At the end of November I was chosen as Sophie and Stephen’s wedding photographer. They had their wedding on the Esplanade near the Grange beach, right out the front of the Grange Hotel and surf life saving club. The day itself was a very laid back affair with both the boys and girls very easy to work with and were very friendly. They took advantage of my flexible hourly-based photography rate which saw me with them for 6 hours.
Stephen and his grooms men were getting ready at the couple’s house along with his extended family and a marvellously photogenic blue-eyed bub who couldn’t get enough of the camera. 🙂 Typical of grooms men they had the usual troubles with ties and getting ready, thankfully there were a few people there able to help. The guys were very relaxed and it seemed as though Mum was the most anxious one there, which isn’t a bad thing, it always paid for someone to be anxious 🙂
Bridal Party Preparation
Sophie was getting ready at her parent’s place, and once again an air of tranquillity was in the air, not much fuss going about, even Mum had calmed down as she had followed me there with the baby. I was very impressed with Sophie’s choice in transport, a bona fide Combi van! Really cool.
Grange Beach Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony at Grange was a simple affair, the congregation were seated on a strip of grass in between the Grange hotel and the Grange jetty while passers-by walked along the nearby footpath that followed Grange Beach. The weather was overcast, but the light was still very bright causing some fun with exposure.
Grange Beach Glamour Shoot
I managed to capture some stunning shots around the Grange jetty, the light was great and the randoms in the background decided to play nice and stand in places where they were easy to Photoshop out 🙂 We also had some fun with some cheesy wedding photos as the group was so laid back, was fun 🙂 We also stayed out late enough to take advantage of some magnificent clouds and sunset.
Reception at the Grange Hotel
Sophie and Stephen’s reception was at the Grange hotel, right out the front of the Grange jetty. They used the function room upstairs for a tapas-style function. The Grange Hotel, was originally licensed in 1881, and despite now haveing a rather modern exterior, as soon as you step inside you can see that the building itself was quite rustic. The function room upstairs has a very high roof, and has been modernised but still has some old-timey charm.
I’d like to thank Sophie and Stephen for having me as their wedding photographer on their beautiful day at the Grange. I had a lot of fun as I always do and I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!
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