As the year comes to a close, we thought we’d share a few cheeky favourites from Jason and Ruth’s wedding. Such a stunning location, I guess these two don’t look too bad either…
Myself and Marc have been shooting weddings together for a few years now. This all started when I bought my first camera with the money I scored from my 21st birthday party. I had no idea what I was doing when I took photos, but I thought they were awesome… let me tell you, they were not. Marc soon after jumped on the photography scene with me, obviosuly drawn in by my (lack of) skill. He bought the same camera, we both went out shooting landscapes together. After we had exhausted all possible photography locations (without having to travel for hours), we were keen to take it to the next level, portraits! The sound of this at the time was a daunting one. How do we photograph people properly and make it look natural? And not look like awkward creeps taking shots to hang on their bedroom walls?
We began climbing this mountain by shooting each other! Yes, call it bromance if you must, two grown men were out and about in parks and rivers taking photos of one another. This was the only avenue we deemed effective in learning how to pose and shoot living, breathing subjects. The next thing I know, we are shooting couples! They may have been close friends at first, but nonetheless we stopped looking like we were shooting desk calandars for one another. We gained momentum from here on out, and fast. After maybe 3 or 4 shoots, we got our first wedding! Excitement and nerves ran through us weeks before this wedding, this was now serious business, this was it… could we pull it off?
Well, almost 3 years down the track we are still alive and well, still shooting and very overwhelmed by how quickly we are growing in this industry. We are so lucky to be able to do what we do, because we love it. And to be doing it alongside one of your best mates is an absolute blessing. We love the creativity, excitement, passion and sheer joy that surrounds a wedding day. We thought we’d share some of the story so far in these images below. We are thrilled by the support so many people are giving us. We cannot do what we do without people backing us and trusting us, so thank you!
There is something special about getting married on your own property. Especially when it is a stunning farm in a picturesque setting. There was no better location for Marc and Tarsha to get married. It all happened in Werris Creek (30 minutes out from Tamworth) on Tarsha’s parents farm. Myself and Marc (photographer Marc) had never seen such a beautiful setting; we knew this day was going to be a treat. We were put up in the famous Golden Guitar hotel in Tamworth the night prior. The Groom and his boys stayed just 3 doors down.
The Saturday could not have been more perfect. Amazing weather, relaxed atmosphere, along with family and friends that made sure Marc and myself were always looked after. One of the most enjoyable days we’ve had. As you will see from what follows, the farm was just stunning, along with our wonderful Bride and Groom. We had every single ingredient to make this day one Marc and Tarsha would never forget.
Scott & Jasmine are your picturesque couple. This day was a breeze and just a bucket-load of fun. Typically, as any wedding should be, this day was full of happiness and touching emotion. The defining moment for me was the morning at Scott’s place. A sentimental and distinctly memorable moment was between Scott and his brother. Where Scott, unknowingly to him, was presented with a very special gift. It was his father’s old watch, fully refurbished and ticking again. Scott’s father unfortunately had since passed, so as you could imagine, this was bound to be a very touching moment between brothers.
Today’s bridal party looked like they had been hand picked from a Hollywood shortlist of the world’s most attractive people. Lets just say they scrubbed up very nicely. On top of that, the wedding ceremony and reception location was held on Belgenny Farm in Camden, one of the most stunning locations we have yet seen. Today had all the ingredients for the perfect wedding, and it was just that!
A relaxed, fun and laid back bridal party really brought the best out of everyone, and the photos definitely tell that story. Marc and I had an awesome time doing what we do best, also learning more as we experiemented with some different shots and ultimately allowing Scott and Jasmine to savour the fond memories of their special day as they look back on what we captured.