Desert tones and happy people always makes my job enjoyable.
Hayley and Isaac brought a bit of glam to rural Queensland. Set on a heritage listed property with the reception held in an airport hanger, this wedding had a bit of everything.
Wedding Dress: Jesus Piero from Still White
Makeup: Lilly Rathie Makeup
Hair: Wildflower Hairstyling
Suits: Peter Jackson
Ginni & Tom embedded their delightful and fun personalities into all aspects of their wedding day, from the small details to awesome styling such as Tom's green suit, Ginni's sparkling mexican boots and Rue De Seine dress. They truly embraced every part of their day with such vibrant energy.
Set in a Lodge by lake Wanaka, they had a completely private setting including a torquiest beach. Guests had no idea where they were going when they boarded a boat and crossed Lake Wanaka to the secluded lodge and tipi. Just to top location goals, Ginni & Tom's had a helicopter pick them up to fly to the mountaintops...
Set on a private property on a very hot Queensland day, Jayde & Cree's wedding was the perfect combo of fun and sentiment. I loved the simple and modern style of their day. Choosing an A team of vendors and having impeccable taste meant this wedding was so fun to photograph. Thanks for getting amongst it Jayde & Cree and for having me along for the ride.
Video / Nick Hargans Media
Florist / Bloodwood Botanica
Stylist / CL Weddings & Events
Venue / Private Property / Hidden Valley Yandina
Catering/ That Pizza Guy
Cake Maker / Cakes By Nola
Marquee / North Side Party...
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...
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...
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
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.
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...
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
Very Excited to share the music film clip I created for 'The Flumes'. This is the first film clip I have ever created and it was a blast. A huge thanks to The Flumes for giving me this opportunity, creative freedom and for having faith in my crazy ideas. Looking forward to working with these talented musicians again in the near future.
THE FLUMES "FLYIN' COLOURS" from bonnie jenkins on Vimeo.
One night, feeling a little empty about the lack of room for creativity in my life, I decided to walk out my front door and take a photo of the scrub, this photo brought back my spark and was the start of The Secret Garden. After being overseas I came home so inspired by the incredible places I had seen and people I had met, we often get so excited by the new and exotic, that we forget to appreciate the beauty at our front door step. The Secret Garden aims to answer a question I was once asked, "if you could take one photograph what would you want it to look like?" My answer was, "The...