Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The wedding of Katherine and Michael, February 7th 2009.

Every wedding has something about it that makes it unique. For Katherine and Michael it was their personal touches that set it apart.

When Alex first met with Katherine and her mother, Lyn, he was excited about how down to earth and lovely they were (and they even had a cuddle of our twins, Ewan and Angus). He knew then that it was going to be a great wedding to shoot and he wasn't wrong.

The boys were great and had a bit of fun tying windsor knots and made for a very handsome and amusing group (but let's not mention the night before... ;) ). After the boys photos we headed of to Coolibah Downs at Nerang on the Gold Coast to shoot the girls who were getting ready in the homestead there.

We were greeted with smiles from all the girls then went to shoot the brides dress and were amazed with how beautiful it was. It turns out that Katherine had drawn up the design herself and had it tailor made just for her and it was perfect. She was a vision in a flowing mermaid style gown with some beautiful lace and crystal detail (which flowergirl, Milly, found interesting). The maids dresses were an apple green colour and complemented Katherine's dress to a t.

The ceremony was held in the little private chapel on the grounds of Coolibah Downs and all photos were taken within the resort. It was an intimate group of family and friends who shared the day and partied on with them into the night. A highlight at the reception was the unique cake that was also designed by Katherine.

We would like to thank Katherine and Micheal for inviting us to be a part of their day. It was a great way to kick off our weddings in 2009. I got a little excited when editing so there are a few more photos in the slideshow than usual.

Congratulations on your marriage and all the best wishes for the future.

*please be patient while the slideshow loads*

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Family Portrait Session - Hobart, Tasmania

In the last week of January I was fortunate enough to travel to Hobart for a family portrait session. I'd never been to Tassie before so Belinda (our client) volunteered to play host to me on my first day there and took me to see a few sites.

I wasn't officially shooting this day but I took my camera with me as I do love being a tourist. We went up Mt Wellington where this hot blooded Queenslander was ill-prepared for the cold of the alpine region. As cold as I was I enjoyed my time up there with the winds blowing hard and whipping our hair around everywhere. Little Edison was such a bubbly and happy baby that I couldn't resist grabbing the camera and taking some photos of him and mum enjoying the sites.

On the way back down, Belinda drove back to the city via the Cascade Brewery where Edison was allowed out to stretch his legs and get aquainted with the grasses on offer. Again, I couldn't resist such a face and took a few more photos.

That night was the first night I had spent totally alone in over two years; a rare luxury when you have a loving partner and four kids. I made use of this night to treat myself to a steak dinner at Salamanca before heading back to the hotel to watch the tennis and sleep in a very comfortable kingsize bed all by myself. Heaven.

The next morning I was up bright and early for the official portrait shoot. We headed to the convict steps that run up an alley just off Salamanca. The lighting was perfect, the family were fantastic and the dogs were well behaved. After a bit of shooting we headed off to Kingston Beach to allow the dogs to have a run and take a few more photos. The weather was a bit iffy but we managed to time the beach shoot just right and missed the rain.

I'd like to thank Belinda for her hospitality on my stay in Hobart. I loved visiting and thoroughly enjoyed shooting over the two days I was there. Enjoy your photo slideshow. :)