Curated to explore the warmth that comes from darkness. We can be afraid of that which hides itself in shadow only to miss all the beauty it can offer.
Captured in Wanaka, New Zealand for Casady and Romain on the grounds of Criffel Woolshed.
autumn is my favourite time to capture love stories because of its faster decent of the sun, softer light and cooler temperatures. Tocal farmstead, an autumn day and these two lovers created a story full of warmth, layering and texture as far as the eye could see.
All the inner city textures and layers against a blush gown by Giambattista Valli. Curated for bride Emily Bird and her post wedding bridal portraits.
There is no greater feeling then being in the mountains, but then, taking two lovers with you so you can curate their special love story - magic will always happen. Captured on Coronet Peak, New Zealand alongside a beautiful sunset, a deserted road and my ever excited eyes.
Wandin Estate in the Hunter Valley has serious texture from rolling hills, to olive trees, a cricket pitch and ivy walls. Wandering these grounds offer a visual dream and it suited these two perfectly.
exploring young love and newly engaged feels, I wanted to spend the afternoon with no clock watching to capture a story of fate, intimacy and lust for Jenn and Ry.
viking inspired at Valhalla, this shoot was designed to showcase the vast beauty on offer at the private estate of the Spruce Family. Shot in the middle of Winter, we explored concepts of a strong warrior bride unafraid to wander less conventional pathways.
A styled shoot using the soft afternoon light in a local farm stay property. We explored the mix of dark and light, showcasing Australian bridal designer Prea James. I am a huge lover of texture and character also a feeling of wonder and contemplation. Not everything has to be an open book, you can choose your own plot.
Nadine knew that she wanted her wedding to be a story full of love, light and romantic vibes. Enjoying the morning at Hayes House in Cooks Hill we ducked out for some textual shots against the old terraces. Stanley Park turned it on with a gorgeous barn ceremony. Bridal portraits turned into a road trip trying to hide from the rain. The best moments happen from authenticity.
Travelling for weddings is one of our favourite things to do - road tripping to Port Macquarie brought back memories of my youth where we would family holiday. I stumbled across the most beautiful little hidden beach and knew I had to get Paige and Luke to come back for portraits when the sun dropped. After their ceremony on the waterfront at Sails, we ducked off for the most gorgeous afternoon by the ocean and of course stopped by McDonalds for some fast food (of course). Two kind souls deserving all the happy vibes. I loved curating such a beautifully minimal and classic gallery.
Michael and Courtney created an elegant and timeless wedding day celebration at the Anchorage Corlette. Overcast weather created creamy backgrounds and allowed for even lighting during their outdoor ceremony.
Simona and Paul chose our little paradise at Box Beach to have their secret elopement. With family coming from Ukraine, we shared in an afternoon ceremony while the sun went down.
Lovers Ainsley and Daniel decided to include their passion of adventure and travel into a poppy sunset gallery after the suggestion that we go and explore their home city of Sydney. One of my favourites to date - this afternoon wasn’t only a challenge having to work with crowds, and ever changing light, but it was exciting and adrenaline filled. Serendipitously, we ended the shoot under the bridge where Daniel proposed to Ainsley the year before.
Gab and Daniel are the free spirited young lovers who showcase a deep and intimate love for each other. I chose to adventure with them beyond the rocks to The Spit at Fingal Bay to capture the sunset. I would choose to be a bird…
This was a destination wedding for Emily and Rodney who flew in from the UK and said forever on the shores of Soldiers Point overlooking the headland. I loved their idea of hiring a house so they could have privacy with their family and party into the night. I whisked them away at sundown to use last light to capture some bridal portraits. It was a wedding I will always remember for its absolute chill vibe from start to finish.
Bel and Dylan’s day was all about sharing with family and incorporating Bel’s Peruvian culture into the mix. White Roses Styling created an absolute masterpiece full of fresh flowers, outdoor chandeliers and cosy lounges. Bel’s Carte Blanche gown created such an ethereal feel while the surprise of Peruvian dancers had everyone up dancing including the oldies.
