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Coriole Vineyards Wedding – Renae & Craig

On the 30th of August, I started out the new wedding season with a beautiful wedding at the Coriole vineyards. Renae and Craig held a wonderfully laid-back and enjoyable wedding. The location made for a beautiful evening setting with the ceremony being rather later in the day allowing for only a short period of sunlight in between the ceremony and reception, also held at the Vineyards. Renae and Craig opted to take advantage of my flexible wedding packages and had me shoot Renae’s preparation through to the start of their reception. The weather on the day was sublime allowing for some wonderful interesting skies toward the twilight hours with the vineyards as a foreground..

Preparation

Coriole Vineyards Wedding Ceremony

Coriole, and the Vineyards was established by the Lloyd family in 1968, and now exports wine to the USA, Canada and various countries in Europe and Asia. They produce red and white wines from a variety of grape varieties. Despite the Coriole brand only being established in 1968, the original house and barn were built around 1860, while the surrounding Shiraz vineyard was planted in 1919. In 1962, Coriole was sold to John Snell, who established Australia’s first organic winery, Chateau Bon Sante, and built a small winery on the site which now forms the basis of the existing modern winery. In 1968 the property was bought by Hugh and Molly Lloyd who released the first Coriole label vintage in 1970, with the help of winemaker Graeme Stevens.

Bridal Shoot

The bridal shoot was a little rushed in between the ceremony and reception with natural light fading fast behind the low lying clouds on the horizon. This however provided some wonderfully whimsical light to produce some magical images.

I’d like to thank Renae and Craig for the opportunity of shooting their wedding and hope they enjoy their wedding photographs as much as I enjoyed shooting them. Coriole always provides such a wonderful backdrop for weddings and this was no exception,

Shimmer photographic exhibition

I recently opened my Shimmer photographic exhibition ‘The Real Japan’ being held at the Aldinga Library as part of the Onkaparinga Shimmer photographic biennale. Last weekend and unfortunately it seemed that not many people were able to come, so I figured id post the images on display on here in the hope it entices some of you to pay a visit to my Shimmer exhibition. Remember all works on display are available for sale.

Shimmer ‘The Real Japan’ Exhibition info

Having lived in Japan for over 2 years, and being currently employed as a Japanese teacher, much of Steven’s work portrays a landscape of Japan not many people tend to associate with the country. Steven enjoys showing people the vivid colours and rolling landscapes of the countryside of Japan, along with traditional architecture and her vibrant people.

Too often people automatically assume the country consists solely of Japan’s cities, generally because that’s what most people’s experience of Japan is. This exhibition’s goal is to give a glimpse into the ‘real’ Japan. That is, the country that Steven has explored and learnt to love outside the concrete metropolis stereotype. Some of the images on display have won awards through the State AIPP and National AIPP photography awards and also have gained recognition through the inaugural Federal government initiative ‘Art’s in Asia’.

Remember the exhibition is open until the end of the festival on the 28th of September at the Aldinga Library.

Also please make sure you vote for my exhibition so I have a chance on winning the Robert McFarlane Prize as best of the festival.

Real Japan – Shimmer Photographic Festival exhibition

I’d like to announce the opening of my first ever solo photographic exhibition titled ‘Real Japan’. I was contacted by the Onkaparinga council around 2 months ago asking if I would be interested in exhibiting  in this year’s Shimmer Photographic Biennale and I was quite excited to confirm my eagerness. Thanks to the council, I have been allotted the Aldinga library’s gallery space for my exhibition which will showcase a selection of my award winning landscape work from living and travelling in Japan. All the work on display will be for sale.

Opening will be just after lunch, 2pm at Aldinga Library on the 31st of August.

I will be there with some friends, and hopefully I can organise some small refreshments for those of you who can make it.

To download a program of the Shimmer Photographic Biennale, including information on my ‘Real Japan’ exhibition, click here. The official launch for the festival is on the 29th of August, 7pm at the Arts Centre in Port Noarlunga where a selection of exhibited works will be shown with talks from people invloved.

Join the event on facebook so you don’t forget.