March 31, 2017 in Wedding Video Gold Coast, Wedding Video, Summergrove Estate, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Hinterland Wedding, Gold Coast Wedding Video, Gold Coast Wedding Venue, Gold Coast Wedding Photos
Hi everybody Rob Bampton here thanks for taking a few moments to read J'adore Weddings blog. Today I will be walking you through my experience with Ben & Kylie at Summergrove Estate. J'adore was recommended to Ben by a mutual friend & from there we had decided to meet up for coffee. To me that is a good sign when the client wants to meet up it's clear that they value their wedding photography & video, this is also an important part of building that relationship we so often talk about.
For those who have read my blog before, they know how important connection to my clients is & how strong I feel making an impact on the end result. I really got along well with these guys from the moment we sat down & I instantly felt like they are my kind of people. So immediately we built that trust, we kept in touch & discussed ideas in the lead up to the wedding & had decided that we would meet up at the venue the day before the wedding to spend some time together, whilst also having a look around the venue, discuss timing etc. Although it is over a hour travel for me to get out to Summergrove Estate I think this time together is priceless.
When I saw both Ben & Kylie on the wedding morning it really was such a warm welcome, I knew it was going to be a great day. First we covered the grooms preparation, In the private villa, before heading over to the Bridal room Kylie's hair & make up was done by Tegan Woodford, her dress supplied by made with love bridal collection - The Frankie Dress, the bridesmaids didn't take long to start tearing up as they saw Kylie in her dress for the first time.
I also asked them both to read a letter they received from each other, quality audio especially letters like this are great when it comes to telling our bride & grooms love story. Summergrove Estate is one of my favourite Gold Coast Wedding venues, I really do love these all in one venues where the whole wedding from start to finish can be all in one location. One of there features is the ceremony setup, with a amazing view the hinterland.
The moments that followed at the ceremony were special to me, it really is hard to believe I get paid to be part of these amazing moments, seeing Ben's tears as his young son Harvey walk down the isle, then as he kneeled down to get a big Harvey hug, I was certainly in tears myself, I really feel that because I am feeling these emotions it helps me to capture them and retell the story through my images and video. Following Harvey was Kylie, seeing Ben's reaction change was priceless I felt like immediately he got a burst of excitement with a tinge of nervousness, with the accompanying smile from ear to ear. It was a heartfelt ceremony & I love the thought that Harvey will be able to look back & watch each moment as we sync our multiple camera angles & professional audio which turns into a ceremonial masterpiece.
We had a 17 person bridal party which was my biggest to date & during the photos section they where ready to party that's for sure. So we got some group images before sending them back of to the bar while we stole the bride & groom for the remaining time before the ceremony, This wedding also marked the first collaboration Of myself with Dean & Karen Agar, Dean had been a long time friend & also mentor, so having him join me for the photos section was great and the results speak for themselves. Moving into the reception Ben's background in dancing showed as well as a few members of the bridal party. As everybody made their entrances with accompanied dance moves. We moved into the speeches section which was a great mix of fun, laughter & emotion.
Sooo it's time to hit the dance floor for the first dance as Kylie is waiting while Ben is talking to the DJ she realises that the song that started playing wasn't the song they had picked, following this we all see Brother Jesse and Joel move onto the dance floor followed by Ben, at this moment everybody realises what is happening as the 3 of them who have been dancing together since they where 10 started to perform a dance for Kylie. For me this moment was magical and is the reason I do what I do. In a effort to keep this secret even I didn't know this was coming but I just let the emotion of the moment flow & I flowed through a few different point of views mainly trying to keep it from Kylie's view. Then moving around to show the crowds reactions and then moved back in close to cover the intimate moment they share.
I knew this moment was special what I didn't know was the reaction it was going to receive online. After I posted this video to Facebook the reaction was AMAZING. With only a few days later having reached over 300,000 people & then being contacted by the local news channel asking for permission to use the video along with Ben & Kylie's contact information then only a few hours later hearing from them saying they just did a interview then that night seeing it appear on the news. I know this isn't about me but it really did touch me the fact that this moment had touched so many people & reading all the comments from people saying how it effected them, then seeing it on the news was magical. To add to that I was in Fiji at the time shooting a destination wedding & was already on cloud 9. Again I would love to hear from you! Please comment on our blog. Let me know what you think of the images and videos.
FIJI DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIAN COUPLE - ZACH & LIZ
This has been far one of my favourite videos to film & create, in such a beautiful location how could it not be! From start to finish the amazing views captured in this video will not fail to impress. Having their wedding ceremony at Lomani Island Resort it couldn't have been any more beautiful. Doing both Photography & Video this journey was was a challenge I enjoyed every moment of.
ST BERNARDS HOTEL, MT TAMBORINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY - BEN & RACHEL
A love like both Ben & Rach is something we all aspire to have, it's that warm love early in the morning, and waking up with their two beautiful children, that shows just how love is supposed to operate. Throughout this video you will feel the raw emotion & love these two share with each other and their two beautiful little boys. Bringing photography & videography together is something we here at J'adore love to combine, creating your ultimate wedding memories.
INTERCONTINENTAL WEDDING VIDEO - JUSTIN & SORAYA
With an exciting entrance from the boys this video is a must see! Yet another amazing wedding the J’adore team absolutely loved filming, doing both video & photography we captured every moment of this inspiring experience. Wedding venue held at the beautifully unique Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove resort.
