Jess and Kyle’s beautiful Autumn Marybrooke Manor wedding

Marybrooke Manor Wedding

Not too long ago it was my privilege to photograph Jess and Kyle’s beautiful Marybrooke Manor wedding, high up in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges.

We started with preparations shots at a friend’s property in nearby Kallista – down some roads I’m fairly sure I’ve never driven on, despite travelling around the mountain for the better part of my life!

Then it was on to Marybrooke to catch up with the guys for a quick pre-wedding shoot, before the girls arrived. A quick bit of liquid courage by bride Jess before getting out of the car – just wondering now, is that why she had the giggles during the ceremony? On reflection, I don’t think so – more likely just super happy 🙂

Congrats Jess and Kyle!

 

Marybrooke Manor Wedding

 

Always a pleasure to photograph a Marybrooke Manor wedding – http://www.marybrooke.com.au/

The ceremony was conducted by Jackie Cimino – http://allaboutlovecelebrants.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/

A Spring wedding at Chateau Wyuna for Claire and Scott

Chateau Wyuna Mount Evelyn Claire Scott

Chateau Wyuna Mount Evelyn was the venue for Claire and Scott’s absolutely brilliant wedding last Saturday.

Both Claire and Scott were getting ready at Clarion on Canterbury, so we all met up there so I could get detail shots and photograph everyone getting ready – starting with the guys. A couple of beers and some food (delivered by the lovely bridesmaids and gratefully accepted by the fellas) added to the relaxed vibe.

Then I headed up the stairs to where Claire and the girls were getting ready. A super-relaxed and quiet room – there was a lot of quiet focus and excitement. Although there was a lot of laughter these was definitely a real sense of excitement in the room.

Thanks again Claire and Scott for having me as a small part of your day, hope you love these shots. You were all such a pleasure to work with, hope you had a brilliant day.

 

Preparations

Chateau Wyuna Mount Evelyn

 

The stunning dress: Raffaela Ciuca – http://www.raffaeleciuca.com.au/

Cars: The accommodating guys at 57 Chevy Hire – http://www.57chevyhire.com.au/

Celebrant: The very friendly and easy-going Russ Macumber – http://oneplusonecelebrant.com.au/

Venue: The always impressive Chateau Wyuna Mount Evelyn – http://www.chateauwyuna.com.au/

Amazing flowers: Jumping Jonquils – http://www.lilydaleflorist.com.au/

Cake: Awesome cheese cake by the team at Bill’s Farm – http://www.billsfarm.com.au/

Shoes: Nine West