Bek and Spud were a blast to be around and be their wedding photographer at their McLaren Vale wedding. Such a laid back and quirky couple the entire day was a joy to photograph 🙂 They opted to take advantage of my very reasonable full day rates, coupled with the rental of my photo booth, complete with a customised green screen background. Usually when I’m asked to cover a McLaren Vale wedding, I assume the venue would be a winery, however Bek and Spud’s wedding took advantage of the public speaking platform on the main street of Mclaren Vale, and then had their reception right next door in the McLaren Vale remembrance Hall. It was great little location, easy to navigate and nice to navigate. After their ceremony, we all hopped in a bus and headed down to a piece of Kuitpo forest I knew to take some photos amongst the tall pine trees in the area.

Preparation photos

Both Bek and Spud were being prepared on different levels of a two story rental beach house in nearby Aldinga Beach. Preparation was a fun affair, with both groups, the grooms men and bridal party quite keen on being as light hearted as possible. This is great as a wedding photographer as it allows me to capture their own personalities so much better while they are having fun and just being themselves. Was a wonderful morning.

McLaren Vale wedding ceremony

The public space next to the McLaren Vale Remembrance Hall is just off the main road of McLaren Vale and features a huge permanent awning that provided some much needed shade over Bek and Spud on what was a very sunny day. It’s a very open place, very suited for weddings, or other public events such as concerts or rallies having a small stage under the awning and a huge open concreted space for onlookers.

Kuitpo Forest wedding photos

The Kuitpo Forest was the first of many forest plantations in the Mount Lofty Ranges, planted in 1898 to ensure a sustainable timber supply for South Australia. Today the Forest serves as a popular hiking and camping location covering an area of about 36 square kilometres. The tall, slim and straight pines of the forest lends itself well to wedding photography providing a unique location not often seen in South Australia. Unfortunately though, I feel as though I may have asked a little too much of Bek and Spud to climb a few hills to get some good vantage photographic compositions (sorry about that!) But I hope the photos I’ve produced make up for our little adventure!

Mclaren Vale wedding reception

The McLaren Vale remembrance hall served as a nice open and airy reception location with ample dance floor and space for quite a few tables. Bek and Spud had a buffet style sit down dinner where their guests served themselves and had some friends manning a bar for drinks. It all worked very well and was very personable.

Thankyou Bek and Spud for having me as their wedding photographer, the entire day was a blast to attend and I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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