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The Coady’s | Family Portraits

I’ve known the Coady’s since I was just 14 and met Jocelyn on our first day of boarding school in Year 9. We don’t exactly get together often, but it’s always great when we do. Especially when I flew to Brisbane a few years back to photograph her daughter, Hayley, just days after she was born.

Anyway, I recently caught up with the entire clan for an afternoon of fun in Pokolbin. 3 generations all together in one place, and it wasn’t even Christmas! Parents, siblings, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends and kids.

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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!

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

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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 :)

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This is one seriously stunning bridal party!

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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!

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These two were so excited to be married :)

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Kirsty & Michael | Wedding

Back in July I second shot Kirsty & Michael’s gorgeous Hunter Valley wedding at Muse Restaurant with Caspix.

While Cass was in Newcastle with the girls as they got ready, I spent some time with the Groom & Groomsmen in the country.

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They got married at the Lovedale Chapel, how cute is it!

Hunter Valley Wedding Photography: Little White Chapel, Lovedale

One of my favourite photos to look out for is the Groom’s immediate reaction to the Bride walking in. He seemed a little nervous as the Bridesmaids were walking down the aisle, but as soon as he saw Kirsty, it was pure joy :)

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The reception was held in the lovely Muse Restaurant in Pokolbin.

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Congratulations Kirsty & Michael, your wedding was just stunning. Thanks again to Caspix for having me along to help out.

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