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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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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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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welcome to the world… nate matthew forsythe

this weekend I got to meet my new nephew… nate matthew forsythe. and I know I may be biased, but he is seriously, as cute as they come. seeing this little guy, with his big sister and a couple of his cousins, aunts and uncles, nannie & poppy… brand new at just one day old gave me a little glimpse into the future of our family. and it looks good… welcome to the world nate, we can’t wait to get to know you…

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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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