Wee bit ago I had the opportunity to participate in a collaboration between myself, two models (Laurynn and Rhett) , a make-up artist – Jakki from “Makeup by Jacklyne”, Jaemi as our talented stylist from DayDream Styles and my lovely work experience assistant Emily.
Now the time of booking this photo shoot we kind of didn’t take into consideration the Canberra at this time of year gets very cold and on the very morning we shot this it was -6°. brrrrrrr
Me I was okay as I had thermals, gloves, beanie, double socks and not to mention a scarf and jacket. The poor models on the other hand were not so lucky and I must say they did a fantastic job considering it was extremely cold.
The make up artist was not faring so well as I was not sure she was really prepared for what was one of the coldest mornings we have had for a long time.
When I arrived on just before day break I cracked out my thermos with freshly made coffee and offered it around. To my surprise no one at that point wanted any, what I can say after they had stood in the cold for a few hours they were more than happy to have a cupa, even if it was just to hold the hot cup. hahahahaha
The same was true for the gloves I offered to the make up artist, at first she didn’t want them but after s bit she was okay with the offer..
I must say the photos turned out really nice and the stylist did a fantastic job. Her fiancee also needs to get an award for helping her set up the scene in the dark and freezing conditions before we showed up. 🙂
All in all it was a great day and you wouldn’t know looking at these photos that it was actually freezing!! That is the power of photography my friends…. 🙂
If you are interested in having a one-of-a-kind photo shoot for your wedding or engagement drop us a line and I’m sure we can make it something very special.
After what was a bit of a long and somewhat cold day we managed to get a couple of shoots completed and with a very happy team… 😉
Glad I took along hot coffee and tea as it went a very very long way in keeping the team happy when it is -6 on location in the middle of civic… Well done guys.
With a good few hundred images to sort through to get the top 10 its going to be a tough call, however to get the ball rolling here is just one of the hundred of images and a bit of a sneak peek in to this mornings antics. Enjoy
The colour and the glamour of such a wedding is something which is out of the ordinary when you compare it to our Western culture. These brides are dressed up in all sorts of colours and jewelry which is enhanced with the movement and music that goes with such weddings.Continue reading “Colour in the bride”
As she walked through the pines, she thought about the love that was lost. The crackling of the leaves and twigs below her feet echoed through the narrow pathways that led her not only through the labyrinth of the forest but also gave her some comfort the progress was being made.
Fresh pine allowed for the clearing of the senses that heightened her connection with the beauty that surrounded her, as she drifted in and out of her conscious mind.
What was it that she was thinking about? Where was she going and where did she want to be?
WOW!!!!!! What a great wedding and a great couple. The wedding went off without a hitch the bride and her entourage look spectacular thanks to Felicity (www.felicitymclachlan.com.au)
I have worked with Felicity on a few weddings now and countless photo shoots, and I can say with complete confidence that her work is always spectacular, so I wasn’t surprised that Caroline looked a million dollars and with that dress and million dollar smile…… OMG!!!!!!
I spent some time with the ladies while they were getting ready where was capturing the feelings and emotions that bubbled up inside but not sure if it was from excitement or just the champagne. 🙂
After an hour or so with the ladies I headed off to chase down the guys get some photos of them. Paul the groom seemed relatively calm…… But that was until the time got closer and closer. He was pacing around releasing a whole heap of nervous energy which is always good sign, and I must say he looked fantastic. It was really nice to see him dressed up and full of excitement for what was going to be a really special moment in his and Caroline’s life.
I received an SMS that the girls were on their way and in true photographer fashion I started marshalling people into their locations and with not a minute to spare. The bride was coming down the road as the groom was walking to the altar.
She got out of the vintage car, the sun was gleaming over her shoulder, hitting her veil which only increased the glow which is already radiating from within her.
The feeling of anticipation,as she gazed across the manicured lawns to see her future husband was just magical. It was really very touching and one I was able to capture.
Ceremony was lovely with a lot of heartfelt emotion and tears – and that was just me… 🙂
Before we knew it we had in front of us two people which arrived as a couple but were leaving as man and wife.
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