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Jade & Matt | Wedding

Back in October, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Jade & Matt’s gorgeous wedding at Circa 1876 up in the Hunter Valley.

We started out the day with the girls getting ready in the Lavender Cottage at Thistle Hill near Pokolbin. I could honestly have spent a day just photographing the property!

Rustic Wedding Photographer: Wedding dress hanging in windowThistle Hill Wedding Photographer: Wedding dress hanging in treeFine Art Wedding Photographer: Wedding dress sketch

Hair & Makeup was by Bonita & Diane of Your Big Day & they did a stunning job getting the girls glammed up!

Timeless Wedding Photographer: Bride hair & makeupDocumentary Wedding Photographer: Bride & bridesmaids getting readyThistle Hill Wedding Photographers: Bride getting dressedRomantic Wedding Photographer: Bride getting ready

I asked Jade if her dad was likely to get emotional when he saw her, and she said it wasn’t likely, so I was pretty chuffed to capture this look :)

Documentary Wedding Photographers: Bride's father seeing brideRustic Wedding Photographers: Bride's bouquetFine Art Wedding Photographers: Bridal portraits

This is one seriously stunning bridal party!

Thistle Hill Wedding Photography: Bride & bridesmaidsHunter Valley Wedding Photography: Bride leaving for ceremony

The ceremony was held in the simple stunning gardens of Circa 1876.

Circa 1876 Wedding Photographer: Flower girl walking downt the aisle

I loved the way they looked at each other as Jade walked down the aisle, and the huge hug on arrival!

Romantic Wedding Photographers: Bride & father walking down the aisleElegant Wedding Photographer: Bride & groom during ceremonySydney Wedding Photographer: BridesmaidsTimeless Wedding Photographers: Bridesmaid singing during ceremonyCirca 1876 Wedding Photographers: CeremonyCirca 1876 Hunter Valley Wedding Photographer: PastorCirca 1876 Hunter Valley Wedding Photographers: Ceremony detailsSydney Wedding Photographers: Bride & Groom share a private momentTimeless Wedding Photography: Kiss the brideDocumentary Wedding Photography: Groomsman singing during ceremony

These two were so excited to be married :)

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer: Bride & Groom walking down the aislePhotojournalistic Wedding Photographers: Hugs after ceremonyPhotojournalistic Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom chatting with grandma

A short drive to a gorgeous field, the most perfect light I could ask for!

Elegant Wedding Photographers: Bridal partyElegant Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom PortraitsRustic Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom PortraitsHunter Valley Wedding Photographer: Jade & MattRomantic Wedding Photography: Bride & GroomPokolbin Wedding Photographer: Bouquet & buttonholePokolbin Wedding Photographers: Groom & Groomsmen

We then headed back to Circa 1876 for a few more portraits amongst the vines.

Pokolbin Wedding Photography: Vineyard portraitsHunter Valley Wedding Photographers: JadeFine Art Wedding Photography: Bride portraits

Circa 1876 is the ultimate venue for anyone wanting a rustic wedding!

Vintage Wedding Photographer: Circa 1876 RestaurantVintage Wedding Photographers: Table detailsVintage Wedding Photography: Reception detailsRoberts Restaurant Wedding Photography: SpeechesSydney Wedding Photography: Bride & groom cutting cake

I totally fell in love with this wall in the lounge, it made the perfect backdrop for the photobooth.

Hunter Valley Photobooth Photographer: Wedding Photobooth

The night was capped of with some shenanigans on the dancefloor!

Modern Wedding Photographer: DancingModern Wedding Photographers: DancefloorModern Wedding Photography: PartyRoberts Hunter Valley Wedding Photography: Leaving reception

Congrats Jade & Matt! I hope you had the best day ever :)

Lastly, a huge shout out to my incredible second shooter Fe Lumsdaine for helping me out on the day!

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2011 | The Year That Was

2011 was a brilliant year. I loved every second of it. Looking back now, I’m realising just how far I traveled and how many incredible places I’ve been, both here in Australia and overseas. I’ve met some amazing people on the way and wouldn’t change a single thing.

Here’s my journey through 2011!

It started with a bang!

Sydney Photography: New Years Fireworks

Followed by a few days in Fiji to celebrate my 29th birthday (stay tuned for a Fiji wedding in June 2012!!)

Fiji Wedding Photographers: Fishing charter

I helped Mish Koh with this gorgeous wedding in Centennial Park & The Rocks

Centennial Park Wedding Photographer: Bride & Groom portraitsSydney Wedding Photographers: Harbour Bridge

4 weddings in March with Caspix all over the place: Sydney, Berry & the Southern Highlands

First Look Wedding Photographer: GlebeSydney Wedding Photographer: Bride getting readySouthern Highlands Wedding Photography: Bridal PartyBerry Wedding Photographers: Bride & Groom on hill

The Fisherman & I headed overseas again for 8 magical nights in Thailand – fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and a little lazing by the pool!

Thailand Wedding Photographer: Frog on Lotus & Krabi Islands

Sarah & Scott’s engagement amongst the lavender bushes at Lavender Bay

Sydney Engagement Photography: Lavender Bay

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, these little fellas need no introduction – I caught up with my sister & twin nephews a bunch of times, including their first ever trip to the beach.

Northern Beaches Baby Photographers: Twins on beach

Another wedding with Caspix in July, this time up in the Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Wedding Photographer: Bridesmaid portrait & couple leaving chapel

Wedding season kicked off again in September with Jacqui & Stuart

North Shore Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom portraits

Followed by a trip or two to Canberra, visiting Floriade for the first time.

Canberra Wedding Photography: Floriade

Sarah & Scott’s wedding in October was a glorious day!

Sydney Wedding Photography: Ceremony first kiss

I met a bunch of bubs with big brown eyes

Sydney Baby Photographer: Babies with big brown eyes

Another trip to Canberra to shoot this lovely wedding with Beata English.

Canberra Wedding Photographers: Kiss in the Rose Gardens

Carly & Michael’s engagement session at Freshwater was simply perfect, and I can’t wait for their March 2012 wedding here on the Northern Beaches!

Northern Beaches Wedding Photographers: Engagement on Freshwater beach

Finally, the year wrapped up with a Destination Elopement at Ayers Rock! I really hope it was the first of many.

Alice Springs Wedding Photography: Desert bouquet

As the sun sets for the last time in 2011, I sometimes can’t believe I get to be so lucky to do this for a living.

Ayers Rock Wedding Photography: Sunset over Uluru

A special thank you to all my clients, you’ve made 2011 so much more than I’d hoped. Thanks also to my photographer friends for inviting me along on to share in your own journeys.

Cheers to a bigger and better 2012 :)

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