Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tara & Jardian- Sep 2008

The weather had been fine in the days preceeding the wedding of Tara & Jardian, but on their day the rain did not let up. It thankfully was not driving rain or particularly heavy, it was just constant. The situation changed much of how I would normally cover the wedding day photography. It may be of interest to some that in the hundreds of weddings I have covered, only 3 have rained consistently. The places I had wanted to take the Bride & Groom changed significantly because of the dress length and the incumbent difficulties that would present having to "carry" the dress as well as maneuver an umbrella and boquet as well. The hair was also a concern to avoid it becoming wet. The ceremony was in Sydney's north west and then we drove into the city of Sydney and walked from the Town Hall arcade into the Cascade cafe with it's wonderful staff and beautiful waterfall backdrop, and then walked through the historic and glorious Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and Town Hall. After some shots there we went to the St George boat club for the reception. This was a great wedding and I loved the couple who were so happy to be together, Jardian was clearly in love with his choice of bride. There was some angst on my part to aptly cater for the day initially to psych myself into thinking differently and challenging myself because of the weather, and that I did. This was also the first wedding Loren, another assistant started working with me who did extremely well.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Madelyn & James - Aug 2008

It was an absolute pleasure to cover the wedding for Madelyn & James they are a great couple. Normally, I never photograph weddings without having met the prospective bride & groom beforehand, for a couple of reasons. In this situation however, I have known Madelyn's parents for many years and when her Mum Trisha chose me to do the wedding pictures after looking at this blog, speaking with me and seeing me work at a couple of other weddings, I was more than happy to do the pictures for them. I found them to be a wonderful young couple and nothing seemed to be too much trouble at all. They were married in Carlingford and had some pictures on Sydney Harbour and the reception was at the glorious state library known as the Mitchell library, which is very historic and a delightful place to have a wedding reception. The guard at the front desk said to me that they don't have many weddings there. I had not been there in many years. I am grateful for having been asked to capture this day for them and hope they find a lifetime of joy and happiness together.