The invitations said to come and celebrate Kylie and Tylers Engagement. But they had planned a celebration to exceed everyones’ expectations! We started shooting their preparations early. Kylie had stayed at the Buckingham International to get ready, whilst most of Tyler’s preparations took place at home. When he was ready he met Kylie…
Mare & Sash’s Macedonian wedding was an all-day celebration! Starting early at their respective house’s right through to the glorious reception at Luxor Receptions, the celebrating just didnt let up! We started as the first band was setting up and stayed well after the lights dimmed, to capture their special day!
From the moment we got there, bands were playing, friends and family were greeted with music and dancing in the driveway, followed by offers of food and drink to ensure that the celebratory mood was in full swing.
I’ve been wanting to get back to shooting bike racing for a while, and now that the summer crit season is in full effect, there’s plenty on to get out and shoot. Whilst I love cycling, and shooting racing, another part of the drive was to put some new equipment through its paces.
Links to full galleries with far more coverage are as follows: Womens Gallery here & Mens Gallery here.
Inevitably life gets in the way of such wants, but I was finally able to get into the city bright and early on sunday morning to shoot the St Kilda Cycling Club Crits. Sunday mornings offer a choice of racing locations in Melbourne and the SKCC Crit is one of the more popular ones, running 3 Womens races and about 5 Mens races.
This was the day for which George had been waiting. For many people, 12 years is a long time to wait, but George is a patient man. And good things come to those who wait! Steff had finally said it was time, and suddenly their big day was upon them. In order to make the…
Alexander and Amelia are gorgeous twins whose Christening I had the pleasure to photograph. I arrived at their home to meet their parents Dianna and Nick in various stages of preparation for Alexander & Amelias Christening. It was great to see the whole family around to help and support them with the big event. I…
Both originally hailing from Melbourne, it took joining the Armed Forces, and moving to Townsville for Sharni and Tom to meet. It took a yellow rose for Tom to woo Sharni, and from there the romance blossomed. Whilst their engagement may have been interrupted by deployments, Tom and Sharni remained focused and managed to organise…
Jaclyn and Wes were married on a glorious afternoon in Yarck, a few hours drive north of Melbourne. A delightfully intimate wedding ceremony, featuring plenty of creative and entertaining details paved the way for an evening punctuated by amazing food provided by the Tea Rooms of Yarck. Yarck is a tiny country town just outside…
We got Emma’s early in order to catch her getting ready for her big day. Mum was being tended to by the hairdresser and makeup artist, Dad was busy getting handsome, so we got to play with, and of course photograph Emma before she got dressed up.
Of course, it didn’t take long for her to get all dressed up and ready for her Christening, cute as a button!
As I was packing gear in the car to head out to Kyneton for stages 2 and 3, the air was cool and crisp, with a smattering of stars lighting the sky. Packed and ready, I left, heading up Eastlink where almost instantly the starry sky was replaced by a heavy shroud of fog. The fog lightened a little along the Monash and through the city, but as soon as I was on the Calder, the fog was back, thicker and heavier than ever, with dawn doing little to combat the fog.
Over the ranges and on towards Kyneton, all of a sudden there was a glorious sunrise and the fog and cloud had disappeared leaving a bright day.
Heading out to Stage 2’s time trial course, the first thing I noticed was how misleading the profile of the course looked. Far more undulating and far less ‘down hill’ than it appeared on paper. The second thing I noticed as soon as I got out of the car was the strength and direction of the wind. A strong primarily tail-wind could mean minimal time gaps over the 6km course.
I picked out a spot a few hundred meters from the finish, and waited. A few riders came out early, warming up and checking out the course, but before long the stage was underway. Nathan Elliot, race leader and wearing the #1 bib, came through first followed by a procession of riders. 4 mens grades and 2 womens were all completing the same course, leaving the start with a 30 second time gap and racing towards the finish.
A mention before heading out to stages 2 and 3 Images from Stage 1 can be found here