angela & marty… not long to go

next month I’ll be telling the story of angela and marty’s wedding day. I won’t say much, save for the fact, that this day is going to be incredible. it will be small, intimate, and in all ways… seriously wonderful. I’ll be bringing my friend jo along, and together, we will tell their wonderful story. recently we spent the afternoon with angela & marty and got a bit more of a glimpse of how special their day will be. keep your eyes peeled… this is one you wont want to miss…

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expectations… completely surpassed

one of the things I love in life is when you hold an expectation… be it of quality, commitment, satisfaction or otherwise… and then to have that expectation exceeded. such was the case when I received ben & belinda’s wedding album earlier this week, another vision art masterpiece. there is simply no better example of fine art and impeccable quality than the fine art books that are crafted by vision art… beautifully leather bound, lay flat art books that are truly beautiful. these crafted albums are such a wonderful way to experience wedding photography… such a wonderful way to ‘read’ a story of pictures… I could not be more impressed. expectations… completely surpassed. if you find yourself considering having a wedding, engagement, or family album made, get one of these. you will not be disappointed…

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looking back… 2012

when I set out to grow this little business about a year ago, I never thought I would experience what I have so far. this year, I have been privileged to be able to spend time with some incredible people and share so many special moments… both to them, and I. I’ve shot some beautiful weddings and some incredible families. I’ve also shared some special news and special times from within my own little family… what I have taken away from this year though, is the relationships that I’ve formed, the stories that I have been able to be a part of, and in turn, been able to share. 2013 is going to be a fantastic year… with more stories to tell, weddings to experience and early on, a brand new website to share with you… I’m super excited about what’s ahead. I hope that you and your families have had a wonderful christmas and that you have a truly wonderful new year. you may have seen some of these special moments already throughout the year… but in looking back, here are some that I have found particularly special… families, weddings, babies, pregnancy, kids, mums, dads, husbands and wives…

life.

photographed.

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ben & belinda… married

being asked to tell the story of ben & belinda’s wedding day, was for me, a humbling experience. ben is my brother in law and this was a family wedding in which everyone was involved. my wife bec was one of belinda’s bridesmaids and our two little kiddies were (obviously I’ll be biased here) the cutest flower girl and page boy there has ever been.

ben & belinda had picked a place extremely special to them both, a place where they love to spend time and where memories have been forged. they were set to be married perched atop sydney harbour in an intimate garden overlooking the harbour from mosman. the weather, however, had other ideas. as you will see, the day before was spectacular and sydney harbour seriously showed itself off. but we knew what had been predicted. still, hoping for the best, the plans continued as they had been laid out. even on the morning of the wedding, there was still hope that the weather would hold, however, as winds increased to 100km per hour and cyclonic like conditions set in, at the last minute, the ceremony was moved and unfortunately, delayed… we rang guests, spread the word and waited until we could bunker down inside the gunners barracks, where the reception was to be held.

one thing that was planned, however, never changed. ben & belinda… in a place they loved, surrounded by people they loved… were married. everything that seemed so important, faded away and friends and family surrounded ben & belinda and shared in their joy. plans changed, locations changed… the weather was so incredibly brutal, that even when we tried to step outside to take a few portraits in the fading winter light, we were close to literally being blown away!

and in the midst of a storm like no other… we celebrated love, we partied… and we shared in ben & belinda’s day… a day we will all remember, we will all cherish. I am so thankful that I can share the story of ben & belinda’s wedding with you. the weather (as brutal as it was), was still completely overshadowed by their story, by their love… not the other way around.

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rock my wedding features mike & sophs wedding…

a little while ago, I shared mike & sophie’s incredible wedding with you. it was, truly, one of the most beautiful days that I have ever been a part of. this week, mike and soph’s day has been featured on the polka dotted pages of rock my wedding… the uk’s number one wedding blog. I am honoured that these guys thought enough of mike & soph’s ‘rain kissed day’ to want to share it with their readers, share it with the world. head over and take a look around. it is seriously a beautiful, wedding filled place, a place now featuring an amazing rain filled australian wedding like no other.

also, keep your eyes peeled… I will be posting the full story of ben & belinda’s incredible wedding day here soon. it is truly special and I am looking forward to sharing it… very soon.

ben & belinda… married amidst the storm (a preview)

well… if you have been anywhere near sydney over the last few days you will know how ferocious the weather has been. yet it was in the very midst of hurricane strength winds and torrential rain that on friday afternoon, perched atop sydney harbour, ben and belinda found calm amongst the chaos. you will hear and see more of the story of ben and belinda’s special day here soon… including the story of how this isn’t the first time their love for one another has endured hurricane like conditions! special mention needs to made of the most precious and beautiful (in my biased opinion, as they belong to me) flower girl and page boy, not to mention my thoughts on one of the bridesmaids who just happens to be my wife! just as I learnt recently… and again this week… the weather, no matter how seemingly horrid it may be at the time, will never, ever stand in the way of love and a spectacular wedding.

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ben & belinda… less than a week to go

it’s less than a week now until ben and belinda will be married. this wedding really is a family affair… ben (my brother in law) and belinda will be married in spectacular fashion, perched above one of the most beautiful spots on sydney harbour… my wife bec will be a bridesmaid, our two little kidlets, page-boy and page-girl (the excitement of these two we can barely control at the moment!). it is with a great feeling of honour that I will be able to document their wedding day… so this week, as we’ve done a few times recently, we headed to this incredible place, so special to ben & belinda and we spent some time wandering around, chatting about what this friday will bring. yesterday though, the girls headed of for an afternoon of pre wedding ‘girliness’, whilst ben and spence explored and enjoyed a stunning winters afternoon in what is such a special place to ben, belinda, and now… us as well.

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