35 couples. 18 weddings. 15 local. 2 interstate. a destination wedding in Bali. 13 engagement sessions and 2 amazing workshops. 2017 was full of growth and experiencing life more. It was an incredible year. I've been lucky enough to shoot some next level weddings all over South Australia and even across an ocean for the first time!
Pictures without context are just half the picture so I'll be chiming in along the way with a little bit of insider knowledge about all the amazing moments my eyes captured through my camera this year.
I'm so grateful for the life I lead but I wouldn't be able to do what I love to do without the support of some really special people in my life as well as each and every couple who have stepped in front of me.
To my Mum, the most supportive person in my life. You're the best and I love you dearly.
To James, my friend, my mentor, my chocolate loving home-boy. Thank you for continually pushing me and not giving up on me.
And to every person who has encouraged me in any way last year. Thank you. Those words are nestled warmly inside my consciousness.
I took this shot at 12:18am on January 1st of 2017. I'd love to do another New Years Eve wedding. So much fun.
My friend Michael Gray took this photo. He took it on my camera though so technically I own the metadata? It was great travelling over to Sydney in July to give back a little bit and help James at his workshop.
All the workshop attendees. It was great to meet lots of new faces like Angus Mckern, Samuel Goh and Brianna Nguyen!
My relationship with Atkins Pro Lab grew a bit more this year which I'm really happy about! It's such a thrill seeing my work printed big!
Michael couldn't take his eyes off of Anita. Such a beautiful moment.
Amanda's neighbour was so amazed to her all dressed up on her wedding day. Cute.
Let's play a game of spot the wedgie.
Witnessed my first ever proposal with Hayden & Sia. It was all planned out and that didn't take away any of the beauty of what I witnessed.
I really pushed myself to take time to shoot for myself every so often. Creativity through a blank canvas is something that I think every photographer should be doing! There's nothing worse than going through the motions as a wedding photographer. I spent some time with my friend Shantelle at the Salt Pans and we made some beautiful images together.
Yup. My shirt came off quite a few times this year on various dance floors at various weddings.
It was around 45 degrees this particular day and the girls in their long dresses couldn't miss the opportunity of a cool breeze.
Headed back over to Sydney for a week in November for more hands on training with that chocolate loving photo guy James at a couple of weddings.
Turns out my first grade teacher was the Grandmother of the bride at a wedding I was photographing. I hadn't seen her in at least 15 years.
This is the moment we both realised.