Byron Bay put on another gorgeous day for the destination wedding of Edwina and Chad. Clear skies, golden beaches and the most relaxed vibe you could ask for. The entire day was just a whole lot of fun and both Edwina and Chad are two of the most easy-going, happy people you could ever have the pleasure to meet.
Chiquita Mitchell performed a beautiful beach ceremony on Clarkes Beach and the reception was held at the Byron Beach Cafe. The team at the Beach Cafe did a great job as usual making sure the evening ran smoothly and everyone had a ball.
Thanks for letting me be a part of your day guys… I had a blast!
The results are in and I am very proud to announce that I received two Silver Awards at the recent WPPI 16×20 Print Competition held in Las Vegas. For me, and many other wedding and portrait photographers, these awards are like the Oscars of our industry and I can’t begin to explain how happy I am to have received these awards. I have only recently started entering awards like these and this was the first time for me entering WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International).
Any judging of a creative medium is going to be subjective and largely depend on the selection of judges who are present at the time your image comes up for review. My highest scoring print in last year’s Australian Professional Photography Awards fell two points short of an award at WPPI… and perhaps an image that did well abroad wouldn’t do so well locally. Thankfully this isn’t the driving force that makes me get out of bed each day and do what I do. I love every moment of being a wedding and portrait photographer. Being entrusted to capture the most important moments of people’s lives is a huge honour and I am just thankful to be able to fill my days doing something that I love.
For me the most rewarding part of this job is when I deliver the final product, be it prints or albums, to the client. The look on the faces of brides and grooms as they relive their special day through the pages of a designer album or the look of joy and pride of the face of a mother as she unwraps prints of her children, these are the moments I cherish. These are the moments that will keep me doing what I do for many years to come. And if I continue to pick up a few awards along the way, well that’s just icing on the cake!
From the wedding of Rebecca & Garth, Yamba, March 2013
From the engagement session of Erin & Evan, Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head, October 2013
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… Renee had everything checked off in her preparations, the most impressive of which was ‘something old’. Tom’s family have had a small bluebird hairpin in the family for generations and Renee was the eighteenth bride to wear it down the aisle. I think that’s incredible and I’m sure she won’t be the last bride to feature this pin in their wedding attire.
Renee and Tom’s ceremony and reception were held at Byron Bay’s popular Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms. As usual the team at Fig Tree did an amazing job ensuring the entire day ran without a glitch.
I hope you guys have had a ball in Fiji. I look forward to catching up soon.
Sarah and Justin are somewhere in the world having a great time. Just where I’m not sure, and Sarah didn’t know on their wedding day either. You see Justin had planned a surprise honeymoon, and knowing just how extensively they have both travelled, I’m sure the location is somewhere absolutely awesome!
Sarah & Justin are both amazing people and they couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day. Everything ran smoothly all day and the weather was simply perfect. They were married at Fig Tree Restaurant and held their reception under the stars in the same location. Many of the guests had travelled from Sarah’s homeland of Canada and got to spend a full week experiencing everything this area has to offer.
Wherever you guys are I hope you are having an incredible time, and I look forward to catching up when you return. For now, here’s a little reminder of your special day…
There is nothing quite like a designer wedding album. For me, the best part of my job is handing over the finished album and seeing the reactions of the bride and groom. The joy, the laughter, the tears as they relive their special day through the pages of a gorgeous storybook. During my time as a wedding photographer, I have used several album companies, but none have equalled the quality of the company I have now been using exclusively for a little more than two years. The colour, the clarity, the quality are all superb and make for a product that will not only be enjoyed by the couple, but also by their children, and quite possibly their children.
I haven’t been shooting much through February, which means I have been a little quiet on the blog. I have however been designing many albums, all of which I hope to share with you over the coming weeks. This album is of the wedding of Kate and Magid, held at Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms last September. Kate and Magid are an amazing couple who I am very pleased to now consider friends. Their album has been printed on thick museum quality fine art paper and was too big for just one album… so we created two volumes. Here they are for your viewing pleasure… enjoy!