!
Wedding Venue: Corunna Farm Retreat
Celebrant: Debra Summers
Flowers: Claire Aliendi, Madeline Niemeier and Vibrant Flowers
Hair Stylist: Gypsy Rose Hair
Makeup Artist: Isabel Robles
Caravan Bar: Sweetie Petitie Caravan Bar
Solo Artist: Jacii Pavitt
Grazing Tables: Creatively Wedding and Events
Bridal Party Grazing Boards and Cake Maker: The Foraged Table
I am so excited to share this pretty purple bridal shower organised by the team at Scrumptious Grazing Events. The shower was inspired by all things floral and feminine, Tabitha and the creatives behind this shoot wanted to show how you can create the perfect celebration for a bride to be.
This lovely editorial shoot was held at Terara Riverside Retreat which boasts views of the Shoalhaven River. The event incorporated bright purple in varying shades into everything from the flowers to the cocktails, and even on top of the cake!
If you’re hosting a bridal shower soon, get inspired by this pretty purple event!
The incredible vendors and models are listed below, thank you to everyone that put their hand up to make this possible, it was so much fun.
Venue: Terara Riverside Retreat
Gourmet Grazing: Scrumptious Grazing Events
Furniture, Tricyce and Lawn Games: A Game of Love
Florist: Jessica Lea Foral Design
Arbour and Signage: The Prop Sisters
Caravan Bar and Drinks: Little Gracey
Photography: Samuel White Photography
Videography: GCC Visuals
Models: Megan Vaughan, Michelle Gray, Jael Barrios, Nina De Borde, Michelle Cato, Emma McGill and Jamie Borg
Sean and Jorden are two of the most relaxed people I have had the pleasure of meeting. They were so easy to deal with in the lead up to their wedding and nothing was a worry on the big day, not even the rain. From their photos you can hardly tell the it was storming because their ceremony was under cover and their reception was held indoors. Their ceremony was framed by a real statement arbour which featured antlers at the top, really cementing the rustic country theme. Everything about the day was calm and relaxed and luckily there was enough time before the storm hit to sneak away for some intimate portraits in the forest.
Congratulations to Sean and Jorden on your marriage, it was such an honour to be a part of your wedding day.
Wedding Venue: Kangaroo Valey Golf Club Resort
Celebrant: Todd Mayhew
Flowers: Forever After
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: Nikita Lauren