charlotte + craig | beloved on the isle of capri, italy

I remember so clearly the day that Charlotte’s email arrived. Her and her husband to be, Craig, were longing to have wedding photos taken somewhere on the amalfi coast in Italy and having seen some work I have done in the region reached out to me. The tone of the email was hopeful, yet resigned. Probably too far away, too expensive, but she just had to ask. I am so glad Charlotte listened to that prompt in her heart that told her to just go ahead and email me anyway, because when we checked the date I was already going to be in Europe!! Suddenly a far fetched dream turned into a very true reality and the session was booked in.

The day of the session I travelled hours in the morning from Rome to Capri, had time for a quick shower, before walking up to meet them at their hotel. We then spent the entire afternoon in the summer heat exploring as much of the island as we could before the sun set. Walking down tiny path ways and finding magic on rooftops with incredible views, doorways abundantly adorned with flowers and bright colours everywhere. Charlotte and Craig were trusting and amazing as every crazy suggestion I had (most of which had to do with climbing up onto rooftops that no sane person would go) they eagerly agreed to.

Thank you so much for your trusting and adventurous hearts Charlotte and Craig. To create the images I saw were possible with you fills me with such incredible joy and has given all of us an amazing memory to always hold onto.

by Leah

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eileen + andrew | beloved

I honestly cannot believe how lucky I’ve been with weather this winter. Lately I’ve been blessed with comfortable temperatures and the most exquisite light for all almost all my weddings and sessions and it always makes me wonder, why don’t more people do this!

I met Eillen and Andrew at Centennial Park, which is one of my favourite places to shoot because there are always new and wonderful places to discover and the day I spent with these two was no exception. We stumbled across the most perfect, hidden setting of tall grass in the afternoon sun. After spending some time there we hopped in the car to make our way to Bradleys Head, where Andrew had proposed. The drive across the city was more than I think any of us had imagined and losing almost an hour in traffic I think we were all wondering whether we were a little crazy for attempting it, but as soon as we arrived we knew that all the painstaking effort we went to in order to make it there before the sun set was absolutely worth it. Beautiful golden light and the most perfect spot in the city pretty much all to ourselves for the last little bits of daylight could not have made this day more beautiful.

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.

by Leah

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