Claire + Josh's Rustic Vineyard Wedding, Jinks Creek Winery (Gippsland)

I'm excited to share some images from the wedding of Claire and Josh. The ceremony and reception were held at Jinks Creek Winery in Gippsland - a wonderful venue with a rustic barn surrounded by vineyards - and it was one of the most beautiful and down-to-earth weddings I've photographed. Claire and Josh did the majority of the decorating themselves (with the help of their friends and family), and the details included handmade wooden signage, homemade cakes, soy candles as gifts to the guests, games on the tables for the children to play with and native Australian flowers put together by Claire and her close friends the night before the wedding. It was raining and misty in the morning, but the clouds parted and the sun arrived just prior to the ceremony. This was a seriously fun wedding for all ages, with the kids having a great time too. The excited smiles of Claire and Josh's son Reeve (ring bearer) and daughter Ava (flowergirl) were priceless! Thank you to Claire, Josh and their families and friends for making me so welcome. I'd also like to thank my mother Fiona, who came along as second photographer and did a wonderful job capturing the details (several of her photos are featured below). Congrats again Claire, Josh, Reeve and Ava x

Baby Charlotte

In 2013 I had the pleasure of photographing Katherine and Matt's beautiful wedding, and this month I was invited back to photograph their adorable daughter Charlotte. There were lots of smiles as five-month-old Charlotte hung out with her parents, read some books (one of her favourite pastimes) and walked to the park to enjoy some late afternoon sun. This is one lovely family, and I wish them lots of happiness in the years to come x

Wan Family Shoot - Holidaying in Melbourne

Last weekend my mother and I had the pleasure of meeting the Wan family in Melbourne (Hon-bing, Sui-ping, Joanna and Christy). This beautiful family were holidaying in Australia and had asked me to come along and capture some memories of their time in Melbourne, and to commemorate the 32nd wedding anniversary of Hon-bing and Sui-ping. We had a wonderful time walking around the city, seeing the sights and having coffee and cake in one of Melbourne's laneways. This family were so friendly and lovely, and meeting them definitely gave me more of a desire to visit their home place, Hong Kong. Thanks to my very talented mother Fiona who came along and captured some of the photos that are featured in this post. And a big congratulations to Hon-bing and Sui-ping on their 32nd wedding anniversary x

Diane and Stuart's Wedding - Smart Artz Gallery & Alto (GPO)

Iā€™m excited to share these images from the wedding of Di and Stu, who were married on the 18th October in Melbourne. This wedding was awesome in every way ā€“ the people, the two stunning venues, the abundance of love going around, the beautiful speeches, and most importantly, the happy smiles on the faces of Di and Stu. 

Thanks to Di and Stu - along with their families and friends - for inviting me to capture some snaps of their day. And a special thanks to my mother Fiona McLennan, who came along as second photographer and did an amazing job. Some of her photos are included in this post.

Congratulations Di and Stu x

Engagement / Family Shoot, Brooker Park (Warragul)

I travelled to my hometown of Warragul recently to meet Claire and Josh, and their gorgeous kids Reeve and Ava. Claire and Josh will be getting married next year, and we arranged for their engagement session to include the kids. It was a beautiful Spring day, so we walked to the local parks and enjoyed some late afternoon sunshine while Reeve and Ava played hide and seek and ran around the playground and parklands. Claire and Josh told me a little bit about how they met (they went to high school together), and how Josh proposed (on Claire's birthday)! It was awesome to meet them, and I'm really looking forward to photographing their Gippsland wedding next year.