WEDDING VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY, COOLIBAH DOWNS PRIVATE ESTATE, HINTERLAND WEDDING VENUE, GOLD COAST - BRENDAN & HEIDI
Yet another gorgeous wedding filmed at Coolibah Downs Private Estate, capturing all the many wonderful moments this couple experienced on their wedding day surrounded by their nearest & dearest. All the groomsman arriving on their Harley’s it truly was a spectacular entrance. Having some wild fun on the dance floor you can see just how much all who attended enjoyed this special day celebrating Heidi & Brendan's love.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO, SANCTUARY COVE CHAPEL CEREMONY & SURFERS PARADISE MARRIOTT BALLROOM RECEPTION GOLD COAST - TORY & BIANCA
Previously shooting at Sanctuary Cove Chapel only two weeks prior to Tory & Bianca's wedding, we were lucky enough to be apart of another fun filled day at this extravagant wedding chapel complete with floor to ceiling glass windows to overlook the tranquil lifestyle of Sanctuary Cove.
You wont want to miss watching this one! To see more images from this stunning wedding you will find them underneath Tory & Bianca's wedding blog by clicking on this link.
THE INTERCONTINENTAL SANCTUARY COVE WEDDING VENUE - russ & tiare
We've had the pleasure of shooting both photography and videography all around the Intercontinental resort, and each wedding has been completely different to the other, with a wide range of bridal parties that all had power house personalities & this amazing feel of love that each individual couple had. Take a moment to watch & see just how beautiful this location is, enhancing this beauty is our beautiful couple Russ & Tiare. To read their wedding day blog & to view more gorgeous images click this link.
Wedding location - Sanctuary Cove
MILDURA DESTINATION WEDDING VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE - adam & danielle
Adam & Danielle... What a match, Timmy and I left Mildura with big smiles on our faces. Meeting so many beautiful people on our journey we couldn't have been more thankful to be apart of this special day.
Wedding location - Ampelon Gardens.
To check out more images from this beautiful couple head over to our blog by clicking this link.
GLADSTONE WEDDING ADVENTURE!! - WILL & JESS
A wedding like no other Sunni & I had the time of our life's on this wonderful journey! As you'll see by heading over to their blog there is an awesome video of all the groomsman spending the morning on the motorbikes having a great time warming up to the big day.
For the photos section we went to the Gladstone Botanical Gardens with a great mix of greenery and a lake for us to work with we immediately got excited part of our job during this section is to let our couples be in the moment and fade into the background when we can & just let the real emotions of the day flow. Wedding location - Gladstone Marina.
CATHEDRAL OF SAINT STEPHEN & THE STAMFORD PLAZA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO COMBO - DAVID & STEPHANIE BRISBANE wedding
David & Stephanie's wedding at St Stephens Cathedral with the reception at Stamford plaza was one we where looking forward to, we love both of these amazing venues. As you can see right from the beginning of this video it will be am emotional once shared by all.
To see more heart warming images head over to David & Stephine's blog.
GOLD COAST HINTERLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO GOLD COAST - RHYS & ABBEY
We had such a great time shooting for Rhys and Abbey's wedding, that by the end of the night some of the crew was on a joking basis after the formalities were conducted.
With a unique style of their own you can really see portrayed through their images the vintage style they achieved. To view these images head on over to their blog by clicking this link.
SERGEANTS MESS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO SYDNEY - SCOTT & DOMINIQUE.
We love coming across happy 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!
View their blog and amazing images by clicking on this link.
Wedding location - Sergeants Mess Sydney
BRENDON & CASEY CANBERRA WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
DREW & KACEE BRISBANE WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
THIS MOMENT WILL MAKE YOU CRY.... SIRROMET WINERY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO - Drew & kacee
Drew & Kacee's wedding was great to be apart of and as mentioned in the title their where some very special moments, Including when Kacee's dad walked up the stairs for the first time with firstly her father crying which then triggered the bride and the bridesmaids to follow, This was at the end of a great morning at the bride prep and before the we also captured the groom prep.
Wedding location - Sirromet.
Hayden & Nicci Melbourne Wedding Highlights Video
MATT & MARGARITA Jervis Bay BEACH Wedding HIGHLIGHTS Video
JERVIS BAY WEDDING VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY - matt & margarita
Dwayne and I have been looking forward to Matt & Margarita's wedding for awhile, Not only do we get to travel to a great location but they are a great couple. Having their wedding on the beach you will see in the. video was just gorgeous, holding their reception at - Club Jervis
To view the full details & some of the Images please head to the BLOG
PETER & SUNNY MOUNT TAMBORINE WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
ANDY & LAURA CANBERRA WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
JUSTIN & SHARMAINE ADELAIDE WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
STEELE & CAITIE SUNSHINE COAST WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
CHRIS & SHELL GOLD COAST BEACH WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
GOLD COAST BEACH WEDDING VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY AT PACIFIC LIFE SAVING CLUB - CHRIS & SHELL
I Truly Love this video, I loved shooting the footage o the day and I loved editing it, such a great couple. I am so lucky to meet people like this and enjoy there special day with them please check out my wedding blog if you want to know more and look at the images!!