Elisha & Fabian {Cairns Wedding Photography}

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Lish and Fabian got married on a beautiful sunny winter’s day in Cairns. It had been raining for weeks but the sun came out to play for these two. I think the joy and laughter they shared alone would have brightened up the sky that day, but it helped that we had the gorgeous warm sunshine to add colour to the day.

 

Thank you for taking me in as part of the family for a day (I’m looking at you Liz!) and letting me capture some of the joy from your day, guys. xo

 

Some of the awesome vendors that made their day possible:

Ceremony @ St Monica’s Cathedral, Cairns
Reception @ Reef House, Palm Cove
Hair & makeup by Tokunai Hair
Cake by Cake This
Flowers by Nine Blooms

Tracey & Christian, a rustic backyard wedding

This morning I woke up to news that a couple was getting hitched today and their photographer hadn’t shown up. 15 minutes later I was in the car travelling 1 hour south to Babinda just in time to see these two wonderful people say their vows. It was a gorgeous rustic backyard wedding, filled with so much love, laughter, sunshine and good company.

 

I’m grateful for serendipitous opportunities to make beautiful pictures and be a part of people’s lives for even just one day. x

 

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“My kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder…” ~Jeff Buckley

One night in Shibuya

Exactly two years ago on a Wednesday night also, we took a late night walk around Shibuya. It was our 2nd last night in Tokyo and we didn’t want it to end. It was 11pm, way past a 2-year-old’s bedtime, but he wasn’t in a hurry to go to back to the hotel to sleep. He was too busy dancing with the drumming buskers on the street, crossing the famous intersection outside Shibuya station, accepting free fans and tissue paper being handed out by nightclub promoters. (Side note: Shibuya’s not a place for kids, for anyone planning a family trip to Japan. Ours is a bit atypical and a total night owl.)

 

Sometimes I just get nostalgic for people and places… but tonight particularly for Tokyo and all of its alienating yet comforting anonymity, the overwhelming lights and sounds. I miss being awake in a city that never sleeps. I miss its safety, its punctual and functional rhythm, its food, its trains….

 

See you again one night in the not so distant future hopefully, Tokyo.

 

 

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Peta & Steven {Lake Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands Wedding}

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I don’t even know how to begin to describe how much I enjoyed this wedding. Peta was one of the coolest brides I’ve ever met. As a mum of 2 and a business owner, you’d think she’d be stressed out juggling all that and planning a wedding, but she couldn’t be calmer about it. Her cool collective vibes set the tone for the day and set everyone at ease. The week they came to stay at Lake Tinaroo, it never stopped raining. That morning the rain must have rolled across the lake half a dozen times, but each time she would say something like, ‘Let it come. It’ll pass.’ It was impossible not to risk getting wet to see Peta and Steven get married against the perfect backdrop of the lake, so we waited until the very last minute to make a decision of where to have the ceremony. The rain ended up leaving at 3pm. The sun even came out and shone down on us for a while, so they got to have their ceremony outdoors after all.

 

And what a love fest it was! These two have been together for a decade and their love and bond really show. The fact that practically everyone cried before, during and after the ceremony says a lot about the kind of couple they are, and the people they surround themselves with. One of my favourite parts about being a wedding photographer is the fact that I get to spend time with the couple’s families and close friends on such a momentous occasion, feel their joy and witness so many beautiful moments shared between them. That kind of energy is highly contagious and it must have left us all buzzing for days.

 

I adored the energy and love that flowed through every part of this wedding. Watching Peta dress her kids was beautiful. Watching her parents react as they saw her in her dress for the first time. Hanging out with Peta and bridemaids in the morning, and the boys in the afternoon, chasing the last of the sunlight, making dirty jokes… it was all too much fun for one day.

 

There was so much love in the air that it brought not one, but two rainbows! Definitely something magical was happening there!

 

Congratulations, you two! I wish you and your beautiful family an eternity of love and happiness. x

tracy readford - Beautiful pictures and memories. Well done to all.

Jess & David {Pullman Reef Casino Rooftop Wedding, Cairns}

 

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Evelyn - Wow! Awesome photos of such a beautiful day!!!

Jessie - Thank u so much for these beautiful photos ! I love them so much and cannot wait to see the rest !!

Latai Magele - Wow brings back great memories of your special day. Jessie the pics are awesome. They really catch the emotion on your faces. Love it xxx