Sydney autumn is putting on a show this year and we got to enjoy it last weekend at North Narrabeen Rockpools for magic hour, the golden light around sunset. It was a beautiful setting for Sara-Ann and Joel’s engagement portraits.
The session was a present from Sara-Ann’s best friend Portia, we set it up as a surprised with Joel so Sara-Ann didn’t know about it until the day. She was very excited when she found out and was delighted to see the weather we had on the day.
Thank you Portia it’s a beautiful present, and also to Sara-Ann and Joel I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you at the beach, racing the setting sun…..
Elysia and Domenic have had a long engagement, we meet them a year ago in the planning stages and are very excited that their big day is only a month away now!
It was lovely to catch up with them and spend some time with them at Chinaman's Beach, Mosman for their pre wedding photography session. They are so happy and relaxed in each others company it's very easy to photograph them, and Domenic's cheeky grin is very infectious.
With the weather we've been having in Sydney lately I'm surprised we've been able to capture many outdoor portrait sessions. Steph & Garth's engagement portrait session was postponed from its first weekend as it was just too wet. So we booked again for last Saturday afternoon, our original plan was to capture the portraits in the late afternoon light, but looking at the forecast that morning we brought it forward. I'm so glad we did as we managed to photograph these lovely portraits just before the next storm arrived, literally I was half way home in the car when the most torrential downpour came!
So we met at Angel Place in the centre of Sydney, right next to Martin Place, it has an art installation called "Forgotten Songs" with bird cages suspended above the lane way, there is audio accompaniment of bird calls from the birds which were found in this area because European Settlement pushed them out. It's such a lovely tranquil place, and so photogenic I'm really pleased Steph & Garth chose this location. After some time here we went to another city sanctuary the Royal Botanic Gardens which never disappoints with its beautiful green lushness.....
Thanks guys, and I'm looking forward to capturing your memories of your Engagement Party this Saturday night too!
Valentine's Day is next week….Instead of spending a fortune on flowers and a card why not give your Valentine some memories to last, with a portrait photography mini session voucher from J Roberts Photography. It's a great idea for that something special this Valentine's Day that will have memories that last!
Justin felt like one of the family capturing Mike & Amy's engagement party, he's captured a number of significant occasions for this family over the last 18 months and is always overwelmed by how welcoming and friendly they are. Which explains why their parties are always lots of fun, Mike & Amy's engagement party was no exception, as you can see they party was beautifully presented, all the guests enjoyed getting dressed up and had a great night.
Jane & Robert are married! And what fun the long awaited event was. You might remember then from their pre wedding portraits we captured a few months ago.
These guys met with us a long time ago, planning ahead for their wedding day, so long ago in fact I wasn't even pregnant with our little one so we didn't know we'd have a 4 week old baby to manage on their wedding day. Luckily our good friend Karen from KG Photography stepped in to second shoot with Justin on the day, and they had a great time as you can see from the photos.
They met Jane and her bridesmaids and mother in their hotel room getting ready to capture the details of their preparation. Then the boys were in the bar having a quick drink, before the ceremony in the ballroom at Sir Stamford Circular Quay. After the ceremony they took the bridal party for a photo shoot in the grand old sandstone buildings along Macquarie St, and across the road to the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Then joined the party back at the hotel with all the guests.
Thanks guys it was fabulous to be involved in your wedding day!
Many couples request a pre wedding photography session with their chosen Sydney Wedding Photographer to give them a chance to get comfortable working with the photographer before the wedding, and also to get used to being in front of the camera. It's a great idea and we highly recommend it to the Sydney wedding couples who book with us.
Jane & Robert arranged this pre wedding portrait photography session with us just a couple of months before their wedding day, and as you can see from the photos they had lots of fun! The pre wedding photography session was taken at Blues Point Reserve overlooking Sydney Harbour in the late afternoon winter sun, a beautiful time of day. The location was chosen as their wedding photography will take place around Circular Quay so they wanted a different view. Sydney in July can be spectacular and the light is lovely, however it was a very chilly afternoon.... not that you can tell from the warmth coming from these guys.
The wedding itself is going to be a wonderful day, one we are looking forward to capturing.
Also special thanks to Karen from KG Photography who worked with Justin as a second shooter and will do again for the wedding.
What a hoot this Engagement or Beloved portrait session was, we are so looking forward to photographing Megan & Phil's wedding next April we are going to have a ball!
Megan is a Kiwi and Phil an Aussie, who currently live in London, they are getting married in Sydney next year so were home for a quick visit to make all the arrangements. We were lucky enough to meet with them and photograph this time for them. Not living in Sydney they wanted to capture some of the landmarks in their photographs, and being engineers the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge made the perfect backdrops, plus a walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney which could not be positioned in a more ideal location.
Here you'll see out typical style of lots of fun, love and laughter coming through in the photographs.....