It was a very relaxed scene when I arrived at the house where the boys were getting ready. No sign of nerves anywhere and it seemed to stay like that all day. The guys were very accommodating, cracking open beers (strictly for the sake of the camera of course) and even indulging in a few ‘boy-band’ style poses.
Things were very similar when I arrived at Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms where the girls were preparing for the day. The girls were all laughing and joking like they were preparing for a night on the town. Gabrielle was sitting on the floor doing her own make-up… and she did such a sensational job it was obvious she had professional experience. As a photographer, it is always nice to have someone who really knows what they are doing when it comes to make-up. It makes everything on the day so much easier and post-production becomes a breeze. Gabrielle’s make-up was right up there with some of the best I think I have ever photographed.
Gabby & Mitch had selected a great team to assist in making their day everything they had dreamed it would be. The team at Fig Tree were amazing as always, Michelle Shannon kept things light and fun with a wonderful service, the guys from Byron Wedding Visual looked after the videography (and kept me entertained throughout the day), transport was taken care of by Shaggy at The Magic Bus and the boy’s Lincoln was supplied by Byron Bay Classic Wedding Cars. The cake was one of Rebel from Rebellyous Cake Co‘s incredible creations, the flowers were by Britt at Beautiflora and the girl’s hair was styled by OMG! Hair Bar on the Gold Coast.
All in all it was a truly beautiful day and I’m just happy I got to play a part in it… thanks guys!
Sydney provides such a nice variety to the beach and bush weddings I am used to shooting. No better, or worse but as a photographer it’s great to have that variety. It is also nice to experience variety in religious and cultural traditions. Last Saturday I had the great pleasure of photographing Mary & Mark’s wedding in Sydney. Mary’s family hales from Egypt and so a traditional Coptic Orthodox ceremony was held to celebrate their union at St George’s Church in Kensington. I have photographed many Greek Orthodox weddings but this was the first time for me shooting an Egyptian Orthodox wedding.
After the ceremony, the couple were joined by a large gathering of family and friends at The Refectory, Sydney University. The classic architecture of the University was the perfect setting for their traditional wedding and The Refectory looked amazing. This beautiful old room was gorgeously styled for a casual, cocktail reception which I’m sure all of the guests enjoyed.
Thank you for letting me capture and share your day guys.
Melinda and Jonathan were married in the gorgeous open chapel The Abbey in the Tweed hinterland village of Cobaki. It was a gorgeous day filled with love and laughter… in fact I don’t think I’ve been to a wedding where the bride laughed as much as Melinda did. Usually when I’m editing images from a wedding I tend to get a little emotional and this wedding was no exception except that there were just as many belly laughs as there were tears. For me, it was a truly lovely experience.
Welcome to the wedding of Erin & Evan. Sit back, relax and grab a beverage because this is quite a long post. As a Byron Bay wedding photographer, it’s always great to shoot a wedding that shows off much of what the local region has to offer and this wedding did just that. We shot in a few new locations that I’d been wanting to shoot in for quite some time and the weather was simply fantastic… so great in fact that Erin, Evan and their family and friends all got to enjoy their meals al fresco under a moonlit sky. The team at Figtree did an exceptional job as usual, ensuring the day ran without a hitch and from beginning to end, the day was simply magical.
Oh and if you are wondering where Erin got her stunning dress from… it was handmade by Evan’s mum!