The day before Sarah and Dean got married Brisbane got soaked. It was one of the wettest days on record, there were flooded roads, bridges washed away, the works. It was predicted to rain the next day too, so the ceremony venue was moved from a dripping and inaccessible Henzells Chapel to the rustic and lovely Samsonvale Community Hall. Through it all Sarah remained as cool as a cucumber… adopting the age old mantra of the calm and collected, ‘Whatever will be will be’. And when whatever came, whatever was good… really good. Sunshine, smiles, happy family and friends, not a cloud in the sky. A perfect wedding… although I think it could have been pouring with rain the whole day and Sarah and Dean would have been cool with it. Here’s some of the photographs from the day.
Nat and James are getting married in September, and we met up a while back to take some engagement photos. I really enjoyed hanging out with these guys, they are such true and honest people, and it’s really clear how happy they make each other. Betweeen the lovely dreamy light from the sun and their two big smiles, Toohey Forest was pretty well lit that afternoon! I’m super excited to take their wedding photographs later in the year, it’s going to be special.
I photographed Lindsay and Chris’s gorgeous wedding at Villa Botanica in Airlie Beach on Saturday. These lovely people were blessed with a perfect day, and their family and friends that travelled from across Australia and America were rewarded with a mighty fine wedding. I’m excited to more photos from this Anzac Day wedding down the track, but for now these two will have to do! Thanks Lindsay and Chris for a great day, I feel like we’ve been buddies for a lot longer than a week.
Thanks also to Botanica Weddings for putting on such an impeccable show.
Life is busy for Sarah and Dean at the moment. You know… snow skiing in Japan, checking out what Hong Kong has to offer, planning a wedding. A wedding which is sneaking up at a rate of knots too… so I’m super stoked they took the time out for this cheeky pre-wedding shoot. We just managed to squeeze it in before the big day on May 2, and we got blessed with perfect skies, sunshine, and a Brisbane Botanic Gardens that wasn’t too crowded. Stay tuned for the wedding photography… it’s going to be held at Henzell’s Chapel in Mt Pleasant, and I’m really keen to take photos at this epic location. Lovely spot, lovely people… sounds like a good recipe for a wedding. Here’s some of the images we got on Saturday.
I’m pretty sure if you look up the definition of ‘laid-back’ in the dictionary that Tam and Ryan will be referenced there. These guys are awesome, and their relaxed outlook on life really translated to their wedding day… it was super-cool, super-chilled and super family-friendly. They were joined by their family and friends who trekked from all across the globe, and most importantly they were joined by their two boys, Aaron and Ethan. They even had one of their best buddies take over the celebrant duties, which added an additional touch of warmth to the wedding ceremony. Everything had a very natural, easy-going feel to it… and to top it all off, we were blessed with some light for the photoshoot. The Northshore River Cafe in Hamilton provided the ideal location, with it’s lush lawn and river backdrop, and Amey from Pack a Perfect Party was an amazing stylist as usual. Here’s some photographs from the day.
Everybody loves Hello May. They’re up there with the best wedding blogs not just in Australia, but across this big old planet we call home. They’ve helped set the benchmark for the modern wedding style, and it’s a style that influences tonnes of everyday brides, wedding suppliers, videographers, photographers… you get the picture!
So I’m pretty stoked that one of the weddings I photographed made it onto the hallowed pages of the Hello May blog! It’s a real honour, but the real credit of course goes to the lovely Amy and Dave, whose wedding at the Riad in the Byron Bay hinterland was nothing short of exceptional. A stunning day… relive it via Hello May here: