I like wedding days that are in old and beautiful spaces. This day had an old church, an old gaol, an old bridge and an old jam factory. History everywhere.
The day had crisp clean skies and the air was warm. People had travelled from all over to witness Marcus and Hannah’s special day. The lads started with a relaxed breakfast, which often seems unfair, as the girl’s world was at times rushed – as they had so much to do. Hair, make up, getting the flower girls and the paige boy ready, collecting flowers, etc. So much to do and so many people: myself included. Hannah though, remained remarkably calm.
I’ve never shot at St. Luke’s Church at Richmond before – what a lovely space… Nice and light, with a mezzanine too. The Minister was a caring man, fun and obviously loves this part of his calling. We did the family/bridal shots at the old gaol; then we snuck off to capture some moments near the Richmond Bridge. This worked out well, as it gave the guests time to make their way to Henry Jones IXL. A great place for a wedding reception.
I’ve photographed at Henry Jones quite a few times now. The rich brown walls and ceiling create a dark and atmospheric space, which I love – I really enjoy using all of my gear (I shot with nine flashes and triggers). I like to paint with light.
Marcus and Hannah had the patience of saints, happy to let me ask for just one more shot…