We were married at Palm Beach hours before a great week-long storm hit Sydney. You could feel the static in the air. Byron was raised in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and we spent our early years of courtship in those waters and on those dunes. We had originally hoped for a ceremony at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, but council restrictions disallowed access. The location reflected the rugged Australian coastline and early colonial history.
Tell us about your photography background and what got you started in Wedding Photography?
I was lucky enough to realise my dream job from the young age of 10 where I used to take some lovely photos that only my parents would think were good and have now been a full time photographer for over 10 years. My first wedding was 7 years ago when I shot my brothers wedding on Waiheke Island. I have fallen in love with weddings as they really have it all from documentary to fashion. It’s so special to be chosen to be the person that captures a couples intimate day.
We were after a castle, and Larnach Castle is the only castle in New Zealand. Once we found the church down the road we knew we had the right place for our special day. The beautiful old colonial church in Pukehiki is like something out of a picture book, and Larnach Castle in all its grand splendour is like a magical kingdom.
We were adamant about creating the whole day ourselves, which is no mean feat, especially trying to coordinate it all from another country (we live in Sydney). We designed everything from our own wedding cards to Angus’ suit jacket and my evening ball gown.
We met four years ago at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Sydney. I’m a Melbourne girl, but was in Sydney for work. Chris was on a typical Saturday night out with his brother, and managed to smoothly and swiftly get my number. The rest is history!
We love the same things – travel, food and wine – but above all things we love to laugh. We laugh constantly when we’re together, and it makes every day special and fun.
Chris proposed at Lake Como, at a beautiful old hotel called Villa D’este. I’d always dreamed of visiting this part of Italy.