Date Archives November 2011

Zara and Andrew | Kojonup Wedding Photography

Those of you that read our blog regularly will know that the words are not its strength Smile. A particularly bad example of writer’s block is here – we’ve been sitting on this blog post now for about a week. We’re simply having difficulties conveying just how beautiful Zara and Andrew’s wedding was, and what a great experience it was to share this day with them.

The wedding was held in Kojonup, which is a small country town approximately 260km south of Perth. In Kojonup, the sun bakes the golden barley fields and sheep outnumber people by a ratio of almost 500 to 1. Wikipedia tells us that the Kojonup Shire was the first shire in Western Australia to have one million sheep!! One of many sheep farms is Andrew’s family farm, and it was there that the beautiful wedding ceremony was held.

Before the ceremony, we spent some time with Andrew and his groomsmen. This group was an athletic one, and they calmed nerves by playing some living room football as well as backyard golf. The girls got ready at the lovely Jacaranda Heights bed and breakfast. From there, we drove to the farm for the ceremony and were greeted by statues of Zara and Andrew made entirely of hay bales!

The location photos were taken around the farm – the light was just magnificient and the views were breathtaking. We even used a shearing shed as a backdrop for some photos!

The reception was held at the Stone Mason's Distillery, which was so tastefully decorated for the evening. Most of the decorations, just like the invitations and the gorgeous little details that this wedding was full of, were designed by Zara herself!

This really is a mega post, with close to 100 photos. This was a mega experience for us and it could not have been any other way.

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Samantha and Jared | Perth Wedding Photography

Married life is about sacrifices. Guys know that. Especially guys like Jared. What else would you call a Kiwi guy getting married at the same time the All Blacks are playing a World Cup quarter final, except the ultimate sacrifice? Smile Well, he did it, and together with everyone else, we appreciated the sacrifice. We got to photograph a beautiful wedding, involving beautiful people at beautiful locations.

We started with Sam’s bridal preparation shots at the Duxton Hotel in Perth. We love going to the Duxton and similar hotels to make use of their grand interiors for portrait backdrops. The ceremony was held at the lovely lawn area outside the Old Swan Brewery, the well-known Perth landmark that also hosted the reception. In between the ceremony and reception we popped over the road to the fig tree park area for some location photography.

The rugby record books will say that the All Blacks won on that day, but we feel we were also winners with getting a chance to photograph this wedding.

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Tanya and Ashley | Wedding Photography in Perth

When we first learnt where Tanya and Ashley were living at the moment, we needed Wikipedia to help us out. The small, predominantly Aboriginal town of Nullagine is where they both work as teachers in a local government school. I have a soft spot for teachers, as my mum was a high school mathematics teacher, who also taught in a remote Western Australian town (Kununurra in her case).

Organising a wedding from a distance is a hard thing to do, and Tanya and Ashley did really really well. It was a great joy and lots of fun to spend the day with them. We started the day with Tanya’s bridal preparation shots at the Mulberry Mansion in Fremantle. This holiday home is very spacious, has a lovely rustic feel to it and is really a perfect setting to get ready for the big day.

The wedding ceremony was held at the Araluen Botanic Park, which is just around the corner from the Araluen Golf Resort where we were a couple of weeks ago for the wedding of Shiralee and Nicholas. The botanic park is simply drop dead gorgeous for ceremonies as well as a backdrop for location photography. In the past it was better known for its famous tulip festival, which sadly has been cancelled for the past two years due to, of all things, parking issues. Silly politics.

The wedding reception was held at the very cosy Villa Pourzand, which is really an Italian countryside restaurant somehow transplanted to Perth.

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