Jarrah and Noah

This isn’t quite a wedding post I have for you today. Let’s call it a “post-wedding shoot”. It’s the post-wedding shoot of a very dear friend and his new hubby.

My friendship with Jarrah (he’s the one in the checked shirt) has spanned 14 years and 2 continents. We met in Melbourne during our uni days when he studied film with my sister Genevieve. He was the cheeky best friend everyone loved spending time with, and he was always there for our family in good times and difficult times. Then Jarrah moved to New York to attend film school at NYU (he’s very talented!). I joined him there for a few years and we had the best times getting up to mischief in the city that never sleeps. After I left he met this American dreamboat Noah, got hitched, and now they’ve set up house in Los Angeles. I couldn’t attend their wedding in New York last year, so when they visited Melbourne after the wedding I jumped at the chance to do a little couple shoot with them.

We had fun shooting around Brunswick, showing Noah the local neighbourhood. Hopefully they come back regularly for visits! Or maybe I should fly to LA for another shoot….

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Sarah and Matt

I’ve realised I’m a bit of a procrastinator. Or a hoarder. Sometimes when I have something really special, I hoard it away in the hope that I can “save it up”. For example: there’s a whole season of my favourite show 30 Rock I haven’t watched yet! The last season. I am saving it up. I think I’ve done this with this Sarah and Matt’s wedding photos too. I don’t know what I was waiting for – I just knew it was going to be a big, special blog post so I procrastinated. All my clients are amazing and special but this wedding is different. I met Sarah when I was only 12 years old. We went to school together (many years ago!), so I was thrilled when she got in touch and asked me to photograph her and Matt’s wedding.

They held their beautiful ceremony at the Convent in Daylesford, and their reception at Sault – the gorgeous restaurant you pass as you’re driving to Daylesford. The one with all the lavender (it’s heavenly!). And those pretty flowers are by Prunella.

But I’ll let the pictures tell the story of this beautiful day that I felt honoured to be a part of….

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Hitched Magazine

I’m very excited to have a fashion feature in the latest issue of Hitched Magazine! If you haven’t seen Hitched yet you must go out and buy a copy now (or even easier – order it online with FREE delivery!). Thanks to these lovely ladies who worked their magic…

Stylist: Nadia Barbaro
Hair and Make up: Bec Shannon
Model: Sammi @ London Management

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Abby and Tim

Here are some of my favourite shots from Abby and Tim’s winter wedding I shot recently. I am blogging out of order – I actually photographed Tim’s brother Matt’s wedding earlier this year so I promise I’ll post that one next!

Abby and Tim were married in the beautiful St. Thomas Aquinas’ Church in South Yarra in June. It didn’t matter that it was right in the middle of winter, on the shortest day of the year. This can scare photographers as there’s only a short amount of daylight at that time of year. But we ventured into the city and made use of the beautiful city lights, and I’m thrilled with the results. I’m not afraid of the dark anymore! (shooting in it). The reception was held at Comme, a venue known for it’s amazing food (I still reminisce about the beautiful meal I ate that night!). Abby wore a Collette Dinnigan gown (stunning!) and flowers were by the always awesome Pash Flowers.

Abby filled the day with beautiful, personal touches. My favourite being the framed wedding portraits of their parents and grandparents. This is something I see at a lot of weddings, and it gives me hope that what I do has meaning and will one day be appreciated by future generations. I always hope I can capture just a couple of super dorky portraits that my clients’ children can giggle at in decades to come.

Enjoy these shots, and thank you Abby and Tim – it was truly an honour to be in amongst the big celebration of love that was your wedding xo

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Clare and James

I think this is a good wedding to share with you all today – a summery wedding to take our minds off this chilly winter weather. Clare and James had their wedding at the very cool art deco West Beach Bathers Pavilion on a glorious November day last year. Clare looked stunning and radiant in her Anaessia gown which showed off her beautiful baby bump perfectly. Their ceremony was conducted by Koren Harvey, who matched their personalities perfectly with her sense of warmth and fun. Clare’s soft, pretty make up was by Julie Dammery.

Fabulous florist and friend of the bride Katie Marx created the gorgeous floral arrangements, jazzy tunes were provided by the Shuffle Club and Cookes Food were responsible for styling, and dishing up the scrumptious food you can see in the shots below. I am very lucky to get to enjoy a meal at each wedding I photograph and the dish I had at this wedding was outstanding! OK now I’m hungry.

This wedding was also featured on the very cool blog The Lucy Chase Project.


Update: I almost forgot the most important news – Clare and James welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the family a few months after this wedding. Congratulations Clare and James! I love hearing birth announcements from past clients:)

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