I always love how not one single wedding I photograph is ever even slightly similar to the last. Each so individual and perfectly tailored to each couples personalities. That was certainly the case with Rael and Curtis anyway. They wanted a small and intimate wedding, shared with their closest of friends and family. With a group of around 30 people, it was just that, beautifully intimate.
Rael got ready at the stunning Pinot Cottage at Mount Lofty House and then we headed on down the road to Sinclair's Gully Winery where Curtis and their guests were awaiting the bride. A short ceremony wrapped up the formalities before heading off to grab a few quick snaps of the couple and then returning to their guests to enjoy the remainder of their day and night.
What a beautiful day! Thank you again to Rael and Curtis for asking me to be a part of it. x.
Weddings and marriage are of course, about love and the coming together of two people. Liz and Theo have a love for each other that is just so beautiful its hard to describe. Every look and every single moment throughout their day was just filled with love for one another. Its a beautiful thing, especially for their two young daughters to witness their parents so in love and full of nothing but kindness for each other. Its obvious that these two care very deeply for each other and it was such an honour to be the one to capture their day.
An amazing couple and a wonderful day. Certainly wont be forgetting these two lovebirds anytime soon.
Congratulations again Liz and Theo. x.
Meagan and Josh... where do I even begin with these two. Both the cool, calm and collected types. Josh with an awesome sense of humour and an equally as cheeky entourage of groomsmen/mates. And Meagan, a quirky, fun woman who laughs with her entire body and heart.
These two got married at the beautiful Mount Lofty Gardens under the shade of the gorgeous leafy trees. Their cute-as-a-button daughter, Maisey, announced her Mum's arrival by way of a sign hung to the back of a little cart and pulled along by one of Meagan's beautiful bridesmaids.
The day was relaxed, the weather was perfect and the love was most definitely in the air!
Thank you again Megan and Josh for asking me to be a part of you special day.
Over the weekend the weather gods were kind enough to give us just one day of beautiful weather. And that one day happened to be the Saturday of Emma and Rob's wedding!
A gorgeous day of laughs, smiles, and love at the beautiful Auchendarroch House in Mount Barker.
Howie and I would just like to thank you, Emma and Rob, again for asking us to be a part of your day. It was just magical and you are both simply awesome people!
Amy & Howie. xo
Wedding Day Credits
Emma's Dress - Tia Jenny & Gerry's Bridal Centre // Emma's Necklace & Bracelet - From her Mother // Emma's Earrings - From her Nanna // Emma's Shoes - Ebay // Emma's Bouquet - Curvalicious Bows // Emma's Headpiece - From Rob's Mum // Hair & Makeup - Nior Hair & Makeup // Nails - Luxe Nail Boutique // Rob's Suit - Peter Shearer // Groomsmen's Suits - Peter Shearer // Bridesmaid's Dresses - His & Her Wedding Attire // Cake - Made by Emma's Mother // Rings - Prouds // Car - Macphersons Car Hire // Celebrant - Nadine Garrard // Outdoor decoration & indoor centrepieces - Hand made by Emma's family // Bridesmaids Bouquets - Arranged by Emma's sister // Venue - Auchendarroch House, Mount Barker.
Today I got to photograph my best friends wedding! Kelly and I have been friends since we were in Primary School and I can't think of a bigger honour than getting to be the one to capture all the beautiful memories of her wedding day!
Kel announced to us (through text message!) just a couple of months ago that her and Brad would be getting married in a very intimate winter wedding on the shores of the Murray River. Brad and Kel got ready together the morning of their wedding at their home in Murray Bridge and then drove on down to the shores of the river at Sturt Reserve where they tied the knot in a short, sharp and shining ceremony.
Of course, I couldn't help myself and just had to whisk Kelly and Brad away for a quick 10 minute walk along the river where we grabbed a few intimate shots of the newlyweds before they headed back to join their guests for lunch.
It was a truly beautiful day and I wish Kelly and Brad all the happiness in the whole world! Love you guys so much...
Another drive to little old Meningie over the weekend and another beautiful family. I truly love all the places that I get to visit with each and every shoot. This little trip brought me to a beautiful part of the Coorong National Park, just outside of Meningie, S.A. where the family's parents owned a small shack right on the water and overlooking the incredible landmark that is the Coorong. The same place in which Mum, Robyn and Dad, Brad got married.
The kids took me on little adventures all around the property. They showed me the cliff tops, the shore and even their secret cubby house amongst the vegetation. It really took me back to my own childhood and reminded me of how fun it is to explore and discover new places, secret places.
If you haven't been to the Coorong before, it truly is a magical place, a secret gem in South Australia. How lucky is this young family to have such a magical landscape for their children to explore and make such wonderful lasting memories!
