Month: April 2010

Nicola & John – Westin Hotel – The Loft Doltone House

Nicola & John had a fantastic day with friends and family from overseas being treated to an outdoor wedding at Doltone House in Pyrmont. I have been to a number of wedding receptions here but this was my first afternoon ceremony. It looked fantastic outside with the cityscape & buildings behind….although the gaps in the wooden deck did provide the best man with some nervous moments when handing over the rings!! I started the day with Nicola at the Westin Hotel. A side story to the day was that Nicola is probably the bravest bride I have ever met – she was ‘attacked’ by her dress (it fell off the hanger when moving it) the night before the wedding and it ripped her fingernail clean off!! OUCH is an understatement. We just made sure the bandaged hand didn’t feature too prominently in the photos! For location photos we didnt want Read more…

Carlie & David – Forresters Beach – Reef Restaurant Terrigal

I had a trip away from Sydney for Carlie & David’s wedding to Terrigal and Forresters Beach on the Central Coast – and what a great day it was! I started with Carlie’s preparations at the Crowne Plaza in Terrigal before heading to the ceremony that was held at a house right on Forresters Beach. It was a spectacular spot and the ceremony had plenty of smiles and laughs. We took some photos on Forresters Beach with the bridal party and also some on the rocks near the Skillion (a local landmark). David loves mini’s a la the Italian Job and they looked very cool in the photos! The reception was at Reef Restaurant – a great spot and I was here at a wedding a year or two ago. The night went very well and Carlie & David’s first dance was brilliant! Congratulations guys!

Stephanie & Kieron – Clark Island

It’s always interesting to find new places and I must have been past Clark Island a hundred times on the ferry and didnt even realise it was there! Clark Island is a small slice of paradise right in the middle of Sydney Harbour, just off Double Bay, and it was the perfect location for Stephanie & Kieron’s wedding ceremony and reception. The day was spectacular with sunny weather and a mild temperature – Sydney is beautiful in autumn. The ceremony was great and I loved the personal (and very funny) vows that were added to the more traditional set. After the ceremony everyone wandered over to the reception area that was set up by Snodgrass Catering – for only having a small kitchen I was amazed at the variety and quality of food they produced, highly recommend. There were a lot of great photo locations all over the island – Read more…

Sasha & Andrew – Freshwater View Reserve – Curl Curl – Pilu

Sasha & Andrew were after a relaxed, beach style for their wedding day, and with a ceremony & reception venue both within a stones throw of the beach, they got just that! There was also a strong vespa theme at the wedding – based on their form of transport around London – that extended from a vespa parked outside the park, to beer cooloers, to the top of the wedding cake! I started the day with Sasha’s preparations while Mikala went to Andrew’s house. We all met up at Freshwater View Reserve which is a secluded park perched high above Freshwater Beach. It’s a lovely spot and with sunshine & clear skies it looked just perfect. The ceremony went beautifully and with plenty of time to mingle following the ceremony the afternoon felt very relaxed. We headed to Curl Curl Beach for photos with the bridal party, but only after Read more…

Brooke & Phil – St Andrew’s Cathedral – Hyde Park – Star Room Cockle Bay

Brooke & Phil were such a great couple – full of life, fun and smiles! They were after a relaxed (and slightly crazy) style for their day and it wasnt hard to achieve with some real characters in the bridal party. I did preparations photos for both Brooke & Phil at the Medina Apartments – right across the road from the church. I really like doing the groom preparations as this part of the day is often missed and the guys were a lot of fun. The ceremony was at St Andrew’s Cathedral right next to Sydney Town Hall and it’s a simply stunning place to be married. The architecture of old churches (St Andrew’s dates from 1868) is something very special and it certainly made Brooke’s entrance and walk down the aisle even more breath taking. After the ceremony we headed to Hyde Park for location photos and we Read more…

A helping hand….

Just a funny shot from a recent wedding that makes me laugh – people can be so, er, helpful on location shoots! And no, she was not the bridesmaid.

Bianca & Paul – McKell Park – Sydney Glass Island

Bianca & Paul were married on the Sydney Glass Island cruise ship – it’s such a great way to take in all the sights of Sydney Harbour. I did preparation photos with Bianca at the Star City hotel, and then location photos with the bridal party at McKell Park, so Paul got to meet Bianca and didnt his jaw just drop to the ground! Love that shot. The photos at McKell were lovely and it was then on to the Glass Island for the ceremony. Everything went beautifully and it finished with a butterfly release. The wind was quite strong but the good thing about being on a boat is you can always move to calmer waters….. so we moored near Bradley’s Head for the reception. It was a beautiful evening and we were treated to a stunning sunset. A great day, congrats you guys!

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