Fort Collins engagement photographer - Alisha & Kyle

So things have been quiet on the blog for a while, as my life has gone through some big transitions lately: first my wedding in June 2011 and then a big move again across the world from Australia to Colorado, and my new home in Fort Collins. We've settled in and are enjoying the town, the people, and the scenery it has to offer. It also means a big change for my business, so expect my blogging to be slow as I build up my business again. I've taken the time to update my website, have fun with my photography, advance my skills, and meet new people and do new things, along with being the best house-husband I can be. I'm excited about the future!

Here is an image from my first couple shoot in Fort Collins.  There are lots of great spots for photography in Fort Collins and we are so close to amazing country scenery. 

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Parksville Wedding Photographer - Kathryn & Jonathan

It was serendipity to be able to photograph Kathryn & Jon’s wedding, which took place in Parksville, B.C. at beautiful Pacific Shores Resort & Spa. My wedding was happening the week after in Victoria and we were only back home for 10 days had already booked my ticket when they announced their wedding date. I was flattered that they chose me as their photographer, even though the little voice inside me thought it might be a bit hectic to shoot a wedding a week before my own! But I really was so honoured to be able to capture such special friends’ memories. Not only that, but many friends at the wedding were to be at ours as well, so it was a great chance for my now-wife and I to catch up beforehand.

Their wedding story is a fun one: they met at a 'check-out' counter at Thrifty Foods (Jon instinctively picking the line with the cute girl in it) where Jon used his charm to strike up a conversation that spilled over into the parking lot before exchanging numbers. He even tried to convince her to go to his party that night instead of her own birthday party! The rest, as they say, is history. Then while Jon was away on a trip to Cuba with friends without her, Kathryn got really clear she wanted to get married and phoned him up and proposed! Not the conventional way, but makes for a great story. Not only that but they decided to get married just over 3 months later. How amazing the wedding went with such little time is really a testament to the determined people they are and the great friends they have. They are also one of the most fun couples I know, and the photos reflected that. After the ceremony we went to the local Thrifty’s and reminisced a little (their motto ‘the smiles in the bag for you’ was very appropriate), and they caused quite a stir. Then we stopped at the mini-golf where they had played the day before, then headed to the wide expanses of Rathtrevor Beach which Parksville is famous for.

At the reception, Canucks fever was revving high judging by all the napkin-waving from the guests (Vancouver had just won Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals the night before). There were also many musically-talented people in the bridal party who played guitar and sang. Jon sang a romantic song to Kathryn, then she softly sang a sweet one to him, and they finished with a duet together - it was so touching! They also had a live painting done by Kristin Grant to remember their day by and the story of their relationship. The night finished off with a live jazz band and some great dance tunes and lots of funky moves.

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Amy & Damian - April 2nd

I will really miss the country weddings around here. It's so cool when a wedding in a small town is the big local happening of the day. This was the case for Amy & Damian's wedding in Young, NSW - cherry capital of Australia. We were wandering around the old train station before we started when we bumped into the Deputy Mayor, who had just checked out their reception venue at the Town Hall and wished us well. The town has many heritage buildings and great scenery, so lots to choose from for photos.

It was great to see Amy & Damian again, who I had done an engagement session for. I'm not sure if it's just the couples I attract, but they were another very easy-going bride and groom that were so easy to photograph. The ceremony with about 120 friends and family took place at St. Mary's Church, followed by wedding party photos close by and then the reception. Thanks also to Nick of Skipping Stone Photography for coming down from Sydney to second shoot with me.

This is my last wedding in Aus, but I will post some farewell thoughts and photos before I leave in August. But my next big thing to think about is my own wedding coming up in June! Wish me luck!

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