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.
It felt completely perfect that my very last wedding was back in NSW this weekend, on the same stomping ground that my photography business adventure began.. and even more perfect that I got to capture the amazing day of our very good friends, Scott & Jo.
Scott & Jo are perfect together. They are caring, gentle, hilarious and fiercely loyal to their family and friends. They somehow managed to organise a sensationally elegant wedding from the other side of the country, with so many connections to both themselves and their family histories. I loved every second of their magical day.. my cheeks ached from smiling and a few sneaky tears leaked out occasionally too. Thank you Scott & Jo for trusting me to be a part of, and capture, your amazing day.. You are awesome!
Iam struggling to find the right words to explain how special today was. These 2 "awesome" people are sensational pro triathletes, my coaches and my friends. Being there to capture their wedding day was such a huge honour and my cheeks are still aching from all the ridiculous amount of smiling and laughing I did ALL day. Thank you for being you Kate & Guy, and for trusting me to capture your magical day! I love you both and wish you a lifetime of love and laughter!
The MANY faces of Guy!
BIG LOVE for these people.. the GKE crew.. my second family!
Yesterday was awesome.. Perfect weather, gorgeous couple, stunning venue and amazing homemade details! I had sore cheeks from smiling all day and had to choke back tears several times too.. I was so honoured that Michelle and Chris invited me (out of hibernation) to capture their wedding at Carilley Estate in the Swan Valley. They are genuinely lovely and thoughtful people and it was so wonderful to witness them celebrating their marriage surrounded by so many close family and friends. So much attention to detail and love went into making it the amazing day it was.. Here's a not so little sneak peek of their beautiful day..
Christmas Eve is the perfect day to get married when you decide to celebrate your commitment to each other surrounded by your closest family and friends.. and your gorgeous puppy! Jess & Brenton made each other "whole face smile" all day and it was an absolute delight to be there to capture it. Today was AWESOME!
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