JAYMIE & CASEY | BROOKLEIGH ESTATE WEDDING | SWAN VALLEY

And so it is, the first days of winter in Perth, and I feel the need to start reliving some of the awesome weddings I've had so far this year. I can't believe I have to wait till August for next season to start!! But at least I'm catching up on some editing and albums ;) Productivity is going nuts over here. 

Flash back to summer, mid January, for Jaymie and Casey's sun drenched wedding at Brookleigh Estate in the Swan Valley. As a horsey person, I always always love shooting here. Mainly cause I get to stroke silky noses of beautiful equines! But it does help the grounds are magnificent and you really don't need to leave. A very good place to have both the ceremony and reception. Although if you do leave time, Bell's Rapids and the surrounding area is beautiful and just across the way a little. 

It was sweltering as I arrived to where Jaymie was getting ready with the girls, but thank heaven for air conditioning! The ceremony was manageable (always recommend 4pm or later in summer) and then the late afternoon and evening were the perfect temperature for a night of frivolity. I was a massive fan of the bridesmaids dresses, very weather appropriate and so elegant. 

The highlight of the night for me was Jaymie and her dad hitting the D-floor. These two could seriously move. Obviously genetic. Congrats J and C, you guys are the sweetest together xx

Don't slack off over winter my friends. Plan those weddings, get your dancing pants on, taste test some cake. Bring on my eleventh season (oh. my. god.)!

Vendors:

Hob Nob Bridal

Bridesmaids skirts: Rhiannon Walker Designs

The ever awesome Jane at IVY Flowers

Sumptuous delicious cake from Jo at The Cake and I

Rachael Campbell Make Up

Nola Walter Celebrant

Red Empire Films Videography

AMY + ADAM | LAMONTS BISHOPS HOUSE | PERTH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Amy and Adam were married in late December last year at the always-amazing Lamonts Bishops House in Perth CBD. Amy chose to get ready with her fabulous bridesmaids at the stunning Como Treasury Building and Hotel just up the road from the venue and to be honest, I could have just photographed there all day! 

The ceremony was on the front gardens at Lamonts and then the guests moved to the back verandah and courtyard for the outdoor cocktail reception whilst the bridal party and I drove up to Wolfe Lane for a quick photo walk and they drank espresso martinis at the Spaniard! Always a good idea to pop in a local awesome bar for some pics I say, especially on a warm day :) 

Back to the reception for much frivolity, speeches and dancing. Congrats you two, such an awesome, happy day! xx

A few of the amazing vendors:

Peter Trends gown, Shona Joy bridesmaid dresses

Bohemian Bloom Designs

Garnished & Co Macarons

Lacey Road Styling and Events

The Pretty Parlour

Delish Ice

and of course, a big thanks to Matthew and crew at Lamonts

BEST OF 2016 - A YEAR OF ADVENTURE AND LOVE

Well I've heard 2016 was a bad year for some, but for me it was a great year that I will never forget. A year of healing and self-growth, and three amazing months travelling Australia with my two boys - a real trip of a lifetime for us that I hope will be forever cemented in their hearts and minds!

It is starting to all feel like a blur; the beauty and vastness of the Red Centre, the dense forest, waterfalls and lushness of the Daintree, the absolute wildness of Kakadu, the whiteout in the Snowies, the palm fringed coast of Mission Beach, the wild baby wombat, the mosquito infestation, the 'feral' pig debacle, the open road, the brumbies in the West Macs, the whales in the Bight....just writing those words makes me want to do it all over again. Here are just a few I've edited already, a long way to go before I make up my travel album! (Stay tuned below for wedding goodness...)



As incredible as that trip was, for the first time (yes I'm pretty nomadic!) I felt I could come back to Perth and put down some proper roots. Settling, being content and enjoying where you live is completely underrated. We have the most amazing city and state, and I love living here and working here. My work means so much to me. I really can't imagine doing anything else. 

So 2017 in a professional sense is about trying new things and being more confident in my abilities: personal photography work, pushing myself more creatively, and collaborating more with like-minded people, all the while ensuring the business is as good as it can be. 

I really feel like a turned a corner in 2016 personally - the last couple of years have had a lot of speedbumps and wrong way turns on the road, and now I feel open to all the amazing new opportunities awaiting: more love; more adventure. I hope you enjoy the following photos from weddings I have had the pleasure to attend in 2016. A massive thank you to all my clients (past, present and future) for entrusting me to capture your day xx

Here are some of my all time faves from the past year....