Every wedding I'm excited to see the beautiful table set ups and seeing as I see so many I thought it might be helpful for future brides and grooms to see some of my favourites!Read More
I absolutely adore flowers. I always try and have at least one bunch of flowers in my home at all times! I think they really pull a wedding together and I love seeing the choices that couples make with their floral arrangements. I've seen so many arrangements and photographed so many that I thought it was only right to put together a list of my favourites!Read More
An engagement shoot. A pre-wedding shoot. Whatever you call them, you've probably seen them on various photographers' websites and you're weighing up whether to take advantage of one because you don't like having your photo taken. If you fall into this category, you're definitely in need of an engagement shoot!Read More
A couple of months ago I got married in Italy. A lot of people have been asking me how I planned a destination wedding, so I thought this little guide might help some of you brides and grooms who are planning a destination wedding and trying to balance it with work and life commitments! Some of these tips also work for weddings at home.Read More
I'm not sure if there's a phrase that fills my heart with more dread. Obviously as a photographer I'm far more inclined to protest the absolute necessity of a wedding photographer on your big day, but it's for good reason. As a bride-to-be myself, I'm regularly chatting to fellow brides about their planning processes and all the little stresses that come with planning a wedding (do we really have to feed people this super expensive menu? What on earth are wedding favours for?). Something that crops up sometimes is the question "why do we need a professional?", which is then followed with "I'm pretty sure Ryan/Adam/Fred has a great camera - surely he can just snap away at the wedding".
First of all, let's give Ryan/Adam/Fred a break. He's meant to be a guest at your wedding, not a supplier! Secondly, Ryan/Adam/Fred might be a fantastic landscape photographer but you're not a landscape. Your wedding day contains heaps of different lighting conditions and events that you can't repeat - why risk leaving it in the hands of someone who's used to photographing mountains that rarely move?
Once the cake's been eaten and the guests have gone home you're left with your photos. Your kids and grandkids will delight looking at all the dodgy haircuts and questionable suit choices. You'll laugh at the best man breaking out his best dance moves. Don't you love seeing wedding photos from the 60s with the short babydoll dresses? The amazing wallpaper choices of the 70s? You're paying to preserve this moment, this memory for generations to come.
If you've been told your wedding day will go by in a flash, it's true. I've not had my wedding yet, but I know from attending many many weddings that they go by so quickly. I've had countless brides tell me that they're so happy they have the images to remember what turned out to be an amazing, fleeting day.
You're not just paying for a photographer. You're paying for someone who's seen it all - someone who can suggest last minute ideas for first dance songs, someone who can help arrange flowers and can help work out the best timeline for your day. We've got your back.