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February 11, 2018

The top floor of a fancy hotel is always a great place to start a wedding day. Simon and the guys were getting ready in a swanky suite of the Intercontinental on the same day the cricket was in town and theirs was one of the few rooms without security by the door. After everyone […]

September 14, 2017

Mount Lofty House is not only one of Adelaide’s most picturesque wedding venues, it’s also one of the most versatile. The onsite accommodation means the guys can get ready in one place, the girls in another, then the ceremony is held with the Picadilly Valley as a backdrop and the reception is just 50 metres […]

July 31, 2017

          Poppy and Shaun have all kinds of things in common. They’re both super laid back, sporty, and tall –  she’s literally a tall Poppy. They also have this beautiful connection and comfort level around one another, it’s super cheesy but when you spend a bit of time with them legitimately feels […]

May 15, 2017

I’ve got a soft spot for back yard weddings. I got married in my own back yard and wouldn’t have it any other way – there’s a certain intimacy when you welcome people into your home that is hard to match elsewhere. Likewise, I’ve also got a soft spot for Belair National Park. It’s where […]

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 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 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 […]

July 7, 2016

Groom’s Mum via Facebook: “Hi Simon, Daniel’s mum from Friday’s wedding, thank u for the wonderful photo of my parents dancing, could’ve knocked me over with a feather seeing that, haven’t seen dad up like that in a very long time.” Me: “Hi Tracey, that was a pretty magical moment watching your parents dance, especially […]

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