Megan and Mark’s stunning wedding celebration overlooking Yarra Ranges Estate

Yarra Ranges Estate Wedding

It was an honour to have been asked to photograph Megan and Mark’s reception and at Yarra Ranges Estate wedding, and to have the opportunity to shoot a first-look at well is always an extra special moment.

Mark I have known for a long time – we went to school together (although a few years apart, and too many years ago!). When he contacted me to have a chat about the possibility of me covering his wedding to the lovely Megan, it was great to meet her and catch up with him again, as it had been a few years since we were in touch on anything other than Facebook.

So we caught up, and after chatting things through, it was awesome to hear that they wanted me to cover the wedding at the beautiful Yarra Ranges Estate. We even had the opportunity to do a pre-wedding shoot in the Redwood forest up here near home (more to be shown on that later … )

Breakfast and prep with the guys, preparations for the girls at an absolutely stunning B&B in Kallista, followed by a first-look and then on to an amazing wedding, surrounded by friends and family – absolutely brilliant.

Here’s a sneak preview Megan and Mark – hope you love them, and congratulations!

Yarra Ranges Estate Wedding

 

 

The venue was the Yarra Ranges Estate, and the weather turned out one of those Melbourne Autumn days perfect for a big-sky wedding – http://yarrarangesestate.com.au/

The touching ceremony was conducted by the very lovely Bronte Price, who was an absolute pleasure to work with – http://gaycelebrant.melbourne/ or http://bronteprice.com.au/

Great to catch up with videographer Anthony from Video Boutique after a few years of not working together, always easy to work with – https://www.videoboutique.com.au/

 

Donna and Justin’s beautiful celebration at Gum Gully Farm

Gum Gully Farm Wedding

In March 2017 I was asked to photograph Donna and Justin’s big day, capturing their Gum Gully Farm wedding celebration. And what a lovely celebration it was, with an intimate group of family and friends on hand to witness their touching ceremony.

With Donna and Justin keeping things very low-key, we kept the photography to just include the ceremony itself, and a short portrait sessions afterwards. And with the Melbourne Autumn weather threatening, the ceremony was moved inside the chapel, but I think that might have been a great move – the chapel is just so cosy!

After the ceremony we had a chance to visit with some of the lovely deer at the farm, which was a highlight for all the kids in the family as well as (I suspect) Donna and Justin – they couldn’t take the smiles off their faces if that is any indication 🙂

Congrats Donna and Justin!

 

Donna and Justin’s Gum gully Farm Wedding

 

Donna and Justin’s touching ceremony was by the lovely Robbie Fincham – http://robbiefincham.com.au/

The venue – a unique and very special Gum Gully Farm wedding – http://www.gumgully.com.au/

Andrea and Oliver’s Autumn wedding celebration at Quat Quatta

Quat Quatta Wedding

Late in March 2017, I was lucky enough to be asked to capture Andrea and Oliver’s Quat Quatta wedding.

Starting with very early preparations for the guys – it was still very dark outside! – followed by heading over to Kew where Andrea and the girls were getting ready at home.

We did a bit of a switch on the timings – Andrea and Oliver didn’t want to spend too much time away from their guests who’d come from all around the world, so we waited until after the reception to head off with the bridal party to some very Melbourne locations.

Thanks again, and congratulations again, Andrea and Oliver – it was awesome to be able to capture your big day.

Quat Quatta Wedding – Andrea and Oliver

The ceremony and reception were held at the iconic National Trust  classified Melbourne wedding venue Quat Quatta – http://www.quatquatta.com.au/

A beautiful ceremony including a key ceremony, conducted by the very kind and lovely Anna Bryers – http://www.weddingsbyanna.com.au/

After the reception, we headed out to a few traditional Melbourne locations – Vic Barracks, Fitzroy Gardens, Parliament House and wrapped up with a couple of shots from a secret location.