Hitched Tag

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.

When the bride keeps telling you one thing in the lead up to her wedding day and that one thing is “I just want the day to be fun” as a professional photographer you know you are in for a great day. Long story short…… Stefanie & Brad’s big day on the north shore of Sydney was all that and then some.

July days don’t come much better for us than this one! Sure it was a little chilly but Tash & Michael are the coolest, most easy going couple (btw so is their dog Cudo – pictured several times below) and all up it made for the best day – not to mention wedding photography at Allegro always offers a wedding photographer that something special.

We started with the getting ready snaps in Kellyville before moving onto the Allegro Function Centre and staying put for the remainder of the day. Everything was perfect! Smiles everywhere you looked. Sun shining. Quality wedding gurus/suppliers all over the place, ie: Toni (celebrant) making sure everyone was sorted, Vov (music maestro) creating the perfect atmosphere, Glenn & Kay (owners of Allegro), one in the kitchen cooking up a storm and the other quietly helping in the background making sure everything is to Tash & Michael’s liking/plans – like I say, it was perfect.

Driving to the Hunter Valley on May 5 (no, actually a long time before that) we knew we were in for a great day, Jade & Blake are simply the kinds of people it is cool to hang out with let alone be trusted to cover their wedding day with photography & film. Turns out we were right! It was a bloody great day in the sun at ‘Ironbark Brewhouse’ (starting at ‘Peppers Creek’ for the getting ready bit) and sitting here typing away it is hard to work out ways the day could’ve been any better. I mean, scroll through the following 100+ photos and you’ll see what we mean.

First of all where to begin? (#struggling) Check out the following 100+ image samples in this Hunter Valley / Crowne Plaza wedding photography feature and you will soon catch my drift, it was the kinda day that you are stoked to witness let alone be invited to take a significant part in and trusted to photograph and film. So, here we go, just the most amazing day and fantastic experience. Well done Lauren & Kevin on putting together such a perfect Hunter Valley wedding day. Hope you enjoy this little vintage retouch/feature and sneak peek into the hundred of images that await you.

FYI If you are on the lookout for talented wedding professionals do not forget to check out the wedding gurus/suppliers (listed at the end of this feature) who helped make Lauren & Kevin’s wedding day so unreal!