Nora & Fred - December 19th

This was the last wedding of 2010 that I had the pleasure to photograph. It was another amazing year in Canberra that surpassed my expectations and there were so many great experiences that have helped me grow as an artist that I am grateful for.

The happy couple Nora and Fred are both very kind and fun-loving. Nora recently moved from her home country of Vietnam and is training to become a florist, so she went all out the day before to prepare all the flowers for her wedding - an impressive feat that turned out very well, so I would recommend her! We started off for photos at Dunrossil Drive and had their entourage of friends met us half way through (including a recent couple of mine). The ceremony took place at the lunch reception (good thing as it rained once we arrived after photos), and afterward there were Asian delicacies galore - the food didn't seem to stop coming! After the lunch they paid respects to their families with a tea ceremony, which involved a wardrobe change for Nora and also a whole roasted pig as a gift!

Fred wanted to pay homage to the Vietnamese squat...

The kids kept busy playing games... this little guy was doing too well to stop and feed himself apparently!

A very eloquent, touching speech from Nora...

It was some strong stuff - definitely not tea!

Andrew & Lanie - December 18th

This is a story of a worldwide romance that started in Canberra and then continued for several years while Lanie was in Europe and then the Philippines, where she is from. You could definitely say that persistence paid off for these two. Andrew and Lanie renewed their vows in Canberra just 2 weeks after their ceremony in the Philippines, so it was a nice way to include all their Aussie friends and family in their celebration. The ceremony took place on Aspen Island under the blowing wispy willows with the reception at Regatta Point where they first met.

Overlooking Regatta Point where the first met...

Emma & Craig - December 11th

I had the pleasure of photographing Craig at a wedding in August as part of the bridal party, and there were many familiar faces. It was a rustic setting out at Lake George Winery, about 45 minutes from Canberra. Emma got ready in a house with an amazing view overlooking the vineyard and lake (which now actually has some water in it!). It was a touching ceremony with lots of emotion and after we had lots of options for photos nearby.