Archive for February, 2011
Adam photographed the classically beautiful wedding of Alison & Richard, so this time I asked him to put together his thoughts on this wedding. Here is what he said……
“When I first met Alison & Richard, I knew straight away that I wanted to be part of their day, they were so clearly in love and truly belonged together. Then they told me about their wedding day plans and I was so happy when they explained the style of day they had in mind. They were having the ceremony at the State Library on the Queensland Terrace, right on the river in Brisbane, followed by the reception on the upper deck of Goma, the Rooftop Terrace. The urban landscape photographer in me was totally excited by what I knew I could capture for them. Then I found out that Brad from Darb Bridal Couture was designing Alison’s gown, and Styled Events and Always Fabulous Flowers were teaming up to handle the event styling, giving everything its finishing touches, along with a cake by the Welsh Lady. I could hardly contain myself! Even the boys were getting into the style of the event and had arranged custom suits from The Cloakroom, to ensure they looked their best. On the day, as Alison was getting ready at the Stamford Plaza, I could see why the boys took it up a notch, because Alison and the girls looked totally stunning! I will admit the boys looked pretty dapper in their suits too. It all looked so great as the bridal party arrived in cars from A Classic Benz that I just couldn’t help but include them in some of the shots.
What followed was such a flawlessly stylish and elegant wedding, with everyone on the day relaxing and immersing themselves in the atmosphere. I guess that’s what happens when you choose such great suppliers to be part of your day, and have a couple who are some of the most loving and caring people I’ve met. Congratulations again Alison & Richard, it was a real priviledge to be chosen to capture your day, I know your future together will be as remarkable as your wedding was. “ Adam.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Alison & Richard’s sneak peek slideshow.
Wedding guests are welcome to view all images on the online gallery.
(Slideshow and gallery are password protected. Please contact Alison & Richard for access.)
Real Wedding magazine, a wonderful Australian wedding magazine, published a beautiful story on Kristy and David Hussey’s wedding that I photographed last year. Both the ceremony and reception were held at “Stones of the Yarra Valley”, just an hour outside of Melbourne.
Style Me Pretty also featured their wedding online. If you haven’t visited Style Me Pretty, it’s a gorgeous site, and you can also read about Kristy and David’s beautiful story.
Here is a movie slideshow highlighting a selection of the couple’s album images.
Photographing in one of the most amazing museums in the world is one thing but combing that with the perfect wedding couple is a dream come true. Here are a couple of images in and around “The Hermitage” in St Petersburg.
Valentines Day. What better way to celebrate then by posting another romantic love story….Philipa and Brendan and their beautiful Sunshine Coast wedding.
We all know I love weddings on the Sunny Coast. The hinterland provides so much fodder for my favourite type of photography – big landscapes with moody skys – and the coastline always delivers wind waves and depth of colour. Philipa and Brendan, chose both the hinterland and the beach for their ceremony and reception. I thought my christmases had come at once. What more could I ask for visually? I’m not sure why I love taking wedding photos in the middle of strong, natural landscapes. I think maybe there is something about the rawness and beauty of nature in these settings that to me parallels the rawness and beauty of the love between two people. The wind, the light, the big waves, the foreboding skies, the tall trees and solid rocks somehow echo the passion and emotion that you feel on a wedding day. It is almost like despite all the effort that goes into planning a wedding and the finer styling details that make a wedding so beautiful, somewhere still, everything gets stripped bare. It is all just about the people you are and the people you love.
Philipa & Brendan had one of those kinds of weddings, where the feelings were strong. You can see it. The day starts out with some nervousness, hoping that it all goes well. Then it gets emotional as they see each for the first time, and they realise the magnitude of this day. Brendan’s face says it all. That’s when it happens. Everyone at the wedding drops their guard. They all let themselves get lost in the love between these people. It makes them laugh and cry and hug each other. This reaction is nature at its best. So photographing Philipa and Brendan on this day, in nature, seems, well, …….right.
Thanks Philipa and Brendan for letting me do what I love.
and reception at Sails. Philipa looked magnificent in a dress designed by Darb.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Philipa & Brendan’s sneak peek slideshow.
On a recent trip to Bali I was fortunate to be asked to shoot a wedding fashion spread for the “WeddingKu” magazine in Indonesia. The feature was just recently published with over 8 spreads.
Stylist: Enrico Joseph, Location: The St Regis Bali Resort in Nusa Dua., Gowns: Albert Yanuar Bridal, Benten, Imelda kartini, Tex Saverio , Accessories: Heliopolis , Model: Dayu , Make-up & Hair: Dewi – New Melati Salon
Here is a couple of images from the shoot.
Cara-Lynn & Osmond actually got married a few months ago now and I’m not sure why it has taken me this long to post as it was one of the most touching weddings I’ve photographed.
Cara-Lynn & Osmond had a joyous wedding ceremony at Stuartholme College Chapel and then followed it with an initimate Tea Ceremony at Hillstone St Lucia where they also held their reception. You can see from the small selection of images I’ve put here that these two are very close to their friends and family. It was one of those weddings where there were many happy moments and many instances that made me laugh, smile and sometimes even brought a little tear. There was one story though, that really stood out for me at this wedding. During the speeches, Cara’s Dad spoke of her love for her Gong Gong (her Grandfather) and how she has expressed that love in the bombonieres at the wedding. Cara has given me permission to share this story from her……
“As a child, I looked up to my beloved Gong Gong (grandfather). He was the person I loved the most because he was always so kind, gentle and patient to everyone around him. According to an ancient Japanese legend, a person would be granted a wish after folding 1,000 origami cranes. When my Gong Gong became ill, I decided to fold 1,000 origami cranes in order to get a wish. Once I achieved that goal, I was going to wish for his recovery. Unfortunately, I had only folded over 600 cranes when he passed away. Despite this, I did not stop folding origami cranes. It gives me a sense of peace and focus when I am folding the cranes. Perhaps it is a subconscious reminder of my Gong Gong.”
Cara-Lynn, I am sure your Gong Gong was looking down and was very proud of you on your wedding day. Thank you both for sharing your special day with me and again reminding me why these times and these memories are so precious.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Cara-Lynn & Osmond’s wedding slideshow.
(The slideshow is password protected. Please contact Cara-Lynn & Osmond for access).