Bec & Jamie

I feel I owe so much to Bec and Jamie for having the faith in me to photograph their special day.  You see, they were the first ever couple to book me for their wedding without me having a wedding portfolio to show them.  I met them last year and photographed their Soulmate Session in and around True South, Black Rock.  I was so nervous meeting them, worried they would like me, hoping they’d like my photography and would want to book me.  They did!  And their wedding was a beautiful day set in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens with their reception at True South.

Besides the bride and groom, I loved the rest of the bridal party too.  The boys were so much fun, hamming it up for the camera.  And the girls were so friendly and just as much fun with their shots.

One of the highlights of the day had nothing to do with photos – during the speeches, Jamie announced they were expecting their first child later this year.  The whole room erupted in cheers.  Oh, and the bridal waltz.  I captured the tear falling on Bec’s cheek as she clung to her new husband.  Such a moving moment.  There were a few teary eyes around the dance floor.

As an example of the kind and beautiful couple they are, I was so touched when Jamie took the time to come over to me and ask me how I was doing.  I thought this was such a sweet thing to do because he had so many friends and family to mingle with, he went out of his way to make sure I was happy and enjoying myself.  Which I was!  I met so many great people, I couldn’t help but enjoy myself.

I want you to take special note of the floral bouquets and flowers at the reception.  The creator of these gorgeous pieces was my first bride ever, Chau.  Chau is one of the most creative people I have ever met.  And she’s an awesome photographer too 🙂  She told me about her love of making wedding bouquets and wanted me to pass on her details to brides I knew that might be interested.  She loves being involved in the joy of a wedding, so I put her in touch with Bec and the results are exceptional.  I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I think of these two strangers being linked to each other through my photography.  I love it!!  Each of the bridesmaids had a different type of yellow flower in their bouquets.

Thank you Bec and Jamie for the wonderful experience and sharing your day with me.  I can’t wait to meet your little DC and photograph him or her as they grow up.

Love to you both xxx

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Soulmates Sessions – Jamie and Bec

On Saturday (Grand Final Day) I had the pleasure of meeting Bec and Jamie.  We decided we would much rather take pictures than watch the big game.  Our teams weren’t playing.  We met at True South, Black Rock, the venue for their wedding in March next year.  It was so cold, and being right on the water, the chill factor was…… well, freezing!.  Bec braved the cold in a beautiful strappy frock for the first part.  It was actually raining while we took the shots on the True South balcony. 

After some fun pictures in their “formal” gear they both changed into their casual clothes.  This time Jamie was literally chilling in a short sleeved shirt.  We crossed the road to the beach and got some great shots by the water.  There was a childrens’ playground we just had to play in too. 

 A big thank you to Tanya Harrowell, the lovely Function Manager of True South.  Despite trying to set up the function room for the Grand Final crowd she let us pretty much take pictures all over the restaurant. 

Bec and Jamie – you are truly beautiful people.  I am so honoured to share your love.  Now I cannot wait for the wedding!!!