Victoria and Lachlan – what a magical wedding and wow – what a dress! I’ve wanted to blog Tori and Loki’s Denmark wedding for ages now – especially since it was over a year go that they were married at the fabulous Harewood Estate. Torie and Loki’s wedding was one to remember, not only for the rain that threatened the ceremony but of course for the friends and family that came to celebrate with them.
Pictures are personal. I treasure them, and so do I hope all of my couples that I photograph. With this in mind, I thought that the words here should be a little more personal too. I would like to share a little of what Tori had to say about her wedding, and how it came to be. Here are a few words from Tori.
“I am lucky as my parents own Harewood Estate Winery in Denmark, so we knew almost immediately that this would be the location of the wedding. It was perfect because we had always wanted an outside wedding and it was somewhere that was meaningful to us both and we would be able to return to.
Picking the dress wasn’t as straightforward! I initially tried the dress on as a joke, I had seen it online but couldn’t imagine why anyone would wear it as a wedding dress. The second I put it on I loved it, the colors were amazing and all of a sudden I could see myself walking down the aisle. The dress captured the relaxed, picnic vibe I wanted for the day.
Our favorite part of the day was the ceremony. It was a rare occasion in which we were able to articulate our feelings for one another in front of all of our friends and family. Before the ceremony, I was so nervous but the second I was there with Lachlan I forgot about everyone else. We chose to say our own vows and although both of us were thinking that it would be hard to remember them on the spot, we spoke effortlessly and from our heart to one another.”
Please enjoy the images.
What a way to see out 2016! Congratulations Katherine and Wal – Albany certainly turned on some fantastic weather for their wedding yesterday. I would like to share a few of my favourite images from their event – I thought it would be a nice way to say, THANK YOU for having me along, and also, a great way to start 2017!
Thank you 2016, you’ve been great – I can’t wait for the year ahead! Thank you all.
A little over a week ago, Ryan and Chenoa travelled to Albany to have some portraits taken before their big day in Katanning. They were nervous about having their picture taken. In fact, just about every person I photograph is a little nervous in front of the camera to begin with. I completely understand this – often I have never personally met my subjects, except for a few emails and a quick phone call.
I like to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera – it’s not easy, but it is so important.
We talk as we shoot, go slow, find some nice light and let people be themselves – and that is the key. And soon, my couples start to relax.
People put a huge amount of trust in me to help create and capture their memories, and I always try to go above and beyond to take some amazing shots. I pride myself on making people feel comfortable with me – after all, we are a team.
Tomorrow I’m heading out to the lovely township of Katanning to photograph Chenoa and Ryan’s Wedding. I still get excited about every single wedding I photograph and this one is no exception. Last weeks Albany Portrait Photography session, made me realise just how invaluable these pre-wedding photo sessions can be. I like to think of them as a ‘lets get to know each other session’, without the added pressure of your wedding day. And as an added bonus, they provide you with some fantastic images of you – outside of your wedding setting.
There is nothing quite like a Perth wedding on a summers day. Elvira and Euginio were married in early January and the temperature lived up to expectation – HOT. Everyone sought shelter under the shady trees on the Perth foreshore, both before and after and ceremony. With the vows complete, Kings Park was a welcome relief. A slight breeze flowed under the canopy of the huge fig trees. It makes it so easy as a photographer to capture people who are at ease and having fun – and Elvira and Euginio were no exception. There is no doubt they had an amazing time on their wedding day and this clearly shines through in the images.