I never thought when I ventured out on my own in 2015 so many wonderful Perth and International Brides and Grooms would choose me as their wedding photographer. Having been in the Photography industry since leaving high school, owning my own business was a dream.

This is a huge shout out to each and everyone of you who allowed me into your lives in 2018.

2018 was a huge year.

So full of love and romance.

It was also tough.

By gees, for some of you, it was tough.

That message I received as I walked into my front door, to find out one of my brides mothers had passed weeks before her wedding, had me sobbing on my kitchen stool for my bride and it had me hugging her in tears as she said goodbye to her mum at the funeral. You know who you are,especially at this time of year my thoughts are with you. Photographing your wedding was the most hardest wedding for me to capture. I kept telling myself it was much harder for you. I think you know I love and adore you!

Another one of my couples lost their Step Father whilst honeymooning. My thoughts are also with you at this time of year.  It was a shock to have her home early from her honeymoon however I was honoured to hand over her wedding day images early and honoured I got to capture some precious memories for their family.

To me my job isn’t just taking photos, clicking a button according to those who don’t place much value on photography. Its capturing the moments I know are going to mean so much more to you in the years and decades to come. 

A Look Back at 2018

2018 bought so much happiness.

And some sadness.

Then their was wiping duck poo off my brides foot. Learning about the dead possum. Climbing hills to gorgeous photography locations. Opening that door to get the first glimpse of my brides. Holding back the tears at that first glimpse. Watching my grooms shed tears when the love of their life walks towards them. Laying in kangaroo poop. Climbing ladders. Climbing fences. Fluffing dresses. Watching grooms trying to fluff dresses. Broken bridesmaid zippers.

Lets not forget Groomsmen wearing G-stings. Seeing those Groomsmen’s butt cheeks. Handing over the scissors I carry. Editing. Helping with timelines. Helping with links to youtube on how to tie a tie. Learning to watch what I say and how I describe what I need you to do for the shot. Opening the door in my tracksuit! Tiona! Flying rings! Flying veils. Editing. Did I mention Editing? Editing out a billion uninvited wedding guests, flies! Hugging! Yes Hugging you all!

Most of all 2018 bought me you! Each and everyone of you, thank you for making my life that extra special for knowing you! Thank you for opening your hearts to me. Thank you for allowing me to capture the wedding day memories that I know are going to mean so much to you all as time go by.

May your First Christmas as Newlyweds be wonderful and memorable! And Happy New Year for 2019!

2019 Brides and Grooms I cant wait to see where our journey takes us all!

And finally to my  2018 brides and grooms, I cant wait to see where love and life takes you. Instagram is wonderful to follow you. Remember –  My door is always open.

Bek & Tama

20th January 2018

Celebrant – Dawn Nosworthy had the honour of officiating Bek and Tama’s marriage at Rothwood. The smiles from these two were unbelieveable!

PS. Tama’s suit was amazing! Beks love for her gran is too!

 

 

Natasha & Mick

3rd February 2018

These lovers said I do and celebrated with Family and Friends at Ocean Reef Sea and Sports Club.

PS – they love German Shepards too!

 

Carol & David

18th February 2018

Chris Temov had the honour of officiating the marriage between Carol and David. Darlington Estate Winery was their chosen wedding venue.

PS I hear some exciting news is happening for this family in 2019!

 

Tahlia & Carl

24th February 2018

These lovers say I Do on the stairs at Caversham House. The lovely Connie from With Love As Always officiated the ceremony.

PS More dog lovers! I love following the cutest furbaby ever on instagram. Well its Tahlia I follow! Life of a fur parent.

 

Jenelle & Matt

2nd March 2018

Celebrant Sally Newman had the honour of pronouncing these lovers husband and wife in Quarry Farms shearing shed. One of the most easy going bridal parties of 2018! We had a ball and they had a ball!

