When a shoot turns out just as you envisioned it, it is such a great feeling. An ambitious undertaking in the middle of the Scottish highlands, but who better to create and explore with than Nat from Heavenly Blooms. Scotland holds a special place in our hearts, having both spent some of our younger years here. It was here as an exchange student I found my love for travel and the more rugged, mountainous parts of the world. The landscapes that reminded me of the settings in books I read as a child.
Nat has a true sense of place in her floral creations, they seem to blend and yet contrast...
To be able to travel to destinations such as Santorini for work is a dream come true, but it wouldn't be the amazing experience without the couples that make it so much fun through their adventurous spirit and kindness.
Georgia and Jason made Dave and I feel like guests and were so trusting, letting us guide them all over the island for photos on a maze of back paths that Dave and I mapped out the day before. Our first photo session, post ceremony, was at midday in the scorching heat, despite this Georgia and Jason embraced their surroundings and climbed on all the roofs as instructed without...
My job allows me to travel to some pretty amazing places where I get to meet equality awesome people and communities. Kaikoura is no exception, a small surf town smashed by an earthquake and full of beauty.
For photos, Pip and Sam had planned a helicopter to the mountaintop beside a turquoise lake that had recently been formed by the earthquake, along with driving up a 4WD track to a special spot they had picked on the mountainside. The weather was stunning all morning, then almost exactly at the time Pip was due to walk down the isle it changed dramatically, with looming clouds and high winds....
Kelly & Chris, what can I say other than, thankyou. Thankyou for fully appreciating every moment of your wedding day. Your gratitude towards your surrounds and overall excitement to be married and in such a stunning location/style was so lovely to witness. Lastly thanks for being awesome and having Dave and I along for the ride.
Styling, florals and Planning~ Fantail Weddings
Celebrant~ Donella Fleming
Catering~ Morsel the Honest Food Co
Dress & Veil~ Q’nique from Bridal by Aubrey Rose
Makeup~ Silversixpence Beauty
Hair~ The Kingdom Hair Studio
Brides Jacket~ Aiya The Label
This was a special one. Justine and John travelled over to New Zealand's south Island with their family to elope in the stunning Milford Sound area.
When I heard their plans to elope in an alpine area and do a hike post ceremony for photos, I got more than a bit excited as not only do I love mountains but also hiking. I suggested they check out one of my favourite spots, Knobs Flat, a low key area in the middle of the Milford Sound valley. After a long planning process they decided that New Zealand and Milford Sound was the pick.
The morning started with a Chinese Tea ceremony followed by their...
Set on the highest road in New Zealand, an area prone to the most extreme weather, this shoot calls on the elements creating a windswept, textural and moody shoot that was nothing short of an adventure.
Flowers ~ Crimson Wedding Flowers
Mua ~ Road to Beauty
Dress ~ Novia Brides by Yolancris
Model & Hair ~ @charlotteandoanderson
Location ~ Private Property, Eudlo, Queensland, Australia
Brides and Bridesmaids dresses ~ Dicky Bird Designs
Flowers ~ Organica Floret
Food ~ Good Food Fella’s
Cake ~ Sweetheart Cake Designs
Celebrant ~ Darienne Davis
Hair & Makeup ~ Miss Nessi Hair and Makeup
As featured on Together Journal
A wedding full of laughing and a golden hour like no other. Sunshine and smiles all round, a perfect wedding.
Venue ~ Sirromet Winery
Flowers ~ Daisy & Co
Makeup ~ Natalie Hunter
Hair ~ Cheery Chocolate Blonde
Dress ~ Limorrosen
Jewellery ~ Samantha Wills
Videographer ~ Luke Bickley
2nd Shooter ~ Adriana Watson
Celebrant ~ Love Celebrations
As featured on White Magazine
I am drawn to all things ethereal which usually involves some form of nature, so it was such a buzz to explore this aesthetic in one of the most recognisable urban landscapes in the world, New York City.
I had dreams of doing a shoot on the busy roads of manhattan and the Brooklyn bridge but I didn't think it would be possible mainly due to the enormous amount of people in these areas. It may have been a standard day in the life of a NYC photographer but I am a lot more used to battling the elements on top of a mountain or avoiding insects, cows etc in a forest or paddock. Enter the incredible...
Clare and Harry sure knew how to put on a party, and what better place to party than Williamsburg, New York City.
I was beyond excited to be given the opportunity to photograph a wedding in NYC, especially for people as awesome as Clare and Harry. I simply loved working in the urban environment with all its grungy textures and character filled streets.
