We arrived days before the portraits and wedding of Natalie and Alex so we could do some scouting (and touring) around the main island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. We found some fabulous places – Black Rock, overhanging palm trees and a spot with an amazing view of the mountains. It was the first time the couple had to really explore the island. And that is what I try to tell people about their portrait sessions – see them not just about taking photos but also as an adventure/experience in itself! We had a lot of fun and we were lucky enough to get some sunshine and some calm waters :).

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There are not many venues in Sydney where you can have beautiful views of the Harbour and be isolated by bushland. The Tearooms at Gunners Barracks is this venue – it has everything from cool stone walls, a gorgeous courtyard with fairy lights, deck overlooking the water and parklands a short walk away. The food is amazing also! Danielle Grant and Campbell Grant put on a fantastic wedding celebration here and it was evidenced by the large amounts of dancing and no one wanting to leave at the end of the night! Congrats to the happy couple and don’t worry Campbell, my friends are getting married next week and it took them 15 years to make it happen ;).

Wedding Dress by Jennifer Regan  /  Flowers by Susan Avery  /  Hair and Make-up Artist – Juliana Make-up & Hair  /  Celebrant – Gary Mooney  /  Venue – The Tea Room, Gunners Barracks  /  Music – Press Club Band  /  Cars – Wedding Cars of Distinction and HF Wedding Cars  /  Groom – MJ Bale Suit, Herringbone tie and shirt, Aquila Shoes  /  Groomsmen – Jeff Banks Suits, Herringbone tie  /  Bride’s Shoes – Etsy Store Bella Belle  /  Bridesmaid Dresses – Review  /  Stationery – Invitations – Etsy Store – Golden Silhouette  /  Cake – Faye Cahill Cake Design  /  Jewels - Jennifer Regan  /  Rings – Tiffany & Co. 

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For 15 years I have wanted to go to the Cook Islands and two years ago Natalie contacted me asking me if I could be her photographer for her wedding at the Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Yes, yes yes!!!!! That’s all I could say. My patience had paid off – I had hoped an opportunity like this would come up. In May the weather is supposed to be a little more mild but unfortunately it was crazy with wind and thunderstorms for the first few days we were there. The wedding was postponed by a day as the predictions were for 100% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Surely the next day would be better?! But it rained and rained and looked miserable the whole morning and into the afternoon. But at 2.50pm as the guests arrived for the ceremony and huddled under shelter out of the rain it all changed. Tropical weather is unpredictable. The clouds dispersed, the rain stopped and the sun shone through. It was beautiful for the rest of the afternoon! We were so lucky! Please enjoy our adventures through these photos and congrats to Natalie and Alex – thanks for making my dreams come true too ;)

A lovely message I received from Natalie when she received her USB of photos – “Thank you so so much for everything on the day and all your hard work behind the scene as well. I love all the photos so much and I will definitely cherish them, especially as the years pass and bring back all those wonderful memories! I will highly recommend you to anyone who wants the best photographer and hope we will have a chance in the future to do photos.”

Wedding dress – Bridal on Pultney  /  Venue – Pacific Resort, Rarotonga, Cook Islands  /  Getting Ready Venue - Te Manava Villas  /  Flowers – Pacific Resort recommended  /  Hair and Make Up Artists – Pacific Village Salon  /  Celebrant - John Kennings  /  Suits – Ferrari  /  Shoes – Forever New  /  Cake – Pacific Resort recommended  /  Jewellery – Ebay

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