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Tim & Sherie {Southern Highlands Vow Renewal}

Sherie & Tim are some of the most inspiring creatives I’ve ever met and I had such a blast shooting such a special occasion for these two. Don’t be fooled by their smooth, young skin, these two have been married for 10 years now and I was so excited when I received Sherie’s email saying they wanted to do something special to renew their vows.

For most people I think the idea of the perfect location to renew their vows might look a little different from this abandoned brewery in the back roads of the Southern Highlands. I’ve been so blessed to shoot in so many interesting places lately and this was a wonderful unique challenge to photograph. Maybe not for my camera.. but for my body. We climbed 4 storeys of the building with no stairs or fixed ways to get from level to level and the rain was pouring in through the holes in the roof in a lot of places so it was pretty slippery and mouldy. The floorboards were falling apart in most of the floor so we had a lot of fun as you’ll see, scaling the building to find the perfect spot for them to exchange some beautiful vows they’d written. (Tim being the amazing creative he is wrote his in texta.)

Anyway enough rambling from me I think. I’m going to let the pictures do the talking from here on out. (And as always this post is best enjoyed with your headphones on and the volume turned up to 11)

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Joel & Bridgette {Tasmanian Adventure Elopement}

Six; hours of driving, five; magnificent mountain lakes, four; photo locations, three: hours of hiking, two people in love, one; epic elopement

This was by far the most adventure packed day I’ve ever been involved in with camera in hand. It will never get old charging up hiking trails with a beautiful bride and groom while proper serious hikers in their crazy hiking gear and walking poles look on with disbelief. Joel & Bridgette I think you guys officially win the award for most brave and adventurous couple I think I’ve ever photographed thus far. Running off to Tasmania with you guys to capture your elopement was so so special and I’m forever grateful that you chose me to be a part of such an intimate occasion. I do forgive you for the sore legs I had the next day after that intense hike but I think the photos we got just made it so worth while.


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Melanie & Adam {Audley Dance Hall Wedding}

Let’s set the scene shall we. We’re in the second National Park in the world (After Yellowstone in the United States) It’s 35 degrees celsius. You could have cooked an egg on the bonnet of my car or probably on any surface outside it felt like… I step out of my air conditioned car to walk 10 metres to the little cottage the boys are staying in and immediately feel the sweat beading on my forehead. I can tell the shirt isn’t going to be worn again already.

But there’s a storm coming. As there often is on a summer afternoon in Australia. But the storm we witnessed this day was not just the culmination of dark clouds, thunder crashes and stinging rain. It was the culmination of 10 years of romantic entanglement between Adam and Melanie… the culmination of their lives melting together in the heat, their differences, their entire stories now all tangled up in oneness. Celebrated in such wonderful style that really was the perfect setting for their 10 year anniversary. I think it might be hard to top this Anniversary for them in the coming years but for people with love as rare as these two share I am sure they will only build on the magnificence of their wedding day in the years to come. This was just the beginning..

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