2011 has been a busy year. It was my first year as a mum (so far, so good!) and my busiest year photographing weddings. Have a happy and safe new year and cheers to all these lovely couples who let me photograph their special days....
Wedding season has started and I'm loving every minute of it! And what better way to kickstart a new round of weddings than with this gorgeous couple, Naomi and Dave. I had so much fun at this wedding that I fear I might waffle on too much about it. I'll try to stay concise! My day began at Dave and Naomi's house where Dave and his merry band of groomsmen were preparing for the day. Dave is a musician, and music photography is my other love, so I jumped at the chance to photograph the boys rehearsing a very special rendition of The Beatles' "Oh! Darling" to be performed later at the reception.
Next stop: the girls getting ready across town. Naomi has a love of all things art deco and many elements of the day followed this style, including her stunning Karen Willis Holmes gown. It's amazing right? That's a rhetorical question, because it's definitely amazing and Naomi looked like an old Hollywood starlet. Her bridesmaids scrubbed up pretty nicely too!
Their ceremony was beautiful. It was held in the same church that Naomi's parents AND grandparents were married in, and one of Dave's best friends performed a song written by Dave for Naomi. Yes, my viewfinder was fogging up. I may have gotten a bit teary. Everyone got teary!
After the ceremony we headed over to the Old Bar in Fitzroy, where the couple met, to take some portraits before their reception at Church St Enoteca. This restaurant fit the art deco theme perfectly. It's a beautiful venue, and like so many venues I've shot at recently, the food is fantastic!
I don't think I could ever get sick of this job. I have been buzzing ever since I photographed Dave and Naomi's wedding day and I'm thrilled to tell their story in these pictures.
Kristy and Johnno's wedding was so fun to photograph thanks to their charmingly laid back personalities (well, Kristy assured me she was nervous but I really couldn't tell). The first half of the day took place in Spotswood where Kristy grew up (and where I have vowed to return soon to have breakfast at a really cute cafe that caught my eye in the main street). Kristy and her bridesmaids got ready at her parents' house, conveniently located right across the road from the church. We kept it local after the ceremony too by doing our portraits just down the road. Told you it was laid back! I love shooting in industrial settings so I was super stoked that Kristy and Johnno were happy to have their portraits taken in the quiet, industrial streets. Their reception was held at Quat Quatta and I was extremely happy to be able to shoot at this venue, not just because my meal was delicious (which is always a plus!) but because my parents were married there exactly 40 years ago, and I'd never actually seen it. It's a beautiful venue and I'm excited to be going back for 2 more weddings in the next few months! Kristy and Johnno, thanks for putting on such a fabulous wedding and for having me along for the ride!