Flowers ~ Heavenly Blooms
Venue ~ Wythe Hotel
Dress ~ Carol Hannah Bridal
Videographer ~ Reel Brooklyn
Planner ~ Dawn Mauberret Events
Creatively collaborating with Heavenly Blooms has always been a blast but I have to say this shoot really sticks in my mind as being one of our funnest and most rewarding. Capturing the first light of the day in the burnt bushland with the radiant Aki, who couldn't have been more perfect wearing these amazing creations by Heavenly Blooms.
Florals // Heavenly Blooms
Model & Makeup // Aki
Styling // Me
This shoot celebrates the incredible area of Aoraki / Mt Cook in New Zealand. This national park region features the highest mountain in New Zealand and remains one of the most untouched and naturally beautiful areas in the country. With the aid of a helicopter via Inflite we were given access to some of this rugged and stunning scenery, from the mountaintops to the huts by the river. The muted tones from the onset of winter added to the textural and raw quality of the landscape. As far as adventure and nature focused weddings go, this area really has it all.
Planner & Flowers | fantail...
We wanted to bring light to a space, which is normally in darkness, revealing the character and history within that space. With rich colours, decay and a touch of decadence, the floral elements form one of the main features of the shoot. Growing out of the man made and forgotten concrete and dirt space, we wanted the installation to feel like we are re-invigorating the space with warmth and nature. Charlotte our model offers an ethereal and edgy element to the shoot, fitting with the setting.
As regular collaborators, heavenly blooms and myself have found a perfect creative match in that we both...
Iceland is truly like nowhere else on earth, there is no surprise why it has become flavour of the month.
It has been at the top of my wish list for some time due to its natural beauty and the fact that it's a photographer’s dream, but nothing could prepare me for just how much of a dream it really was. The landscape is beyond words and the dramatic light meant the photo opportunities were endless. We planned a trip going around the entire island in our mini camper van. After the first few days of stopping every few minutes to see something incredible, we knew that we would only scratch...
Styling ~ Boho Sisters
Flowers ~ Heavenly Blooms
Location ~ Evans Farm
Makeup ~ Tasleema Nigh
Hair ~ Inamission hair
Dress ~ Sphere Collective | Daughters Of Simone
Jewellery ~ Salita Matthews
Suit ~ Suits Direct
Food ~ Sunny Platter Co | Asian Street Food | Tome
Wilson Vintage Pop Up Bar
As featured on White Magazine.
Inspired by the elements, muted tones and textural qualities of New Zealand’s south Island mountain ranges. As a photographer, I'm all about the outdoors, and New Zealand’s natural beauty has captured my imagination. A boho feel with rich earthy tones and a few pops of colour and glamour.
Dresses ~ Suzanne Harward | Model ~ @poppybrinsley 62 models | Hmua ~ Road to Beauty | Flowers~ Crimson Wedding Flowers | Jewellery ~ Grace Inspired
As winners of ‘Win a Wanaka Wedding Competition’, Mia and Ben got wisped away to the mountains and lakes of Wanaka, New Zealand. A team of local wedding professionals treated Mia and Ben and their close friends and family to a picture perfect wedding. The wedding showcased not only the natural beauty of Wanaka and surrounds but also the talents of the amazing wedding professionals that are based in the area. All aspects were covered from luxury accommodation, wedding styling, coordination, flowers, hair, makeup, exclusive locally made jewellery and a vegetarian feast. After a ceremony and lunch...
Finally these two lovely ladies are on the blog, this was a real highlight of 2016 so get comfy and have a look through a wedding that was all kinds of beautiful. I felt so privileged the girls asked me along for the ride.
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the girls who married in the rustic country surrounds of the fabulous Yandina station. We headed down to a pineapple plantation for some photos, which was near where Robyn grew up so it was a location must, returning to a full moon lit barn to see the night out.
Congrats girls and wishing you the happiest life together.
The pinnacles in Western Australia really feels like you could be on the moon. We have a vast and beautiful continent. A fun afternoon chasing the last light with this talented crew...
Styling @BridgetHudsonStyling | hmua @nicfordemakeup | model @lauraaoneill @scenemodelmanagement
Embroidered jacket- House Of Skye | Jewellery - Rock | Blouse, shorts - Stylist own
Top + skirt + boots- House Of Skye | Hat - Latchkey Loft | Bolo - Beleza Vintage |
Top + Skirt - Mister Zimi | Jacket - Monsoon Collection | Belt - Latchkey Loft | Jewllery - Rock
Dress - Spell | Belt...
