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TRACEY & DANIEL

 

Tracey and Daniel were married in October 2013 at the Forest St Uniting Church, with a reception that evening at The Conservatory. It was a beautiful day and an amazing wedding. Tracey and Daniel are a really sweet couple, who really enjoyed their wedding day. Tracey was especially excited about the photography, and we spent a lot of time prior to the day discussing and planning a schedule to include plenty of beautiful Bendigo locations. Because they chose to have an early 2.00pm ceremony, we had plenty of time for their photographs and set a fairly relaxed pace, which made it that much more enjoyable. Here is a favourite image from our last location of the day, taking advantage of the last light. Oh my, this is so tender and romantic!

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Going back to the start of the day, I photographed Daniel and his groomsmen where they got ready at Bishop’s Court, a beautiful old home in Forest Street. The antique decor, strong colours and old billiard room made a perfect setting for some very cool shots of the guys. They all looked very suave in their grey suits, and Daniel seemd calm and confident. After leaving the boys we moved on to where Tracey and the girls were getting ready at the Fountain View Apartments, another magnificent old Bendigo building at the bottom of View Street. Tracey looked stunning in her beaded ivory wedding gown. Her hair, make-up and accessories were all absolutely perfect. Nothing could outshine the light that came from within Tracey though. She was positively glowing!  She was attended by her sister and close friend, who looked gorgeous in elegant floor length, navy blue gowns.

This first gallery features photographs of Tracey & Daniel’s preparations, details and their wedding ceremony.

 

After their ceremony and formal family photographs we set out for our first photography location. I always encourage my couples to consider variety when choosing locations. No matter how much you love trees and grass, ornate buildings or urban laneways, it’s still not a great idea to feature any one thing too heavily. I think a good mix of elements in the photographs makes for such a beautiful and interesting wedding album. We certainly had plenty of variety on Tracey & Daniel’s day, visiting a rust stained concrete wall, a wild grass and treed area, pristine Rosiland Park and the  Post Office and Law Courts precinct. We had deliberately scheduled the last location at a local park to coinside with sunset. The thing with planning sunset shots is you never really know what sort of sky and clouds you’ll be given. It’s just a lucky dip! When we fist arrived at the park the sky didn’t really look all that remarkable, though the dimming dusk light was sublime and I love the series of shots in front of the reeds. Suddenly I turned and looked at the setting sun behind me and realised we were in for a treat. The sky gradually caught fire, and burned intensely for all of five minutes until the light and colours faded away. Five minutes was all we needed. We were ready for it! You will find those sunset shots at the end of this gallery, which features the location photographs.

 

Tracey & Daniel, thank you for the honour of being your wedding photographer. It was such a pleasure to spend the day with you, your amazing families and wonderful friends, and to wittness the marriage of such a special couple. I think your wedding was just so beautiful, and I’m still trying to work out how you managed to plan such an amazing day all the way from Canberra! It was quite apparent that you had worked very hard on your wedding, especially all the finer details. It was so nice watching the pair of you together, basking in your special day! I love your calm, easy going personalities, and also want to give thanks to your amazing (and very tolerant) bridal party. I know I worked you all pretty hard, but you were so much fun to be around. Hopefully it didn’t feel too much like work and you feel your efforts are rewarded with your photographs.

 

Shirley - Have just browsed all the photos and I am in tears! They are just so much more than I expected! THANK YOU, ANNIE & SUE for doing such a fantastic job! You can just SEE the love that Tracey and Daniel share. My husband Rod looks so very proud walking his daughter down the aisle and the whole wedding party look terrific – Best Man, Groomsman, Bridesmaid and Maid of Honour- I especially love the photo of Eryn & Tracey – Very, very special Oh, all these photos are so very special. So happy to see the special horseshoe featured too! Brought back memories for the brides (myself and my mum) who carried it in 1950 and 1977! How Tracey & Daniel will ever choose which ones to have for the album I don’t know!

ALANA & SHANNON

 

Alana and Shannon were married on a beautiful sunny day in early April 2013 at the Big Hill Vineyard, just outside of Bendigo. They wanted to have a late afternoon ceremony, and because it was a priority for them to have some photographs in other Bendigo locations they readily agreed to my suggestion of meeting up before the ceremony for some extra photography time. Shannon waited in front of the Bendigo Courthouse with his back turned while his beautiful wife to be walked up behind him and tapped him on the shoulder. It was a lovely beginning to a magical day together! Seeing each other before the ceremony is a great idea if you want the advantage of gorgeous late afternoon light for your ceremony, and less waiting around for your guests between the wedding and reception, especially when everything is being held at the one venue. It’s also a brilliant way to calm pre-wedding nerves and lets the couple enjoy each others company for a larger portion of the day. We had such a great time taking photos in Pall Mall, the Shamrock Hotel, a lovely treed paddock and this fabulous shabby old wall. This image is a favourite. I think they look so sweet dancing together!

