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Saturday
Apr022011

Love & Passion | Blue Mountains Wedding Photographer |

I just had to blog this straight away. Angela and John got married today at 12:05pm,after the official end of April Fools day. After 20 years of sharing their lives together, today they tied the knot. Their son Keith was the perfect ring bearer, and the rock platform at the base of Terrace Falls the perfect location.

The priveledge of capturing such love, & genuine commitment blows me away as to how lucky I am to live the life I lead & to do something that I love, that makes people happy.

A truly open, passionate and authentic wedding ceremony of which I was honoured to be a part of.

Thankyou John & Angela for allowing me into your world for the day to capture your gorgeous wedding day.

Monday
Dec062010

Feel the Sun on Your Face & the Sand between Your Toes {Offbeat Wedding Photography}

A number of weeks ago before the frenetic Christmas rush we made our leisurely way up to Coochimudlo Island off the coast of Brisbane, Queensland.

After days of rain, there was a convergence of family and friends from all over the country, and the globe, to bask in the love and the sunshine as Rach and Steve got married at sunset near 'Coochie's' well known Red Rock Point. I loved their down-to-earth approach to their wedding, they were of course organised, and with wonderful ideas of how it might pan out but as Rach said on the morning before her wedding - 'as long as I am married to the right man at the end of the day I'll be happy'. And she was true to her word.

I loved the bare feet, the humor, the joy, the acceptance, and partnership that they shared so freely with everyone present at the ceremony.

It was wonderful to see their creativity and unique relationship expressed in so many ways at their ceremony and their reception. Rach and Steve were so relaxed in who they are as individuals and trusting in their future together that it was inspiring. I love weddings!!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Powell, and Thankyou for giving our little family the honour of each having such a special role to remember on such a special day in your lives.

Ann xx

Thursday
Nov252010

Love & Adventure in Leura {Blue Mountains Offbeat Wedding}

I had a wonderful day on my birthday last weekend. I awoke to sunshine streaming in the window, a 'Happy Berfday' song and cupcake from the munchkin, homemade coffee in bed (made by husband not said toddler) and then I got to spend my day surrounded by happy people in love, shooting a gorgeous wedding at the award winning Old Leura Dairy, in the Blue Mountains.

Vanessa and Stephen had taken much time to include their families and guests in their wedding ceremony, and it was a wonderful expression of their love for each other, and their passion for the environment.

With so much attention to detail I was in heaven for shooting creatively, starting with the artwork of a dress Vanessa had made personally.

As best friends in love, it seemed so fitting that this groom would be there to zip up the bride!

Vanessa and Stephen had thought carefully about how their day would go, so that once they were wed they could share the most time possible celebrating with their loved ones. So prior to the ceremony we went on a photo adventure with the couples' immediate family for a cliff side shoot (location chosen that morning by the groom)...

With wonderful sunny weather comes a different set of challenges to the rainy day, and the bright sunny day following days of rain brings new challenges yet again. Such as puddles for the more mature to leap and shadows under the eyes at midday if you are not equipped or practised in midday challenges. However we had all worn our 'sensible' shoes and all made it to the location with dry feet and within minutes were all laughing and admiring the stunning view.

With a brolly to shade the bride (don't want her melting in the hot sun before the ceremony!) and lots of humour from the teens we got some gorgeous shots. Then back to have a wedding!

Each guest received a carnation for the ceremony and the poems read by the children of this newly blended family were touching. Everything had a sentiment and meaning to share. Even the sweets were served afterwards in compostible eco cups - likely to have been sourced from Vanessa's Eco Shop - Zuri Homewares.

Congratulations Vanessa and Stephen on what was a wonderful wedding that clearly showed your love for each other and your children, and your commitment to a fabulous future together.

Thankyou for including me in such a love-filled day.

Happy birthday me :)

Stephen & Vanessa, I'll be in touch soon regarding your full wedding story CD.