Evelyn and Terence met here in Australia a few years ago when they came over from Singapore for their studies. Not only have they completed their studies and went home with a degree each, they also found each other.
A few months before their wedding day, they flew over to Perth to relive some of their sweet memories of Perth and visited places where they used to hang out together. They also arranged for their pre-wedding photos to be taken here in Perth.
The Pre-wedding portrait session was all romantic, it was all about their celebration of their love for each other (engagement) and their pending nuptial. One could easily have thought that the love birds just got married on that day and were having their wedding photos done.
Here are some of highlights of that day…
Evelyn and Terence, thanks for sharing a wonderful day with us and congrats to your recent marriage!
They were so in love. There were many tears of joy throughout the whole day. Rebecca and Loren’s wedding day couldn’t have been more romantic and joyful.
Rebecca grew up in WA, Loren was from New Zealand. They found each other in Queensland and came back to WA for their wedding that was shared by the closest of friends and family. They held their wedding at the Meelup beach, arguably one of the most beautiful beach in the South West of Western Australia. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect.
It was a cool and breezy spring day, the sky did open up for a few showers. We did dashed for umbrellas a couple of times, but in turned up to be showers of blessings for all as the dramatic sky provided the best backdrops for photos.
Congratulations to Rebecca and Loren. Thank you for asking us to document your special day.
Sarah brought her beau fiancé, Paul, back to Perth in early spring this year to exchange vows in front of their family and their best friends at the Bicton Quarantine Park. Sarah and Paul, who now reside in Melbourne, wanted to escape the “dreadful” Melbourne weather to celebrate their union in the fair weather Perth. The day couldn’t be more perfect, with nice sun light and clouds to provide drama to the photos when needed. The day ended with Sarah and Paul celebrating their marriage with a drink at the Little Creatures Brewery before rejoining their families for a private dinner.
Tammy and Frank exchanged vows in the grandiose church of the St Patrick’s Basilica in Fremantle. It was a day that was filled with lots of emotions, with lots of laughters and tears of joy.
After the ceremony, it was the formal session with the fun loving bridal party at Fremantle, and Minim Cove Park before heading to the Novotel Perth Langley hotel for the reception.
Little did I know that Frank’s father (and one of his uncles) actually knew my parents. What a small world!
Here are some of the images we documented that day…
It was just two months ago when Angela and Jason exchanged their vows in front of their families and the best of friends at the picturesque Milbrook Winery. The day was bright and cheerful, right in the middle of August. It was a beautiful winter morning when the wedding ceremony took place.
Angela and Jason were totally in love. With their two boys at their side and a third soon coming, the radiant bride brought many smiles on everyone’s face, and naturally, Jason could not take his eyes off his beautiful and pregnant wife throughout the ceremony.
Angela and Jason, thank you for sharing your special day with us.
Thanks also to Charlene for assisting me that day.
A friend of mine from work asked me to shoot her daughter’s baptism. I was thrilled to be asked as I had been wanting to shoot Xanthe for a while but never quite find the opportunity to do so. Xanthe was so adorable during the entire service, and I was pleasantly surprised how she was able to hold up so well throughout the baptism service albeit it was actually time for a nap for her.
I was happy to be able to capture some key moments during the baptism and here are some photos to share.
It was raining quite a bit on Laura and Elvis’s big day. Amazingly as it was, the rain stopped just in time for Laura to leave home for the church. When we were travelling between locations, the rain would start pouring but stop in time when as we arrived. There is an old saying that rain on your wedding day is a lucky omen. The Italians even have a saying for it, “Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata”, which means that a wet bride is a lucky bride.
It also appears that this myth comes from several cultures mainly from the Hindu with the idea that a wet knot is harder to untie. Since marriage is often referred to as tying the knot. Rain was also a symbol of fertility to agricultural societies, since rain restored and maintained the wellness of crops. Crops were peoples main source of stability and income so it was thought to guarantee a long happy marriage!
While we did get some raindrops, we managed to stay dry and had some fun capturing awesome images.
Thank you Laura and El for sharing your special day with us. We did have heaps of fun and it was such a great joy to us to witness the love between you two and the love you shared with your family and friends.
Thanks also to Charlene for assisting me.
On a late afternoon a few days before Laura & El’s wedding day in May, we took the couple to East Perth to do a pre-wedding session. With the sun setting against the cloudy sky, the ambient could not have been more romantic!
We will be putting up some photos of Laura & El’s gorgeous wedding photos soon.
Laura & El, once again, congratulations to your matrimony. We had so much fun on the pre-wedding session and on your wedding day. You are absolutely fabulous!
Valerie and Alex are getting married in Singapore later this year. We did an engagement session with them around some locations in Perth in April. The shoot was lots of fun as the couple quickly warmed up and relaxed in front of the cameras.
Valerie & Alex, we wish you the very best on your wedding day and your new life together as a married couple.
Lastly, a special thanks to my friend David Pang for assisting me on this shoot.
Amanda and Kieran were married on a perfect autumn day in May. One couldn’t ask for a better day. With cool gentle autumn breeze caressing our cheeks, golden sunlight peeling through the trees, the wedding ceremony was held in the most beautiful setting at the Sunken Gardens in UWA.
It was also an extra special day for me, it was my birthday. What more could I ask for, doing something I was totally passionate about, documenting a special day for a special couple.
The day seemed to past too quickly, I suppose when we are having fun, time always seems to just fly past us at warp speed!
Thank you Amanda and Kieran for sharing such a fantastic day with me. Thanks also to Charlene for assisting me.
We were recently asked to provide some coverage of a couple of traditional classic Indian (Tamil) dance recitals. Bharatanatyam Arangetram, as it is known, is a graduation performance. With each performance, the dancers danced for about 3 hours to the applauds of the appreciated audience.
We were treated to an array of speculator colours and rhythmic classical Indian music. The dancers floated gracefully across the stage, periodically stopped for graceful poses.
Bharatanatyam is a traditional dance-form known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses. Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by many dancers all over the world. The Arangetram is the graduation performance that the dancers must perform to the public to obtain formal approval from the audience. It is a test for the student(Sishya) as well as the teacher (Guru), as the Guru’s knowledge and the Sishya’s talent are judged publicly by the audience. The Arangetram is only performed when the Guru feels that the Sishya is capable and skilled enough to perform. A student would have gone through at least 10 to 12 years of training before such refined skills are obtained.
A few students from The Temple of Fine Arts in Perth presented their Arangetram performances at the John Curtin College of the Arts and we were there to capture their performances.
It was a cool and breezy autumn day when Yanthe and Mark exchanged vows at the Sandalford Wines. It was an elegant and emotive ceremony shared with family and friends.
Formal portraits with the bridal party were taken at the Lancaster Wines. With the beautiful landscape and dramatic sky as the backdrop, and a fun loving group, we had such a great time and were most reluctant to head back to Sandalford for the reception.
Here are some of the images we captured on their special day….
Yanthe and Mark, thank you for choosing us to be part of your special day.
Ceremony: Sandalford Wines
Reception: Sandalford Wines
Assistant: Charlene of November Images (Thanks for the great work!)