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June 28, 2017

FILED IN: Awards, Best Of, Wedding

I stirred at around 8:30 this morning and my mind was hazy. I glanced over at my phone and it had blown up. Turns out it was just some messages about a dinner on Sunday and nothing to do with photography, but still, pretty exciting. Five hours earlier I was shovelling a yiros into my […]

June 11, 2017

Mount Gambier Wedding

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 […]

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 […]

March 30, 2017

Brooklyn Farm wedding, Simon Bills, Adelaide wedding phtotographer, the boys are back, rustic SA wedding

  It’s not every day you get to shoot a wedding on a movie set, but that’s exactly what Brooklyn Farm brings to the table. Roughly 10 years ago Scott Hicks (best known as the director and screenwriter of the Oscar-winning Shine) made a movie starring Hollywood heartthrob Clive Owen in little old South Australia […]

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 […]

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