When Emma got in touch about her wedding I got pretty excited for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I get excited about basically every wedding enquiry I get (even after 8 years of doing this, pathetic, I know). Secondly, this one was a Mt Gambier wedding which meant a trip to the country, a nice long drive to catch up on podcasts (I binged on S-Town for this trip) and a brand new canvas on which to work – new venues, epic forests, rugged coastlines, you name it.
The last wedding I shot in Mt Gambier was a bit frantic, I flew in on the morning and took a hire car directly to the groom’s place for preparation shots, all with about 30 seconds to spare. This time round was a lot more leisurely and I was able to drive down the day before and do some thorough scouting. Who knew Mt Gambier was a short drive from some awesome coastline and a super sweet lighthouse? Not me, that’s for sure. The day itself was pretty magical, the guys got ready at Dylan’s beautiful old home while Emma and the girls did the same thing her parent’s house. There’s certainly something magical about getting ready in places dripping with sentimental memories.
There’s certainly something magical about getting ready in places dripping with sentimental memories.
The brooding weather held off for the most part and provided us with gorgeous light and skies. Yes, it was cold and windy at the coast but luckily Dylan was the gentlemen of the year and was more than happy to relinquish his jacket to warm his wife.
Here’s to more country weddings in 2018 and beyond.
There were five generations in attendance at this wedding! It’s extremely rare for a bride to have a great grandparent at her wedding, and the fact her son was there too made it extra special.