a beach winter

Anyone who has been following my work for a while will know how much I adore Palm Beach on the northern beaches of NSW, Australia. The other thing I love is taking my 35mm film camera and one roll of film to capture my girls on our adventures with just 36 shots to play with. It is liberating and focussing all at the same time. These images combine these two favourite things. A perfect winters day at the beach with (of course) a little lunch at The Boat House. You have to love living in Australia just to be able to say those words.

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.

by Leah

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