Jackie and David’s wedding was blessed with beautiful weather throughout their ceremony and when backed by the wonderful scenery of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, it made for a wedding that was an absolute joy to be a wedding photographer at! Jackie and David were particularly lucky with the weather due to the crazy Adelaide weather we were experiencing throughout January, but it turned out absolutely perfect for them. I was actually called up the day before to cover this wedding, so I was very pleased to have had no other booking on their day to photograph them!


As Jackie and David opted to take advantage of my flexible hourly-based wedding photography package, I was asked to cover about an hour of Jackie’s preparation at a home just outside the city. The time was mostly spent running after the children and getting them ready, and then having the dress put on just before we were due to leave for the Botanic Garden.

Adelaide Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony

Jackie and David’s wedding ceremony took place on a grassy hill overlooking the central Botanic Garden cafe and adjacent lake. The bridal party were protected from the harsh sun somewhat by a shadow cast by a nearby gum tree, which was good otherwise they would have struggled with the heat. It was the first time I had photographed a wedding taking place at this location within the Botanic Garden, with previous weddings I’ve covered taking place closer to the north terrace entrance. This area provided for a far nicer backdrop however and looked lovely.

Glamour Photos

Directly after the ceremony, and the group photos the bridal party and I walked around the botanic garden for around an hour to take some glamour photos. As the sun was quite low in the sky, I was particularly focused on using the incredible foliage the gardens provide to incorporate some sun flares into their wedding photos.

Ayer’s House Wedding Reception

Jackie and David’s wedding reception took place just across the road from the Botanic Garden at Ayer’s House, a stately reception venue which once housed the family of one of South Australia’s most successful politicians; Sir Henry Ayers. Today the house serves as a wedding and function center.

I’d like to thank Jackie and David for having me capture their wedding photography and I hope they enjoy their photos!

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