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November 24, 2016

To be honest, before heading up to Longview for this wedding my experience of the haka had been limited to watching the All Blacks intimidate the hell out of whoever they were about to destroy (actually, not entirely true, I saw the Tall Blacks play Team USA at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and they […]

September 30, 2016

*** MORE PHOTOS BELOW *** When the weather forecast calls for up to 20mm of rain on your wedding day you’re well within your rights to have a few freakouts in the days leadings up to it. The good news for Erin and Sam was that despite the ominous warnings of the BOM the rain […]

September 8, 2016

FILED IN: Wedding Chat

A question I have been asked more and more in recent years is “we’re thinking of seeing each other before the wedding, is this a good idea?” Seeing one another pre-wedding, also known as a first look, has become hugely popular lately to the point that 6 of the first 12 weddings I’ve photographed have had one. In […]

September 1, 2016

  If I was writing a manual on how to do a wedding I’d use Kat and Steve’s day as my blueprint. Step 1 – find a property, ideally in the hills and surrounded by gum trees Step 2 – Build a dance floor from wooden crates and erect a marquee (it helps if the groom […]

August 30, 2016

UPDATE – Below is the post I wrote several month ago about the SA Professional Photography Awards (SAPPAs). Just yesterday the National Awards (APPAs) were judged, I entered the same photos and managed to jag 3 silver awards – a better result than at the State Awards!! *** Last weekend the cream of the SA photography […]

August 25, 2016

Adam’s first love was not Bec. It was Eleanor, his 1970 XW Ford Falcon. When he proposed he said there’s one condition about the wedding – “that I get to finish doing up my car so she can be in it!!” True to his word Eleanor was finished for the wedding and Adam and boys […]

August 18, 2016

  With nearly 200 weddings under my belt it’s not often I come across something I’ve not seen before, but Louise and Ash executed a reception idea that was totally new and super awesome. Fairy lights overhead are pretty commonplace, and rightly so, they look freakin’ awesome and really make the photos sing, but the […]

August 11, 2016

***MORE PHOTOS BELOW *** Q: What happens when you combine The Big Day Out with a time honoured tradition where rings are exchanged and promises made? A: Chloe and Andy’s wedding. It started like any other wedding, a group of guys kicking back acting way too relaxed for such a big occasion. A bunch of girls […]

August 4, 2016

      When I arrived at Lauren and Bo’s house in Woodville to take photos of the guys getting ready I felt like I had arrived at a villa in Bali. Their backyard had all sorts of relaxed vibes, a sweet pool and exotic plant life that transported you to another time and place. […]

July 28, 2016

  Sometimes great photos are meticulously planned and sometimes they just happen. If I’m shooting at a new venue I’ll generally do some location scouting to get an idea of what I’m in for but as a rule I don’t like to be too rigid with my planning as a scene can look totally different […]

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