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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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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happy birthday astro…

last week, along with so many others, I wished our friend astrid (more commonly referred to as astro), the happiest of birthday’s. spending the evening eating wonderful food, listening to great music and sharing stories amongst friends in a secret garden, magically lit… was truly wonderful. we feasted on a birthday cake the likes of which I have never seen before thanks to our friend jazz and marvelled at how astrid’s husband clint had managed to plan what she described as her ‘perfect birthday’, all the while keeping every detail a secret! all of you who know astrid, know of her totally infectious personality and genuine, unhidden love for her family, friends and people in general… astrid, you are a true friend and I hope the you had the most wonderful of 30th birthdays!

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