Sean & Cathy Wedding – Lilyvale NSW

Sean & Cathy held their wedding in a beautiful hidden part of Sydney’s Royal National Park known as Lilyvale… Even though I had travelled past there many times in the past I hadn’t actually been inside the gates. The ceremony was held on a deck just above a running stream and the reception was 50 metres away in a bright, airy building in the middle of gardens and perfectly maintained lawns, perfect for kids to play in while friends and family let their hair down and enjoy the afternoon. When combining a fun group of people with a beautiful location you can’t help but end up with a lovely set of Wedding Photos.

Congratulations Sean & Cathy!

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Posing Tips for Grooms

Don’t overthink it! The best shot’s happen when your casual and relaxed. Use your surroundings and props, leaning against a doorway, a car, interacting and messing around with your groomsmen or sitting on the edge of a chair.

Similar to posing a bride, what ever is closest to the camera will look biggest, so if you’ve got a bit of a belly it’s best if you slouch forward slightly so your face is closer to the camera than your waist. Keep the chin up and out so you don’t end up with “double chin” this will have you looking sharp.

Guys can keep their shoulders a bit more square to the camera than Girls, this will make you look broader and more masculine.

Our photography style is quite candid, you’ll still have some formal shots but mostly we will ask you and your partner to stand in a particular spot that works well with the conditions then let you chat, laugh and interact with each other so we can step back and capture the moment as it unfolds naturally.

If there are any particular poses you need to be in a good Photographer will guide you on the day.groom portrait

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.