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K&C @ DB

this journey I’m on. these couples I meet…and these celebrations I get to witness and play some small part in.


two people, two families and two cultures coming together. that’s what this day was all about and everyone involved was so, so fortunate to be included.

what a trip this journey is.

K&C’s day through my eyes:

the skinny on K&C’s day:
location: deux belettes
photography: bushturkey studio
co-ordination: byron bay luxury weddings
celebrant: family
catering: seaweed cuisine
reception music: the romaniacs
music licensed and used with permission

allissa and grant / deux belettes highlights

don’t rush.

there’s absolutely no hurry.

take your time.

pause a little.

and savour every single, precious moment.

this is your day.

breathe all of it in.

let this wonderful day wash over you.

allissa and grant.

allissa and grant’s ingredients:
photography: justin / bushturkey studio
co-ordination: Maria/Divinity Signature Events
celebrant: michelle patterson

jocelyn and anthony / a wedding in reverse

this is going to be a little more wordy than most of my posts but bear with me.

ok…so where to start…

a winter wedding.
deux belettes.
jocelyn and anthony.
my 1st ‘first look’.
a four hour degustation.
speeches that had me hooked from start to finish.

i’m not sure it could get much better.

joc told me a couple of weeks before their wedding they were planning on having a ‘first look’ – her and anthony meeting in private prior to the ceremony and then having their photo shoot before exchanging vows. naturally having never shot a first look before i was pretty excited.

first looks are popular in the US & canada but they’re not so big in oz – yet. if you’re considering it, having been there for one now, i can highly, highly recommend. there’s something very special about seeing each other prior to the ceremony.

so – onto my method and also the edit.

i’m always trying to look at fresh ways of approaching things. whether it be consciously trying to see things differently, shooting in a new, more meaningful manner or editing using a completely different concept.

i not only want each piece to truthfully represent and honour each couple and their wedding but also endeavor to push myself creatively as much as possible.

complacency is an uninspiring option.

so…being that things were happening in a slightly different sequence i had the idea of editing their day completely in reverse.

turned out to be much more challenging than i could have imagined.

jocelyn and anthony – thank you so much for having me along – i trust i’ve done justice to your amazing day.

here’s the result.

jocelyn and anthony’s ingredients:
videography: matt barwick films
photography: feather and stone photography
celebrant: emily jade o’keefe
ceremony and reception: deux belettes country guesthouse
catering: your gourmet
co-ordination: creative weddings byron bay