Jayde and Rob were married in Bendigo on Saturday 18th October 2008, in a beautiful ceremony at Rosiland Park. They had decided to keep things very simple, so instead of having an official bridal party they chose to have two special friends act as witnesses for signing the register, and have lots of photographs with their family and friends. There actually was one very special attendant though. Charlie, their darling 3 year old daughter, was Mummy and Daddy’s flower girl. Charlie pretty much stole the show… and my heart. What a little doll!
Jayde and Rob both got ready (in different rooms….) at Hunter House which was also their reception venue. Because their family and friends are not local to Bendigo, most of them also stayed at Hunter House. It made things very easy for everyone, all being in the same place. I must say Hunter House is one of my favourite locations in Bendigo to take photographs. As you look through these images I think you’ll see why!
Some beautiful rings and things….
Jayde looked stunning. Absolutely stunning…
Jayde helping little Charlie get into her pretty flowergirl dress.
Then we simply walked down the hallway to where Rob was getting ready. I have used a very vintage looking black & white effect on the first two images, with a rustic texture overlay. It really gives them an earthy, old fashioned look.I used a video light, which is basically just a hand held spotlight, to add mood and atmosphere in these images of Rob. I love trying to re-create the look of vintage photographs and movie stars. I think Rob looks very debonair, and very cool… just the desired result.
This is one of my favourite images of the day, with Rob and his friend Adam. For the record we did not light that cigar in Hunter House! We just pretended…
Jayde’s father kissing her cheek as he ‘gives her away’ to Rob. The ceremony in Rosiland Park was really lovely, and amazingly enough in this drought, very green.
Rob, Charlie and Jayde. Wow…. that is one good looking family. Charlie did a magnificent job smiling for the camera. It’s not always easy photographing itty bitty ones, but thanks to a suggestion from Jayde, I had a secret weapon. Bubbles! Worked like a charm.
Jaydes beautiful posy. Simple, elegant and classy.
Rob playing ‘hard to get’….. These were all shot in a little alley in central Bendigo.
Jayde didn’t have to dig too deep to find her inner Diva! I just love this image, and was laughing like a loony when I shot it.
A divinely pink doorway.
This is my favourite location in Bendigo. I have made up silly names for a few of my fave locations, and I call this one ‘Deep Forest’… ha ha ha. Looking at this image though, I think I should re-name it ‘The Enchanted Wood.’ Well, maybe not. But this does have a fairy tale look to it.
I almost feel like I should look away from this one. VERY hot.
Back to Hunter House with enough time for a few more photographs. These first two were shot in the blue room, the same room that Jayde got ready in.
This last series were taken on the magnificent old staircase, using video light. This is always the highlight of my day when shooting a wedding at Hunter House. I just LOVE this staircase, and the gorgeous lamp that hangs above it.
This was definitely the biggest surprise of the day, for everyone! When announced into their reception as Mister and Missus, music started up, then Jayde and Rob and burst into the room with an absolutely AWESOME dance routine! They were just fantastic, and evoked screams of delight from all their family and friends. Sneaky devils didn’t tell me about this, but I must say the surprise was just wonderful, and luckily I was in a great position to catch the action. There are a lot of bridal dance routines floating around Youtube, and I’ve spent hours watching and laughing. I’m thrilled to finally have one of my couples pull some fab, brilliantly rehearsed moves at their wedding. Bravo guys! Bring it on!
Some detail shots of the glorious wedding cake, personalised candles and bonbonniere. Jayde made all of the place cards and gift boxes herself, and did an amazing job. More than just a gorgeous face!
One last shot of Hunter House in all it’s glory, before Sue and I climbed into my car, exhausted and very happy, and headed home. What a brilliant day! I feel so lucky to have met and shared such a special day with Jayde and Rob.