Amanda & Pete were married at Midginbil Hill in the Tweed Valley. The ceremony was at Cram’s Farm, right near Clarrie Hall dam, and under the shadow of Mount Warning. Pete, a beer brewer, provided the refreshments. It was a perfect winter’s wedding in a beautifully quiet corner of the world.
Ashta & Anthony were married in Byron Bay, over two wondrous days: a Vedic ceremony on the first day, a western ritual on the second. The weather was stormy: each day clouds furled and unfurled across the green hills. Sometimes it rained, but so gently that the birds never stopped singing, and you could always catch sight of the long blue crescent the of the ocean. It was so beautiful, but I got the feeling sometimes that Ashta & Anthony barely even noticed. Their eyes were always for each other.
It’s been a long time since I did a pre-wedding shoot, or anything much else except weddings. I’m not one for overly manufactured photography, for posing and preening and manipulating – much more preferable to me are the shoots where I sneak around and document all the little events and emotions as they unfold, naturally.
Jessica & Jarrod were married at Goreman’s Road, west of Byron Bay, on a stormy October day. The wedding was a feast for the eyes: two beautiful people, a beautiful venue, a beautiful location. It rained on and off, but it was clear and sunny for the outdoor ceremony, and the sunset was a photographer’s dream: a mix of stormy skies & golden light. The reception was one giant laugh-a-minute party: good food, good drink, good times.
Sophie Hensser and Danny Bloom were married at Elements of Byron, in what I can best describe as an absolutely epic party. The day had a crazy sort of momentum that built steadily to the crescendo of Lisa Hunt’s final act at the end of the reception, perhaps outdone only by Danny’s impromptu DJ set at the end of the first dance. It was energy and love and madness dialled in and dosed up and I’m pretty sure everyone there will never forget it.
Rachel & Marty were married at the Intercontinental Resort in Fiji. It was an amazing wedding, and I was doubly lucky in that they were happy to travel to the highlands for some photos the day before. It’s quite a drive, and there’s a bit of hiking and climbing involved as well, but they were both super happy to be there, soak up the experience and enjoy the views – I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Enjoy the sample photos! Full gallery here.