the last day we had in sydney before leaving to shoot roxy & diego’s wedding was spent in one of australia’s stunning national parks. a new photographer friend of mine, james day, suggested that leanne & i hit up this spot and offered to show us around. so thankful he did! [also: little shout out, james was the sydney photographer who recommended me, all the way from vancouver, to roxy & diego. can’t thank him enough for his referral — check out his blog.]
life, photography, portraits | January 13, 2012
photography, weddings | January 11, 2012
as a teenager, i was involved with an awesome youth group that was full of incredible leaders. one of these leaders was a girl named amanda — and after i graduated and became a leader myself, we co-lead a small group for girls every week together. i remember those times so well. honestly, with a group of fifteen-year-old girls the biggest topic of discussion seemed to be boys [oh how confusing they were!] and dreaming up our future weddings. bahaha. a guy’s worst nightmare. but, of course, the girls and i especially loved to dream about what amanda’s wedding would be like someday — this girl has always had an eye for style and details.
weddings | January 9, 2012
bowral is a small town in the southern highlands area of new south wales; full of gorgeous wineries and open space. the perfect escape from the crowded city of sydney, but still only an hour and a half away. after two nights staying in the area, it was obvious why roxy & diego chose the spot for their mini-destination wedding. stunning.
photography | January 8, 2012
leanne and i have been in australia six days now, four spent in sydney & two spent in the southern highlands region [for roxy & diego’s centennial vineyards wedding.] we are currently waiting to board a delayed flight to melbourne from sydney, where we’ll be hanging out for the rest of the week. for both leanne and i, we could not have enjoyed sydney more; it was the first city we’ve visited that we could see feeling like “home” …if it needed to be, of course. perhaps it was the bridge & harbours, reminiscent of vancouver, or maybe it was the church we worshipped with twice yesterday that reminded us of our own. but it is simply comfortable here. beautiful.