Hello May Workshop

In early June at the Royal National Park, Hello May ran a workshop for photographers. We focused on the story telling aspect of wedding, making sure you capture every moment that is precious to the couple from the day. 

It was the most amazing time meeting other young photographer who also have a passion for the love people share, and create beautiful content industry wide. 

Vendors, Workshop Hello May, Venue and Catering Audley Dance Hall, Styling and Flower Pia and Jade, Gown Bo & Luca stocked at Hope x Page, Model Maddie. 

Emily and Peter Hawkesbury Wedding

Emily and Peter got married in mid April on a stunning 30 degree day. They were married at the small intimate chapel at The Hawkesbury Crowne Plaza, which is surrounded by beautiful green gardens, which were filled with gorgeous white roses. Emily's flowers were by the gorgeous Nelly at Antique Blooms, who is a local to the Hawkesbury region. After a beautiful windy sunset drive on the outskirts of Sydney we wound down to Berowra Waters Inn, for a fantastic night of fun, laughter, great food, and dancing.

Emily and Pete 's whole day was filled with family. Emily who has 4 sisters had each of them as brides maids. Emily was decked out in a stunning wedding dress hand made by her Mum, and the most wonderful Dr. Martin shoes which had been hand painted by her cousin, with laces dyed to match. Pete's Mum and Emily's Step Dad both read at their ceremony, and then we heard from 3 loving fathers at the reception. The night ended off with a beautiful cover of Ed Sheeran's 'I see fire' by two of Emily's sisters. 

Engagement Emma and Julian

Ominous clouds, howling winds and rain could not wipe the smiles off Emma and Julians faces. The couple who are to be married in early February were all giggles and laughter as they adventured across the sand dunes of Palm Beach.  Despite the sunset nowhere to be seen, the grey skies were the perfect contrast to the vibrant Northern Beaches yellow sand and the couples joy. 

Gaby and Scott Boat House Wedding

The sun and heat both turned out in early January for the beautiful Gaby and Scott. The stunning day was set on the perfect back drop of the famous Summer Bay also know as Palm Beach.

Staying in Air BnB houses just around the corner from each other the couple spent the morning with their respective bridal parties on the insular peninsular getting ready for the afternoon ahead.

Gaby looked like an angle in her beautiful wedding dress, and her something old second hand Prada shoes, with a blue ring on her right hand. She had her five sisters by her side to help her get ready and have the day go as smoothly as possible.

A beautiful ceremony was held in a park looking over the Pittwater. The sun high in the sky and wind picking up everyone felt like Beyonce with their hair flowing.

After the ceremony the newly married Bride and Groom took a walk along Palm Beach, where we captured some beautiful photos in the cool shade of the headland.

The party then really kicked off at The Boat House, which over looks the Pittwater. As the sun set to champagne and speeches it was an unforgettable evening with plenty of great food and dancing.

Engagement Kate and Blake

A miserable winter’s morning less than a month out from their wedding, Blake and Kate woke early to walk along the empty Sunday morning streets of Sydney. The wet pavement and overcast skies added a mode to Sydney’s Circular Quay and Rocks take on a personality of it’s own. I have never witness a more joyful bride to be, Kate was all smiles all morning long, and Blake could not take his eyes off her. 

Through the groom's eyes

Air guitar, chipping golf balls into the pool and harmless practical jokes were some of the activities that took place at Jon’s childhood home the morning of his wedding. Looking classy in navy blue and no socks, the gents were full of laughter and goofing off and honest joy as they killed time before popping up the road to the local church. 

Elopement Jay and Paula

Scarlett (the groom’s sister) contacted me a week before the wedding. The elopement was planned, Sydney Town Hall the venue and mum was the “camera man”.

Scarlett wanted a forever photograph, something special to give her brother as a reminder of his day. I met the family in the botanical gardens (after the ceremony) where we captured the spirit of their special day, using the tranquility of their surroundings.

Later we used the vibrant backdrop of Sydney Harbour and ensured we included all the family members and captured their joy and excitement too.

Wedding Gabi and Jon

On a scorching hot December day Gabi and Jon tied the knot at their family church, Christ Church St Ives. I was fortunate enough to be second photographer for this wedding, spending the morning at the Groom’s house and the afternoon capturing candids of guests before the bride and groom arrived at the reception venue. The young couple’s day was filled with so much love and joy. The lively fun filled ceremony which included kids songs with actions for all the kids they taught at Sunday Schools, followed by ice-cream in the carpark and a sit-down afternoon tea perfect for an Australian summer. 

The hot December day on the North Shore of Sydney was the perfect day for Gabi and Jon and was such a joy to capture some precious moments that took place before.