Anniversary: Tony + Rebecca (5 years)

Another year gone by, another Disney-themed picnic in the park as Tony and Rebecca celebrate their wedding anniversary.  This year, the theme was Mary Poppins, and the celebration was for five years of marriage.  Their little boy has grown up a whole lot since last year and looks incredibly adorable in a penguin onesie.  Read below for more lace, stripes, penguins and chalk drawings as we wish these two another happy wedding anniversary!

Definitely the cutest penguin in the park!

“Flying a kite” on five years.

“Do you have to?”

Such a lovely candid

… of a cute couple!

A little family, swinging through the park.

Yes, that is chalk.

Chalk drawing in the park, just like in the movie!

Wedding: Catherine + Douglas

After a long journey together, the wonderful Catherine and Douglas formalised their commitment to each other in a gorgeous wedding ceremony at Queen’s Gardens.  Not only did they both look amazing, but you could see the happiness lighting up their faces all day, and you can feel their love through every photo. I know that they will be completely happy together, and I can’t wait to see where life takes them next.  Congratulations Cat and Doug, I wish you all the best for your long and happy marriage!

The colours in this bouquet were just so beautiful to photograph!

Catherine’s little gift bags for her bridesmaids.  Inside were the earrings and necklaces they wore on the day.

A final goodbye from Nova on the way out.

That look of complete contentment as Doug sees his beautiful bride for the first time.

This pink carpet of fallen flowers is like a wedding fairyland!

These two just give each other the cutest looks, and you can see how much they adore each other!

I always love a couple who is up for a bit of rock climbing, because we can get shots like this!

The masters of the dramatic kiss!

A little bit of behind-the-scenes fun as the girls practice their bouquet tossing skills!

…And the boys show us why groomsmen’s bouquets probably aren’t the best idea.

There’s nothing quite like watching the sun slowly set as you walk into your wedding reception, ready to enjoy the night.

And to finish, here is the video slideshow I made for them, featuring more photos that aren’t shown above!

Anniversary: Jack + Naomi (6 Years)

As many of you would know, Jack and I started a tradition back on our first wedding anniversary to do a photo shoot together each year, on the day of our anniversary. The idea is that one day we will have an amazing album of photos to look back on and see how we changed each year.  This year, we celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary (and 10th anniversary together) in Brisbane, as we were down for my Brother-in-law’s wedding the day before.

After a family post-wedding brunch at Kangaroo Point, we took a few photos together above the cliffs before heading up to Maleny/Montville, where we were staying for a few days.

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This tree had an amazing view over the Glasshouse Mountains, and seemed like a perfect spot for a few snaps!

My beautiful gerberas – 6 flowers for 6 years.

The sunset over this paddock was so gorgeous, we couldn’t help but stop.  I think the horse wanted our teapot though…

And as always, we ended the day with a lovely cup of tea from our own teapot.

Wedding: Kitty + Preston

I was honoured to be asked to take photos for the wedding of my brother-in-law and his lovely new wife. The wedding was a full-day event with two separate portrait shoots, broken by the reception in the middle! Congratulations Preston and Kitty, I hope you both had a wonderful day, and thank you for inviting me to be a part of it.

Preston’s Dad helps insert the family cuff links.

Look at the colour of that suit!  But Preston totally rocks it.

The lovely bride and groom before the wedding.

I adore watching the groom’s face as he sees his bride for the first time.

How sweet is this moment right after the first kiss?

 

Kitty was such a beautiful bride, and such a natural in front of the camera!

The lovely newlyweds.

We found this statue in the foyer whilst waiting for Preston and Kitty to change into their reception outfits.  It was such a perfect spot to rest the bouquet!

Preston and Kitty standing where they first laid eyes on each other.

Such a lovely venue for a wedding reception.  And how wonderful are their reception outfits?

The shoe game.  If you haven’t heard of it, look it up!

The groom figurine *may* have melted a little, hence the height difference!

How are they this adorable?  Seriously!

Preston piggy-backed his new wife between the photo spots so her feet didn’t get sore.

Enjoying a moment as the sun sets for the first time with them as husband and wife.

 

All-in-all, a beautiful couple celebrating a beautiful day. I sincerely wish you both every happiness.

 

To see more photos, check out the wedding slideshow I made below!

Family Portraits by the Marina

This lovely family reached out to me to get some family portraits taken while they were all back together for a few days.  We had originally wanted to utilise the Townsville Marina for the portraits, but unfortunately the reflective lighting on the day wasn’t being as cooperative as we had hoped, so we ended up using the beautiful adjacent ANZAC Park instead.

Portraits in a Hidden London Garden

I spent almost all of April this year travelling around England and Scotland with my wonderful husband, and of course, taking LOTS of photos. Before we left for our trip, I had researched to try and discover some lesser-known photography locations where we could take some portraits of ourselves together. I stumbled upon this hidden little treasure, located right in the middle of central London, only metres from the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and London Bridge. St Dunstan-in-the-East was a church that was destroyed during WWII, and the ruins were subsequently converted into a public garden. We decided that this would be a great spot to get a little dressed up and take photos of each other.

My wonderful husband, Jack.

A few photos that Jack took of me!

Don’t those vines creeping through the old gothic-style windows look amazing?

I think we’re definitely getting the hang of those self-timer photos!

The inside-outside look to all of the walls just adds to the magic of this amazing little spot!

Wedding: Bronwyn + John

The lovely Bronwyn and John celebrated the beginning of their marriage with a beautiful ceremony at Jezzine Barracks, surrounded by their wonderful families. The day dawned bright, clear and very sunny, despite the cyclone threat that had been looming off the coast all week. The couple definitely couldn’t have asked for a better day.  Congratulations Bronwyn and John, I’m sure you’ll have many wonderful adventures together.

A gorgeous day for a wedding as the boys arrive for the ceremony.

The ushers

 

How cool is this “ring box”, aka special agent briefcase?

Nothing like celebrating your new blended family as you walk back down the aisle!

When the kids think you’re not watching while you’re taking family photos, they break out their rock dance moves!

A beautiful afternoon down by the water

Nothing quite like walking off into the sunset after your wedding.

How awesome is this cake? Wait until you see the close-ups of the figurines!

And to match the cake’s Lego minifigs, there were even bride and groom piñatas for the kids (and not so big kids) to destroy!

The groom piñata was looking a little worse for wear by this point!

Overall, the wedding was an amazing party, and I was honoured to be asked to be a part of such a fun afternoon and evening of celebrations.  Enjoy your future together Bronwyn and John!

First Birthday Cake Smash

To celebrate this little cutie’s first birthday, her parents put together a cake smash session. It’s was amazing watching her little face light up when she realised the cake was all for her!  Check out the heart-melting photos below.

The very clever mum made this wonderful cake, isn’t it amazing?

She was still not quite sure about the cake, but it definitely didn’t take long.

That first bite.

Christmas and New Year Adventures

Over Christmas and New Year we took a trip down to Rockhampton to visit family and friends.  During our stay, I managed to snap a few photos of this little cutie on a few of our adventures!

Who could say no to that face?

Those eyes, seriously!

Cheeky smiles!

This kid has modelling skills without even trying!

Formal: Dynieka

The lovely Dynieka graduated from St Patrick’s College on 18th November.  I hope that you have an amazing time at your formal, and have a wonderful future!

Presenting the beautiful Dynieka!