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It doesn’t get much better than this! It was so cool to be here and celebrate these two family’s coming together, Rosy with her daughters and Stephen with his son and daughter – it was the best of days! Of course, blue skies, that view over Sydney harbour from Athol Hall, and one-hundred plus of their nearest and dearest guests (yes, it was pre-CO-VID times) also helped make this day so superb. Amongst my many lasting memories, sitting here typing away the brief time we spent witnessing Stephen + Rosy getting ready was truly original for us…. the looks on their children’s faces as they were helping Mum and Dad glam up was way cool! Throw into the mix the fact that Stephen + Rosy go so well in front of the camera, and well, this bloke was loving every moment of it! It was awesome moment after awesome moment to snap away at. Loved it, loved it, loved it!

We’d take this kinda awesome afternoon at The Retreat At Wisemans (in Wisemans Ferry) any day of the year, but to celebrate it with not one, but two intimate wedding ceremonies for Avinash + Sam was as top shelf as it gets.

Things were kept pretty casual (just the way we like it) and there was the amazing colour Indian weddings always provide, a picturesque blue skied day, incredible food and the best people to hang out with (let alone photograph) – code: hopefully you’re beginning to pick up on what we mean by top shelf/awesome! This was the best day to point a camera at. Check it out!

P.S. Here’s the two-song feature film we put together for Avinash + Sam as well!

To pinch a line from Lenny Kravitz, this is what happens when you ….. let love rule! Despite the current lockdown as a result of CO-VID19, Shirley + Ben went ahead and tied the knot last week and it was awesome! Yip, they’ve postponed the massive celebration and party for 12-months time, but last week they went “nop, we’re going ahead” and yours truly was able to photograph it (and double as an official witness on the marriage certificate). A massive thanks has gotta go to Carol Proven for hosting the event at her glamorous home down Cronulla way (and for taking on the celebrant duties of course). All things considered, just an incredible way to spent two-hours. Shirley + Ben let their love rule and were absolute naturals in front of the camera whilst tolerating my photographer catch cry of “just one more” with tremendous patience.

When Gil + Bec first got in touch I said they had some unreal opportunities coming there way – don’t think I was wrong on that one. It was a bit of a whirl wind tour starting in Leura, before snapping our way through Katoomba and Blackheath and ending up in one of the Jenolan Caves for the wedding ceremony. Here is a quick glimpse of what went on/some of my favs from the pictorials with Gil + Bec – FYI we gave the 20+ guests a free pass while the three of us went crazy with all the stunning-ness the Blue Mountains and beyond have to offer. Enjoy!

Love the smaller wedding mid-week thing, all the best places and people to yourself. Throw in a pictorial shoot before the ceremony, being able to focus on the bride & groom entirely (i.e. no bridal party), a funky sunset, a tear or seventeen along the way and you have the makings of a pretty top shelf afternoon and evening in my book.

Another awesome day full of genuine firsts and just an super occasion to be a part of and witness. You know you are onto a winner when the dodgy looking weather holds off and neither Adam or Kim (aka bride & groom) fall off their jet ski into the Hawkesbury River #winwin Throw that into the mix of an amazing location at Wisemans Ferry, Sydney (shout out to Retreat At Wisemans and the fabulous Kath & Rachel & Co) and some top notch people (especially the loved up couple and their bridal party) and you have a pretty top shelf day I reckon.

At long last, here we have it. Deon & Christelle’s fabulous day in the sun at Bendooley Estate last October. We had been building towards this for a while, in that you meet people like this, find out their plans and where it is all taking place and that little voice inside you goes “WOO-HOO”, code can’t wait, bring it on. And everything went as expected, totally freakin’ awesome. Amazing weather came to play and everyone got stuck in to having the coolest time ever. In short, a wedding photographers dream scenario really.