PS I cant wait to see you in 2020 for Tanaya and Andrews big day, if not before xxx

 

Gillian & Chris

3rd March 2018

Gillian and Chris turned their wedding day into an event at Moondyne Convention Centre in the Avon Valley. The fun and lovely Goretti from Wedding Celebrant – I’m Irish had the legal honours.

PS I have never been more frightened in my life when this daring bride and groom climbed out on a rock ledge! News headlines were running through my mind. So happy that all that became of that climb was a fabulous wedding memory!

Michelya & Robbie

4th March 2018

Michelya & Robbie chose wedding celebrant Andrew Pickering for their wedding ceremony at Caversham House. These fun loving lovers made the perfect choice!

PS. They had one photo request. Robbie doing his take on Marylin Munroe!

 

Gabrielle & Robert 

10th March 2018

These long time lovers said I do at Saint Patrick’s Church in Fremantle. It wasn’t hard to see why Gabrielle fell for Robert. Fun and laughter follows him.

PS Gabby sending huge hugs and kisses your way

 

 

Nastaran & Pardis

17th March 2018

It was the banks of the Swan River in South Perth on Clydesdale Reserve that Pardis said I Do to his bride Nastaran. Graham Lambert Wedding Celebrant Perth was the officiant at this marriage ceremony.

PS. These newlyweds sailed into the sunset on board the Blue Destiny Boat.

 

Janna & Anthony

29th March 2018

Anthony shed tears of pride and joy when stunning bride Janna walked up the aisle on the lawn area of The Old Swan Brewery. These lovers celebrated their love and marriage at Zafferano.

PS. The joy when two people find their soul mate is Janna and Anthony! I’ll never forget the way you both look at eachother.

 

Bijan & Robert

6th April 2018

Modernise civil celebrant – Shantell Smith was chosen by Bijan and Robert as their Marriage Celebrant. Over looking the ocean near the 2nd tee at The Cut Golf Course these lovers became husband and wife.

PS. A beautiful relaxed wedding day. If you want to wear thongs to your wedding, do it!

 

Hannah & Ian

14th April 2018

Hannah and Ian chose Wanneroo Botanical Gardens for their wedding ceremony. Celebrant ~ Victoria Wheeler Perth Wedding Celebrant was the officiant for the couple. We headed to the Pines for a few images at sunset, it looked like a band of flames coming through the trees.

PS. This couples bridesmaid opened her home for an amazing clear Marquee Wedding Reception.

 

Sarah & Lee

20th April 2018

Sarah and Lee chose the Redemptorist Monastery in North Perth for their wedding ceremony.  Perth City Farm was their chosen wedding venue. It was an Amazing celebration for these newlyweds.

PS. Sarah and Lee found me via referral from one of my past brides mums. Their mums are very close friends. 

 

Katie & Jon

27th April 2018

Katie and Jon chose the Queens Gardens and The Pagoda for their amazing wedding dayCelebrant ~ Leanne Meldrum was chosen by the couple to officiate the wedding day. These well travelled lovers take everything in their stride and enjoy life. It was like I had known them both forever!

PS. I’ll remember this wedding forever for that funky suit change and that flying ring. I hope it’s seen real snow or will do soon!

Aimeelee & Ron

28th April 2018

Celebrant ~ Rebecca O’Sullivan had the honours of marrying Aimeelee and Ron at Heathcoate overlooking Perth City. The couple celebrated their love and marriage at Swan River Rowing Club. 

PS. They had the most amazing wedding cake table!

Kylie & Mark

5th May 2018

Gorgeous Guildford was chosen by this couple to say I do. In Stirling Square Gardens , Connie from With Love as Always Marriage Celebrant had the honour of marrying these lovers.

PS. Mark proved Chivalry is very much alive when he got down on one knee as his bride walked up the aisle.

Natalie & Daniel

18th May 2018

These lovers are literally like neighbours. I didn’t have to travel far to capture their love and ceremony at Christ the King in Beaconsfield. The celebrated their love and marriage with a wedding reception at Frasers in Kings Park.

