"And every breath we drew was Hallelujah..."
Melissa and Aaron were married in January at Guide Falls, Burnie and afterwards threw a very awesomely relaxed backyard party to celebrate with their friends and family. There was a yurt! I can't tell you how much I love a yurt at a wedding - there should be more yurts if you ask me!
These two created a touching, intimate ceremony and there were plenty of happy tears shed (me included - I always cry at weddings, #sorrynotsorry.) Aaron and Melissa's friends and family were involved in helping to make such a beautiful day for them, from creating the gorgeous cake and decorating the doughnuts, to playing music at the reception and a favourite Leonard Cohen ballad for their first dance. I don't know about you, but it's always so lovely to see everyone play their part in the day, adding special touches that I'm sure the couple will remember for years to come.
It was an absolute pleasure to help capture these wonderful memories from your wedding day Melissa and Aaron - wishing you all the very best for your future together! xx
MELISSA + AARON'S VENDORS
Wedding dress: Frank's Bridal
Suits: Maveric Clothing
Bridesmaids dresses: The Gown House
Hair: Des'Ree Alexander
Makeup: Kelly Viney
Flowers and catering: Thistle Hut
Cake and doughnuts: Katerina Hingston; Krispy Kreme
Celebrant: Kathryn Campbell
Music: Courtney Schmidt; Phil Critchlow; Jack Pitt
Yurt: Don River Yurt Co
Photography: Look See by Naomi Fenton
A couple of years ago I first met the McDonald family for an in-home lifestyle + portrait session; we had a lovely summer morning together so when asked to help with a bit of a family photography update prior to the arrival of their new baby, I was super keen. It's always a wonderful thing to be able to see how the kids have grown, to find out what adventures they've been up to and in this case, further discuss the finer points of Harry Potter. This time around, it was another in-home session but at a different home. These guys have been through some massive changes, including moving house since I last photographed them - obviously with more big changes to come for them all in the not-too-distant future!
As with the last time, it was a beautiful summer morning which made for a decent bit of exploring in the garden and testing out the apples on the tree. The consensus was that they weren't quite ready - although that was a couple of weeks ago now, so I'm sure they're more than ripe for the picking by the time this post is published.
It was so lovely to see you all again - thank you for inviting me into your home and trusting me to capture a small moment in time for your family!
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Family lifestyle photography tends to focus (pardon the pun) on capturing you all just as you are, just at that moment. Sometimes this is a session at home, but not always. That might mean heading outside, perhaps taking a stroll somewhere; the beach, the park or a reserve. This is a great idea during summer when the weather is usually at its best! Which is exactly what Sarah, Dan, Joe and I did last week by catching up together at Fernglade Reserve, Burnie, Tasmania.
Fernglade is pretty famous locally for the beautiful man ferns and for the platypus. If you're lucky you might get to see a platypus or two when you visit, but it needs to be the right time of day and it needs to be relatively quiet, they're shy little things after all. On our visit, there were a few other people with the same idea as us, families strolling along the walkway enjoying a warm summer's morning. Maybe that's why we didn't see any platypus? Or maybe they were sleeping in, I mean, I don't judge them if they were, it's the holidays, they should take the opportunity if they get the chance.
It was so very awesome to have a session like this with these guys; this time last year I got to hang out with them at their "sorry we eloped" party - Joe was there as well, just in a different way! He was an absolute trooper for us, even though he was a little bit tired and a little bit hungry and a little bit distracted from being tired and hungry by watching some of the other little kids out with their families! This kid and those squishable cheeks tho! Not to mention that adorable freckle on the sole of his foot. Turns out a few of us have that in common (freckle, not cheeks!)
Many many thanks Sarah, Dan and Joe for spending some time with me and for just being your fabulous selves!
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One of the best things (there are many!) about photographing weddings is seeing the different ways that people include what's important to them as a couple; it's so heartening to see people planning a wedding day that truly reflects them individually and together and their families as well.
Cassie and Rob's relaxed and intimate ceremony among close family and friends was held on private property at Table Cape, Wynyard, Tasmania at the very beginning of summer. Literally! I don't know about anyone else, but I definitely found a patch I'd missed with the sunscreen the next day; that's Tassie sun for you though!
The ceremony and reception location was a special one for the couple, holding with it lots of nostalgia and happy childhood memories. It was also (as often is with weddings) an afternoon of both laughter and tears, with some very touching moments to remember loved ones who had recently passed away. It was a beautiful afternoon, in a lovely setting and it was so much fun hearing all about how Rob and Cassie's relationship began, carbonara and all!
To Rob and Cassie; Reagan, Charli, Piper and Chase, thank you for allowing me to share in your celebration as a family - it was great to see you all again and a huge honour to be there with you all on the day!
CASSIE + ROB'S VENDORS
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Private property, Table Cape
Celebrant: Samantha Tucker
Hair: Emma Smart
Wedding Dress: ASOS
Girls' Dresses: Next
Flowers: The Flower Gallery; Spoil Me Gifts + Flowers; Cassie, her family and friends
Groom's Outfit: Torque Gear For Guys + Jeans West
Boys' Outfits: River Island
Catering: Mrs Bennett Cooks
Cake: Lynell Cornwall
Rings: Prouds, Launceston
Rob's Watch: Zing, Burnie
Photography: Look See by Naomi Fenton