On Saturday I spent the day with the lovely Connie and Johnny, photographing their big day at locations around Melbourne, finishing at Berth Docklands.
After taking the long drive all the way across town, I started out by meeting Johnny and best man Drago out at Johnny’s place. Being joined by family and some close friends and a visit from their cute flowergirl, it was a very relaxed but genuinely excited atmosphere. With tailored suits donned, buttonholes pinned, we headed out for some shots of the awesome Camaro. I’m also sure I saw some cigars being readied for later in the night.
Then I headed back down into Northcote to meet up with Conne and her family, gathered at home. After some family shots and portraits, their friend with his detailed and rebuilt Customline arrived. Given their attachment to racing, these cars were a feature of the day, and the Customline was an awesome ride for Connie and Johnny, with an amazing job done by their friend. After some more portraits it was on to the church.
St. John’s, Lygon St
Amazingly I got a park just down from the church, and headed inside to set up the cameras. From a photography point of view, once I’m inside the church the light pretty much doesn’t change, so I can set the cameras up in advance and know that when I walk back in I can just switch one dial and my preset settings are ready to go.
With Johnny and the guests’ all arriving, we were ready to go. Johnny had to make a quick dash back inside as the Customline started coming down the street. With Connie escorted down the aisle by her Dad, a traditional Greek Orthodox wedding followed, itself followed by a group shot outside the church.
On a classic Melbourne spring day, we then headed down to Fitzroy Gardens for family shots and some more portraits. Then on to Albert Park’s Kerford Pier, it was a little breezy but it did give the guys a chance to take Connie’s shoes off and get a walk in the sand on their own before we headed to the Langham for some shots on the staircase.
Then it was on to Berth Docklands for an awesome cocktail reception. Starting with cake and dancing, followed by great food and lots of drinks and dancing overlooking Docklands.
Reception: Berth Docklands
Church: St John’s, Lygon St, North Carlton