My first Gippsland wedding was over two years ago now, I met Sarah not long after I moved to Traralgon, at her sister’s wedding (Dave was their photographer), she and Michael were still enjoying that newly engaged bliss, but had already made the decision to get hitched at their afternoon engagement party. How cool that I’d just met this gorgeous girl and she was letting me in on their plan while her family was in the next room, I remember our secret conversation out the back of the kitchen, the plan was in place and I couldn’t wait to capture it for them!
Sarah and Michael were married at Michael’s parents’ property on a beautiful sunny afternoon in front of their friends and family (who did receive a text the day before, just in case they had planned on being late). This Gippsland wedding had lots of other little touches that made the day even more personal, Sarah’s dress was made by her aunty and she walked down the aisle with her sisters, one of whom was also her make-up artist. After the ceremony, we snuck off to do photos at an amazing property owned by some of Sarah’s relatives, with a quick stop at the Trafalgar Pub to take advantage of some incredible natural afternoon light I’d noticed the day before (girls, its easy to get your groom excited about photography if you tell him you’ll be dropping past the pub!). As we were driving up to the house for our location shoot, I couldn’t help but get excited, it was like a wedding photographer’s playground, so many options with a couple so obviously in love and amazing afternoon light, I knew we were going to have some fun! Some big trees and a leaf fight later (Sarah had a vision of Autumn leaves, Mother Nature happily obliged, in March), we were on our way back to Michael’s family property for their marquee reception.
Sarah & Michael, thank you, I had so much fun with you on your wedding day, it was a pleasure to spend a beautiful afternoon capturing your love on your wedding day. Here are just some of my favourites from your gloriously sunny day.