I first met Paul and Helena back in 2015 for maternity portraits. At the start of this month I drove out to their Seaward Downs property again to update their family portraits. Baz has grown so much since their last family portraits two years ago & I loved meeting wee Riley who is almost one!
I don't really feel like I've been doing photography for all that long, but I guess my first wedding was almost 6 years ago now and that means I've been doing portraits for even longer! In that time I've met so many awesome people. And being asked back to photograph new memories and milestones for past clients is ALWAYS so special.
Helena and Paul - thank you so much for asking me back to update your family portraits. It was a pleasure to catch up with you & to meet Riley. I adore these precious moments we captured and know they'll be treasured as the kids continue to grow. Can't wait to get your canvas to you! x
Back in September Mel messaged me casually mentioning she was 38 weeks pregnant and was there was time to fit in a wee maternity session?! 😆 She promised she'd actually meant to message me months ago! I'm so glad our calendars & the weather aligned for us to get these precious portraits captured! I first photographed Mel & Blair more than two years ago when Clay hadn't yet made his appearance into the world. So it was super special to be back again with these beautiful people.
And just this month we met up again to photograph the McKenzie's as a family of four! I loved meeting wee Darcy, who was a superstar for her newborn session. Check out all the cuteness below... Poor Mel had a fun time in my studio last week trying to decide which photographs to get printed for their walls! (Sorry, not sorry Mel 😜).
Mel & Blair, thanks heaps for asking me to create these portraits for you. I loved catching up with you and can't wait to get these photos printed for you! x
Dave and Katie's love story started a new chapter on Saturday as they began the adventure of marriage. In front of their family & friends at Borland Lodge, Dave and Katie said 'I Do'.
I first met this awesome couple almost two years ago. One of Katie's good friends is a photographer friend of mine too and I have her to thank for the recommendation! From our very first meeting I could tell Dave and Katie were laidback, fun-loving and total soulmates. It's been such a pleasure getting to know these two during their wedding planning journey. As we drove out to Borland Lodge on Saturday morning I knew we were in a for a beautiful day filled with laughter and some very special memories.
Because Dave and Katie had their whole weekend at Borland Lodge everyone got ready out there, the ceremony was on the lawn and the party was in the hall. It made for such a cruisey morning of preparations on the wedding day and we didn't have to look far for all the amazing backdrops for their portraits.
Katie you looked stunning!
Katie and her Dad shared a few hugs before the ceremony.
Dave and Katie wrote each other letters to read in the morning.
And while I spent the morning with Katie and her bridesmaids, Matt was over the other side of the Lodge photographing Dave and the guys getting ready for the big day.
How gorgeous is all this detailing for the ceremony?!
That moment when you see each other, grab one another's hands and all the nerves of the morning disappear.
Thank you to the wonderful Megan Graham for this photo of us with our beautiful couple! This is definitely the first time I've been able to hand over my camera for this shot without having to show the person how to drive it haha. Megan probably knows more about my camera than I do!
While guests headed over to the big reception hall, we braved the rain clouds and created some beautiful portraits of the newlyweds while having a very entertaining afternoon with the bridal party! Dave and Katie had told me right at the beginning of wedding plans they were looking forward to how much fun they'd have with their bridal party crew on their wedding day. And team, you were awesome!
Katie was such a chilled out bride. It didn't worry her one bit that it was raining and her dress was getting soaked from the wet ground! Katie was so happy to have just married her best friend.
I love a kissing in the rain shot!
We drove up to the Borland Saddle lookout and we ended up being up above the clouds! No rain and an epic moody view! The perfect finish to portrait time before heading back to the party.
I loved all the little details of Dave & Katie's reception. When we arrived back to the Lodge all the guests were ready and waiting to continue the celebrations with Mr & Mrs Sellwood!
Dave and Katie - thank you for having us as your photographers! We have loved getting to know you both and it was so much fun being a part of your wedding day. Matt and I wish you all the happiness in the world for your marriage! We hope you enjoy these highlights from your fabulous wedding day - many more photos yet to come.xx