About a fortnight ago, I flew back to Adelaide from Toronto to photograph Lucia & Sam’s wedding! I gotta confess…while I was sitting in the plane contemplating the 23 hours of travel ahead of me, I did have a “what was I thinking?!” moment. Ha! But as soon as I got into the rhythm of the day, I was so glad I did. These two were such a beautiful, down-to-earth couple and it was a real joy to be able to capture their wedding day.
Lucia was one of the calmest brides I’ve ever met. Shooting a wedding is always a fast-paced day and it can get pretty hectic, so I’m usually pretty wired myself, but even I felt myself chilling out watching her get ready.
Talk about a smile that lights up the room!
The ceremony took place at the beautiful St Ignatius Catholic Church in Norwood, and it really is a beautiful venue…a lot lighter and airier than many churches, it manages to feel formal yet welcoming.
One of my favourite parts is watching the bride and groom as they first catch sight of each other – both Lucia and Sam’s lit up when they saw each other! A wedding ceremony can be a very emotional (and for some, a little nervewracking) but you can almost see couples get a little moral boost when they realise they’ll be doing it together
We went to the south parklands for some more relaxed portraits before the wedding reception. Adelaide REALLY came through with some beautiful weather, and we are so lucky to have a lot of beautiful places to shoot in so close to the city! For me, the lovely lush gardens and mild weather especially went down treat after a month of chilly Toronto winter
Effortlessly stunning…after the parklands we dropped in to one of my favourite shooting locations, the Forest of Dreams square on Pulteney St. It gets such lovely afternoon light, and there are quite a few different locations within the one square, so it’s a great option for bridal shots if the reception is close by.
Sam…I promised I’d get a shot of your handiwork in the form of that bow! Very professional! It was a pleasure to photograph your wedding, guys, and I hope you are relaxing into matrimonial bliss as you read this