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Savannah and Matt’s Deckhouse Wedding

There is something special about a Deckhouse Wedding - the area around the Woolwich dock with its towering cliffs and gorgeous rusting boats and old tracks.   Savannah and Matt were very lucky on their day, the weather was perfect.  Glorious colours in the sky over the Harbour Bridge as the sunset were spectacular and all captured on camera! Before we headed to their Deckhouse Wedding Reception Matt De and Savannah were married in an outdoor ceremony at Gardens on Forest! It was a very emotional walk down the aisle as tears flowed freely from Matt's eyes. It was very touching and all the girls at the wedding were loving it and (I think) crying themselves! At the beginning of the day Savannah kept saying she couldn't believe this was wedding day, she hadn't 'got the feeling' yet of being a bride. And then it happened as she was waiting for the ceremony to...

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Jacinta and Sam’s Vintage Centennial Park Wedding

If you are looking for a beautiful forest or country location in Sydney I would highly recommend a Centennial Park Wedding! There are so many wonderful spots for photos and you can have your reception at Centennial Parklands Dining which has beautiful vines hanging from it's rooftops - it creates a wonderful atmosphere.   On April 24, Jacinta and Sam became man and wife in a traditional Catholic ceremony at St Augustine's in Balmain and then headed to Centennial Park for their photos in the forest! Every part of the day was amazing.   This was no ordinary wedding though, the bride and groom have 17 siblings amongst them so you could imagine that the wedding could not be small, even if you only invited immediate family!  Jacinta's dress was altered to create a vision she had - the Illusion mesh sleeves and keyhole back were added - I love it! The bridesmaids dresses were...

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A tribute to Käpylän kiska – The Helsinki Cafe that created a Community

Before I became a photographer I was working for not-for-profit organisations as I believe in helping the community and those in it. Now that I run my photography business I also participate in my own not-for-profit projects as my way of giving back to the community. I like to let others know about people doing wonderful things and to inspire us to do the same. I would like to tell you a story about this Helsinki cafe called Käpylän kiska. It was a warm early August night in Helsinki when I returned to my hotel in suburban Käpylä after photographing a wedding. It was still light because that is what it is like in Finnish summer very light till late! As I looked out the window I noticed a small outdoor cafe with a group of people having a lovely time with the music pumping.  I was hungry so I made my...

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Sapa Trekking Homestay – Travel Photography

Sapa is in the mountains of Northern Vietnam and is home to the Black Hmong tribe. My Travel Photography Mentoring Student, Robert and I participated in a Sapa Trekking Homestay tour over as few days with a community-minded travel company called Sapa O’Chau. All the money that is raised from the trekking and tours is put back into helping support and develop the community – from an English school to training up locals to be guides.   The Sapa Trekking Homestay tour was challenging as there was a lot of climbing up and down mountains/rice terraces and stone steps. I paid a guide to carry my big backpack so I could concentrate on taking photos. Robert was a crazy man and was happy to carry his own heavy backpack! Over the few days we went through the many essentials for great travel photography. This included: how to get permission to photograph strangers,...

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Fun Family Portraits with Nicole, Tim, Camilla, Henry and Florence

Since 2012 I have photographed 13 of this family's significant events! It is safe to say that I feel like part of the family and love seeing them all grow as a family. I have photographed weddings, engagements, christenings, easter egg hunts, 1st birthday parties, 2nd birthday parties and 6 month portraits.  There have always been so many fun family portraits throughout the years and I think this is one might top them all in Centennial Park. Anything goes with this family as Nic and Tim want their kids to be themselves and let their inner spirit sparkle in front of the camera! Please enjoy the fun family portraits in Centennial Park with the Curran Family! "Gemma is now a part of our family. Her work is amazeballs and we don’t really have a significant event without her there to capture it. We have a family doctor but we also have a...