Sarah & Pete

Redfern, NSW

I know, I know, we've been quiet for a little while. I won't give you the usual excuse of being flat out insane busy (which we are!), but we've also had a few big changes lately that have meant that blog posts have been a little ways down the list of priorities. But not anymore! We'll share a little bit more about what we've been up to soon, but in the mean time this is Sarah and Pete!

These two were married a little earlier in the year and I have to say they're some of the most lovely people we've ever met. We loved their wedding too because they did so much of it themselves and really made it their own. They did a lot of their own styling (which is incredible when you consider how awesome it all looks) and they decided to have their mutual friend officiate their ceremony. I think that's pretty great. Also! They had fantastic signboards done by our wonderful friends Ashdown & Bee. It's always a treat seeing their work when we shoot.

I've run out of adjectives, so I'm going to stop talking now.

Tasmania: Part 2

Hobart and Cradle Mountain

In the second (and final) instalment of our Tasmanian trip, we visited Hobart, Strathgordon, and Cradle Mountain. We also managed to meet up with our good friends Bree and Brooke from Light Noise Films (who are incredible videographers, if you're looking) and got to do a bit of adventuring with them too!

As Lisa mentioned in our last post, Tasmania was incredible. We wanted something that would mark the end of the wedding season and be a highlight of our year. Well... it ended up being a lot more than that.

You see, I'd known for quite some time that I wanted to marry Lisa. I certainly haven't been shy in telling people how much she means to me. Even then, I still find it hard to describe the impact she's had on my life, how much she inspires me every single day and just how thankful I am to have met her.

So, when we visited Cradle Mountain and climbed to the top of Marions Lookout on a very cold, wet, and foggy Wednesday in June, I asked her to marry me. Despite my poor choice of location and timing, she said yes and immediately made the trip into something we'll remember and treasure for the rest of our lives.

There are some photos of the proposal a bit further down in this post. They're not the most amazing shots, but they'll always mean something to us because they capture one of the real moments that defines our relationship.

I do think, however, that I'm going to regret those red pants in about 20 years (or sooner...).

Tasmania: Part 1

Bay of Fires and Bruny Island

Dear Tasmania, you are obviously Australia's answer to New Zealand's epic landscapes. With the "whoa" worthy scenery and endless supply of delicious food, we were immediately sold. I'm totally putting it out into the universe that we'll be invited to shoot a countryside Tasmanian wedding next year because we definitely want to go back!

We spent two weeks in Tassie at the start of June as our own little reward for finishing up the wedding season. As we drove around the whole state we reflected on the awesome weddings we've been a part of (seriously you guys have been amazing). It still feels like a dream to be able to photograph weddings full time. I owe it all to the kind and trusting clients which we are lucky enough to call our friends afterwards.

This is part one of our Tassie adventures. We hit up the East Coast, visiting Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay, then we drove south to Bruny Island. We'll show you the rest next time!