Emily and Nic had their wedding somewhere I hadn't visited in years - the Melbourne Zoo! What a fun and different place for a wedding. Perfect for photographing this fun-loving, outdoorsy couple who love having a laugh. Em and Nic met years ago in high school while Nic, who is Canadian, was living in Melbourne. After school finished he moved to Europe to study, and after several years apart they met up, and now they're married! Being a photographer for nearly a decade (and before that, a photographer's assistant) has given me access to some really special places that regular folks don't get to see. And this wedding gave me the amazing opportunity to go INTO the giraffe enclosure and shoot up close to one of the beautiful giraffes. Em and Nic got to feed a special "giraffe bouquet" of leaves to the magnificent creature. It was amazing! Such a career highlight.
Thanks for giving me such a unique opportunity Em and Nic! Shooting at the Melbourne Zoo was the best! And a huge thanks to Courtney Horwood who 2nd shot for me on the day. I also must give a shout out to their celebrant, Janet Hussey who did such a beautiful job. I highly recommend her!