Seven Reasons Why I Love A Pre Wedding Shoot

Pre wedding shoots are by far my favourite sessions, but couples often ask me why they are worth doing. So here is my list of SEVEN brilliant reasons to book one of these before your big day!

1) You can have fun and reconnect - sometimes its nice to escape the planning, and remember why you are getting married!

2) You can get comfortable in front of the camera - if you are someone who is particularly awkward in front of the lens (like I am) and you’re nervous about getting photos done on your wedding day, dismiss the fear by getting in front of a camera and seeing how much fun you end up having.

3) You can get messy! If you love the outdoors but are concerned about mixing heels with sand, and salt water with your couture gown, then have the best of both worlds by getting messy at your pre shoot!

4) You can bring along your furry friends - a wedding day is sometimes a bit too full on for your furry family member to handle, so take them to their favourite park, or curl up on the couch and get some snaps together.

5) You can do the stuff you enjoy doing together - prancing around in a suit and dress may not be what the two of you normally do together, so keep it real and let me tag along on a ‘day in the life of’ you!

6) You can go somewhere difficult to reach - maybe your faourite spot together is somewhere really hard to get to with a bridal party and wedding guests in tow, so get your walking shoes on and go off road in a pre session.

7) You can use the photos at your wedding - this is a beautiful way of visually sharing your story with your wedding guests!

The Quarry Amphitheatre Wedding of Tess + Dave

EPIC is the only word I can use to describe yesterdays celebrations. Not only were the bridal party a bunch of total legends, but the dramatic old quarry set the scene for a party of mammoth proportions, with lavish floral installations, drool worthy eats and a pumping d-floor! Tessa and Dave, your love for each other is sweet and true, and everyone who got the honour of being there to witness your wedding will remember it forever xxx A

Shout out to some kick ass Perth vendors: VIDEO: the truly delightful @RobGibbonFilms FLORALS, STYLING AND COORDINATION:@AmberJasperStylist this lady blew my mind with her styling and floral genius CELEBRANT: Vikki Delle Donne DRESS: @dionforbrides HAIR: @MadaileinDonnelly MAKEUP: @JacquiBradfield CAKE: @KillaSweetTreats DJ: @SimplyEntertainment (Rob Sharp)

The Crown Wedding of Ginger + Spice {Odile + Mark}

From the moment I met Australia's own Meghan and Harry (aka Ginger and Spice, aka Odile and Mark) I knew their wedding day was going to be outrageously fun! Between the deeply heartfelt ceremony featuring Nona and Gramps, and the 'fishing' themed reception, we managed to party in the car park of the Re-store from a 'ute bar' which is a legit thing apparently, go fishing in a pond at the Crown Casino and vamp it up in the TWB Bar! The floral jacket, the killer blooms, the 'give anything a go' bridal party, and the epic love these two have for each other are something worth sharing. I hope you enjoy!

Special shout out to: my epic lens wingman @DavidVeart, the talented video crew @VentureForthFilmCo Father Renald for the truly beautiful service. Flowers: @stalkandbloom Dress: @bridalbyaubreyrose Jacket: Politix Hair: @saltylockshairstudio Makeup: @piascampoli DJ: @DJphil Cake: the bride herself

The Barrett Lane Wedding of Stefan + Karen

There was sooooo much depth and sweetness infused into every part of yesterdays celebration at Barrett Lane! Family and friends had crossed the globe to witness these two commit their lives to each other, and every thougthful detail of the day reflected the couples love for each other. Stefan and Karen it was an honour and a joy to capture these precious moments xxx A

The Sorrento Beach Wedding of Jody + Bruno

From the beginning, I knew that Jody and Bruno's wedding day would be a delight! Their obvious adoration for each other, their focus on fun and their adventurous hearts, resulted in an absolutely beautiful and unforgettable day for everyone involved. Throw in a knock out dress, a rare Aston Martin, a heartfelt ceremony by Jody's Dad and some stunning beach weather, and we had ourselves a blast of a time!!!! J+B I'm so grateful to have met you and witnessed the event. I love the way that these two opted for a fun portrait session BEFORE heading to the ceremony. It allowed them to seemlessly flow from ceremony into party! Big shout out to my second shooting partner in crime @keith_mitchell_photographer