Category Archives: Church Weddings
Back in November 2012 we had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of Gabrielle and Paul, who tied the knot at the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Manly. We were delighted to discover that the wedding was chosen to feature on Australia’s premier wedding blog site, Polka Dot Bride. Here’s a small sample of the feature. You can see the full article here: http://www.polkadotbride.com/2013/04/gabrielle-and-pauls-bright-sydney-wedding/
With Chanara’s blinding smile and peaceful nature, and Paul’s boundless energy and openness, this was possibly one of the most relaxed and down-to-earth weddings we have ever covered. After a morning of pampering and relaxation at The Darling Hotel, the ever-elegant Chanara made her way to St Peter’s Chanel in Woolich to marry the man of her dreams on November 4, 2012. The pair chose Clarkes Point Reserve in Woolich and Bradley’s Head in Mosman for their location shoot, before a stunning reception at Sergeants Mess in Chowder Bay.
On September 15, 2012, I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of the bubbly and beautiful Alison and Oliver at the William Mcilrath War Memorial Chapel in Warrawee, Sydney. Surrounded by their supportive – and ridiculously good-looking – family and friends! The couple clearly enjoyed every aspect of the day and absorbed every moment. Their infectious optimism is evident in their wedding photographs, with many moments filled with laughter and tremendous joy. After a brief photo shoot at Clarkes Point Reserve overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour, the bridal party strolled around the corner to enjoy a dazzling reception at the Deckhouse on Woolwich Dock.
It was a blustery and blue late winter day on which Ally and Adam were married. The church in Hunters Hill provided a solid foundation for the beautiful ceremony. The bridal party chose to move to a more coastal location for the rest of the event, which took us to the always picturesque Watson’s Bay. The reception took place at the magnificently historic Dunbar House, Watsons Bay, whose contemporary-regency rooms gave the event a period drama film-set style ambiance, difficult for anyone to disapprove.
There are some fabulous location spots for wedding photography at Watson’s Bay and we took full advantage of many. The Macquarie Light House is one of those, which has towered over the coastline as a warning for seafarers since 1818. As we contemplated Sydney’s oldest lighthouse, the wind threatened to ruin our plans, but as with many photography sessions a simple walk around to the lesser-used side of the building supplied calm, photographic opportunity and perfect ambiance. The results of which I hope you enjoy in the beautiful images below. LB
What the Bride said about us:
“Adam and I have been looking through the photos that you took for our wedding. They are so beautiful! We are very impressed and couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much for being our photographer. Not only were we impressed with your talent, we thought that you were a calm and professional presence throughout the day.”
See more testimonials and images on our main site www.lbphotography.com.au
I was thrilled to be chosen to photograph another culturally colourful wedding for James and Anastasia. They paid homage to their Russian heritage when they planned their big day which, once again, made for some great photographic opportunities. Spectacular architecture was just one of the many drawcards for the Russian Orthodox Church in Lidcome, where the couple was married. It’s golden spires and rich interior certainly provided a touch of ceremonial style, as a back drop for the event. I loved the ornate props used in the Orthodox wedding ceremony and took full advantage of their dramatic qualities when recording the day.
In some contrast to the traditional ceremony, the couple held their reception at Dockside at Darling Harbour in the City. Excellent facilities and those wonderful water views all added to experience. But it was the glorious historical personality of The Rocks which James and Anastasia chose for their formal shoot, which worked perfectly for them. Despite some inclement weather, as you can see the couple looked stunning, right down to their umbrella! But it was the bubbles which fell from the sky, rather than the rain, which most caught our imagination. LB