This was an absolutley gorgeous wedding. I had an amazing day with this sweet couple and their lovely bridal party, and Big Hill Vineyard is such a fantastic venue with great views and even greater photo opportunities.  My regular assistant and second shooter, Sue (who also happens to be my darling sister) was overseas  on holiday, so I was honoured to have Bendigo photographer Terri Basten join me as second shooter. Terri is a very dear friend and a brilliant photographer, so it was a real thrill to work with her, not to mention great fun!

Here is a slideshow of the rest of Alana and Shannon’s perfect day, featuring photos of them both getting ready, Bendigo locations, their ceremony and some late afternoon fun in the long grass at Big Hill Vineyard. Enjoy!

 

Thank you Alana and Shannon for allowing me to be part of your special day. You were a joy to work with and I just loved your calm, happy approach to everything. I wish you endless love and happiness together and look forward to seeing you again soon to show you the rest of your photographs.

Alana Burke - Annie – you are am amazing photographer! So happy we chose you to be part of our special day! We are so impressed with our photos – love them all, it is so hard to choose a favourite! Cannot wait to catch up with you and see more!! xx

Fernando Colaço - Beautiful. Those photos are just amazing. Love the texture, compositions and the nice face contours, very tridimensional and silky. It was a nice visit. Congrats.

Terra Dawn - Gorgeous, Annie!!! I love the black and whites in front of the window!! :D

Caroline Kühne photo - Gorgeous work! I love the image of the bride playing with her dress!

MICHELLE & CHRIS

 

Michelle & Chris were married in Bendigo in early October. Their ceremony was planned to take place in Rosiland Park in the sunshine, but the weather had other ideas and delivered rain. Because it was so wet the ceremony was moved inside the glass conservatory, which was nothing short of magical. I always tell my couples not to think of a wet day as a disaster. Rain will only spoil your day if you allow it to, and some of the most beautiful and dramatic images I have ever captured were shot on rainy days. This was one of those amazing days, and between stormy skies and gorgeous subdued light, I’d have to say the rain was actually a good thing… though it certainly did help that the rain stopped later in the day while we were taking location photos. Here is a favourite photograph of the newlyweds featuring the magnificent tulips in full bloom and the rich colours that our rainy day provided. Bendigo certainly turned on the beauty for us!


Now on to some more images from this gorgeous couples special day. I’ll begin this post with a slideshow of images featuring the bride and groom getting ready and the ceremony. Michelle had three lovely bridesmaids and her two darling nieces as flowergirls. They got ready in a beautiful old home in Short St, which provided the setting for some very elegant photographs. Michelle’s gown was just stunning, and she looked truly breathtaking in the subdued window light.


Now the second part of the day, featuring the location photographs. We were so lucky to have the tulips in bloom, and took full advantage of the beautiful colour. We then worked our way along Pall Mall, as Michelle and Chris were very keen to capture some of Bendigo’s beautiful architectural landmarks. Our last location was in one of my favourite spots, among grass and trees. It was very wet there after all the rain though, and rather cold, but I think the results are just wonderful. We finished up at The All Seasons Hotel, in the Conservatory Room, where Michelle and Chris had their reception. The room looked amazing, with that extra touch provided by the Eternal Vase!

Michelle and Chris… I just loved your wedding, and I think you are such an amazing couple. I loved your enthusiasm, and especially appreciated your optimistic attitude when that predicted rain finally caught up with us. I thought your ceremony inside the glass house was breathtaking. For all my years of photographing weddings in Bendigo I have never shot inside that conservatory building, and I have to say it was so beautiful I literally had goosebumps. I trudged you and your amazing friends around the town and through all that cold wet grass, and watched as everyone stood and shivered without question or complaint. It was in that moment that I felt overwhelmed with the privilege of your trust in my ability as a photographer, and your faith that it was worth a little suffering to have beautiful photographs and memories of your day! Thank you so much for that trust, and allowing me to be a part of something so special!

Michelle McArthur - WOW these photos are all AMAZZZZZING!!!
We loved having you as our photographer on the day :-) Annie, we honestly cannot thank you and Sue enough!!
With these photos you have captured our special day so PERFECTLY, we couldn’t be happier!!
Thank you so much for all your time and effort, we will treasure these forever! You are a very talented and amazing photographer and that is why we have amazing photos xx

Olaf Siebert - Great images! As a Dutchman I of course felt in love with the tulips!

Orlando Suarez - I really enjoyed your images Annie. Great work! I also have to say that was a pretty cool cake design for the Bride & Groom. In any case, congratulations on the beautiful photos.

kellyadams photography - I am glad to see such a nice collection of Wonderful wedding photos. So natural and colorful wedding photographs, I really enjoy it.

Fernando Colaço - I like very much your color and contrast control. This give very nice clean silky feel and with your great ability to compose it is a fantastic result. Congrats.

frank Bigg - Loving the colour “PoP’ in your posting. The saturation really brings out the wedding well. Bad weather is no obstacle for a good photographer! Well done!