Family at Bronte Beach ~ Sydney Family Photographer

 

As family photographers, we think that there is nothing is better then to explore Sydney suburbs with a cute family, especially on a sunny beach at Bronte.

Rob and Lucie’s family are moving from their home at Bronte to the tropical Singapore. So,they invited us to capture on camera their every day routine to help to preserve memories of their Sydney life before the big adventure living abroad. They were looking for a family photographer who could tell a story of their day together and we were a perfect match.

Our hearts were stolen by the two full of love, mischief and joy little humans. Trains for breakfast, babychinno, running away from parents, lots of hugs and snuggles, and ice cream at the beach. As a result, this perfect family day was printed out as a book to keep and treasure these amazing memories forever.

Ryan & Sarah at National Arboretum

Jay & Rachel @ Mali Brae Farm

Canberra Wedding – Lisa and Justing – Sydney Wedding Photographer

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Justing and Lisa’s spectacular wedding day in Canberra.

A stunning Sydney based couple who decided to get hitched in the bush Capital, there must be a very good reason for that. And the reason is Justin loves not only his amazing wife Lisa, he also loves the Raiders, yes, the football team. Another reason is Justin and Lisa spent some time living in London and when they got back to Australia they were looking for a place for their wedding that could offer both: Stunning Architecture and picturesque scenery. The groom is a graphic designer, so all the wedding stationery starting from invitation and cards for the reception was designed by him. Justin was involved in every detail of the wedding except for Lisa’s dress. It was kept secret till he saw here at the ceremony and the gown was jaw dropping, she looked like a super rock star!

A picture from this wedding was proudly listed as one of the best destinations wedding photographs in 2018 by Junebug Weddings.

Ceremony: National Museum of Australia | Reception: Old Parliament House | Celebrant: Nathan from Mr Celebrant www.mrcelebrant.com.au | Florist: Fionna from Peony & Pearl www.peonynpearl.com.au | Dress: Hope X Page www.hopeandpage.com.au | Accessories: Swarovski | Shoes: Senso senso.com.au | Makeup: Jacqui Scott www.jacquiscott.com.au | Hair: Billie from Billie & Co www.facebook.com/BillieCoCanberra | Suit: Hugo Boss | Shoes: Paul Smith | Watch: Longines | Rings: Mirai Jewellery www.miraijewellery.com.au | Caterer: Restaurant Associates restaurantassociates.com.au | Music – Ceremony: Ajay Philip, Reception: Baker Boys Band www.bakerboysband.com.au

Corrie & Sinead at Mali Brae Farm Slideshow

Tim & Kath at National Gallery Canberra

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Odhran & Rachel Slideshow

Brent & Jordan Slideshow

Kris & Melissa Slideshow

Hannah & Samuel Slideshow

Sofia & Tobias Slide Show

Wedding Photographs: Store, share and enjoy

Now, after all the greetings, kisses and dances you have a hold of your wedding photographs, beautiful recorded memories of all the joy and happy moments from your wedding day!

 

Here are a few tips from us on how to keep them safe, share with your family and friends and preserve them for generations to come.

First, you will receive a password-protected link to your wedding gallery. Share the password and the link with anyone you wish. All the photographs can be downloaded from there, or ordered as thank-you cards, prints and canvases.

Then, a handcrafted wooden box arrives with a usb stick and all the pictures from the wedding day on it. It’s a safe device, but it won’t last forever, so, don’t forget to make a back-up.

Your wedding album is the best way to showcase photographs from the big day. Hold it in your hands, feel the pages that bring back all the cherished memories. It’s a perfect memento and a great gift idea for your parents.

Prints or digitals? We say both! While keeping the digitals safe on separate devices, you most likely will be showing off your stunning wedding book to your guests. Your favourite moments are going to be the perfect decoration of your home. A big canvas on the wall, or a few smaller art prints that will last forever and your future children will cherish as a keepsake and pass to their kids as a true family treasure.

How to create your wedding run-sheet

How to create your wedding run-sheet

As a guideline, two months before the wedding, we will send you a questionnaire to get details about your wedding vendors and to give you a sense of how a wedding run-sheet usually looks. But, you don’t have to follow the rules. If you are planning to celebrate your wedding in your own special way, we are happy to help you with it.

Mali Brae Farm Wedding

Most of the time, 8-10 hours is enough time for the full wedding day photo coverage

– This will cover the last moments of getting ready for both of you. Which will take about 30-40 minutes or up to one hour for each of you. Don’t forget to take into account travelling time between locations and to your wedding ceremony.

