documentary photography

Behind the Scenes

A few weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon in Leederville.

Caitlin is doing her magic with a stunning make up. Model Holly, telling jokes and stories, us laughing our heads off. Nageena bringing absolutely beautiful bunches and bouquets of flowers. Caitlin's partner making us a cuppa. Me making notes for the shoot and maybe a shopping list.... I was also wandering around with my camera, being in everyone's way and documenting this all. I just love the 'making of' photos.

I originally had the idea for this shoot after new year, while having a holiday Down South. First thing was to ask Caitlin if she was on board. Being back in the city, and having this shoot in back of my head, I accidentally (lucky me) met Holly, and her hair. Next step was finding a florist which was more difficult task than I thought. Mainly because our date for the shoot was right after Valentines Day. Should have thought of that! But thanks to one of my colleague Rhianna, who let social media to know about her talented florist friend Nageena (Peter and Petals). She saved our shoot.

Of course it's a bit an effort to put all together and organise a styled shoot but it's totally worth it. Love how things fell into place. I'm incredible lucky to have these creative people around and be able do this work with them. This is the reason everyone should do more of their own projects!

More photos from the shoot coming soon!

Home made

When doing this for a living one of the best parts is being able to experience, and be part of, so many different weddings. This wedding was again one of a kind.

I went to check out this location a week before the wedding. Driving out to the Perth Hills was absolutely breathtaking, misty rain, beautiful forests..... the nature was just so different from the city. At the venue there was a lot going on. There were many people helping the couple to make everything ready for the party by cutting, sweeping, clearing, brushing and decorating. They had achieved so much already but there was still heaps to do. 

By the wedding day everything was accomplished. This couple have lovely people around them, who care about them and made their day perfect. This group had turned a huge back garden to a beautiful spot for the ceremony. They had cleaned and emptied a whole shed, turning it into an intimate space for their guests to have fun, party and enjoy the most beautiful, colourful and tastiest home made food I could ever have imagined. And yes, every single dish was home made. Pretty impressive.

Everything about this wedding was done by hand; giving this wedding a unique, incredibly personal and loving touch. And I think every single guest appreciated it. Thank you Katherine and Mark for a great wedding and letting me capture it all. I hope these photos tell the story of this very special day.

Cheesecake made of... well, cheese.

"You and me and our dearest family and friends. What else we'll need when we have each other?"

This all made perfectly sense one beautiful Sunday of spring. My friends, Maddie and Tas planned their wedding celebration for 30 people. Simple and intimate wedding with full of joy and laugh. No stress or hassle.

Ceremony was held in still blooming Kings Park followed by dinner in cozy restaurant Cantina 663. Enjoying beautiful food and flavours, share tapas plates and delicious wines. Of course, there may have been few wine specialists around. This generous couple made sure everyone was enjoying themselves and everyone of us sure did.

It was heartwarming to see how the family from other side of the country flew to be part of this wedding. Those beloved faces you won't be able to see every day, week or month, were there. That made this celebration very special.

I knew quite a lot of the wedding before hand after talking with Maddie. But I was blown away. Especially the cake, haven't had that kind of wedding cake before! Those little unique things and twists done by their own way, made wedding look like them.

I was honoured to be part of it and capturing this lovely day. Congratulations to Maddie and Tas. Much love and happiness for both of you and of course for Turkey.