St Francis Winery Wedding – Chelsea & Nathan

It was a stunning day in amongst some rather ordinary weather for Chelsea and Nathan’s St Francis Winery Wedding at the beginning of September. It’s rather exciting to head to weddings like ths as I knew form the outset that Chelsea and Nathan were excellent dancers so I knew their reception was going to be a blast! I was lucky enough to be asked to be their wedding photographer all day and we managed to make most use of the time without the day seeming too rushed.

Preparation Photos

I was asked to begin the day with Chelsea’s preparation photos at the St Francis Winery room where she was being prepared, but I felt as though Nathan was missing out a bit so I head around to the nearby house he was getting ready at for about 10 minutes also – just to grab a shot of the rings and other small things lying about the place.

First Look

The preparation phtos wasn’t a huge deal to Chelsea and Nathan, but what was exciting was they opted to have their main ‘glamour’ photo shoot done before their wedding ceremony in what’s known as a ‘first look’ where the groom and bride meet each other before the ceremony away from prying eyes and the nerves that would otherwise accompany the usual tradtional ‘first look’ as the bride walks down the aisle.

One of the Nathan’s groomsmen was a good sport here as Chelsea had secretly dressed him up in a stunning dress to play a bit of a prank on Nathan before she arrived for the real first look! 🙂

Glamour Photos

After the first look we had a good amount of time to use the St Francis Winery grounds and surrounds for some glamour photos. This time of year the weeping willows surrounding the pond on the grounds was just starting to turn green again which always makes for a lovely backdrop – particularly on sunny days where the sun flares through the foliage. We also head out for a bit to the nearby bike track which I knew – having lived in the area for quite a while – made for a lovely backdrop wth it’s arching tall trees either side. This made for a little diversity in their photos.

St Francis Winery Wedding Ceremony

Chelsea and Nathan’s actual wedding ceremony was a lovely simple affair which, after the music had been fixed at the begining went off quite well 🙂 Unfortunately their music had been set up with the bridal party walking down together holding flash cards as a bit of an inside joke, but diddnt work out so well 😛 Diddnt put a dampener on anyone’s mood though!

St Francis Winery Wedding Reception

As I mentioned before I knew Chalsea ad Nathan were pretty good dancers as their circle of friends happened to be the same as a wedding I covered several years ago where the bride and groom attended the same dance club. I also knew that many of the same dance club would be there than night, so the dance floor was always in action this night, and not just with people swaying and bopping, actual proper dancing! It was great to witness 🙂

Thanks so much to Chelsea and Nathan for having me as your wedding photographer on your big day!

Baby Hasan – Newborn Shoot

 

Baby Hasan Newborn Shoot

Say hello to Baby Hasan! I was lucky enough to meet this little guy when his parents brought him in for a spot of newborn photos, and some family photos which we took outside in the nearby park. Little Hasan was quite happy to be in front of a camera and all the flashing lights, and the only thing he really didn’t like was being a little cold after a while! Otherwise this little cutie was pleased to sit and pose for me while we took some lovely shots 🙂 We also managed to sneak in his bigger brother later on 🙂

 

Glanville Hall Wedding – Ashleigh & Corey

I was lucky enough to be the wedding photographer for Ashleigh and Corey’s Glanville Hall wedding in Sempahore at the end of August. I was asked to provide 3 hours worth of coverage which saw me there from before their ceremony right through to part of their reception, all on site at Glanville House. The weather held out just long enough to keep everyone dry before the rain set in later that night.

Before the ceremony

I arrived as I usually do rather early, so early in fact I was surprised to see Corey and some of his family standing about pretty much ready for Ashleigh to arrive any minute! Thankfully that wasnt for over an hour yet, but it just showed how eagre Corey was to get married! 😀

Glanville Hall Wedding Ceremony

There was a bit of a story behind the reason why Ashleigh and Corey were wed under the backdrop of the lovely Glanville Hall in Semaphore, as unfortunately their booked wedding venue nearby in Glenelg unfortunately went bankrupt only weeks prior to their wedding date, so it was very lucky such a venue was free on the same date! Glanville Hall is a stunning historic venue dating back to the early days of Adelaide settlement, and apparently there were family ties with the house itself amongst Ashleigh and Corey’s family so it all turned out to be a pretty neat spot to be married!

Their ceremony took place on the lawn, out the front of the historic house, with the congregation looking on as Ashleigh walked around the lawn to reach the front of the house. It was a fairly simple ceremony which was highlighted by the cute antics of the newly wed couple’s little boys 🙂

Glanville Hall Wedding Glamour Photos

Once the family photos were over, we spent around 30 minutes walking around the house looking for vantage points for some quick glamour photos before the sun began to hide behind the rapidly amassing clouds. The lack of sun in the afternoon made for a much more moody atmosphere and worked well with the famed tree out the back of the house.

Glanville Hall Wedding Reception

Achleigh and Corey’s reception took place in the dining hall within the manor which had just enough room for their congregation, including a nice little dance floor where they had their first dance before I had to leave.

Thanks so much for having me Ashleigh and Corey! Hope you enjoy your photos.

Baby Ivy – Newborn Shoot

 

Baby Ivy

I was very happy to meet little baby Ivy for a quick newborn shoot at my home studio recently and the little cutie was a beautiful little model for me! At first she wasnt overly certain about all the flashing lights around her, but she soon calmed down nicely and had a little nap while we took a few photos 🙂 I got to meet little Ivy as I had shot a relative’s wedding in the past at Peacock farm in Willunga! it’s so great doing this job as I get to meet these little cuties along with their lovely parents! Thanks for coming out!