– For the ceremony, we will arrive early to capture all the beautiful details before guests arrive.

– Then, it’s time to wow your guests with how beautiful you are on your wedding day, to say vows and “I dos” and to have the first kiss.

– After the ceremony, leave time for guests to congratulate you, to take a sip of champagne and to do group shoots.

– Now it’s time for the guests to rest before the reception: chatting, playing games or enjoying cocktail hour. Meanwhile, we will take pictures with your bridal party and then with only the two of you. Most couples decide to allow 1-1.5 hours for photographs, which includes travel time between venues and locations.

– We would like to stay for all the formalities during the reception and to capture on camera all your crazy dance moves, but it’s totally up to what package you decide to go with and how long you choose for us to stay.

These are general recommendations, though. Every wedding is different and unique in its own way.

If you have any special traditions involved in your day or if you want us to capture some especially important moments or details, just let us know.

Handy tips:

  • Don’t leave any preparation tasks outstanding: make sure you have a nice rest before the big day.
  • Go easy in the morning. Your wedding will be a big day and a long one as well. Even if you didn’t plan, but woke up earlier, hit snooze, or take a relaxing bath. Be sure to get enough rest.
  • If your ceremony is taking place later in the afternoon, make sure you have time be lunch to get the energy to celebrate all day and dance all night long! Have some snacks and drinks for your wedding photo shoot after the ceremony, as it’s still a long time till the reception dinner.
  • Make your wedding stress free. Don’t try to fit in too many activities, or visit lots of locations. The easier it goes the more time and energy you have to have fun and dance.
  • If you feel like you won’t able to control your emotions before the ceremony, maybe it’s the right option for you to have a first look, when you can see each other before the ceremony. Walking down the aisle with your best friend and partner for life is a very thrilling experience that you could choose to have on your wedding.
  • Plan the schedule of the reception with your MC and the venue coordinator. We also want to know when the key events are happening (speeches, cake cut, etc.). As we don’t want to miss them while taking pictures with you outside. Also, as a recommendation, remind your caterer to serve meals for your wedding photography and videography crew at the same time that you are having a meal. So, we won’t miss out on your first dance or a speech from your dad.

How to create group photos list

How to create your group photos list

It’s a very rear occasion when all the people you love got together to celebrate one of the happiest day of your lives. Most of your guests would love to have a picture taken with the bride and groom to keep it as a memento from this wonderful day. So, it would be handy to have a group photos list to make the time taking pictures with everyone.

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A few recommendations

We recommend to do group shots right after the ceremony, while everyone is there.

We will chose a place that will fit everyone, and will ask your celebrant to guide everyone there for a big group shot. However, we will ask you beforehand if it’s something that you want to do or if you rather skip it all together.

By this time, as your wedding photographers, we got to know you a bit better, but unfortunately, we don’t know all your loved once. It would be handy to have someone to help us out with your wedding group photo list. The best person for it is the one who knows the majority of your friends and family in person: your best man or maid of honour, for instance.

It could be big groups 10-20 people, or small once 3-6 persons plus you two as the centrepiece of the photo.

If you having trouble to collect in memory everyone who you want to take a portrait with it would be better to write an actual list.

First, start with immediate family: parents, siblings and grandparents: then go with extended family members, friends and colleagues.

It usually don’t take much time to do group shoots. We recommend to set at list 30 minute for it in your wedding timeline. You will probably would want to chat with people in between of the shots and they would want to congratulate you on becoming a married couple.

 

How to get the most out of your wedding photography

Here, we put together a few tips for you, and, we hope, you will find this wedding photography guide useful in your wedding preparation.

Mali Brae Farm Wedding

Communication is the key

Across the Forest team have got you covered here. First, we will send you a questionnaire to make sure that we know all the details about your wedding and won’t miss any important moments. We will remind you to take a wedding invitation with you to the getting ready location. Also, we will ask what is your something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, as we want to capture all the sweet little details.

Time for you two

The ‘golden hour’ before sunset is the best light to take pictures outdoors with you two and your bridal party. Think about it when you are setting the time for the photo shoot in your wedding timeline. However, if the sun is setting late and you are planning to be in the middle of the reception by that time, we can sneak out for a few moments to take a few photos outside, and make sure, you will get back in time to hear the speeches, cut the cake and do your first dance.

Relax, breath and have a moment to take it all in

We will certainly have time to work close with you to do family/friends group shoots after the ceremony and for a small 30 min – 1 hour shoot with you two and your bridal party. But we care most for you to spend the rest of the time celebrating, smiling, dancing and enjoying the day while we are documenting every precious moment of it.