As a photographer shooting a friends wedding, you have a distinct advantage. The levels of trust and comfort are high, you can get up close to them without feeling invasive, they’ll tolerate your weird requests, etcetera. I love shooting friends weddings… especially when they’re in Cape Town! So when my Margaret River-dwelling buddies Fi and Remi asked me to shoot their wedding in this beautiful part of South Africa it really rocked my world. Schedules were juggled, appointments cancelled, apologies made, tickets booked and suddenly we were in a sunny Durbanville winery taking Fi and Remi’s wedding photos. It was awesome to watch them tie the knot, with a whole lot of family and friends around, many of whom had travelled gazillion miles to be there. Which in my book is a real testament to Fi and Remi and the positive influence they have on the people in their life. Love your work guys.
A gorgeous day on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland… you can’t ask for a better setting for a wedding, right? Throw into the mix an uber-cool wedding party, a quaint hinterland chapel, a happy group of friends and family and an awesome reception venue, and there you have it – the perfect wedding! That’s how Will and Simone’s wedding panned out. It was a real pleasure to shoot. I photographed it for them a while back (I know, slack blogger) and everytime I go through the photos I find something else unique to like about the day. Here’s a few of my favourite shots from the day.
It was a lovely sunny day when Gemma and Mark got married at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Peppermint Grove. The timing of their wedding day was perfect - the bridal party photoshoot happened just as the sunlight took on it’s soft golden hues. That’s one way to make your wedding photographer happy! What made this shoot extra special is that Mark is a boat builder, and does most of his work at the Yacht Club. We were able to take the photos in and amongst the boats he works on every day, even hopping onto his own boat ‘Friendship’ to get some images. They turned out great… have a look:
I really clicked with Rachel and Francis from the moment we had our first chat about their wedding photography.They’re a super couple who were so excited about getting married, being together and planning their wedding, and this excitement really translated to the day itself. They got married surrounded by friends, family and blossoming apple trees at Core Cider House in a beautiful sweeping valley in the Perth Hills. It provided the perfect backdrop for their wedding ceremony photos, and of course for the bridal party photoshoot. The rain was good to us and stayed away, and we even got a small window of sunshine during the photoshoot. Good times! Have a look at some of the images below.
A few weeks ago when we did this shoot Josh had a lot going on – he had pulled off a serious training and dieting schedule with Paul Foote Fitness, was about to compete in his first IFBB bodybuilding comp AND his wife was due any day with their first baby. Fast forward a couple of months and his trophy for coming second in his category is safely in the trophy cupboard, training is still on track and the new addition to his family arrived safe and sound. Congrats on everything Josh… I think it’s safe to say you’ve still got a lot going on !
Here’s the final edits of his images from the fitness photoshoot. I love shooting in Conan Gym, the light is great and easy to manage and it has a gritty, textured feel to it. Most of these are shot with a single softbox and a second bare flash to provide side/back light where needed.
I did this pre-wedding shoot with Mike and Bree a couple of weeks ago in Freo, (a city where there’s never any shortage of textures and backdrops)! Mike and Bree are getting married in Karijini National Park this Saturday, so I thought it’d be a good time to post a few images from this session. We thought that since the wedding photography is going to be very country and landscape orientated we should try get some ‘urban-esque’ shots for the pre-wedding photography. Here’s some of the images we came up with.
On a side note, I’m super-excited about this wedding! It’s going to be a great experience heading to a stunning part of Western Australia and getting some photos of an awesome couple. Mike and Bree have also suggested doing a ‘trash the dress’ shoot the day after the wedding in the infamous Karijini rock pools…. seriously brave and exciting stuff!