Jill and Mick were married on Saturday 17th of April in a lovely garden ceremony at the Ravenswood Homestead, with a reception that evening at The Capital Theatre in Bendigo. They were blessed with beautiful sunny weather for their celebration, and had a brilliant, fun filled day. I had never been to the Ravenswood Homestead before. It certainly is an amazing venue, and I could honestly spend hours roaming around the property and gorgeous buildings taking photographs… and STILL want more time. Of course wedding days aren’t quite like that though, and we had always planned to get back to Bendigo with enough time for some photographs around the beautiful old buildings. Jill & Mick were very keen to have some photographs taken when the buildings are lit up in the early evening. I brought extra flashes and stands with me, and had a great time setting up some dramatic images.
I will begin this post with two of my favourite images from the end of the day, taken in front of the old Post Office and War Memorial in Pall Mall, Bendigo. I have never shot with more than one off camera flash on a wedding day before, but I love the results and think it was definitely worth the extra effort.
Jill and her bridesmaids got ready at Jill & Mick’s home. As usual I began by taking photographs of all of the lovely details.
Jill had her Mother’s bridal horseshoe sewn to the inside of the skirt of her wedding gown. A beautiful and personal touch!
The gorgeous bride looking absolutely radiant. I love the way this aqua wall sets off Jill’s beautiful skin tones and dark hair. Just lovely, and a little bit vintage looking with some subtle texture added to the photograph.
Jill with her beautiful bridesmaids.
I had to include a photograph of Jill with her ‘babies’. These are two very pampered and utterly adored little dogs.
At the start of the day we photographed Mick and the guys getting ready. It’s always such an enjoyable part of the day for me. Mick was great to photograph… very relaxed and very suave!
Mick with his best man and groomsmen looking very fine.
The front door of the Ravenwood Homestead with the Autumn tones of the Virginia Creeper made for an amazing scene with the happy newlyweds.
Jill embraced her inner diva and twirled and swished for me. Wow!
Such a gorgeous couple in a simply stunning location.
I love this image of the bridal party… relaxed and having fun.
Mick & Jill with their magnificent vintage wedding car.
Having some fun on the steps of The Capital Theatre.
A couple more images from the end of the day, with Bendigo’s stunning buildings all lit up. Once again I count my blessings for being lucky enough to be a wedding photographer in such a beautiful and historical city. The bridal party were definitely a little weary after such a long day, and no doubt the girls were quite chilly. However they were so obliging and very patient while I set up these night photographs. It just highlights what great and true friends they really are, and how deeply they regard Jill and Mick. Kudos to you guys and girls!
A final image of the bride and groom with their amazing wedding cars in the background. There are even bats in the sky… which is pretty cool!
It was a fantastic day Jill and Mick, and a beautiful wedding. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and be a part of your special day. I hope you love these images as much as I do. Of course there are many more to come, and I can’t wait to share them with you.