Emma and Nick | Holy Trinity Berrima, Centennial Vineyards, Bowral

I have said it before, I have a real love for Friday weddings. I’m sure deciding to hold my own wedding on a Friday has something to do with my love affair with the day, but there is also something …. Magical about it. A long weekend is loved by all anyway, but starting one on a Friday, in such a happy and joyous way, and having the WHOLE weekend to recover, it just makes for a great party!

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Pete and Rach | Centennial Vineyards, Bowral

I drove up to the beautiful property in Mittagong to meet gorgeous Rach and her family, and was stunned by its beauty! For some reason, I had it in my mind that her parents owned the beautiful home she was staying at, and wondered how they could have looked past the immaculate gardens for the wedding ceremony - I was greeted with collective sighs of, “I Wish!” when I voiced my thoughts.

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Ashleigh and Mitch | Bodycotts Studio, Fitzroy Falls + Canyonleigh Hall, Canyonleigh

Apart from my work, my beautiful horse, and of course, my family, one of my biggest passions is my garden. I find myself drifting outside many times throughout the day … sometimes to still myself before a day of shooting, quite often to ground myself after long stretches of editing, and nearly always to clear my mind at the end of a long and busy day.

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Lex and Rob | Bowral, Southern Highlands

I knew, from the first day I spoke with Lex and Rob, that this wedding would be all things amazing. I’m a sook in day to day life anyway … the Kleenex ad, with that little fluffy puppy, makes me tear up! And don’t even get me started on the Apple ads … I don’t even HAVE an Iphone, but the music, the story…. Gets me Every. Single. Time! All weddings hit me hard.

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Sharon and Rob | Glenquarry Hall, Southern Highlands

If there’s one thing that makes a photographer do a little happy dance, it’s clouds, beautiful white clouds as a perfect backdrop to rolling hills and gorgeous faces. I am sure that Rob and Sharon woke up on their wedding day to a clear blue sky and bright shinning sun and felt relief that their day was looking perfect, but I secretly got excited when the clouds started rolling in as the day went on! A little less-so when I felt drops of rain … but no one dares complain about rain these days, not even a bride and groom!!

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Choosing the right Photographer... For you!

Life is made up of little moments, many are simply missed or gone in the blink of an eye. Many times we only get one chance to capture life in Just. That. Minute. The right photographer will help you remember them forever. That’s why choosing a photographer is so important! I remember when we chose our wedding photographer, it felt effortless, and we were filled with confidence with who was capturing our special day.

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Jessica and Brendon | Sylvan Glen, Penrose

Over the last few years, I feel like I have really gotten to know Jess and Brendon. I've shot them a few times now, met their family, and had the joy of photographing their gorgeous little girl for their engagement shoot with a twist! This wedding was a real set and forget affair... it was planned a full 2 years out, all the details discussed, and then one day, it just arrived! Jess was a calm organised bride, Brendon and cool and unflappable groom. The intention for the day was for it to be relaxed, happy, comfortable, joyful, and fun (and boy was it fun!!).

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Aldo and Isabella | Milton Park, Bowral

I was so excited to hear from a dear friend recently - we had spent our senior school years together and had been in and out of each others homes, and in and out of our parents kitchens, for several years! Although we now live far away from each other, and our lives have taken their own twists and turns, it is lovely to keep in touch through the magic that is Facebook and feel connected to one another.

 

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Stella and Matthew | Centennial Vineyards, Bowral

As the local Southern Highlanders started pulling out puffy jackets and complaining about the freezing cold weather (as is done every year at around this time!), I had been keeping my eye on the grape vines. Each morning and afternoon, as I drove along Centennial Road to school and back with the boys, I watched the delicate leaves turn from a hint of yellow, deepening orange, vivid red, and finally, and most unfortunately, to a crumbly brown. 

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The Speakeasy Club | Bowral, NSW

Last night I was asked along to photograph the The Speakeasy Club, at the gorgeous Onesta Cucina in the heart of Bowral, to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I will happily admit I had NO idea what I was walking in to! I had been battling Pharyngitis all week and had lost track of all time and space. I knew I had a gig on Friday night, and left it at that. It was a mad end of week rush around, school pickup, an impromptu Friday afternoon cheese and wine date with my favourite school mums, and the usual rush around to coordinate work schedules with my forever traveling husband who was landing later than planned from his Brisbane trip. A few phone calls later, and the boys were being driven out to Sutton Forest to have dinner with my little sis and her fiance, and I was on my way home to get my head around the evenings shoot. 

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Mathilde and Robbie | Bowral, NSW

ilde many years before we moved down to the beautiful Southern Highlands. My sister needed a helping hand with her three beautiful little girls, and after the usual process of looking for someone you connect with, she asked Mathilde to help her out with the day to day running of a busy family. She was always an extremely calming influence in a very busy home. She would speak gently, in a gorgeous french accent, and she made a wonderful impression on all of us. Life carries on, the girls started in their various schools, and gorgeous Mathilde married a handsome local boy and set down roots in beautiful Burradoo. They live on the most gorgeous property, only a few minutes out of town. It is calm and serene, and feels like it's a million miles away.

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Barroul House | Kiama, NSW

When I teach photography to groups of kids, I start by showing them some examples of how diverse photography is, and how immersed it is in our lives that we hardly even notice its presence. I show them examples of breakfast cereal boxes, fashion magazines, realestate brochures, book covers, travel brochures, and even the home delivery menu from their favourite local restaurant. I love the idea that what I do each and every day has the potential to have lasting historical value, but in truth, most photography in our day and age is fleeting, looked at for mere moments, and then discarded for the next thing. Yes, this is different from beautiful family images, treasured prints, and photobooks, but they are just a drop in the ocean compared to photography as a whole. 

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