Recently, I was lucky enough to photograph a beautiful wedding that covered a lot of ground around Hobart.
I started on the Friday before the big day, as I like to be able to grab the detail shots of the venue while there are no guests to inconvenience (cake, decorations, that sort of thing). I do this because I know my Brides put so much research and planning into the style that defines both them and their partner. To me, it’s a big part of the day that should not be overlooked if possible. Some reception venues have a lunch service, so I’m not always able to do this and it gets awkward to find a moment to leave the action on the Saturday. More time equals better photos, so I tend to shoot for a day and a half in total.
On the Saturday, we started with the girls getting ready at the Brides Grandmother’s home in Richmond. It was a great atmosphere, despite the looming weather prediction and the leaden skies in the distance. As it was election day, we got to cast our votes at the local school. I did my research and as it turns out, there are very few images online of Brides voting… This was done quickly on the way to St. John’s Church in Richmond. Such a lovely Church, steeped with character and history. It was there that I got one of my favourite images ever – you’ll know it when you see it!
Off to Stonefield in Brighton. What a great place to spend a day? There is an atmosphere that belongs to this location that I have not found anywhere else – it’s old, charming and welcoming. I constantly hear guests saying Wow! when they first arrive… I must say, I have never photographed there on a sunny day – that would be amazing!
It was great to catch up with other couples whose weddings I have been lucky enough to capture also. A beautiful bride and groom, an amazing location and catching up with old friends, it turns out it was a special day for me too!
Congratulations to James and Catherine.