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Sally & Ben’s wedding at the historic Glen Davis Boutique Hotel, had a ton of charm. So much so that Sydney Bride Magazine couldn’t resist running a feature on their wedding story titled “Vintage Elegance”.

Click through to see the images, that Sydney Bride readers won’t…

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Marisa & Jason's Orange Farm Wedding
Marisa Magiros & Jason Groake were married & had their reception (complete with straw picnic blankets & hot gormet catered hampers) at “Rosemerrin” a small property near Millthorpe.

Here is the day, as told by Marisa. (Warning, lots of pics!)

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They say that behind every successful man, there’s a strong woman. If this is true, then Josh Scully is headed for the mountain tops. At long last, here are some of the photos from their wedding.

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Tania & Garry were married 20 minutes west of Parkes in the restored church that Tania’s family had originally helped build. Afterwards there was time for a bridal party shoot in the country, before heading back into Parkes Golf Club for their reception.

Here are a few of Tania’s thoughts, and of course a few photos!

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During the meal at Josh & Jody’s wedding last Saturday (more from their wedding later), I noticed a couple of girls who were obviously sweet on two of the groomsmen. Everyone else was busy eating, so with nothing to miss here, we stepped outside for a few minutes of fun.

So, here’s Sarah & Wousung, and Laura & Gussy!

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Haylie & Jamie's wedding imagesHaylie Connaughton & Jamie Howarth were married on Nov 21st at Banjo Patterson Park near Orange, and had a very relaxed reception in a marquee on Jamie’s parent’s property at Clifton Grove.

Recently we’ve had a string of enquiries about whether we capture candid photographs of wedding guests, or just a mixture of candid and fashion style photos of the bridal party. (Looking back through this blog I can see why- we mainly post images of each bride & groom, leaving an unrealistic impression of our photography.)

To prove a point – the following are ONLY photos of Haylie & Jamie’s guests. To see images of this great couple, and rest of the day, contact Haylie!

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Nicole & Andrew's wedding near MudgeeAndrew McDonald and Nicole Doherty were married in Gulgong, with their reception in Mudgee, and Nicole would have to be the most rain-proof bride I’ve ever photographed! She was absolutely determined to have an amazing wedding, and amazing photos to go with it, regardless of the weather.

Both times that we got out of the cars during the bridal party shoot, the light rain quickly turned into a solid downpour. But throwing off the umbrellas and her cares, Nicole insisted we keep shooting anyway.

As a bonus, on their way back from their honeymoon, Nicole and Andrew were able to stop by and approve the design of their premium album, meaning they’ll have it for Christmas.

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Helen BarnettAlmost two years ago, as part of the preparation for Orange based Opera singer Helen Barnett’s debut album, I drove out to the property south west of Dubbo that Helen grew up on, for a photo shoot.

At the time, the album title was still undecided, but Helen knew it would have something to do with travelling home and visiting one’s roots.

My assignment was not to “over light” the images with tons of obvious studio lighting, but to capture something of the unusual juxtaposition of a dressed-for-the-stage opera singer, in a cow paddock, in front of her favourite tree, in the ruins of her grandparent’s house, etc.

“Homeward Road” is now available from many good music stores.

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Brooke and Craig
Brooke & Craig were married in Cowra, just three and a half weeks after the council finished the City’s new function centre. Amazingly, their’s was the third wedding reception there since the scaffolding was removed- I’m not even sure it had been officially opened yet!

Sorry we’re behind in posting some wedding pics here. I’ve posted lots, so some of Brooke’s distant friends can get an idea of how much fun they missed out on.

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Wedding at Turners in Orange
Anna Murphy & Phillip Humpherys had an all-in-one ceremony & reception at Turners Vineyard Orange. An outdoor ceremony can be a photographer’s nightmare, especially on a sunny day without shade anywhere useful. (The sun is, well, harsh.) Technical difficulties aside, the affection between these two was more than evident, and a total joy to document.

After the ceremony we nipped off to a nearby farm for a bit of country style shooting fun, before heading back for their reception.

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The day before Sarah Binks & Jason Bembrick’s outdoor ceremony (at Eugowra’s Eat Your Greens function centre), with predictions of an afternoon thunderstorm looming, Sarah outlined her wet weather plan to me. “My dress doesn’t do rain, it won’t be getting wet. No shooting with umbrellas, no walking through wet grass, we’ll be staying where it’s dry thanks.”

As it turned out, God had other ideas…

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Sorry folks, I’m way behind in posting our recent weddings. Autumn in the Central West is just extraordinarily busy. Sam Fernley and Reece Drewe were after some country images from their Bathurst wedding. So we found a location, and after a couple of other stops, had a little time to shoot eight boys and their hats!

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