I’ve not laughed this much in ages. A reunion of sorts as most of these guys were at Paul And Sams wedding that I shot last year, I’d even photographed the florists wedding so there were bride and grooms everywhere! A really fun and creative bunch where the antics are only hinted at here. A massive wedding which is proving to be difficult (but lots of fun) to edit as there are too many great shots in there to try to cull. Thanks Nicky & Anthony and everyone else that was part of this story… I had loads of fun!
Where to start…I had so many ideas for this wedding I thought my head would explode! With all manner of animals and children it was certainly challenging but with Kerrin & Tony’s fantastic ponies, who will be needing some sort of manager in the near future due to there almost constant modelling assignments at Diamondvale! and the couples cat that stayed still long enough to grab a couple of shots I think it was a great success! I must also say a huge thank-you to both Renee (my wife) the second shooter and also Leah my trusty sidekick and sometime third shooter! between the three of us I think we nailed it! Also a huge thanks must go to Elizabeth & Alan who bravely and without question participated in all my madness…Hope you like these as much as I do…!
I’ve never had a feature about me before in a magazine so am just a tiny bit chuffed at the minute!… thanks again to the editor – Susan for running this piece. Its a great magazine for the local area and showcases a lot of local talent.
Thought I’d also share these features that have been in this edition of Highlife. I’ve been contributing to these guys for a few years now and love the variety of story I’m asked to cover. One minute I’m shooting the vet story the next surrounded by thousands of bees! with he beekeeper, its certainly keeps things interesting.
Both the editor – Danielle and the designer Keisha do a fantastic job in putting together this lifestyle magazine and supporting local writers and photographers who otherwise may not have an outlet for their work.
I think the outside temp said 42 degrees at 1.30am, so this has to be the hottest wedding I’ve ever done. We all knew this was gong to be an memorable experience and I’m still amazed at how everyone just got on with it, I felt for the boys in their suits, it must have been awful to have to follow me around all afternoon while Susan & Scott were having their photo’s taken. The results are pretty amazing though. I think and its a real bonus knowing I can still be creative when my brains melting! We all pulled together to make this happen. Thanks again to all involved, especially Sue & Scott who were still open to all my mad ideas ( the shopping trolley has to be one of my more bizarre “off the cuff” creations, although I later found out that they met while working at woolies! so had some relevance) My wife Renee was the second photographer on this wedding also so I must say a big thank-you to her. She never fails to amaze me with her great timing and vision (the wind blown veil shots are hers) Through the heat and the wind and the dust we still managed to create something beautiful together…
Heres a selection from a recent shoot for a local Rural Fire Brigade. They run a music night every year to raise funds for new equipment for the brigade. These blokes are volunteers and put there lives at risk to serve the community. The least I can do is support them by donating my time (and hopefully a bit of
skill) to help them advertise the event. If its anything like last year it will be a great night!….
Sometimes a client mentions a way that they see their wedding being shot that really inspires me to change the way I work, to challenge me into doing something different and outside the box. Believe it or not these images are unposed and with no direction! (well very little) Amanda was quite focused on the fact that she did not want to pose for any photographs as was Scott and for me it was really liberating! it seemed more relaxed and natural and well… quiet really. I’ve taken a lot from this day in terms of maybe new ways of doing things which I’m trying to explore as time goes on. Will keep working on it….
Dear Blog, I’m so sorry for neglecting you, I promise that from this day forward a trip to europe will never get in the way of our friendship. So if you can forgive me I promise I’ll make it up to you and try to blog constantly. Thankyou for your understanding and now I’ll shut up and get on with it.