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An early start was had by all on 1st November 2014. The weather report looked fantastic especially after the previous weekend was fully rained out. And what a day it was!

Our first call was with Peter and his Best men, who were getting ready to shave with a Cut Throat Razor. – a lot of fun was had with the Groom and his identical twin brother, David. (This is the third set of twins I have photographed getting married. Maybe that’s an album in the making for some quiet winter weekend.)

The other two groomsmen certainly added to the special moment, not only did they share in Peter’s joy but they had us all in fits of laughter with their clever one liners and constant joking around. Brilliant moments were captured as we took our time getting warm moments with Peter, while he reflected on his new life ahead with his future wife, Marianna.

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Next stop was Marianna’s sister’s home, to catch up with Marianna and her bridesmaids, who were all in various stages of dress and make up. This gave us time to get shots of the flowers, and the elusive flower girls moments before we cornered Marianna while her sister Rose assisted with the finishing touches.

Some amazing images were created with Marianna in her dress, a stunning design from Fara Almani, revealing elegant lace and delicate beadwork, a long train and matching veil which, we photographers love to play with.

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The formal ceremony was held in Perth City at Mercedes College, in a quaint little church, called the Chapel of Immaculate Conception. This exquisite building is nearly 100 years old, with interiors displaying timberwork and pews in pristine condition. A stunning place in all its finery. That’s where we found Peter and his best men all waiting patiently, as guests sat down eagerly awaiting the brides arrival.

Flower girls received their last briefing in preparation for the brides arrival, the little page boy Bailey looked on with amazement, with so much happening.

And the bride arrives,

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Peter and Marianna prepare for their final walk down the aisle, as Mr & Mrs Bennett



We took the opportunity to photograph the entire group of guests outside in the blistering sun, before we spent time taking the traditional family and close friends group photographs and finally bridal party. Three venues were selected, firstly we stopped under the narrows bridge to get one or two amazing shots, then the famous blue boat house and finally UWA and its stunning buildings and arches. It is here that we get creative, producing something new and unique.

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This last image is one of my favourites, just before we packed up to head back to the reception at Frasers in Kings Park. The light was behind Peter and Marianna, and we were able to get several stunning images.

The Reception at Frasers was fantastic, the food and wine uninhibited as was the dancing as we danced the night away.

Thank you Peter and Marianna for a wonderful fun filled day, your wedding day will be remembered by many, and we are honoured to have captured your day. may your love for one another continue to grow




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.

Wedding Photography

As wedding and studio photographers, both my wife and I have  always been amazed at the creative dresses designed and hand made by Biji and Laura from Biji Couture. Their designs have graced the covers of many bridal magazines and the catwalks of every Bridal fair that we have visited here in South Africa, but that’s not all. They have also won amazing accolades and awards oversea in far-way places such as Hong Kong  for their commitment to high quality wedding fashion wear.

We finally plucked up enough courage to approach Biji and Laura, asking if we could photograph some of their wonderful creations. We had to of cause use some beautiful models who just about fell over each other to take up the opportunity to wear these creations. We had a tremendous amount of fun in our studio with Leandri, Ellen, Judy, Elze and Tami.

Talented makeup artists, Kathryn and Kim helped to fashion the makeup and hair into varied creations for us to photograph.  Well done to all of you.

We wanted to shoot these couture dresses in such a way as to highlight not only the design but the attention to detail, something that is often missing in wedding photographs – not because its never done, but more often because of the stress and mad rush that wedding days always evokes.

Our objective is to produce a portfolio showing different types of imagery that we would like to shoot well ahead of any wedding day- i.e. in a  relaxed atmosphere without bridesmaids, parents and guests. It’s a moment to create some magic moments of the bride alone in her wedding dress. Just think about it, the amount of time, effort and money needed to create these works of art  that  deserve to get more than just a single wedding days viewing.

Have a look at some of our teaser images, further images will be uploaded at  a later date.