Weddings are not something I shoot often - with two little ones and another job on top of photography, there's not a lot of time left for me to invest into the weddings market. The enquiries are frequent, but the reality is I just can't squeeze them all in (and stay sane).
However, every now and then I get an enquiry like Lucy and Ben's, who seem to be my kind of people... easy going, relaxed, candid and no-fuss... and I can't help but say yes.
Lucy contacted me at the very beginning of the year to see if I would be interested in shooting their September wedding. The vibe was always going to be intimate and candid from the get-go, however the guest numbers fluctuated as the year progressed (for obvious reasons) and the format changed slightly. In the end they curated the most perfect exhibit of their relationship and love for one another, and their loved ones.
Surrounded by their children (Zoe, Tom and Georgina), their closest friends and family, Lucy and Ben said 'I do' with the backdrop of the Beecroft Peninsula bushland and the backyard of their beautiful holiday property, Currarong Beach House.
This blended family already oozed love - the wedding was just a showcase. Heartfelt and deeply intentional vows, their puppy in the bridal party and small but personal touches everywhere made the whole wedding feel like one big dinner party. As the bride and groom signed the registry, 'Rapture' (which featured in Triple J's Unearthed High) was played for the guests - written and performed by guest and long-time family friend, Lucinda Edwards. To top it all off - the caterer was none other than the bride herself. After saying her vows and mingling with guests, she ducked off upstairs to cook them dinner.
I'm not going to lie... this is a wedding I will never forget. So many incredibly special and beautiful moments, it was an honour and a privilege to be invited to capture for this beautiful couple.