Lee and Becky – Darkes Forest Horse Ranch

Below are some photos I took of newly engaged couple Lee & Becky. We had a nice early start at the Darkes Forest Horse ranch which is 1 hour south of Sydney. The plan was to beat the Saturday morning crowds of like minded lovers of horses. Darkes Forest is a lovely location for Photography with the session being made even more fun with the addition of Becky’s horse Brandy, she was such a well behaved horse and didn’t complain once. Thanks to Becky I even got a quick ride of Brandy myself at the end of the morning.

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Melissa and Barney – Southern Highlands Wedding

The Southern Highlands are a beautiful place to visit especially when you’re a photographer. When I heard there was going to be a hedge maze at Melissa & Barney’s wedding I was extra excited about what we could create.

Wedding Photographers need to keep an eye on the clock to ensure we don’t blow out the day’s schedule. This was one of those days where the Bridal Party was engaging, inspiration was everywhere and time flew….

Tai & Moon’s Wedding Day

Wow! Cook Islanders know how to throw a party. Over 400 guests, a sea of floral tea shirts, floral headbands, fruit platters an Island band and the belting out of some well known Maori songs I enjoyed but couldn’t quite understand…. and that was just the service.

Tai & Moon held their wedding at Nurragingi Reserve in Blacktown which was somewhere I hadn’t photographed before and definitely a place I’d like to get back to and explore some more photo opportunities.

It was nice to see such a big focus on family, culture and food throughout the day. Tai and Moon were so easy going and incredibly relaxed on what was a long, hot day… Congratulations to you both!

GNC Livewell Store Photo’s 2013

Grown-Up!

Boy to Man

Boy to Man

Many years ago an established Photographer friend asked me to be second shooter at a large wedding in the Hunters Hill area. My first job of the day was to cover the grooms prep at his family’s home.

Pascale was getting ready upstairs when I noticed a larger than life childhood portrait at the entrance to his room. I began to set up the shot with the anticipation that he would eventually walk through the doorway and I could capture this transition from boy to man, but instead the grooms Dad entered the room and gave his boy a big hug, a beautiful moment between father and son.

At the time I didn’t have any children but I always liked this shot for it’s journalistic qualities and that special father son moment, however only recently it had an emotional connection when it occurred to me that one day my little boy similar age to the boy in the picture will be all grown up.

Even though it’s still a while off, it reinforces the fact we must embrace every moment and every step of our Children’s journey through life, because in this busy fast paced world we live in time can really slip by.

Catching flower Petals

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Just Married! Nikki and Chris Leaving the Church to a very excited crowd of friends and family. February 2012

This has to be one of my favourite emotion filled shots of 2012.

One of the keys to Wedding photography is anticipating where and when the action is going to happen and making sure your always in the best position so you can capture those magical split seconds in time.

 

 

 

Pink Reflection

pink reflection

This is a photo from Jennifer’s bride prep in her late Mums rose garden. The sun was directly above us which is always a challenge for photographers. So instead of using a regular reflector to manipulate the lighting this big blooming rose was the perfect way to bounce some soft pink light back onto Jen’s face..