Earlier this spring, I shot Peter and Claire’s engagement photos (one of my most popular engagement sessions – see here) and absolutely fell in love with their genuineness. The depth of emotion in their relationship was quite evident during our session, resulting in photos that far exceeded my expectations. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!
Here is Peter and Claire’s story…
After a long drive up to Perth with my partner and second shooter Jessica, we ended up in a fantastic bed and breakfast just outside of Perth called Clyde Hall. Conveniently, this was also the location Claire would be getting ready at in the morning. I couldn’t wait to start shooting!
I awoke after a fantastic sleep to an amazing breakfast and the chance to get to know the rest of the bridal party. I really value the opportunity to get to know everyone when things aren’t as fast paced as they will be during the rest of the day. After breakfast, it was time to get ready!
One of the best parts about shooting weddings is the ability to capture completely candid moments that most people would expect are posed.
All the bridesmaids had a different set of earrings!
The owners of the B&B took off and left us all a treat… these delicious cookies!
Champagne is always a nice touch that relaxes everyone and makes for some great shots
The ladies did a fantastic job putting together the bouquets on the morning of…
Very lucky that Perth was having a fair that weekend, allowing us to get this memorable photo
This flower girl was likely one of the cutest I have seen in awhile 🙂
First time Peter and Claire really let their personality show through all day. This made me smile…
I love the windswept look of Claire’s dress in this photo, definitely one of my favourites.
Many thanks to Jessica for crouching down underneath the glovebox to capture this fantastic moment
What a great family portrait! This one’s going on the mantle!
Nothing like McDonald’s to satisfy hunger cravings…highly recommended on your wedding day, or so I’m told
Love this shot
Finally, time to eat!
The reception took place at a number of fabulous old barns that had been renovated to host events; definitely one of the nicest weddings I have ever been to. Most wedding photographers would agree that it is the details that really have a big impact on the aesthetics of the wedding, and Claire did an awesome job in that department!
Jessica managed to capture this amazing photo with a combination of being in the right place at the right time
If this sign looked normal to you at the end of the evening, you had likely over-indulged.
Amazing food provided by The Stone Cellar restaurant in Perth
Providing warm, soft light, the hour before sunset is often the best time to get a few quick shots with a couple.
A final shot to link both of the amazing sessions I had with this couple.
As I finish this post, I realize that I have incorporated a record of 65 photos! If you managed to make it to the end, I congratulate you and thank you for viewing.
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Until next time,