Wedding photography is pretty great, I won’t lie. I actually love it.
But being able to photograph two truly awesome people, who incidentally I even took one of their first ever photos “together”, is so much fun it’s hardly work! Plus they are great friends, have a super sense of style and a great bunch of guests who I also call friends….I won’t go on. But you get the idea!
Adam & Yas were married on Australia Day, 2014. Since they had the penthouse apartment at The Establishment Hotel in the Sydney CBD, I went there first to get shots of them both getting ready, chatting with family and friends and getting ready for the big day!
The great thing about shooting wedding photography in Sydney CBD is there are almost endless choices for locations and photos! We had to only venture out of The Establishment Hotel to find three totally different spots just by walking up the alley way! Love shooting in Sydney :)
After we got some great industrial and rustic shots, we moved up to a spot I’d always personally wanted to shoot and Adam & Yas thought the same!
Angel Place, or “the bird cages” as it’s known, was installed as an art installation and was only supposed to be temporary. Everyone loved it so much that it’s now a permanent fixture in the city. And also a pretty popular photo spot! With bird cages hanging overhead and sandstone walls surrounding – there’s not much else like it that I’ve seen!
It was time to jump in the car and drive down to Orso Bayside Reception, right at the start of The Spit Bridge, Mosman. The ceremony itself was a quick, intimate affair held on the wharf with the blue skies and blue water all making a perfect back drop. With a little wind blowing, the harp which was played by the celebrant as Yasoda was walking down the aisle, also played its own little tune during the ceremony! Nature was singing.
Shortly after the ceremony we went for a stroll down by the water’s edge for a few photos and on our way back to the reception, I saw two grand old trees casting perfect light! It was too good to resist a few quick shots.
Onto the reception! With the 4-layered cheese wheel cake, the #AdamAndYas photobooth and being able to chat and talk with over half the guests who I hadn’t seen for years!
The speeches were a highlight with Adam’s father sharing his own personal poem for both Adam and Yas which, while being very funny, was also a really great touch.
Needless the say, the drinks were drunk, the music was loud and the entire night went till the venue asked us to leave!
It was an absolute pleasure to share my wedding photography with these two amazing people!