PS. Boy can the mother of the bride dance! She danced up a storm to the bands music. They share their wedding anniversary with the Royals!

 

Alyssa & Aaron

9th June 2018

These lovers chose a fairytale winter wedding at Quarry Farm. Celebrant – Rebecca O’Sullivan was chosen to pronounce the couple husband and wife. Winter gave this pair their fairytale wedding and the most perfect day.

PS. 2018 is seeing grooms wear amazing suits! Aaron changed into an orange suit for the reception.

 

Michaela & Ian

15th June 2018

The Bell Tower and Perth City Farm made for the most amazing day for these gorgeous friendly lovers. Celebrant  – Weddings by Kate officiated the ceremony with views to die for. Yet again I was graced by a stunning bride and groom so comfortable in each others presence.

PS. This Scottish pair headed back home to celebrate with loved ones – they had twice the celebrations, in a matter of weeks!

 

Abby & Greg

17th August 2018

On a perfect winters day at Quarry Farm, Greg and Abby became husband and wife. Celebrant – Celebrate with Amy officiated the ceremony on the farms own island. The wedding reception was amazing, full of life and culture.

PS. Abby’s plans for a Vintage Glam Quarry Farm Wedding was achieved.

 

Tara & Marlon

18th August 2018

Another perfect winter wedding at Quarry Farm without a sign of winter at all. In the Shearing Shed at Quarry Farm, Celebrant – Janne Martin had the privilege of officiating the marriage of Tara and Marlon.

PS. This couple had wedding photos with their furbabies! Be still my heart.

 

Jade & David

8th September 2018

Darlington Estate Winery was the chosen wedding venue for Jade and David. Celebrant – Andrew Murfin was there to hand Jade a Handkerchief when it all got a bit much before she walked down the aisle. The happiness these two share was evident all day.

PS. It was so lovely to meet a couple where the groom is so passionate about wedding photography. Lets not forget a niece surprising Aunty Jade and Uncle David with a dance she had been practising forever for the wedding day.

Ken & George

1st October 2018

After Marriage equality laws were finally introduced in Australia it was a great honour when Ken and George contacted me all the way from China to capture their wedding day. Fraser’s Kings Park was the chosen venue for the ceremony and wedding celebrations. Celebrant – Peta Dale delivered a wonderful ceremony of laughter, joy and happy emotional tears.

PS. What a wedding it was. Add Feminem to the celebrations and the atmosphere was amazing!

 

 

Faye & Edward

3rd October 2018

This wedding had cuteness overload. Once again I  photographed this couple with their furbaby before the I Do’s. We then headed to Perth Zoo where the couple wore cute head band animal ears and were officially married by Celebrant – Andrew Murfin.

PS. Yes include your furbabies in your wedding day! I will happily capture all of your family photographs.

 

Melissa & Adam

5th October 2018

In a hay field at Quarry Farm Marriage Celebrant – Love Your Way – Belinda Clinton had the great honour of marrying this gorgeous pair. Their relaxed chilled wedding had everything. A hay field, their furbabies, an amazing grazing table, a live painter and a stunning sunset.

PS. Thank you both so much for taking me on an adventure up the hill. What a stunning view for you with an amazing sunset on your wedding day! A 2018 moment I will cherish forever.

 

Rebecca & Sam

6th October 2018

In the stunning shearing shed, in front of the most gorgeous floral arbour at Quarry Farm, Sam & Rebecca had their first kiss as husband and wife. Celebrant – Dawn Nosworthy was chosen to deliver a perfect ceremony.

PS. This year tributes to brides gorgeous grandmothers have been amazing! Rebecca’s was perfection marrying on her grandmothers birthday. Love and honour!

 

Sarah & Graham

27th October 2018

Sarah and Graham planned for a real family affair wedding!  12 precious children were included in their wedding day! They chose Celebrant –  Becky Jones who is a very long time family friend. With their Ceremony at Lake Yindana  the couple headed back to the Reception at the bride parents private residence.

