Ella + Callum | Loved up sunrise adventure

Tomorrow Ella and Callum are getting married! A day I know is going to be filled with so much love and awesomeness. To celebrate, here is a little pre-wedding shoot we had together, which was also featured recently on the lovely Hello May site. 

On this morning, before much needed and seriously amazing coffee, we found ourselves on a deserted beach. A perfectly soft dawn all to ourselves...

Claire + John | Murwillumbah wedding

Murwillumbah is a special place. Rolling green hills, pastureland and happy cows make it feel like a slice of English countryside… except the air is filled with tropical bird calls. Rainforest, palm trees and roadside pineapple stands are a reminder of where you really are.

This is where Claire and John were married. At the most excellent Mavis’s Kitchen, tucked in a little valley complete with a quiet creek and rather spectacular vegetable garden, they prepared for the day ahead in the company of all their favourite people.

Often I’m left in awe at the way people let me in, and of the privilege I have recording their lives and relationships. This whole day left me in awe like that. Claire and John let me all the way in, and shared their wonderful selves, their love and their souls with everyone around them. To be a part of that I'll be forever grateful.

When they looked at each other, the world stopped and hearts overflowed...

Ingrid, Peter + Molly | Love & fun at the park

Molly was so timid when we approached the dog park. As big as she is, those other dogs must have seemed much bigger. We slipped through the gate quietly, Ingrid and Peter gently encouraged her. As a boisterous German Shepard bounded up to us—sloppy ball in mouth—she ducked behind Ingrid’s skirt with brown eyes big and shiny. Before we knew it though, I was watching Ingrid and Peter laugh as she raced alongside the other dogs. Her tongue hanging from a huge doggy grin. 

Most people who follow me can probably tell how much I enjoy photographing people with their furry family members. I’ll always love capturing the special connection between people, but the connection with the animals in their lives fascinates me too. I love it. If our lives were a tapestry then they would be the brightly coloured threads running through it, making it richer. 

Next year I’ll have the pleasure of photographing Ingrid and Peter’s wedding. For now it was wonderful to catch up with them, make friends and capture them enjoying one of the last warm Brisbane evenings of the year.

Come for a walk in the park with Ingrid, Peter and Molly...