Part 2 took us in search of beautiful autumn/fall colours. Why we North Americans call it 'fall' is apparent in a few of the shots. I guess in Australia there aren't many deciduous trees that have a need to bare themselves in any hurry, so 'autumn' is more appropriate. However, Canberra is definitely a place where lots of these trees were planted and the night cold sends them into a coordinated colour smorgasbord in April and May.
This post is well overdue given it's the dead of winter here and this shoot was done in the relative warmth of late autumn, but better blogged than never, I say. Anita & Clint are enthusiastic lovers of photography (on top of being ridiculously photogenic), which is why I was flattered when they chose me for a couple shoot. You may recognize them from a past bridal shoot where they volunteered to get dolled up again to help other photographers hone their skills. We did our session over two different weekends, the latter (Part 2) to take advantage of the brilliant autumn colours we had in Canberra this year.
This happy couple is getting married in the very near future... like this weekend! Our engagement shoot ended up happening a month before the wedding, so this post is a little slow getting up. We still managed to find a warmish winter day out from the wind and explored some different parts of Canberra.
The Snowy Mountains beckoned this adventurous couple to have their nuptials in the alpine. Since they met on the slopes, it was very fitting to time their big day with the opening weekend of the ski hill. Besides everything 'snowflake', the theme of the event was 30's Hollywood glamour, which made for some great outfits. The couple and I headed up the chairlift for photos (something I got to do in the summer too!) where it was surprisingly warm in the sun and there was just enough snowfall from the week before to make for some fun in the snow. The ceremony then took place by Thredbo River in a park, which was a chilly 2 degrees once the sun dropped behind the hills. Luckily the park had some fire pits which guests could huddle around. Then it was off to the Alpine Hotel to warm up the feet.