Wow. What a wonderful, beautiful, amazing day. Jess. Matt. You both looked just fantastic, and you had put just the right amount of thought into planning your day. It was the kind of wedding that reminds me why I feel privileged to be a wedding photographer. When I shoot a wedding, I try to catch and document the moments that make the day special. Sometimes, that means shooting reactions, rather than actions. Like so…
Sometimes it means catching the unguarded moments. I really love this image, too – I love how its so very bridey, with flowers, and hair, and emotion – oh! and a singlet!This is a cool image – kinda shows what it was like: a bunch of girls getting ready, make-up, hair… and buttonholes just laying around.When I saw the frock, I KNEW Jess was going to look amazing! I have spoken to so many brides, and the most oft repeated refrain is… “I tried it on, and it was just… RIGHT!”You know, getting ready to get married isn’t an entirely serious business..Love this shot…And this one. This is the kind of thing that is sooo often staged, but really, the real thing is always better.Jess, Jess, Jess… You are absolutely stunning.And so, off to meet Matt. Nice suits.Attentive celebrants…And cheeesy, yet slightly nervous smiles…It’s alright, Matt – she arrived. You knew she would.And this is how he looked when he saw his bride for the first time on his wedding day. You know, I reckon it is easy to forget, as a wedding photographer, that this is a PRETTY DAMN IMPORTANT DAY! It’s not every day you get up in front of your family, your friends, everyone who is close to you and declare that you have met the love of your life, and you are going to spend the rest of your life with them. That is a really big deal. And I love getting the opportunity to try to capture that time, that feeling.
Here, therefore, are a bunch of moments from Jess and Matt’s ceremony that stood out…Sorry about the lack of commentary. I just felt that the images pretty much spoke for themselves – at least, I hope they did!
This one does. Hey, flowers – on grass! Cool!I think it’s safe to say that I was pretty happy with the light, the long grass, the fantastically happy and beautiful couple…And I really like the minimalism of this cake shot. And I rather like the word… minimalism… And they ended up at Elmswood Estate – which is easy to find. Provided you know exactly where it is! Great place, though – relaxed, friendly and cool.
Just about perfect for our happy couple.Jess and Matt – you are a beautiful couple. I loved shooting your wedding, and I know that this day will set the tone for your life together. Well done!