Last weekend I had the great pleasure of spending the morning with this amazing couple. It was a very early start to make it down to Angourie by sunrise… but boy it was worth it. Tanya, Peter and I shared the beach and this gorgeous morning with only a few others, which seemed very surprising considering just how spectacular a morning it was.
Next month Tanya and Peter will be getting married at the Angourie Rainforest Resort. Keep an eye on the blog for images of their special day.
Byron Bay is a fantastic place for a destination wedding. Quite a few of my clients live out of town and travel to the beautiful beaches and the amazing wedding venues that Byron Bay offers.
All of my wedding packages include an engagement session, which usually takes place months prior to the wedding but because Fiona & Simon live in Sydney and weren’t in the region until a few days before their wedding, instead we used their complimentary engagement session as an opportunity to get their girls Ella & Lucy comfortable in front of the camera. We all had a great time running around and jumping in the waves, especially Ella & Lucy.
Fiona and Simon were married yesterday with a beautiful beach ceremony on the pristine shores of Byron Bay followed by a fun reception with friends and family at the Byron Beach Cafe… but more on that later this week (keep an eye out for the blog post).
There were no fake smiles or false kisses at this photo shoot. Every time Rosemary and Collin looked at one another they both simply beamed! I think I spent more time trying to pry them apart than encouraging them to embrace. Well, that may not be entirely true, but there is no questioning just how in love they both are and their smiles and laughter made for a very enjoyable afternoon. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding next month at Dayboro’s gorgeous Glengariff Estate.
These days I don’t spend that much time in the studio. I pay a bill here, write a bit of blog post there but, let’s face it, with two children keeping things real for me usually Rich is the one in there working, working, working and I pop in occasionally with a, “fancy a cup of tea?” or a, “do you know what time it is?” or just to check on the progress with an album layout or the final edit on a portrait session.
While, having a second child has meant less time in the office (for me anyway) I somehow still manage to find the time for what I consider to be ‘helpful’ ideas or comments. Often Rich is so focussed on the task at hand that it’s up to me to be that annoying voice that offers a female perspective on a layout, or pipes up with “time for a new blog post” or “how about a new range of albums?” (just like that – get to it!) Like most people, our life is super busy with work and children and building our new home and studio. We have been planning a new line of albums and album packages for awhile now and we wanted to branch out and move to a range of albums that reflect the creative direction we are heading in.
I have a long, long history and ongoing love-affair with books. I’ve worked in bookshops around the world and there’s nothing I love more than beautiful papers and quality binding; a book or album that just begs to be touched, displayed and appreciated. So it was with much excitement that we received our new studio albums. The door bell rang and both of us dropped what we were doing and actually raced each other to the door (I won by the way!) I believe a beautifully crafted book or album has personality even before you open it and our 2012 range of albums have all that and more. They are expertly bound. The pages are crisp and printed with archival inks on museum-quality fine art paper and because we can print on the covers, or bind them in leather or a choice of fabrics, they exude personality.
We’re so proud of our new albums that we’d like to invite you to come down and meet them at the Lismore Workers Club this Sunday. We have a stand at a small, exclusive bridal show happening from 10am – 2pm.