Cue ridiculously photogenic couple + mother nature and it looks all kinds of lovely. A smokey afternoon spent in the forest with these two was amazing. I cannot wait for their wedding in a few weeks, this is one of the reason I love my job.
I don't think I have laughed so much at a wedding before, I smile each time I look at these photos. The combination of Bec's sweetness and Troy's character made them so much fun to be around. From the sincere moments to the fun, this wedding was great. A massive congrats to Bec and Troy, I have no doubt you will have an awesome life together.
Venue Maleny Retreat | Mua Tasleema Nigh | Hair Edward Brown | Wedding Dress Bo and Luca | Flowers Flax Flowers | Celebrant Philippa Holness
From Bec and Troy: We were SO stoked that we found Bonnie to capture our wedding.. And she did it beautifully....
This wedding saw our sub-tropical weather at its extreme. Intense heat and humidity followed by an afternoon storm that rolled in with lightning and torrential rain followed by an epic sunset.
Location ~ Midginbil Hill / flower crown ~ Skeleton Leaf / Dress ~ free people / MUA ~ Paris Ambrose
Bridal beauty shoot for The Brides Tree magazine.
Styling & concept / The Brides Tree
MUA / Tasleema Nigh
Hair / Hair by Nicola
Dresses and Accessories / Erin Clare Couture
Models / @lily Ruve / @charlottemurial from Asha Model Management
IVORIES | FW 2015-6
Alone in front of the ocean, she awaits her man, sailed away to the seas of Africa. To protect herself from the long winter and defend herself from nostalgia, she wraps herself in blankets and scarves. She wears the jumper of her distant loved one, his “good” clothes. She adapts them to her femininity transforming them in a surreal way and mixes them with her wardrobe alternating fluidity and rustic aspects in a fascinating game of contrasts. Though remaining anchored to her concreteness, “she” lets herself be conveyed every so often into a dreamlike dimension that...
Amanda and Paul wanted their wedding to be very 'them' casual yet stylish and in a bush setting on a friends property. I loved this wedding, best thing was of course Amanda and Paul, followed closely by their Tipi's, overall styling and the desert table!
Celebrant /// Paul Voge
Tipis /// Tipi Luxe
Flowers /// Naturelle
Dress /// Bona Luca
Makeup /// Pru Edwards Makeup
Hair /// Miss Audrey Hair
Catering /// Something for Catering
Styling /// Pretty Little Lane + Bride
Desert Table /// Tome
I was stoked when Heavenly Blooms asked me to do this shoot showcasing their amazing floral designs as we are so well aligned in our aesthetics, being inspired by nature and all things wild and organic. I found this location whilst exploring one day and thought it would be a perfect fit, Heavenly Blooms bouquets look like they have been delicately plucked from the surrounds and Shaanti certainly made herself at home in this textured natural wonderland.
florals /// Heavenly Blooms
Model /// Missshaanti
HMUA /// Tasleema Nigh
This shoot features Icelandic Fashion designers and explores Iceland's incredible landscape that inspires their creativity and certainly captured my imagination. Set in Thingvellir where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia are drifting apart, the shoot took place at night making the most of Iceland's unique midnight light and long daylight hours. Iceland you are one amazing place and this is one awesome team ///
Hair /// Katrin Sif Hairstylist
MUA /// Gudrun Dogg
Model /// Brynja from Eskimo Models
Juniform (brown jacket/ red poncho) /// Esualc (Scarfs/shawls)...
I love shooting destination weddings for so many different reasons but one of them is that most people at the wedding are on holiday so there is always such a relaxed/ party atmosphere, these guys certainly let their hair down. Had loads of fun with Penny and Chris, so grateful for the opportunity to photograph such a beautiful and fun wedding in France.
Venue /// Chateau La Durantie
Hair /// Kerrie Langfield
flowers /// French Flower Style
Dress /// Ronald Joyce
Catering /// La Table d'Aline
Band /// Brightlights
Teaming up with some of New Zealand's amazing wedding and fashion industry people we put together this shoot featuring the iconic New Zealand landscape. Being known for its broad vistas and wind swept hills, I was particularly drawn to the wind weathered trees and ancient looking forests. After days exploring, I found this secret little lichen-covered forest placed beside a wind swept hill. We ventured out one rainy afternoon to capture this textured landscape and the contrasting white vintage inspired dresses from A La Robe.
Models /// Clemetine & Mary from Ali McD Agency
Dresses /// A La Robe