What only feels like just yesterday we did Mitch & Ashlee's engagement photoshoot, & now today we are shooting their wedding. Time has just flown by, through all the wedding preparation that Ashlee & her Mum did together they both have done an amazing job at planning & making this day a reality.Read More
Jadore Wedding photos
We always love going back to Canberra for weddings getting to explore more of this beautiful state is always a pleasure & staying with the amazing parent of our first ever Canberra wedding Matt & Margarita who over the years have become like family to us to the point we actually call them Mum & Dad.
We arrived at the Boys nice & early ready to kick start this magical wedding. The boys helped Marko get into his suit with Dad close by to help by bringing out a bottle of Whisky he had been saving for this very moment, Marko's groomsmen where very happy & enjoyed the very expensive and smooth gift. As Mum comes in & starts fussing over her beautiful boy the family pull’s him outside to have a drink to congratulate him on his stunning soon to be bride.
When we arrived for the bride prep Jessica had picked the Barton Room at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, she had chosen this location because of the amazing floor to ceiling windows to let in amazing natural light for us photographers. Which might I add is one of our favourite things! Now that’s what I call thoughtful, & just to top it off she even had a mannequin for her dress which made for some breath taking images. Jess didn't even mind when I went in and re decorated her room by moving all the furniture around & out of the way so we could make the most of everything this stunning room & dress had to offer.
St Christopher’s Cathedral was absolutely amazing, we have shot there before for Daniel and Angela's wedding & as I remember was just as perfect. As the ceremony went through all the traditions & readings the beautiful catholic ceremony rich with tradition & hymns ended, the church bells rang out as the couple left hand in hand filled by there bridal party & all their closest family & friends.
As the guest came up to the now Mr & Mrs Eskinja you could see in the faces of there nearest & dearest that they where so happy for this beautiful couple & there was a few cracks from the mother of the bride & groom for them to hurry up & start getting that baby making underway which as you could imagine made this blushing bride blush a little harder.
For their photo section we had plenty of time, long enough in fact to take a much deserved lunch break for the bridal party & their high heal wearing feet. This also gave the newly wed couple time to let everything that just happened sink & appreciate this precious moment in time.
I have to admit what we did next was by far one of my favourite video moments of my career so far, getting to do the mannequin challenge in their beautiful room, Jessica & I had ideas of what we should do for this great new video faze that had come out & after talking it through with the others we put our ideas into action. I’ve added the video below I hope you like our little viral sensation.
Reception starts & the formality's kick in, food comes out and the speeches begin some amazingly funny, meaningful yet sweet words from their closest friends & family. To the point where a beautiful first dance by the newlyweds, the perfect way to kick start a night full of dancing & celebration for the wonderful couples love, starting of their first night at Mr & Mrs Eskinja.
I hope you liked my little blog of Marko & Jessica's Wedding, stay tuned for there video which will be up soon.
There's a certain love you find yourself embracing when you meet that right person in your life, as the love though continues to grow with a box full of memories, unexpected yet beautiful surprises occur in the name of Piper.
We love coming across families in our industry, as you see the love practically glow on video & Photo throughout the whole day. It was our greatest pleasure to be apart of Scott & Dominique's special day in Sydney!
We started off at the grooms location at Pier One Sydney Harbour. This was one of the best locations throughout Sydney as you're just steps away from world-famous landmarks, including the Sydney opera House and the historic Rocks District. Scott adjourned a black and white suit. Right away it was really easy to converse with Scott and the four of his chosen groomsmen. Scott then decided to mix things up just that little bit extra by hitching a ride across to the ceremony location via boat.
Turning up at at the same location for Dominique's pre getting ready time, she was just getting her finishing touches. This elegantly styled apartment was perfectly ideal for the getting ready location as it provided amazing light that gave us a lot of leverage to get some more creative shots/video for the couple. As Dominique got her cream styled wedding gown on, it fitted her perfectly, and nothing better could have been added than to accentuate her bridal look with a glorious headpiece pinned with her long train and white bouquet of flowers. One of our favourite moments though was when Dominique's father saw her for the first time though, these treasured memories are fast becoming a huge reason why we love our job, for moments like with Dom and her dad.
