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two favourites from yolanda and ben’s wedding in the swan valley. yolanda’s dress was amazing and the details at this wedding were  so sweet.

just realized this is the first wedding Ive posted from this wedding season. ive so many sweet weddings to blog, just no time to do full blog posts (they take a good 2-3 hours to put together) so Ive decided I’ll just post favourite images up and hopefully make it a more regular occurance :)

journeys

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I would go as far to say last week was the best week of my entire life. It will be cherished and held so tightly in my heart. I will never forget how I felt.

Arlene and I hosted Jesh de Rox’s life {as an artform} workshop at our studio in Fremantle. We had the honor of hosting the workshop last December and last August I ventured off to San Francisco, which was the very start of all this for me. Including a class I joined in on in Vegas earlier this year, last week made it the fourth time Ive got to be part of this amazing experience. Each workshop has been completely different for me, Jesh has inspired and challenged me in so many different ways, but the best part is that this year,  I got to do it with my beloved, Michael. I cannot even begin to describe what that was like and the impact and changes it has already made to our relationship :) I had many old friends doing the workshop also and made a bunch of new friends. I am really so lucky to have all these amazing souls now in my life. Jesh is such a beautiful person, I am so glad we are friends, I am such a better person for knowing and having him in my life :)

This afternoon I am heading off to New Zealand to photograph an amazing destination wedding in Queenstown and then returning to Australian shores at the end of the week to photograph two more destination weddings. The best way to get in contact with me during the next week will be by email. I will be trying hard to keep up with emails and will return all phone calls when I get back to Perth on the 7th December :) see you soon xoxo

Danielle + John . Portraiture

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A little sneak peek of a portrait session Ive just finished editing! More next week, I promise!

But now I must jump in the car (I should have left about 3 hours ago but really wanted to finish this portrait session before I left!) and head down south to my home town, Albany, as one of my best friends is getting married this weekend!! This is the start of an amazing next two months! First up I get to hang out with all my old friends this weekend, so many of my friends are getting married and expecting babies, its an amazing time to witness all these wonderful changes happening to my dear friends :) Later this month I am hosting Jesh de Rox’slife as an artform‘ workshop, then off to shoot a wedding in New Zealand and a few other destination weddings shortly after and a bunch of amazing Perth weddings! I cant wait for it all!!

Also its worth mentioning, next March I will be in the USA (California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington) and next July I will be in Europe, most likely Italy and France.. If you want to schedule a session (portraiture or wedding) in any of these places, email me! I would LOVEEE to shoot a portrait session in Venice! ahh! :)

Megan + Craig . Wedding portraits

Megan and Craig commissioned me to take their wedding portraits a few weeks after their actual wedding. I LOVE taking wedding portraits before or after the actual wedding day. It allows for so much creative freedom and we can go to places that we could not normally go to on a wedding day due to time constraints! Megan and Craig are wearing their wedding outfits in these photos…. i love when brides and grooms are completely themselves :)

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Yolanda + Ben . Portraiture

The rest of the photographs from Yolanda and Ben’s portrait session! For something a little different, we did the session at their house that they have just finished building. Was nice to be able to incorporate their current surroundings into the photographs, Yolanda and Ben are finishing off their outdoor deck so we thought it would be great to incorporate it into the collection of images :) Looking forward to their wedding this Sunday!!

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Belinda + Gavin . Wedding

I am way behind on blogging. I mean wayyy behind. I have about 40 weddings to blog! and about 50 or more portrait sessions! I hope that one day I am able to catch up ;) somehow I missed posting this lovely wedding I shot last November. One of the greatest gifts about being a wedding photographer, is that I get to step into peoples lives for a day. I get to watch quietly and snap away and capture what it felt like being there. The greatest part is that I get to experience many different cultures and religions and witness how each of these celebrates a wedding. Belinda and Gavin’s wedding was the first Jewish wedding I photographed, I remember walking away wanting to always remember the importance of passing down family traditions. I often think about what traditions my family has, I come from a British background, I feel as if we might not have that many compared to others so I have decided its time to make some new ones :) What are your family traditions that you want to keep alive?

Belinda and Gavin were married in Harold Boas Gardens in Perth and their reception was at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

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little adventures

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two polaroids I took in Dunsborough this week. I really want to take a bride and groom to this beach. it is so lovely there.

the first half of this week was spent down south in Dunsborough at a photography workshop and now the second half of the week will be spent in Darwin. I’m up here to photograph a wedding this weekend. {I will be playing catch up with emails and phone calls on monday, sorry for any delays}

a sweet moment.

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This is one of my favourite wedding photographs. Documenting people and the connections they have with others is something I am very attracted to in wedding photography. I took this at the beginning of Rikki and Jodi’s ceremony in April. Rikki’s dear grandma, a very sweet lady who has dementia, stopped Rikki and her father as they walked down the ailse.. she thought her son (rikki’s father) was marrying Rikki and was so proud her son was about to marry such a beautiful bride and just had to tell Rikki how beautiful she was. It was a very sweet moment I was glad I was able to capture and it is images like these, that make me very glad I am a wedding photographer.

jesh de rox – life (as an artform) workshop

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This November Jesh de Rox is coming back to Perth, I have the honor in hosting another of his workshops! A year ago, I traveled to San Francisco to be part of his life (as an artform) workshop. Those three days completely changed my life. Ive had the chance to go two more workshops since then, when he visited Perth last December (and take the lovely photos of Michael and I’s beloved session!) and again in Las Vegas in February. Each and every time I have heard him speak, he has moved me beyond words. This man has had an amazing impact on my life. Ive become such a better human by knowing him. I highly recommend this workshop to anybody interested in photography, whether you are a seasoned pro or just at the very start of your career. It is worth every single cent, times ten :)

The Enlighten post processing seminar to be given on the night of Monday, November 23 is open to non-workshop attendees.  More information about this will be released soon!

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN !!!

sign up HERE to reserve your space!!!

my trip to australia last year was one of the most beautiful journeys of my life. i am so glad to say that i’ll be returning this November to give two more experiential workshops.

life (as an artform) PERTH and CANBERRA will be opening for registration at 9:00 am EST, Monday, August 17, 2009.

the Perth workshop will be held from November 24-26, with a special Enlighten post processing seminar to be given on the night of November 23 : )

the Canberra workshop will be held from December 1-3, 2009, with a special Enlighten post processing seminar to be given on the night of November 30 : )

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a few comments from recent attendees:

Never in my life has three days been so life changing. I walked away from that experience a new person… A person who loved life in a whole new way.

As a photographer…. I found a new way to connect with people. I find an entirely new joy in photography. As a result…. Our business has blossomed. I can now look at our work and see a distinct difference between pre-Jesh and post-Jesh… And never, in any of the workshops I’ve been to have I ever made such a huge leap in growth as an artist.

To be honest, I can’t wait to go to another Jesh workshop. Jesh has such a way of opening up a spot in your heart… And you never ever want that feeling to go away.

~ Bobbi Sheridan

I’ve learned so much from the workshop, not just about work, but life in general. Over the last few months, life has been happier, people around me were happier… I started to notice things. Little things. Like how my dad always laugh when he sees me at the door. How my mum smiles when she talks about my nephew. Simple things that I used to see everyday, but never appreciated. I can’t find words to describe the kind of feeling, but I can say, I’ve never felt better. It’s been an incredible journey so far.

~ Wansheng

Every once in a while, you come across someone in your life that can change who you are. They touch your heart, your soul and they make you a better person. Jesh is one of those people.

~ Heather Cole

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San Francisco. August 2008.