It’s -6° and We Are Having Fun!

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.

On the scene when it is -6°
On the scene when it is -6°

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. 🙂

Look at how cute these guys look!
Look at how cute these guys look!

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.

Styled Couple – Sneak Peek

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

Styled bridal shoot at Glebe Park with bride and groom
Styled bridal shoot at Glebe Park with bride and groom

Colour in the bride

Always wanted to take photos of an Indian bride.

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”

The beauty of the forest!

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?

The beauty of the forest
The beauty of the forest

Introducing Mr and Mrs Miller!!!!

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.

Mr and Mrs Miller
Mr and Mrs Miller
The couple meeting each other at the altar
The couple meeting each other at the altar
Gazing in anticipation at her future husband
Gazing in anticipation at her future husband
The long walk down the aisle
The long walk down the aisle

The Wedding Bells Are Ringing

Today’s the day where I not only get to go along and photograph, what will be a fantastic wedding, in the beautiful surrounds of Mount Stromlo, but it will also be the union between man and wife. The union that should not be taken lightly and is a lifelong commitment.

This union today has a special meaning, it is the union between one my longest friends and his beautiful partner. They both bring many things the party.  Kids, history, baggage, and dreams. Most importantly of all, they bring together the love and companionship, that such deep relationship has and can only be experienced us letting down our shields and guards that we use to protect ourselves.

To give up to someone completely and wholly is a special and rewarding feeling and something that cannot be underestimated. It brings a freedom and comfort that can not be found in any other way. The idea that someone has your back and will be with you from now until the day you die is such a touching feeling and one I hope to capture today.

I wish them all the best, as they deserve nothing less and they know…. that if they do falter I will be here to help them through this journey and I am their friend from now until the end of time.

Well it’s time for me to pack my bags, clean my cards, and ensure my lenses are without blemishes, as today is their special day and it is my job to make sure their memories, love and dreams are captured for an eternity.

Wedding bells are ringing
Wedding bells are ringing