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.
Everyone could tell that they were so madly in love. Bradley even admitted that he was emotional and almost shed a tear when he first saw Frances walking down the aisle in the chapel.
Frances and Bradley are some of the most brilliant minds that came out of Perth. They have chosen London to be their home and to pursue their dreams and careers. They returned to Perth to be married in the mist of their families and friends.
Frances and Brad, thank you for asking us to document your wedding and sharing such a wonderful day with us. You two are such beautiful people are we wish you all the success in your careers in London.
Not all marriages are made in heaven, but it’s hard not to think so when your wedding is greeted by a day that could well be what it’s like. It was one of those when Cassandra and Leon got married. Sunny, warm, with a bit of a breeze, but not too much, with bees buzzing peacefully around the fountain in St George’s College, where the ceremony was held. A perfect summer’s day. A perfect wedding day.
Their ceremony was held in the beautiful chapel at the St George’s College ground. Bridal portraits were taken at both the college ground and University of Western Australia (UWA)across the road. The entire bridal party was up to the challenges we gave them as we filled the afternoon shoot with lots of laughters and fun.
A quick trip to the iconic Matilda Bay Boatshed for some photos was done before we headed down to Red Herring Restaurant in East Fremantle for the reception.
The evening was completed when Cassy and Leon performed their magnificent bridal waltz to the tune of “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. There were lots of “wows” and “oohs” as the newly wed couple put up some stunning dance moves and the guests were treated to a superbly choreographed routine.
Here are some of the highlights of their day…
Ceremony: St George’s College
Reception: Red Herring Restaurant
Cassy and Leon, thank you for choosing us to document your special day.
Clare and Nic held their wedding ceremony in a beautiful garden setting at the Variety Pavilion in Kings Park. Their ceremony was witnessed by their families (with all of them flown in from overseas), their closest of friends and work colleagues. There were constant laughters and smiles all around. It was surely an emotional and memorable day for all who were there.
We proceeded to UWA after the ceremony for some quick portrait shoots with the couple before returning to Kings Park to rejoin the guests and friends.
Here are some images of their day…
Cara & Frank were married in mid September. I assisted Lauren Wellington at their wedding. This was also my first assisting work in this new wedding season.
Here are some of the images I captured on that day that I really like:
You can view more photos of Cara & Frank’s wedding at Lauren’s blog.
Serene is a long time good friend of mine. I got to know Serene when she came to Perth from Malaysia to study at University of Western Australia (UWA). We have known each other for more than 10 years. Wow, how time flies….
Benny is a good friend of my other friend, Peter. In fact Benny was Peter’s best man. I came to know Benny then as I was the wedding photographer for Peter. What a small world huh. I would never have dreamed that after 1 year and a half, Peter and Benny would swap roles. Benny became the groom while Peter, his best man, and I, still the wedding photographer.
The wedding was held on the first day of November, a beautiful day. The weather was perfect.
We started off early in the morning. Benny, Peter and another groomsman, Joseph started their day at Benny’s place getting prepared while I was with Serene doing some prep shoot.
Benny and his entourage of eager boys got ready before setting of to “pick up the bride”.
It is a Chinese tradition for the groom to “fetch” the bride from her home to the place where the wedding ceremony is to be held. Fetching the bride was a non-trival process. Obstacles were placed by Serene’s sisters and girlfriends to stop the boys from entering the house until Benny and his troops passed a series of tests. This practice is also commonly called the “door crashing”.
(You can read more about the “Fetching the Bride” practice here.)
(You can view more photos by following this link.)
Congratulations to your both. You make such a wonderful pair. Thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer. It was such a great pleasure to be part of your wedding.