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Month: March 2010

Belinda & Josh – Jonah’s Whale Beach

Belinda & Josh were married at Jonah’s – a fantastic wedding venue perched high above Whale Beach. The views are absolutely stunning and the day was perfect to take it all in with blue skies and plenty of sunshine and it was quite a treat for family & friends from overseas. A great thing about Jonah’s is that they have accommodation on site so I did Belinda’s preparation photos just downstairs from the restaurant, so no long drives to the ceremony in your wedding dress here. The ceremony went beautifully and a cold drink afterwards was just what the hot sun warranted. We ducked away before the lunchtime reception for some location shots at Whale Beach. Back at Jonah’s the food was as outstanding as the view – very highly recommended. The speeches went very well with some funny photos from Josh’s early days. Thanks guys and I hope London Read more…


Carmen & Joseph – Our Lady of Fatima – Sydney University – Fish Markets

Joseph started the day with a variety of crazy challenges – there were some classic moments and plenty of laughs on his intrepid path to find Carmen! A good thing he chose the correct door or we all would have had to go home. A beautiful tea ceremony – I love all the details and colour – with parents at both houses followed before the church ceremony at Our Lady of Fatima in Kingsgrove. Heading into the city we took photos at quite a number of locations from Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Observatory Hill, and Sydney University. The rain started coming down quite heavily at Observatory Hill so we scrambled for cover and the quad area at Sydney Uni is a wonderful place to shoot – and perfect shelter when the rain kept pouring down! After that it was off to the Fisherman’s Wharf at the Fish Markets – Read more…


Simone & David – Delwood Beach – Balmoral Beach – Sergeants Mess Chowder Bay

Simone & David are a lovely couple and if you could bottle up & sell the smiles and happiness they showed on their wedding day I’m sure the world would become a better place very quickly! I started with Simone’s preparations at the Manly Pacific Hotel and the ceremony was held at Delwood Beach near Manly. It’s a great spot, nicely hidden away from crowds and it’s the perfect location for a beach wedding. The entrance by Simone and her bridesmaid down the stairs and along the sand was spectacular and the ceremony had some very touching moments…..and plenty of the smiles I mentioned earlier! We headed to Balmoral Beach for location photos and captured some beautiful images on the jetty. The reception was at the Sergeants Mess in Chowder Bay – a wedding reception venue that continues to impress me. It was the perfect night for guests to mingle Read more…


Kelly & Joe – Bradley’s Head – Narrabeen – Long Reef Golf Club

Kelly & Joe had a beautiful wedding day with the ceremony at Bradley’s Head and the reception at Long Reef Golf Club – two great spots. It was a mid-week wedding and it was great to be able to take photos without crowds of people around or contend with traffic! The ceremony at Bradley’s Head was lovely with a perfect cover of cloud and Kelly’s entrance down the curving staircase a beautiful moment. They had allowed plenty of time for a mostly overseas crowd to mingle after the ceremony and it really is a great idea for any wedding day to have this time to chat and catch up with everyone. We did some photos at Bradley’s Head before a drive to Narrabeen Rock Pools and the Long Reef Beach. Long Reef Golf Club is one of my favourite venues – you cant beat being so close to the beach Read more…


Felicity & Andrew – St Stephens Willoughby – The Rocks – Ottomans

Felicity & Andrew were married at St Stephen’s Church in Willougby. I also shot a wedding there last year and I can highly recommend it – it’s a lovely old church and the minister is very friendly. After the church we headed to the Rocks area and spent some time wandering around for photos with the bridal party. They were a great group and I dont think either Felicity or Andrew stopped smiling and laughing the whole time! The shots turned out really well, and it was then on to Ottomans at Walsh Bay for the reception. I really like Ottomans as a reception venue – the outdoor space is great for people to mingle, the location near the city and being almost right under the Harbour Bridge is perfect, and the food is extremely good. Many thanks to Jess Berg for fantastic hair & makeup!


Tracy & Victor – Tea Ceremony – Parramatta Park – Silver Pearl

You might remember Tracy & Victor from their pre-wedding shoot a few weeks ago – today was the actual wedding ceremony & reception and it started early with a traditional Tea Ceremony at Tracy’s parent’s house. I found the tea ceremony customs very interesting and it was lovely to be part of something unique to me…. and made for some great photos! It was good to see the fathers also doing a time honoured Australian tradition – sharing a cold beer 🙂 The tea ceremony was followed by a civil service at the house which included a change of clothing. We then had lunch and headed for some photos at Parramatta Park. It was hot but the park had some great locations and the photos turned out very well. There was a break in the afternoon before the reception at the Silver Pearl in Cabramatta. It was a spectacular night Read more…


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