rosemary + matthew | romantic, rainy wedding in vaucluse, nsw

Oh, it feels like forever since I’ve been able to share a wedding with all of you. I’ve been working a lot over the last few months and whilst spending such amazing times with so many gorgeous couples is such an incredible blessing it also leaves a lot less time to share all these beautiful experiences with you. Still, I am so excited to finally be here and after far too long I think this is the perfect wedding to break the little blogging drought I’ve been having.

I certainly won’t blame you if you are completely smitten with this adorable couple after scrolling through some of their gorgeous images. The way they simply loved one another made me think several times throughout the day, as I observed them through my lens, that everyone should have someone that looks at them the way these two look at each other. I can’t even begin to tell you how special it is when I see something unfold between a couple that not both of them are aware of. The smile of a wife as she watches her new husband close his eyes and lift his head to God, singing worship with such a grateful heart or the way a husband gazes lovingly at his new wife while she laughs with complete unbridled joy at a joke someone makes during their wedding day. They don’t see it when it happens, but I have the extraordinary privilege of seeing it first hand and capturing it for them so they do get a small glimpse into what happens when they are not looking.

There was certainly no shortage of moments like that during Matt and Rosie’s wedding day. No amount of rain or cold would have stopped this from being the most perfect day. I am truly so excited to see these two create a new family out of two families that are full of so much love.

Huge thanks also goes to my awesome friend Robert Meredith for second shooting this wedding with me.

the hsu family | blessed

Yesterday I spent a cold and foggy afternoon with this adorable family in one of my absolute favourite places, Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains, NSW. As I drove up the mountain I watched the temperature gauge in my car plummet, but the moment I stepped outside and felt the cool, misty rain on my face and smelt the smoke of wood burning fires in the air I knew that nothing was going to stop this session from being everything we had anticipated it to be. Warm baths, gorgeous country road knits, hunter boots, cuddles on the lounge and just spending time loving on one another made for the perfect winter day session to capture this beautiful family and baby Aria at such an adorable age.

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the warren family | blessed

When beautiful May contacted me asking if I would photograph her and her family in the last few weeks of her pregnancy I don’t think either of us imagined this. Due to some crazy weather and little boy who seemed like he could make an appearance any moment what was originally planned to be a maternity session on the beach turned into a beautiful, intimate session in the family home.

When I first arrived it was absolutely pouring with rain and it was a race to even get inside without getting completely drenched! Thankfully a gorgeous hidden courtyard and a few lucky breaks in the weather and we were able to create this amazing set of portraits that I think capture this gorgeous family as they waited for baby Edward to make an appearance so perfectly. Relaxed, romantic and a little bit of cheeky thanks to little miss Mia turned out to be the perfect combination.

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