Elizabeth and Michael- Quat Quatta and St Johns Church
I was quite excited to get home and view the images after the wedding as I knew I had some gorgeous photos. The day went so smoothly, Elizabeth and Michael were so natural in front of the camera and needed little to no direction. With her gorgeous smile and Michael’s style and class together with the amazing venues and locations we captured the day beautifully.
Elizabeth and Michael had planned to be married in the Botanical Gardens but due to it being Australia Day they decided there would be too many things happening around the area, which could potentially create dramas. So, they opted for one of my favourite and most popular combinations of the moment, with the ceremony at St Johns Church and reception at Quat Quatta. We found some new great new locations in and around the church and of course at the gorgeous Quat Quatta so we didn’t really have to travel at all from the venues.
One of my favorite images of the day is of Elizabeth’s Grandfather Charlie taking a photo of her on his mobile phone. He had traveled all the way from Central America to be there and I think shows just how proud of her he was. I also loved his reaction to me taking a photo of the two of them on his phone so he could send the images back to his relatives at home.
During the morning whilst the bride and groom were getting ready I noticed some family portraits on the wall from when the kids were younger. From the style of the images and the framing I recognised the images were Barry Searles a popular and renown portrait designer in the 70’s & 80’s who my great friend and mentor Tim Marcus had worked for. Turns out the photos were actually taken by Tim Marcus whilst working for Barry. I had a moment as I sat there there and thought, Here I am now photographing a person who my mentor photographed as a kid with my friend/2nd Photographer and protégé’ Rhiannon… Who knows some day she may photograph Elizabeth and Michael’s kids in the future and the cycle will go on and on…
Elizabeth and Michael thanks for being such a wonderful couple to work with, i look forward to hearing your thoughts on the images that I’m so happy with and very proud of! Andrew