August 24, 2010 In photography, weddings

sunshine coast wedding: alison+ryan . part II

after the ceremony and some frolicing on the beach with the bridal party, it was time to focus on alison+ryan’s first photos as husband+wife. alison’s birdcage veil by twigs & honey suited her bone structure perfectly. these bridal portraits are some of my favourite ever. so serene and simply beauuuuutiful. i love how carefree these two are together. example: we were about to start photos of the two of them and alison shouts to the groomsmen, “josh, pete! can you guys dig up some crabs for us to take photos with?” and off josh+pete go, turning over rocks all the way down the beach until they’ve found two little crabs for ryan+alison to hold. talk about unique? :) love it.

i didn’t have the pleasure of shooting this couple’s engagement photos but they took no time at all warming up to my camera. instantly comfortable and enjoying cuddling with one another. we also incorporated some of alison’s hard-worked-on details around the ceremony venue: the hanging tissue paper balls of all colours and sizes, ryan’s sketchings and their two signs. first, the “ryan & alison” made for some fun photos and of course, the “long live and prosper” sign with a vulcun salute underneath. hahahaaha. there is the most delightful garden a few minutes drive away from alison’s parents place. it is at a residence and for a small donation, you can take photos, go for a walk, enjoy. the sunlight was softer at that time and came through the greenery magically.

after portraits we headed to the bonniebrook lodge in gibsons, bc where the reception was held. the details there were quirky and an eclectic mix of bright coloured flowers and vases. as favours for their guests, alison + ryan made a “mix tape” (CD) of their favourite music. which of course, is also my favourite music. best wedding favour. &… so, that’s all i got, folks. enjoy the photos and be sure to check out the slideshow.

to see more of alison+ryan’s sunshine coast wedding at the bonniebrook lodge CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
p.s. special thank-you to robyn-michelle lee for second-shooting.

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  • Ooooo I love these photos! The colors used for the wedding are just gorgeous. The first image in this set is the bomb!!

  • Natasha Robinson

    Do you know who designed her dress?

  • Trekkies! Yay! Love the one of the groom with his name behind him. Very creative!

  • LOVE this wedding and the Sarah Seven dresses and all the details. beautiful job!

  • hi natasha!my dress was made and designed by sarah seven based out of portland, oregon. the dress style is "a peaceful afternoon".thanks for your comments! jamie is THE most AMAzing photographer, we are ECSTATIC over these photos!! :)

  • definitely some of my favorite work of yours! :) perfect.

  • Rachel Clarke

    Beautiful! They’re all so photogenic. The house is INCREEEEEEDIBLE. Love the detail shots too. Everything looks so clean and natural! Great job Jamie!

  • David Jay

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  • WOW! Jamie, these are incredible. I love love love love them!! Gosh. And to the couple, I love how you mismatched everything. =) And I love all the other cool creative stuff you did.

  • Epic Shots Jamie!!

  • What a fun wedding Jamie! I love how unique everything was. Just awesome!

  • Stunning! My mouth is still on the floor, yep, for the last 2 hours. A-MAY-HA-ZING!

  • Dying here, these are awesome. So much character and personality in all of the details. Love the portraits of the bridesmaids…just so pretty:)

  • Ohhhhh my! These are a new fav. So gorgeous Jamie D!!!

  • such a beautiful job girly…gorgeous couple.

  • Beria Charles

    Looooooove everything about these pictures! The composition, the colors, your talent shining! Stunning work!!!

  • Sarah M

    Jaime, I’ve been stalking *ahem* "following" your blog for awhile now and I think this is my favorite couple, yet. Their eccentricity (is that a word??) shines through your photography. Congrats to you and them! Cheers!

  • Did you take any bad photos. They are all perfect! My fav is the bride standing on the rock. I want to be just like you. Is there any tips you can give for getting the pics so clear?

  • Oh my. So many amazing this about this wedding! 1. The beach photos are GORGGEOUS. 2. UM. LIVE LONG

  • This beautiful wedding definitely merits two blog posts – absolutely amazing!

  • Cute stylish couple! I love here purple shoes.

  • Jamie, these are great. love them specially the umbrella shot

  • Love these! Beautiful photos and wedding.

