2018. What a year it’s been! So many weddings, styled shoots and engagements. I’ve loved shooting in some of my favourite places like the Southern Highlands and all over Sydney’s coastline and also exploring new locations like the beautiful South Coast.
I also returned to Adelaide to shoot weddings – one in the beautiful Adelaide Hills and the other in McLaren Vale in South Australia’s amazing wine country. For those of you that don’t know, I spent my teens in Adelaide and love heading back to photograph weddings there. There’s something special about the South Australian landscape and I’ll always jump at the opportunity to head back and shoot there.
2018 will also stand out to me as a year in which I made some wonderful new friends in the wedding industry. It’s so good to be able to share ideas, swap stories and experiences. These friendships have often resulted in collaborations which have allowed me to stretch my creativity – I’ll be sharing a selection of my favourite images from these collaborations very soon.
What I’m most thankful for however is the couples that I get to meet and become friends with. I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know some of the most genuine people who have invited me into their lives and families. Very often when editing photos I find myself re-living the day with a massive smile on my face. Looking back at all the weddings I shot last year, I can say that my favourite images by far are the ones showing lots of emotion and the ones where I’ve captured moments that might have gone unnoticed but which bind the whole story together. Most of my couples also tell me that they absolutely love the photos capturing these small but beautiful moments – a wedding day can go by so fast and it’s such a wonderful feeling to sit down and look through all the photos and re-live the magic.
2019 is already shaping up to be an exciting one. I cannot wait to hear more love stories, to be there when vows are exchanged, to hear all the speeches (which I love so much!) and to see everyone on the dance floor at the end of the day. I’ve got some amazing weddings lined up for the year, in the Hunter Valley, Berry, Southern Highlands, and Adelaide, as well as some favourite locations here in Sydney.
To my 2018 couples, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing one of the most important days of your lives with me, for inviting me into your home and your inner circle and for trusting me to document an amazing experience for you. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you all.
To my 2019 couples, I cannot wait to see you tie the knot and to create beautiful memories for you. Thank you for choosing me to document your big day, we’re going to have so much fun!!