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Taz & Mark

On one of the hottest March afternoons on record, two very lovely people got married.

I used to work with Taz as a bartender back in my Melbourne hospitality days, and last year out of the blue she got in touch to see if I’d be interested in shooting her wedding. She was after an ‘anti-wedding wedding photographer’ which is kind of how I see myself with regards to shooting weddings. I approach them like any other event, and just document the day - lots of candids, not too much posing or direction, and I’m always keen to have a beer with the bride & groom!

Taz married her long time sweetie Mark out at Camp Sunnystones, 45 minutes northwest of Melbourne near Bacchus Marsh. It was a laid back, perfect celebration with a great rock n’ roll theme (think groomsmen dressed like Johnny Cash and bridesmaids lookin’ like pinup girls, and a live 4 piece band smashing out Queens of the Stone Age and Howlin’ Wolf) and suited Taz & Mark perfectly. Seriously though, it was HOT.

Here’s a few of my fave shots from the day

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A January Wedding

Last month, I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of two friends of mine: Mark and Kelly. I don't necessarily consider myself to be a wedding photographer, but inevitably I end up doing a few here and there, usually for a friend or acquaintance. I approach weddings in the same way that I approach event photography, focussing on documenting rather than directing, often sneaking around largely unnoticed by guests. 

Mark and Kelly were actually featured in my last blog post, about my portrait series "FoWo Fam," which you can read about here. I've known them for about 3 years, and in that time we've become such good friends that they actually helped me move house in the week leading up to their wedding...

It was a simple, joyous, honest and heartfelt affair at the Children's Farm in Collingwood on a rainy Friday the 13th. Despite the weather, everything was perfect, and I did my best to capture the day in my own special way.