Tocal Homestead Wedding

Tocal Homestead Wedding

The Tocal Homestead wedding of Anna & Stirling was such an awesome day to photograph in one of the most beautiful locations in the Hunter Valley region. It is located in the Hunter Valley town of Paterson, right in the middle of working farms and was the perfect place for their rustic, country wedding.

The wedding took place on a beautiful but pretty hot 37°C summers day, but there was a nice breeze throughout the day which helped take the edge off the heat. The wedding ceremony took place in the front garden at Tocal Homestead, under a giant Fig tree which was a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. After the ceremony we did some photos around the property while guests did tours of the historic homestead, drank and played lawn games.  The wedding reception was also held onsite in the converted barn. And we even managed to venture out from the reception at sunset to get some sunset photos of the two of them.

But what I really loved about this wedding was how uninhibited, natural and fun these guys were. They just played and had fun together when we did location portraits and also throughout the day and night.

So I hope you enjoy this amazing Tocal Homestead wedding and I can’t wait to go back there to photograph more weddings. :)

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Wallalong House Wedding

Wallalong House Wedding

The Wallalong House wedding of Christina & Peter was a beautiful and epic day and it had one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have seen in a while.

Wallalong House in the Hunter Valley region of NSW is an amazing, heritage listed venue built in 1862 and is the place a professional ballet dancer and an engineer tied the knot. One of the things I love about Wallalong House is that the whole day from beginning to end can happen here. They both got ready onsite in the main house, just in different parts of the house so they still didn’t see each other before the ceremony. The wedding ceremony took place out the back of the property between two giant fig trees. And the reception was held in a purpose built, concrete floor, indian tent overlooking the beautiful countryside.

I always say that the best time for photos is around sunset, and the amazing thing with this wedding is that the whole wedding paused and everyone at the wedding went outside the tent, drank… took selfies with the local cows… and watch the gorgeous sunset.

So enjoy this beautiful Wallalong House wedding, it was an amazing day to capture and I can’t wait to go back there :)

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Wedding Photography Highlights 2017

Wedding Photography Highlights 2017

2017 has been another awesome year for us and there have been so many wedding photography highlights . I have shot weddings in some of the most scenic places, met some beautiful people, and photographed some amazing moments in their lives. It is such an privilege to photograph every wedding and I am reminded just how special it is every time I witness the vows and when I listen to heartfelt speeches from friends and family.

Over the last year I have photographed weddings in temperatures from zero degrees to forty plus degrees. I have been absolutely soaked to the bone from rain and a lot of times from sweat ;) I have seen wedding rings forgotten, had bridesmaids fainting, weddings with cute puppies and an exotic bird, swords at two different weddings, heard Daryl Braithwaite’s ‘Horses’ way too many times and have dodged a lot of kangaroo, cow and sheep poo while walking through paddocks. I have seen a lot of tears and a lot of laughter and some amazing relationships between couples and their family & friends.

On a personal note our two little girls and puppy are keeping us on our toes. We have a “threenager”… yes that is a three year old that acts like a teenager, and a one year old that is determined to put e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g in her mouth. And our “Fur Child” Beau is as cheeky as ever! But they are so awesome and we are so lucky.

We have been so so happy to see the laws in Australia change to give everyone to right to get married. We totally support marriage equally and I can’t wait to photograph weddings from LGBTQI couples. ?

Thanks to the couples who have trusted me to capture your special day, who climbed over or under fences and walked to places where no one should walk in a pair of high heels. Thanks to the couples who have let any insecurities go, forgot I was there and just let themselves be in the moment. Thanks to the families who have been so welcoming and let me in to photograph these amazing weddings.  And thank you to all the wedding vendors, photographers and our past couples who have referred weddings us. It means a lot and is one of the best compliments you can give us :)

So here are some of our personal favourite wedding photography highlights from 2017. I hope you enjoy!

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