Golden Grove Uniting Church Wedding – Lucy & Callum

Lucy and Callum’s historic Golden Grove Uniting Church wedding was on a rather wet and windy day in April, but the weather certainly did not hamper any celebrations! I was asked to be Lucy and Callum’s wedding photographer for their entire day, so this saw me at both of their preparation locations, through to the end of their reception at the Palais, Semaphore. Lucy and Callum got onto be as I was recommended by a wedded couple whom I covered their wedding for several years prior – Bron and Robert. It’s always great to find out that I was recommended due to my prior work! 😀

Preparation

Callum and his entourage were being prepared at the awesome Largs Pier hotel, so we were able to make use of the historic surrounds for some of their photos! The weather was horrible while they were being prepared, but the rain held up enough for us to venture outside for a bit before I head off to Lucy’s place of preparation.

Lucy and her bridal party were being prepared at their house, closer to Golden Grove. I arrived just as their makeup was just getting finished so this allowed me to take a few shots of them finishing up before putting on her dress and looking awesome in front of their large window. The overall atmosphere was one of fun and laughter, if there were any nerves Lucy hid them well! 😀

Golden Grove Uniting Church Wedding Ceremony

Lucy was all smiles as soon as she arrived for her Golden Grove Uniting Church Wedding. Thankfully the weather had changed for the better by then and the church was packed with family and friends ready to celebrate Lucy and Callum’s wedding!

The Golden Grove Uniting Church is a pretty, historic church built to serve the Golden Grove area back in 1866 with the aim to be more practical, rather than ornamental. With this mindset, the church was built to be quite humble, but because of this the present day church oozes old-world charm and simplistic beauty. The back of the church has some more modern facilities like a meeting hall, but the original church out the front is untouched.

Lucy and Callum’s  wedding ceremony was full of hymn and personalised bible readings which made for a beautifully intimate wedding ceremony.

Glamour Photos

After the ground photos and some shots fo the cars in front of the Golden Grove Uniting Church, we head off to a nearby park, complete with some awesome gum trees and a pretty little pond we made use of to get some great reflections shots. We then head off to the Largs Bay pier for some shots along the jetty. The first head to the Semaphore jetty, only to find that the weather was causing waves to crest over the jetty itself, so we head to the Largs Pier as it’s taller. The wind and rain was fun to battle against as we walked together taking shots, but sometimes the bad weather creates some awesome unique wedding photography.

Palais Wedding Reception

The Palais at Semaphore was the venue for Lucy and Callum’s wedding reception. They have a purpose-built contained tent-like structure built out the back of the establishment that makes for a private, intimate venue, perfect for weddings.

Thanks so much to Lucy and Callum for having me as their wedding photographer! I had a heap of fun and I hope you enjoy your photos.

Frame your wedding photography, PLEASE!

Adelaide Botanical Gardens Wedding – Kat & Monty

Kat and Monty’s Adelaide Botanical Gardens wedding was supposed to take place at the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, only to have them forced to change venue the night before due to a catastrophic fire danger alert put out in the Mt Lofty ranges. We had even walked about the Mt Lofty Gardens and sorted out everything we were going to do before hand – only to have it change to the city! It all worked out well though, as thankfully there was my favourite spot in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens free for their ceremony, and despite the whole thing being stressful for the bride and groom, the whole day worked out fantastically 🙂

Adelaide Botanical Gardens Wedding Ceremony

I was asked to be Kat and Monty’s wedding photographer for 3 hours on their day, which allowed me to cover their ceremony at the large tree at the northern end of the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, and then around an hour or so walking about the gardens itself for some glamour shots. As the fire danger had been declared, you could probably imagine the sort of weather we had for the day – super sunny and getting up there in temperature – which was pretty lucky considering that the week leading up to their day the weather hadn’t been great.

Kat and Monty’s ceremony took place without a hitch, and included their two boys, symbolising the coming together of their new family unit. It’s always nice to include any children involved, as it recognises them as also making a commitment as a newly formed family. Was lovely 🙂

Adelaide Botanical Gardens Glamour Photos

After the usual family photos, the bridal party and I went for a bit of a lap of the gardens to take some glamour shots, starting out with the magnificent money-shot of the gardens – the elm walkway. Love those trees that bend over the path to create a magical canopy. I knew it was Kat’s goal to make use of this space for the best images possible as it was one of the saving graces she had from her original choice of holding her wedding ceremony at the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens. The sunny day made this task super awesome 😀 Another request was replicating a shot I took at Ciara and Max’s wedding almost a year earlier of a black and white detail shot of a large tree at the southern end of the gardens. It’s always nice to hear what other’s favourite shots are from my weddings 🙂

Thanks so much to Kat and Monty for having me capture their wedding photography! Sorry that your first choice of the Mt Lofty Botanical Park wasnt available for you, but I’m sure you enjoyed your day nonetheless!

Darwin Wedding Photography webpage launch

Ever since Mark and Kathryn’s wedding I covered in Darwin back in 2016, coupled with my increase in popularity via my instagram account, which allows me to broadcast my work at a global scale, I’ve had a few enquiries for Darwin Wedding Photography, which I think is pretty awesome! As a result, I’d like to announce the launch of darwinweddingphotography.com – a website dedicated to what I offer in darwin in regards to my wedding photography. Nothing is different in regards to service – aside from the slight increase in price due to travel costs.

I love covering weddings in Darwin, as the whole city is set up with different biomes of scenery all over the place, and the sun sets in the Northern Territory are to die for! I love it so much in fact that I’m keen on covering as many weddings as I can in the North End, while still being very competitive with prices for wedding photographers up there!

I still use a video I produced while covering Mark and Kathryn’s wedding to showcase how I work at weddings to all  new clients, and one of the main comments I get back from people who view it is that I’m able to properly capture the landscape aspect and colours so prevalent in the Northern Territory, which is what I’ve always been aiming for whenever I cover a wedding. The great thing about expanding properly into Darwin Wedding Photography is that I can now do what comes naturally to me more often! Check out the video below.

My background in Landscape and Scientific work lends itself well to the whole idea of capturing the background story of the day in all my wedding photography, and Darwin is so famed for that kind of work that I’m very excited to announce this kind of expansion! 😀