Amanda and Luke had a beautiful sunny day for their February wedding, despite the week long forecast of rain which luckily changed at the last minute. They chose to have their ceremony at the Canterbury Gardens in Eaglehawk, surrounded by their family and close friends. Amanda and Luke have a beautiful two year old son named Harrison, who was utterly gorgeous in his little page-boy outfit. They also had two bridesmaids and two groomsmen who were a fabulous, fun group to work with. Together we managed to get some fantastic photographs and have plenty of laughs along the way. Just as it should be! After the ceremony, family photos and locations we headed out to the Bendigo Pottery for their relaxed, cocktail style reception. A fantastic venue for a warm Summer’s evening!
A week before the wedding Amanda and I scouted the immediate vicinity of their ceremony for potential photography locations, and found some fantastic areas close to the gardens. I always try to minimize traveling for the photography on a wedding day so we don’t spend too much precious time getting to the chosen locations. I really love the places we found, and was especially thrilled because I have never worked in the Eaglehawk area before. We shot at the fabulous Star Cinema, otherwise known as the Eaglehawk Town Hall, at the gorgeous old grandstand at the Canterbury Oval and in front of a funky blue brick wall. Here is one of my favourite images of Amanda and Luke in front of the cool wall we found. So joyous!
We started the day with coverage of Amanda and her bridesmaids preparations. Amanda looked stunning in her gorgeous wedding gown. Oh my what a beautiful bride. Her bridesmaids wore soft, flowing red dresses, adding a wonderful pop of colour to the bridal party. I must say I love red dresses, and the girls looked amazing. We also took some adorable photographs of little Harrison with his glamorous Mummy. The dear little man could melt my heart to butter, and he was such a good boy all day. What a darling.
Here is a gallery featuring some of my favourite images from Amanda and Luke’s big day!
YOU CAN USE THE ARROWS ON YOUR KEYBOARD TO CLICK THROUGH THE IMAGES. ◄ ►
Amanda and Luke, I know you have been eagerly waiting for this post, and I thank you for your patience. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing your wedding day, and as always it was an honour to be trusted with such an important task. I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to work in those beautiful Eaglehawk locations, and I am just in love with the results. I must apologize for the mozzies at the last location we went to… something I hadn’t predicted. I thought we were going to be carried away! Ha ha ha. I think we were all a little lighter when we left! Sue commented later that we should have all huddled under your veil for protection Amanda. Anyway, I hope you enjoy your gallery, and I look forward to seeing you and showing you the rest of your images soon.