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Antonia & Luke's Beautiful Winter Evening Wedding

Antonia and Luke had an intimate and casual wedding at the beautiful Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa Valley. An engagement party turned surprise wedding! With guests arriving by bus just as the sun was setting to a warmly lit after dark Winter evening wedding. Long tables full of delicious food, gently burning candles and fires, loving family and friends all in the one place. It was a beautiful night!

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Ben & Kelly's Adelaide Winter Wedding at Ayers House

Who doesn't love a gorgeous Winter wedding? Especially when that beautiful, low Winter sun is gleaming in-between short showers, and we get to hang out in Stranger Things -esque after dark lighting. Ben & Kelly had a gorgeous Winter Wedding at the classic Ayers House, and it was such a pleasure to be a part of. As always, Ayers House was classically decorated in contemporary ways, loads of gorgeous green plants, a red carpet and that gorgeous glass ceiling. Transformed perfectly into a party space after all the formalities were done. Ben and I used to work together, so it was extra special for me to see him tie the knot with his long term partner.

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Adelaide Natural Home and Park Newborn Family Portraits

Alicia and Dylon recently welcomed their perfect newborn bub Evan into the world. I love to meet little ones in their first few days, so sleepy and also so full of wonder at the world. Seeing it ways we’ve forgotten how as we grew up. Capturing little newborns in the most natural way possible is super important for me, and so we captured lots of cuddles both in Alicia & Dylon’s home and a park nearby where they often walk their two furry companions.

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Roanna & James' Adventurous Deep Creek Engagement Portraits

My favourite sessions are adventurous settings, with awesome couples just as excited as I am to explore the great, beautiful outdoors of Australia! And does anything say Australia better than roos bounding across rolling plains with expansive views of bright blue seas? Deep Creek is one of those iconically beautiful Aussie landscapes, and it was great to capture some beautiful engagement portraits there with Roanna & James recently. Even took the new little car out for a 4WD adventure down to blow hole beach right as the sun was setting.

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Kathryn & Ben's Tasmanian Wedding

I had such a great time travelling to Tasmanian to capture my cousin Kathryn and her husband Ben’s wedding. They took advantage of not one, but two churches for their wedding day. Getting married in the beautiful building of Hobart Baptist Church, and hosting their reception in the Citywide Baptist Church, a converted bowling alley and a great large space. Which they, their friends and family spent hours lovingly decorating with rustic and natural touches. Taking portraits at sunset in the beautiful Seven Mile Beach reserve was just the gorgeous icing on the cake. Let me tell you, Tassie has some amazing sunsets and beautiful scenery.

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Millie & Michael's Adelaide Wedding

You don’t have to travel far from the heart of Adelaide to have a gorgeous wedding, as Millie & Michael proved by hosting their wedding right in the centre of it. Taking advantage of one of the many beautiful churches in the city of churches, taking portraits at the elegant Botanic Gardens, the footbridge where Michael proposed, and even the streets after dark. Then dancing and celebrating the night away in the grand Adelaide Town Hall. The entire day was beautiful & fancy, and so was the happy couple!

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Ali & John's Toowoomba QLD Wedding

Ali and John had a gorgeous wedding in Toowoomba, QLD at Gabbinbar Homestead. And I was thrilled to travel from Adelaide to such a stunning part of the world to capture it. The homestead was lush and green and covered in beautiful festoon and fairy lights. With gardens, a rustic barn and school house being some of the locations many highlights. From start to finish the day was relaxed and full of smiles, dancing in the morning and dancing in the evening. It was a beautiful day, and I was blessed to be a part of it.

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Adam & Chris' Small, Relaxed and Fun Gay Wedding

Adam and Chris have a sign on their wall that says; “Love, Live, Laugh”, which was the perfect embodiment for their wedding. When I asked Adam and Chris to describe their wedding they called it low key, but when I asked what they were most looking forward to they said; everything! A day that was small but perfect, and full of smiles, tears, and celebration. Full of love, full of life, and full of laughter. All tied up with perfect shoes, favourite colours, close friends, and special family.

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Ness & Craig's Ekhidna Wines Wedding in McLaren Vale

Ness and Craig had a romantically rustic wedding with an Australiana feel, so what better location to choose for their wedding than Ekhidna Wines in McLaren Vale? An area of South Australia that I find myself constantly coming back to for it’s gorgeous sprawling landscapes and warm atmosphere. Their ceremony was a huge part of their day, surrounded by all of their friends and family (along with mountains of confetti of course!) The beautiful vibes from that special moment flowing into an evening of celebrations and dancing.

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