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Photographing a wedding in the rain can often result in stunning images for the bride and groom. As well as providing softer and more flattering light, rain can often make for some brilliant black and white photography. It is also a good opportunity for you to have some fun with umbrellas and your bridal party, which often leads to more joyous and animated images.
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.”
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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
One of the good things about photographing weddings, is that each is uniquely different as every couple add their own personality to each event. Tina and Andrew’s wedding provided opportunities for capturing some great natural moments with a really exciting colour palette.
With the sparkling backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the Australian bush, the couple were married in the Sergeants’ Mess amphitheater. We took full advantage of the natural beauty, history and seclusion of the Chowder Bay area for some candid location shots, as you can see from the images. The reception continued inside the venue with a modern and unique Australian flavour. The effervescent colour and contemporary design of the bridesmaids dresses really added to the over all look of wedding and were a wonderful contrast to the classic muted tones of the rest of the handsome bridal party.
I think these photographs show how the perfect balance of contemporary style and classic elegance can work so well when done with finesse. LB
The Gap Bluff Centre in Watsons Bay is part of the Sydney Harbour National Park and with the most incredible view of Sydney Harbour, it is a fantastic back drop for for a bride and groom’s big day. And so this was the venue for Nadia and James’s ceremony, where the panoramic views added beauty to the already handsome couple.
The view from the Gap Bluff Centre and the heritage features of the buildings meant that I had opportunity to do some creative photography and to capture plenty of those candid photographic moments that are so valuable after the event. This was also true of the Bride’s preparation venue at the Watson’s Bay Hotel. As you can see from the classic images it really leant itself to some shots that were setting up for such an elegantly themed wedding.
In the evening, guests boarded the ‘Starship’ cruise ship at Rose Bay, where they spent the night on the Harbour, which they had spent the day gazing over during the ceremony.
I particularly like these pictures for their classics timeless photography style, which gives a lovely warmth to the finished album, along with the use of black and white images. I hope you agree. LB