How beautiful is this couple? And what a dream location: a house whose front yard tumbles down onto the beach, with a master bedroom whose wall is a glass seascape, a windy garden of pandanus trees full of seagulls and lizards…
Breanna & Dan were married at Villa the Sanctuary, Bali. I've been visiting Bali since I was a kid, and while the place has changed a lot there's still magic there, something very special about the people and the island. I was married there myself 10 years ago, so to be invited to shoot someone else's wedding there a decade later was a wonderful feeling.
The Sanctuary is a special venue, hidden in a forested gorge in a quiet farming community, ten individual bales fit beautifully into the hillside, with a grassy amphitheater at the heart of the resort to serve as an outdoor reception space. Above this space fairy lights strung between palm trees, and above them the stars. Around it a rushing creek and hillsides hung with mist.
Emma & Dean got hitched at the High Church, Brisbane. It was a pretty epic party, with a gritty yet classic vibe going on. Going through the photos in post, I really felt drawn to the black and white edits, so I decided to do a blog post purely in monochrome. Something about the city and the classic style of Emma kept turning me to a contrasty Ilford Pan F+ style look.