Vic + Adam ~ Boat Shed & Scented Gardens - South Perth wedding

With Adams' family over from the UK for the wedding what better back drop could you ask for to show case the City of Perth. Starting out with the ceremony at the Scented Gardens in South Perth we ventured for a quick walk to the Mends street Jetty where the bridal party were told they get to chill out on a beautiful antique boat~ Vlaming~ cruising around the Swan river for an hour sipping champagne, needless to say they were all pretty stoked...the cool breeze from the Swan River was welcomed,  and after a few bottles of champers later we disembarked right in front of the  Boat Shed Restaurant  in South Perth where they wined, dined and partied while the sunset reflected over the Perth City Skyline. 

 

Victoria looked stunning in a Beautiful dress by Maggie Sottero

Bridesmaids by Adrianna Pappel

Adam suit MJ Bale

Flowers Poppy's flowers Nedlands

Pie Brighton Bakery

Georgia + Damian Vasse Felix Winery

The ceremony was moved inside at the last minute, the hope for a 20 minute dry spell was granted for a few photos in the vineyards and a quick power session of family photos. The rain was never going to dampen the celebrations on this wedding day though, The delicious food, the extremely drinkable Vasse felix wines, the venue and the fresh clean air of Margaret River is a unbeatable combination for a bl*#*y great day. I take my hat off to Georgia and Damian, they made it look so easy with their 3 beautiful children... how insanely special is that...your wedding day photos with your children.  !!! 

I've but decided to bias this post towards Black and white from a Tuxedo perspective.

Also a shout out to Sammi, my over qualified assistant for the day... 

 

Aleece + Rhys ~ Penrhos Collage & Royal Perth Yacht Club Wedding

Instead of driving down the freeway to their reception Aleece and Rhys took the cruisy option. -  52 foot power boat. The day was perfect for a journey across the Swan River diverting briefly for a panoramic view of the city.  Aleece looked amazing, and the groomsmen - all Rhys's brothers kept us well entertained throughout the day.

I had a ball documenting your wedding guys so a massive thanks to you both. Pretty sure you'll be living it up on your trip around N.Zed... Lucky.... !

Wedding Books Rock !! Coffee table book wedding albums

If your eyes are wasted from too much screen time then get a Book ! These books feel so good in the hand, the texture, the weight, even the smell of the paper makes the experience of looking at your wedding pictures so much more pleasurable than hanging over a computer screen. This book has album quality without the precious, expensive personality. Kind'a like the family house with 2 dining rooms. The fancy room, the dusty one with all the expensive crystal and silver ware - for very special occasions only- is the Wedding album and the everyday dining room where you hang out the most - the well designed practical room- is the Coffee table book. Well used, well loved and experienced much more often. 

These Books can house up to *240 pages, that's around *300 images !!!  complimenting brilliantly the photojournalistic style of wedding photography allowing so much more of your story to be printed on this beautiful media. Professionally designed timeless page layouts will never date and at a quarter of the price of your average Album it makes great sense to the wallet too. 

**Special deal for the next 10 orders - Buy one beautiful book and get another for half price.   

* Page and image amount reflects the duration of the wedding

** Books are exact copies of each other. 

Emily + Thomas~ Intimate wedding in Belmont

Emily and Tom were getting married later this year but plans were brought forward due to personal reasons. The wedding was organised within a few weeks. Emily with the help of her grandmother made her wedding dress. The ceremony was at their local church in Belmont and had their reception lunch gathering in the hall next door. I have photographed a Full-Mass Catholic Wedding before but this had all the frills. The intimate ornate church filled with incense, the hauntingly beautiful voices of the choir sang for 90 minutes and the entire ceremony was spoken in Latin. It felt like I'd been transported back to the middle ages. After the reception we headed out for photos to a couple of locations nearby and then back to the church for one last shot.

Here's a few images from their day... 

Simone + Ryan ~ Engagement session in the Perth Hills.

I had the pleasure of spending a little time with these guys on Sunday. Ryan used to hang out around these parts when he was a little tacker so when I mentioned I was thinking about a location in the hills somewhere it made perfect sense to photograph their pre wedding photos here. Prior to meeting up they had lunch and a cheeky pint at the local pub where they watched the Dockers struggle to make any contest of the game. That loss was easily made up by perfect conditions laid on for us that evening, it was so still, so quiet and not an ounce of wind...we had the hill all to ourselves. Here's just a sample of images from that shoot with Simone and Ryan.

Bridgitte + Damien ~ Cottesloe civic centre & Indiana Tea Room Wedding

What an awesomely relaxed and intimate wedding this was! Bridgitte and Damien had their ceremony at Cottesloe civic Centre the same place Damien's parents had their reception when they were married. There was a Yoga music gathering in the hall the night before so the energy in the room was well cleansed for the ceremony the following day.  Originally from Perth Damien used to spend a lot of his younger days around Fremantle and on the beaches of Leighton and Cottesloe.  Brigitte’s family are from East Africa and made the move to Canada when she was 4. After University Bridgitte made a huge career move to Perth in 2008 then to Melbourne a few years later where they both met. Brigitte’s family made their way from Canada for the wedding, her dad- Raul had to stay behind for health reasons but had an emotional catch up at the reception via Skype. Indiana was the perfect place to compliment their wedding in Cottesloe, the view, the decor the light westerly sea breeze and the delicous food and wine that flowed all night. These are a few images from that stunning day...  

Earlier,  Damien and Bridgitte prepare for the day ahead.