  • What a lovely, lovely wedding. You truly captured their happiness!

  • This is my favorite wedding you have done!

  • Wow…this is my favourite wedding you’ve shot, sooo beautiful, can’t stop looking at the photos!

  • So rad! Love the trecky vibe! Incredible as usual Jamie :)

  • MJ

    These are absolutely STUNNING images…I am in love! Great work!~Warmest Regards~XO

  • this wedding is to DIE for!! every shot is perfect. amazing job jamie.

  • Okay so I officially love EVERYTHING about this wedding, I need to convince the hubby to renew our vows just so I can do this ….LOL :) Beautiful shots as always Jamie :)

  • Love the emotions, color, and adorable-ness in this post from head to toe. :)

  • Ginger Murray

    I love everything about this wedding– really wonderful job capturing the details and the happiness.

  • I LOVE THIS WEDDING! and the fact there was a mix cd! if you would be interested in a feature on hi-fi weddings (where music loving couples get to gush) then i’d love to have your lovely work on the site! just email me and let me know what you think!

    xoxo – ashley

  • Carly

    The pictures and this wedding is SO pretty!! Beautiful wedding and couple! Could you tell me where the grooms tie is from?? It is exactly what I am looking for and I CAN’T find anything like it anywhere!! Thx!!

  • Hey Carly, my tie was Paul Stewart that Alison ordered online. Happy hunting!

  • HA! Gotta love that “Live Long and Prosper” pose. X) Absolutely gorgeous photos! I think I’m your biggest fan – ask my momma. She hears about you and your beautiful work far more often than is necessary. lol. Keep the creativity coming! :)
    –Abigail @ Rear Window

  • jackie

    awww! i love them! and i love the light and all of the details! these are wonderful!

  • Hi there Jamie fans! I just wanted to mention that I’m now selling the boutonnieres I made for our wedding on Etsy (as well as some other styles and floral crowns)! If you like the style of our wedding, you might like my shop! Cheers!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/alisonpage?ref=si_shop

  • Hey guys just thought I would share this with you all. I was
    asked the other day “How many people should i have in my Bridal Party??” Now there is no “SET” number for this at all.
    For all the weddings I have shot the usual is
    8 including the Bride & Groom. But I have shot some with 14 including the B & G, and others with no bridal party at all!!

    There are many things to way up when deciding how many and
    who you will have in your Bridal Party. Cost is a factor, the price
    of the clothing you Bridal Party will wear. Will your Bridal Party buy their own clothes
    or are the B & G paying for it? Or are you Hiring the suits and dresses??
    The cost of meals is another one, the bigger the Bridal Party the more expensive the
    Reception will be. Then you have the Hair & Makeup for the Brides
    maids. And transport, if you have a large Bridal Party, will you supply the drive cars
    to get them to the wedding? Or are you thinking a Limo will cover all of you???

    Another point will be personalities. Does everyone get along?
    are any of the Bridal party matched up with their partners?
    Or Ex’s??? With the Bigger Bridal Parties there is more chance of someone not getting along with someone.
    Someone having an Ex that might still have issues.

    Someone matched with someone they don’t like. Yes the day is about the B & G but in the end you have to spend 18hrs with the people
    around you. If everyone gets along it would be a great advantage!!

    Lastly I know from experience that the bigger the Bridal Party the more peoples’ attention I need to
    have to make the photos look amazing. The more different personalities i must get along with.
    I large Bridal Party is more difficult to work with, but if done right, the photos would look beautiful.

    I tend to have to Bridal Party involved for 75%
    of the time allowed for the Formal Shots. The last 25% will just be the B
    & G, some nice, close, intimate shots of them on their wedding day.
    By that time anyway the Bridal Party just wants to sit down and have a couple of drinks!!

    Who would have thought something so little, like the number of People in the Bridal Party would have such an effect on the day’s events?

    Feel free to comment below or shoot us an email in the Contact Page!!

    Mark Brittain

    Director

    http://www.creative-elegance.com.au

    mark@creative-elegance.com.au

    Feel free to surf to my web page – Brsbane wedding photographer – how many people in my bridal party

  • Sophie SHNAPP

    Wonderful pictures – the day looked magical :)