PS. Getting to know you both so well before the wedding was amazing! Pre wedding sessions means you get to know me too!  Your love for your family and friend’s is amazing! xx

 

Carolyn & Moe

28th October 2018

It was first time for me photographing at Ambrose Estate. Flight Attendants Carolyn and Moe flew in to Perth to celebrate their love and marriage and chose Wedding Celebrant – Nathanael Ditchburn. Family and friends flew in from all over the world.

PS Keep smiling! I hope one day I get to see you both in the air  xx

 

Amanda & Chris

2nd November 2018

This was a wedding with a lovely twist. A lunchtime weekday wedding. It was divine. Amanda and Chris got their happily ever after at the gorgeous Wedding Venue, Mandoon Estate. The couple chose wedding celebrant Celebrations by Candice for their lovely wedding ceremony in front of the art house.

PS. Amanda and Chris were one of many couples who find being in front of a camera a daunting task. Who would’ve known! What a stunning bride and groom. Amanda and Chris, you spoilt me in 2018 by introducing me to lunchtime weddings. It was fantastic!

 

Rebecca & Andy

3rd November 2018

With years in the planning Rebecca and Andy became husband and wife in The Barn at Belvoir Homestead. Bride Rebecca found an instant connection to Celebrant – Tammy Wood Celebrant who delivered an amazing personalised ceremony. I loved the Ring warming touch.

PS. I learnt I need to work on my pull each other close motion! When I am far away it looks like I am asking my couples to do something else! Couldn’t think of a better couple to teach me this lesson! This was another bride who caused tears in my eyes!

Elise & Joe

17th November 2018

Elise and Joe chose Matilda Bay for their wedding day. This spot with a stunning river backdrop has close ties to their hearts. Arriving by Horse and Carriage Elise walked down the aisle to her Joe. Marriages by Chris Temov delivered the perfect ceremony.

PS. Remember this – the love you have for each other set Perth on fire! I think you both know how special your day was to me. I love and adore you both!

 

Loretta & Jorge

18th November 2018

Christ Church Claremont was chosen for Loretta and Jorge’s marriage blessing. We found some Jacaranda’s in Hyde Park then headed back to Zafferano where this couple celebrated their love and marriage with family and friends.

PS. 2018 saw many couples wed and many families fly to Perth to celebrate love and marriage between people born on different continents. How wonderful is this world we live in.

 

 

Tiona & Todd

23rd November 2018

I was so excited to hear Tiona & Todd had chosen Baldivis Farm Stay/Country Charm Weddings as their wedding venue. They found Sally Newman – Celebrant to be the perfect fit for their wedding ceremony. Tiona and Todd’s wedding was overloaded with cuteness with the presence of their two little cute daughters. Their plans for a relaxed, chilled easy flowing day was noted and achieved.

PS. This wedding was amazing. Planning a wedding to  be a relaxed fun day really is the best way and allows you to enjoy every moment. Just look at these two dancing up a storm even though their was no official first dance! 

 

Melissa & Gus

24th November 2018

A relaxed, chilled wedding was planned by Melissa and Gus at The Barn, Hopleand. The couple found their perfect wedding celebrant to be Maggie Panaia – Marriage Celebrant. In a gorgeous ceremony these two walked back up the aisle as husband and wife. Or should I say Gus walked while Melissa did a happy dance.

PS. Its those special touches at weddings that make your weddings unique. Mother of the bride made this couples wedding cake!

 

Kristy & Trent

1st December 2018

This Gorgeous couple planned their whole wedding day at The Vines Resort. Graceful Kristy walked up the aisle to her awaiting groom Trent and Celebrant – Anne Miller Marriage Celebrant Perth had the honour of officiating the ceremony.

PS. My last wedding for 2018 will be remembered for looking at my bride in amazing light and seeing her stunning blue eyes and shedding at tear! OMG Brides and grooms of 2018 I love you all!!

 

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