A few weeks back I was lucky enough to shoot the wedding of a couple of friends, Katie and John. They were married at the Guardian Angel Church in Southport, and had their reception at the beautiful Southport Yacht club, which gives out over the Gold Coast Broadwater. In between we took some photos at a nearby location. The rain threatened all day, but happily it left us alone, and we were able to get some great images. I wish more of my wedding shoots were like this: hanging out with friends, soaking up the day as well as capturing it; and shooting two people who seem to me to be about a perfect match as I’ve ever seen. In sum, it was an absolute pleasure. Hope you enjoy the photos guys!
I just got back from Cuba a few days ago. It’s a wonderful country to travel in and shoot. The people are incredibly friendly, and you can wander around just about anywhere, at any hour, and feel perfectly safe, which is nice when you’re tramping about with expensive equipment. I went with my wife and 5 month old baby; most of the photos below were taken with my bub strapped to my chest. Not an ideal way to shoot, but sometimes you’ve got to improvise! We started off in Havana, a street photographer’s dream (I spent a few hours at the local boxing gym one afternoon), then went to Varadero, and finally travelled to the Valle de Vinales, a beautiful rustic community in the heart of cigar-country. All of the images below were shot with my 5d mark 3 and my trusty 35mm 1.4.
Sarah & Paul were married at Sanctuary Cove, in a beautiful chapel overlooking the Coomera River. Sarah looked amazing, and Paul was handsome and composed throughout the day, from the morning rituals through to the evening traditions. The speeches were a highlight of this wedding, funny and moving and poignant, and the Grange provided a wonderful backdrop to the reception, a setting reminiscent of a grand colonial homestead, all polished timber floors with rustic furnishings, cathedral ceilings, a grand piano, and a stone fireplace. Somehow it managed to be formal and friendly at the same time.
It was a pleasure and honour to photographer your wedding guys – I hope you enjoy the sneak preview of photos below!