A little look back to my time at Ayers rock in December :)
First thing Boxing Day morning I flew up to Uluru (Ayers Rock) for 4 amazingly wonderful days. I was there of course to photograph Charntelle & Michael’s elopement but I stayed an extra couple of days just for me.
It was my third, and hopefully not last trip to the Rock, and it still took my breath away just the same as it did the first time 9 years ago.
It was like a 4 day photo safari. 2 sunrises, 2 sunsets, and a whole lot of walking in between.
Here’s a taste of what I saw, and I can only hope it encourages more people to visit this truly incredible place!
First off, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
There was so much more greenery this time, the desert was alive with trees, flowers, lizards and lots of bugs :)
A classroom cave where children were taught to paint
The changing colours of Uluru
Note – due to the restrictions on commercial photography within the grounds of the National Park. These images are not for sale.
When Charntelle first contacted me 7 months ago to say they were eloping at Ayers Rock and wanted me to fly up to photograph it, I was insanely excited. It sounded beautiful, a sunrise ceremony overlooking Uluru, only 2 guests, followed by some portraits through the red sand dunes and dirt tracks.
It honestly was just as perfect as I had been imagining.
I arrived at the lookout about an hour before the sunrise with a blanket of stars covering the sky.
Quite possibly the most breathtaking aisle I’ve ever seen
The ceremony was incredibly emotional; their vows were so heartfelt and beautiful.
The sun broke just moments after they signed the marriage certificate.
The morning light was so incredible. I think I’ll be doing many more sunrise shoots from now on.
The whole morning was so relaxed and they were just so happy!
Walking back down the aisle. I love this shot so much, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) in the background and the track meandering through the scrub.
The whole elopement came about after they planned a 2 week road trip and decided to get married while they were away. So this red dirt road sums up the whole trip.
Charntelle & Michael, thank you so much for inviting me to share this intimate day with you. Congratulations again!
I’m sure all your friends and family got the shock of their lives when you showed them what you’ve been up too :)