Em and Dan decided to do things their own way and show their commitment to each other with a gorgeous ceremony and rocking party at the Fairfield Boathouse with no involvement of God or government. In the lead up to their big day friends and family asked them why they were going to the trouble of planning a wedding if it wasn't going to be legally recognised, but on the day there was no questioning their devotion to each other. I love this notion - that love transcends tradition or legalities - and all that matters is the bond between 2 people. It's really as simple as that.
Putting together a 'best-of' post at the end of each year is almost an impossible task for a wedding photographer. How many photos should I feature? How do I choose my faves out of a whole year of incredible memories, people and places? Last year the process was just too much for me, I was overwhelmed with it all and chose to just look forward to the next busy wedding season.
2016 was a bit different - I was lucky enough to travel across Australia and the world to capture some amazing weddings and memories and it's totally inspired me to reflect on the year that was. In fact, between you and me, I was a little sad to see 2016 go - although it was a year of global uncertainty and turmoil, I had such an inspiring year personally that I wasn't quite ready to say goodbye. But here we are in the early days of a new year and I'm ready to look forward again, but not before paying tribute to some of the beautiful couples and adventures I had last year.
Big thanks to all my wonderful couples who chose me to document their big days, to all the insanely talented fellow photographers I met who are now my friends, and my close friends and family who continue to support me. You are all freaking legends.
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This seriously sauve Black Tie do was the shizz. Not wanting to miss a moment of their party, Carla & Matt decided to do their portrait session before the ceremony so they could slide straight into the reception. I gotta say it's a great way to do the day, and it gave us the opportunity to do a 'first look' which is always amazing - the look on the groom's face when he sees the bride for the first time gets me every time.
Bride Carla made an incredible entrance to the sweet sounds of Kayne, she absolutely rocked her Vera Wang gown down the aisle at The Deck - Circa to her Matt. My favourite part of the night was sneaking these 2 off for a twilight portrait session on the streets of St Kilda where we captured some moody nighttime vibes, before Matt & Carla headed back to their party. Oh and the guests of honour - 2 Grandpas, both aged 94 and looking dapper in their bow ties. Heart melting.
These lovebirds chose the glam Melbourne rooftop venue Mon Bijou for their big day, and filled it to the brim with their family and friends. They were both such a pleasure to be around and full of smiles (and they made a pretty cute tiny human too).