Brad and Robyn you have such loving, kind and adventurous children and I'm humbled to have been a part of capturing their memories for you in such a sentimental and beautiful place!
Three months ago, Belinda and Bruce welcomed into the world their new baby girl, Zoe. I jumped in the car and headed on up to the beautiful Adelaide Hills for a morning photo shoot out in the gorgeous bushland of Cleland National Park. It was a little chilly but all were well rugged up and ready for adventures. The bushland was just beautiful. The tall moss covered trees, the way the sunlight found its was through the tops of the branches, everything, just beautiful. And even when Zoe decided it was time for a feed, Belinda didn't hesitate to comfort her baby whilst still amongst the gorgeous surrounds.
We enjoyed the crisp morning air for a little longer before heading back to Belinda and Bruce's home where we enjoyed a nice cuppa tea to warm ourselves up before snapping a few more captures of this humble little family.
I can't quite put my finger on it, but for some reason, this shoot just seemed a little extra special... Perhaps it was the beautiful location, or maybe it was the complete and utter happiness and fulfilment that just emanated from this one little family. My presence during the shoot didn't even seem to have an impact on how this family naturally interacted with each other. Those genuine exchanges of love between husband and wife and the soothing song and humming from a Daddy to his new baby daughter, created a calming vibe that will be hard to forget.
Again, thank you Belinda and Bruce for welcoming me into your home and allowing me to capture this precious time your lives.
It doesn't seem to matter how many newborn shoots I do, I still feel so humbled to be invited into the lives and homes of each of these families...
Yesterday I was invited out to a home to photograph two week old baby Ivy. From the minute Mum, Kelly, answered the door, I new this was going to be one of those shoots where we just chat, have some tea and take some shots. Kelly introduced me to the rest of the family, Dad, Trav and big brother, Charlie. Charlie helped me to get set up and then we got snapping. Outside it was rainy and cold but in the warmth of the bedroom and snuggled up on the bed, Charlie showed his love and curiosity for his new baby sister. With gentle head buts, open mouth kisses and curious pokes to Ivy's nose, it was clear that Charlie was truly smitten by the new addition to the family.
The entire shoot was so relaxed and Mum Kelly seemed to just emanate this beautiful honest and raw radiance that is motherhood. While Kelly fed baby Ivy, I enjoyed a warm cuppa tea and we chatted some more... We talked and shot for quite some time. Talking all things motherhood in some of the most beautiful and honest conversion I've had with a client and fellow mother. I left that session feeling like I had know Kelly for years!
What a beautiful little family to have spent the morning with. Congratulations on the birth of baby Ivy and I wish you all many many years filled with fun, plenty of adventures and loads of love.
"You're off to great places!
One of the most common questions I am asked when photographing a family (or anyone for that matter) is, "where would be a good location for our shoot?". It's a good question, and a great location can have real impact on your session. But my answer is usually this... Find a location that means something to you! This might mean finding a place that has sentimental ties or some kind of nostalgia attached to it. Or it may be somewhere that is going to be practical for the kids; an open paddock with plenty of room to run, a garden or park with loads to explore... Or it could be something as simple as your own backyard! Sometimes the most simple of locations can create the most meaningful photographs. If you have children, think about what they like to do. Do they like to run, explore, play. Think of a location that will best suit you, your family and what you like to do as a family.
For me, my favourite photographs of my own family are ones that have been taken in my own home or at my their grandparents place. The home I grew up in has so many memories attached to it, so the idea of capturing new memories of my children in that very same spot, is just such a beautiful thought! It's probably not the first location that comes to mind, but if you are lucky enough to have parents that still live in your childhood home, it really does make for some very sentimental and very special photographs for yourself and your family.
I love to shoot outdoors... I love to photograph people outdoors in every season! I'm still not sure what my favourite season is, because each has its own beautiful qualities. But I do know that I absolutely adore the gorgeous overcast days we have been having here in Adelaide of late. Sure, it may be a little chilly, but it's time to rug up, get outdoors and go for adventures! I recommend adventures to gardens! Adventures to gardens with winding paths, through the fallen leaves of autumn trees and flower lined pebble paths. Because this is exactly what I did today!
Children are professional adventurers. Their natural curiosity guides them and takes them on wondrous imaginary quests. And today, I had the pleasure of meeting 3 yr old Mason, he was an experienced professional adventurer who led us, (adventure stick in hand of course) on many small quests today through the beautiful gardens in Blackwood. With little sister in tow, he led the way through windy paths and tall trees and past duck ponds and open grassy spaces.
I adore these types of family sessions. The type of session where kids get to be kids and the parents let them be a little wild and plenty of free!
Thank you Renee and Drew for letting me run around with your kiddlets for the arvo and snap a few shots in between our adventures.
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