This has to be my favourite photo of the whole day. Such a tender moment as the bride is helped out of the wedding car by her father. Location – Rainforest Retreat, Murray Bridge
It was a bit of effort to get onto the railway lines at Murray Bridge, but the photos made it all worth it. Location – Railway Station, Murray Bridge, off Railway Terrace.
I love a good group shot to give the bride and groom lasting memories from a day that goes so fast! Location – Rainforest Retreat, Murray Bridge
The grooms men play around as they wait for the bride and her bridesmaids to get organised. So manly! Location – Railway Station, Murray Bridge, off Railway Terrace.
A special pop of colour from a parasol brought back on the newlywed’s recent adventure in Burma gives these old rail carriages a new lease on life. Location – Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge
What a lovely bridal party! Location – Sturt Reserve Murray Bridge.
The groom’s one job for the wedding was to organise the bridal cars! He pulled it off with class with a Jaguar and Rolls Royce transporting the bridal party around Murray Bridge in style!
Special mention has to go to best man Steve for his speech. It was hands down the best speech I’ve ever heard a best man make, there were tears, laughter and just the right amount of funny! Location – Ramblers Football Clubrooms, Murray Bridge.
Goofy grins were the order of the day for Ally & Tom, as the pair could not contain their glee at reaching their wedding day. I struggled to photograph the bride on her walk down the aisle and she admitted she was walking fast as she just wanted to get to Tom! The ceremony was held in the beautiful gardens of Rainforest Retreat in Murray Bridge and we timed our photoshoot to avoid freight trains, but include the railway tracks for some photos with a bit of old-world charm. Sturt Reserve in Murray Bridge and of course the bridges also featured on the day. The reception was held at the Ramblers Football Clubrooms and Emcee Grant McAvaney, who is a cousin to the bride, put on a performance not to be forgotten!
Monica made a beautiful bride. Location – Maid of Honour’s house prior to ceremony
This photo is proof that sometimes the locations you barely consider can make for a great backdrop. Location – Maid of Honour’s house.
The best photos always come from a casual setting. Look at what happens when you tell the bride and groom to take a walk! Location – West Beach foreshore
You can’t forget the shiny wedding cars! Location – Brougham Gardens, North Adeliade
So much love!
I’ve been in a wedding where a similar shot was taken and I was excited to re-create it myself. The soft light and beautiful Moreton Bay Fig tree created the perfect setting. Location – Brougham Gardens, North Adelaide
You know a bride is keen to call her groom a husband when she’s early for the ceremony and has to wait outside just in case guests are still arriving! That was Monica on the day she married Simon in December 2012 and Simon was just as excited. Following the ceremony in a beautiful church in the Adelaide suburb of Kensington, guests greeted the happy couple in the church gardens and it was obvious that friends and family were looking forward to this day just as much as the bride and groom. Photoshoot locations followed at West Beach and gardens in North Adelaide before a dinner reception at The Old Adelaide Inn on O’Connell Street.
A special moment as the bride’s mother does a reading during the ceremony.
I just love Jordaine’s face here as her brother walks her down the aisle. Happy and relaxed was the order of the day!
It was a hot day and this big old oak tree was the perfect place for photos following the ceremony.
A nice family shot for the bride has captured a happy moment to be looked back on in years to come.
Had to slip in a funny photo here! David surprised Jordaine with this one and the look on her face says it all.
Such a gentleman!
A quick relaxed shot as the couple returns to the reception following the photoshoot captured the beauty of their location perfectly.
Jordaine and David had been together for quite a few years before they made it official in 2011, but anyone who knew them had no doubt that they would be together forever. The pair have a light-hearted humour and bounce off each other in ways that only a couple who truly enjoy each other’s company can do. They married on David’s property in the Adelaide Hills near Kersbrook during the day and celebrated with guests to the tune of a jazz band following the ceremony.
Sigh. The Adelaide Hills settings make my job so much easier and the glowing bride made for a perfect pre-ceremony photo!
Striking bridesmaid dresses matched the clear blue sky on this day and added some real ‘zing’ to the photos!
The groom and his grooms men were in good spirits prior to the ceremony! Location – The Carlton Club, Hahndorf
A bit of bridesmaid fun shares the mood of the day. Location – The Carlton Club, Hahndorf
The stereotypical Australian bush that surrounded the wedding location had a lot of character to work with during the photoshoot. Location – The Carlton Club, Hahndorf.
How could a groom get to the big day without his best man? Robbie sits with his best man and reflects following the ceremony. Location – The Carlton Club, Hahndorf
Heidi & Robbie’s Wedding: A few years ago now I was asked by a friend to photograph their wedding. It was my first job and it was very nerve-wracking, but with several years of photography experience working for a country newspaper behind me I knew the basics.
The results of the day were fantastic and so started my love for wedding photography and capturing a special day for a special pair.
Heidi & Robbie were married in the gardens at The Carlton Club in Hahndorf, with an afternoon tea reception immediately following. Robbie’s excitement at becoming Heidi’s husband was so beautiful that his speech will be one to remember, both for numerous toasts and its length!