sarah humphreys… hello

each time that I am asked, each time that I allowed… to tell someones story, to document a time that means a great deal to someone… I feel more and more privileged. I feel a great sense of responsibility when someone asks me to see, and then to capture, memories for them to cherish, on their behalf. so when sarah humphreys asked me to come along to the rhythm hut and document her releasing her brand new album ‘hello’, I couldn’t believe it. I have been a fan of sarah’s music, her honest and inspired lyricism… her story telling, for such a long time. so I was absolutely honoured to spend some time capturing an afternoon and an evening… sarah, jude, paul, just hanging out, setting up, sound-checking, relaxing, writing a set list, and then… doing what sarah does. sharing, singing, playing… telling some of her story… to some of her many, many dedicated fans and followers… of which, I, definitely, am one.

sarah’s new album ‘hello’ is, simply… wonderful. if you haven’t yet had a listen… do so over here.

no doubt, if you’re a central coast local and you haven’t already bought tickets to see sarah (along with the supremely talented mike mccarthy) play at the glass onion society tomorrow (yes tomorrow) night… you’ll be doing that right now!

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welcome to the world… myla indigo & macy jade pogmore

the creation of any new child is nothing short of a miracle, and always a blessing. you wouldn’t have to chat with sherridan or scotty for very long for them to tell you that themselves. this week, they welcomed myla indigo and macy jade into the world… beautiful, precious twin girls. they wanted me to capture some memories for them shortly after the girls were born… I was so lucky to spend some time meeting these beautiful twins when they were just shy of two days old. spending some time in the nursery with sherridan & scott, their little girl willow and their two brand new twins, I saw a family filled with love for these girls, and filled with thanks for the blessing that they are…

I’ll be spending some more time with these guys soon, when they’ve settled in at home, and I’ll be sharing that with you as well.

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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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a little bit of news…

those of you who know bec (my wife) and I, and some of our story, will know that even to have been blessed with our first little princess… addison, was nothing short of a miracle. so that makes this little bit of news… that the third little ferris is to be arriving in april next year, even that little bit more special. throughout the time that bec has been pregnant with our two kiddies, I really didn’t take the opportunity to capture our story, document that period in our lives… which is why, this time, for baby number three… I will! here’s a few little pics of bec, glowing at twelve weeks, as well as some pics of the most excited brother and sister I’ve ever seen… I definitely won’t bombard this space with anything too overwhelming, but I will share a bit of this story with you over the coming months…

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summer is here… so bec & addie both wear saltwater sandals, bec’s belt… beautiful garbage, addie’s dress… cotton on kids, spencer wears a country road tee and his favourite converse all stars hi-tops

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.

mike mccarthy… the lion’s share

simply put… mike mccarthy’s latest album ‘the lion’s share’ is, exceptional. in my opinion, his best album to date. big call, I know, as there are so many that I have come to love over the years. but it seems, this album just hits a spot. brilliant writing, sensational playing, and produced exceptionally. if you haven’t picked it up yet, you can do so over here… you will not be disappointed. mike & his wife sophie along with kris, benny & miles have been touring to release ‘the lion’s share’, and on the weekend, they came home. home, that is… to avoca. mike’s stomping ground. tucked away in the beautiful avoca beach picture theatre on friday night, supported by mikes mate dan hannaford we were all able to experience mike releasing this piece of work. bringing it home. sharing… ‘the lion’s share’.

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the ghost family

homes play such a defining role in our lives… so true for these guys. when I spent a morning with the ghosts recently, it was in their beautiful home which they had painstakingly renovated… their family home, created with their own vision, their own blood sweat and tears, and dearly loved by their beautiful kids (of which buddy the collie is included)! we spent a morning together there, just before they were due to move out… preparing to find their next family home, the next home that will be filled with different memories, where different milestones and achievements will be celebrated… a home that will define a different time in their lives. I have no doubt that the memories created here are permanent, cherished and already remembered… but, we took some photos of some anyway!

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