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December 20, 2019

Sometimes everything comes together just right. The venue (Brooklyn Farm is next level awesome), the weather, the couple, the guests and all the other little things just fall into place. I’m sure Sasha and Brett (but mostly Sasha!) would have a slightly different take on in, with all the planning, organising, rushing around and ensuring […]

December 12, 2019

When I first met Nicole and Cam they told me how much they loved sunsets. I mean, everyone loves sunsets, but these guys LOVE sunsets and it was important to them to get some sweet shots of the sun saying goodnight to their wedding. Honestly, I was a bit like “well, a fair bit of […]

July 6, 2017

For whatever reason, it hardly ever rains at the wrong time on a wedding day. Maybe it’s because 95% of my weddings are in the driest state of the driest continent on earth, actually, that’s almost certainly the reason, but even when rain is forecast it always seems to dodge my weddings when it needs to. […]

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 […]

August 31, 2015

SC Pannell Winery wedding, Maclaren vale wedding photography

We started the day, like all good weddings should, with a game of beach cricket and a swim in the ocean. The problem was it was super windy and actually pretty chilly, a lot colder than we were expecting when we put the schedule together. Fortunately Tim and his men were up for anything and […]

July 27, 2015

Penny's hills wedding tree, mclaren vale wedding

A phrase that gets said at a lot of my meetings with couples is “we hate having our photo taken, one of us is always blinking, we’ve got like 2 nice photos of us”. I assume that these couples are sitting on my couch because they like my informal approach to wedding photography and the […]

February 13, 2015

Back in 2006 when I got my first digital SLR I used to take it everywhere. As time went on I accumulated more lenses, a second body and some flashes, and whenever I travelled anywhere, whether it was a weekend in Barcelona or a week hiking the Cinque Terre my big heavy kit came with […]

January 20, 2015

Any business book will tell you that to stand out from the crowd you need to be doing something different. Zig when everyone else zags. To that end, when the rest of the world was busy putting together their summary of 2014 at the appropriate time (ie the last few days of the year) I […]

December 13, 2014

Weddings don’t have to be big. In fact, when a wedding is stripped back to the bare essentials it has a way of simplifying everything and making it even more beautiful. Case in point, Bec and James. One of my favourite weddings of 2014 and a wedding with just 27 guests and no bridal party.

April 3, 2011

McLaren Vale gay wedding

Rain. Not enough of it and it’s bad for the farmers, too much and it’s the same problem. The comparatively wet and cool 12 months we’ve just had might be causing all sorts of headaches for SA winemakers but the flipside is lush green lawns and super picturesque vines and rolling hills which are perfect […]

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