Before Dominique went off to to Sergeants Mess Sydney, with breathtaking harbour views, and elegant intricacies of design this venue gives you absolute privacy whilst also opening up the Sydney coastal views for this outside venue. The ceremony was a beautiful location, that had a certain special twist at the end with a balloon tying ceremony.
We then whisked the couple and bridal party off down the road to get some different jetty shots that incorporated the Sydney Harbour Bridge at night. It wasn't long though before the reception was fast approaching at the same location as the ceremony.
This Sparkling waterfront location was completely lit up and done to perfection when we opened the doors to the ceremony, and the upbeat and fun nature of the guests and everyone around us didn't stop all night. From the heartfelt speech that Dominique's father produced to the comedic moments shared between Scott and Dom, there wasn't a moment we didn't want to capture with this wedding.
On the 23rd of July, the team at J'adore was booked, with two weddings going on at once in different place, we split up ready to take on the day.
Rob and I were excited to be shooting in Red cliff, with the amazing views at our fingertips, it was a blessing that on this day the sun was and weather was playing in our favour compared to the last week her on the Gold coast being freezing!
With the elements playing to our advantage and a full day photography package we turned up at Emma's family house. And Boy were we surprised to note that she was already getting on her wedding gown. As we never had, had a bride getting ready early before, we rushed in to discover Emma beaming and fall of smiles and excitement. Complete with creams and a pink head piece that matched her bouquet, I couldn't stop commenting on how her curled black hair twisted delicately up into the head piece. With her best friend and sister by her side, there was no doubt that the day would turn perfectly! Emma chose neutral floor length dresses for both of her bridesmaids, complete with a variety of pink roses to form their bouquet.
Because of Emma's excitement with getting ready early, we were able to capture everything and more complete with a few portrait shots right at the end before we decided to take the extra time to go to Andrews apartments and take a few snaps. Andrew was smiling. The whole day, and the infectious smiles and laughter had us going right up until we had to depart them.
As we turned up at the ceremony quickly as it was a five minute journey away from Andrews apartment, we realised that both the ceremony and reception would be held at The Golden Ox Restaurant . The wedding ceremony was held in the gardens outside. With waterfalls cascading down in the background as you take your first steps over Monet's bridge and find yourself walking along the red carpet the leads to an open pavilion where the the formalities take place. As the rest of the guests began circling into the venue, we were keen to take snaps of every individual, to put in the memory bank for both Andrew & Emma.
We only had a short amount of time to do the photos between the ceremony ending the the reception starting, so with Andrew & Emma's bridal party in the limo, we raced off down to the historical Redcliffe Jetty. Since being constructed in the early 1800s this historical place was perfect to get some creative snaps of everyone right before it was dark.
One of the benefits like I always say in the blogs is when we have our PINTRIST BRIDES!!! it's great when both parties feel like the day is living up to its fullest potential. With Emma already sending Rob a few of the images she wanted before hand, we were easily able to set up the flash lights and take a variety of different shots held on the Jetty.
Turning back up at The Golden Ox Restaurant, we were led to the GRANDE Room that can comfortably hold over 100 guests. Everything was done to perfection. With am inflatable Love sign draped above the bridal party table, the rest of the venue opened up to long tables leading to an open ballroom floor. What made this venue even more unique was the layer of mirrors held in a corner, this got both of us excited, as this was another way for us to test how creative we could get for Andrew and Emma's images.
When we go to a wedding, it's more than just taking the photos, and video's for the clients, as we are apart of one of the happiest day of their lives, we want to make it just as enjoyable. From our quirky colour game on the jetty to the unfortunate headless bride we want to make sure they remember all of the best moments of their day. Both Emma and Andrew are going to live a brilliant life, sometimes you just know it with clients, from the way they look at each other, to the words of great praise friends and family.