Puppy love, floral perfection and a gorgeous tribe. Emily and Ryan were married on the top of Mereweather and had all the blue skies you could ask for. With family coming from South Africa and New Zealand, we curated an intimate and family oriented gallery layered with romantic and fun storytelling.
This wedding was full of intimate family moments. The morning was spent chilling with friends, while it rained down and the afternoon was spent basking in that soft glow of an overcast sky. Such a perfectly fun celebration for Kristen and Angus who married in The Somersby Stables.
This was the first time we shot at Adams Peak in Broke and we fell in love. There is something extra special about the sunsets there and the ceremony location is aesthetically perfect. Strolling the grounds for photos had us inspired - with ancient trees and ponds and our favourite - dusty roads.
With a mix of classic tradition and rustic vibes, Hannah and Clint rang in their forevers on their own estate in Woodville amidst rolling hills, rainbows and a little hint of rain. This gallery was full of interesting elements and colour, unique textures and numerous locations making for a poppy and unique gallery.
keeping the celebration going, jenn and ry extended their wedding gallery with this morning after wreck the dress shoot. With a subdued sunrise, a breakfast platter and a quick dip in the ocean - this gallery is full of cinematic moments.
Featured on Enzoani Bridal
Featured in Harpers Baazar Australia
Featured in Cosmopoliton Australia
There is such a warmth about post wedding shoots. I love how beautifully intimate and insanely fun they can be. Whisking away newlyweds to a cliff top when the light feels right - not only do we live in paradise, we choose to stay in paradise. I really played on all the available light that day and it surely did wonderful things to capture the warmth and intimacy of Ali & Brett's story.
Rockstars don’t come along often - when they do, you have to make them shine. Hannah and Baden chose Wongenalla Estate to share their first looks before a surprise engagement turned wedding - all while the rain was pouring. Braving the rain, getting wet if required and capturing the exhilarating feels of unexpected weather is so much all the things we love.
Brooke and Ben soul wished for energetic and intimate captures to celebrate their engagement. Our sea of sand gave us a huge playground to do just that, and we walked in water, ran down dunes and dirty danced until the rainbows came out and the sun went to sleep.
getting lost mountain side with Hannah and Clint for that last light. The best way to shoot is from instinct, without a plan and in appreciation for your subject and their story.
winter weddings have a special vibe. Amy and Jeff were married in secret at Leaves and Fishes at Rothbury. With only a few family present, they married in a dusk ceremony under a floral arbour. We knew that sophistication and a hint of drama would be key elements in their gallery and we loved how we got to play with the shadows in this gallery.
maddy and snook were married on their family property at Rothbury surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves. We honoured their love of family with lots of intimate family shots and candid natural moments.
she is. A celebration of adventuring into the wild complete with hand foraged florals, a backdrop as beautiful as Adams Peak in Broke and all the feels of a confident bride who walks with a knowing that she is.
wonganella estate at Bobs Farm is a hidden gem full of vineyards, water views, unsealed roads and privacy as far as the eye can see. Courtney and James said their vows under the big gum trees during an overcast afternoon. The sun did make an appearance at the very end of bridal portraits enough to capture the glow of these two lovers.
the overcast skies at The Anchorage, Corlette offered lots of opportunity to keep it classic. Ainsley and Daniel wanted a minimal, clean and elegant wedding - the soft skies and neutral lighting created the foundation for this timeless gallery.
One of those venues that capture the soul, Seclusions in the Blue Mountains had all those traditional Australian feels complete with alpacas and wild horses. Mel & Kain experienced a freezing cold winter’s day with rain and hail and I loved shooting in these harsh conditions, testing my equipment and my ability to work in rapidly changing weather and lighting.
golden light, mountains and a desolate beach that only few know about. This little eshoot tells the story of two kind souls who share a love of adventure and dance.