Ihave been a wedding photographer for a long time. It feels like a lifetime. And I have absolutely loved every minute of it. It is always such an honour to be there to capture the story of 2 people committing to each other surrounded by their loved ones.
As much as I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it, it has come at the cost of a lot of missed family time, birthday parties, anniversaries and weekends. For a long time, that didn't feel like a sacrifice, but since moving to Perth and seemingly "starting again", that sacrifice has become more apparent. Add in the effort of running a business that requires so much forward planning and self -promotion (which is hard work for a humble-bee like me), plus doing it solo, and it soon feels like a lonely and tough way to make a living.
So time for a plot twist. 2015 will be my last year of shooting weddings under my business name. I have a few more weddings booked for this season but will not be taking on any new ones for 2016 and moving forward. I still love photography and have no plans to sell all my gear, but it is time for a change of direction and to grab some more of my weekends back to spend precious time with my kids while they are still young and want to hang out with me. xx jk
To my past and current clients: THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be a part of your special day and to capture your wedding story. It is an honour I will forever cherish. I want to re-assure you that your wedding images will remain safely backed up on the current storage systems I am using, and I will still be available to help with anything you might need! Any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Ihad the most amazing time yesterday with Lauren and Joe! They created a magical day filled with love, glitter, laughter, more glitter and so much colour! I was in absolute heaven!!! Add to that a gorgeous couple who adore each other, an electrical storm like I have never seen and so many fun details, and you have the perfect day to celebrate their marriage..
Their day was filled with the warmth and love of their family and friends, and also the hot sun (hello crazy Perth weather). There were so many highlights I struggled to keep the sneak peek under control! Check out Lauren's custom shoes with glitter heels.. LORDY! And the amazing flowers with a (handmade by Lauren) felt heart garland. So many crafty details handmade by Lauren and her friends ... check out the handmade ring book!
amazing florals by : Botanica Naturalis
Love Letters: Love Letters Au
Ceremony: Victoria Hall (Fly By Night), Fremantle
Reception: Little Creatures Fremantle
Lauren and Joe are awesome. They are so much fun and I loved spending the afternoon exploring Bells Rapids with them last weekend. From the dress, the shoes, even the picnic rug.. all perfectly Lauren and all totally fabulous! They light each other up and make each other giggle so easily. My cheeks ached from smiling by the end of their session. I am so excited about their upcoming wedding and cannot wait to capture the story of their day! I already know its going to be sensational!
The weather forecast for today was not great.. 90% chance of rain and crazy wind were expected as a result of the cyclone further north. But these 2 just took it in their stride, made some slight allowances and let the day unfold with out fuss or stress. Thankfully the weather forecast was wrong.. we had some light rain throughout the ceremony and black skies that threatened us afterwards, but otherwise, it was perfect! Lauren and Dave's wedding day reflected who they are in everything they did.. relaxed, fun and completely perfect for each other! I had such a great time with them and it was an honour to be there to capture their day! Here's a little sneak peek of their day...
Yesterdays wedding was one of those days where you kind of wish you could slow down time. Amazing venues, a fun and very BIG bridal party, funny and supportive family & friends, and the magic that is Steph & Scott. They are both kind, humble, and gorgeous inside and out.. but sadly, they are both totally not into being photographed! :) I could tell I was taking them out of their comfort zone but they both went with it and I love all the images we created together (hence the massive sneak peek). Weird misty rain didn't dampen the mood of the day .. my cheeks ached from smiling and my mascara was a little worse for wear after the speeches too! S&S ..I hope you love your images as much as I do.. even with all the PDA's! :) Thank you for inviting me into your magical world for the day.. I loved every second of it!
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