When I woke at 5.30am on the day of Michael and Vanessas wedding the first thing I heard was rain, not just rain pitter patting on the roof top, but the roar of a torrential downpour. Like most of my weddings, Michael and Vanessa had an outdoor wedding planned and at that very moment in time, I seriously thought we would be heading indoors. My mind started racing, thinking of shooting locations in and around Maclean where I could keep everyone dry. I packed my wet weather gear, umbrellas and plastic bags and set off for the day. I had a very early start with the boys, but they were up and ready having already cooked up a BBQ breaky!
Whilst the girls were having the final touches done to their make up, I took a few detail shots
This is such a simple design and it looked so beautiful. The flowers were the ultimate accessory to Vanessa's gown.
Seeing everything all coming together is so exciting:
Vanessa just looked radiantly happy all day:
And classically gorgeous:
The ceremony was held at the Maclean Showground, in a picturesque area with the McFarlane Bridge and Clarence River in the background.
There was not a breath of wind and the river was a perfect mirror as Vanessa and Michael exchanged vows and rings:
I often don't include photos of when my couples are signing the register as I don't believe I do anything amazingly different to any other photographer out there. However, this time I've decided to, I think the photos show a good example of my style of shooting during the ceremony, photojournalistic and unobtrusive, my goal is to have you not even aware that I am there!
I really love the time when the witnesses are signing the register and the bride and groom get a chance to talk with each other, I love the glances, the touches and the smiles.
And then we have the kiss!!
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will already know that this is one of my most favourite shots of the day!
I love how she scrunches up her nose when she laughs, and smile and laugh is what Vanessa did all day.
The bridal party were fantastic!
Very different photos here for me, being a nature girl I am often at beaches and the bush, these next few photos are very urban and funky!
I love it when a bride is into her photos and really brings it!
And Vanessa isn't the only one with the moves, no sir-ee!
A huge congratulations to you both. I hope you have a great time in New Zealand, I can't wait to catch up with you when you return.
Love, Vicki x