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Luckily Julie’s parents’ home wasn’t too far from where Simon and his groom’s men were getting ready, which makes for a more relaxed trip, not having to try beat the clock to get to the next venue on time. This is where careful planning needs to be taken into account and certainly makes for a more relaxed photographer…!

On arrival we find the house is abuzz with activity, and we understand that, the girls always have to outdo the boys, hair and makeup, state of the art fashion with all the accessories that’s always needed. Yes the boys are a walk in the park in comparison. With the Bride we like to spend a bit more time with her, get all the detail, rings, hair pieces, flowers, jewellery etc. with the full attention of her bridesmaids doing all the finessing and fussing, let’s face it that’s what they are there for..!

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We like to set the bride up in the best light and allow the action to sort of just take place, as it does, only on occasions will we assist in setting something more creative up. Preferably it’s those natural interactions that help tell the story, especially when we introduce the parents into the images, it’s those special moment’s that will be kept and treasured for a lifetime.

Julie and her family are a very close knit family and it was easy to see the love and care that they had for each other, this is the moments in life that once are captured are irreplaceable.

Besides the parents, getting some great images of Julie with her bridesmaid, maid of honour and the little page boy. They always full of fun and lots of interaction, I believe it’s this light hearted banter and finessing that helps calm everyone down, mind you it was Julie Bridesmaid, an Irish lass that had the whole family in fits of laughter all the time, and it was really hard to get some serous looking images.

As you can imagine we left the brides home a bit later than we normally would have, but we walked away with some amazing photos.

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Packing our gear quickly we headed out to the Wedding Venue being held out doors in the Garden at Matilda Bay Restaurant, where we are going to find the Groom and is best men all waiting patently for the arrival of the bride.


You may think that every wedding is the same, following the same guidelines, and as a photographer once you have shot one they are all the same. Well thankfully that’s extremely far from the truth, and what makes wedding so exciting.

We all know that emotions are on high alert, things run late now and again, but with careful planning we always find the time to have fun with the Bride and Groom as they get ready for their wedding.

From the photographer’s point of view it’s like being MacGyver, you have to pull your creative hat out of the bag along with your camera. you sometimes arrive at the grooms home or the parents’ home, and have to look for somewhere to create some amazing photos, sometimes you have to look for the picture in the most usual places, or start cleaning up after the boys all night footy or movie marathon, beer bottles and clothes lying around everywhere. (However this is not always the case, but hey who’s pointing fingers, we would probably be all the same.)

It’s those pre wedding set ups where we arrive at the Groom and Brides house, with their bridal party and start creating the story of the wedding day.

Simon’s was staying in his future brother in laws home, and had enjoyed a late night, the footy game was still on the big screen as we arrived, Simon and his two best men who had travelled from New Zealand to attend the wedding were all floating in the pool, enjoying a casual beer and relaxing while they could.


We got the boys starting to get ready, it’s all the small things that are important to tell the whole story, Also the fact that 60% of the guys can’t tie their own tie, never mind someone else’s. So yes we all have a lot of fun. We like to laugh and joke around, because normally blokey, blokes don’t dress each other, Especially New Zealanders…! So it’s good to see the interaction’s taking place.























We then get some with all the boys dressed and in causal mode, before just spending a few minutes with the Groom. Using some carefully positioned window light we created some great portraits, as you can see Simon is quite photogenic, and you would battle to get a bad shot of him.

As we pack our gear and head out, we wish the beer swilling Groom and his merry men all the very best and that we will see them at the wedding Venue in an hour and half. Now the race to get to the Julies parents home, to see how she and her bridesmaids are getting on.

watch this space for the next episode with the Bride getting ready coming soon.

Pre Wedding Photo Shoot in Perth

Before  start, I must warn you all, I’m so far behind with my Blogging, that I’m not sure where to begin, start with only a few couples or go through them all.

Well after some careful consideration I believe we should cover some of the special moments that we have had with some of our most memorable clients.

Simon and Julie certainly fit the bill, Both Simon and Julie were from Melbourne, and decided have their wedding in Perth, Western Australia where Julie grew up.  Simon originally hails from New Zealand so we were excited to see all his family and best friends arrive for their wedding day.

A few months before the wedding day we got together with Simon and Julie in Perth for their Engagement or Pre shoot, a some would like to call it, something we like to offer all our bridal couples, this gives us the opportunity to get to know our couple, and create some amazing images of jus the two of them, no stress and in a beautiful picturesque venue where we can feel free to create.    This also offers the couple the opportunity to get to know us as well.

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We also take his opportunity to help the couple to understand what we would be looking for on their wedding day as far as poses, and see how well they work together, lets face it we are not all perfect natural models, but still want to look amazing on our wedding day. so a slight amount of tweaking and we have the perfect image, but most of all we always like to make it a fun filled afternoon or morning.

Generally we like to shoot in a different location to where we would be planning to photography the wedding, just to make it different, but at the same time create something memorable.    Unfortunately It was an overcast day, and where we wanted open flowers, we had them all closed, but as you can see Simon and Julie were perfect and we created some amazing works of art that they have since had made into canvas’s and framed wall art for their home in Melbourne.

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We also had a opportunity to catch up afterwards to confirm final details for the wedding day, and helped create a time line to try and follow. nothing ever runs perfectly we know, but its great to have a plan to start with. we also like to attend the wedding rehearsals as that also helps us prepare ourselves with condition at the venue and see the last minute changes that always happen.

The day before the wedding we were invited to Julies family home to witness and photography her family’s traditional Chinese tea ceremony, its always accompanied with amazing colourful traditional dress which I love.  Simon’s family are all from New Zealand, so it was an amazing mix of east and western cultures. and a great time was had by all. we also came away with stunning moments captured.

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We will follow up with later post, showing a snippet of the wedding day, jamb packed with a mix of creative artwork and unbridled captured moments. we had fun time, thank you Simon and Julie for selecting us as your photographers for your special events.