Kate & Alex

 

More rural weddings please! I adored photographing this one at York Plains, in the heart of the
Tasmanian midlands. Kate and her bridesmaids got ready at her parents' property where I enjoyed exploring their rustic farmhouse and sprawling countryside. Kate's gown was worn by her own mother AND grandmother, which had retained a small red wine stain on it from her parents' wedding day. What amazed me most was Kate's pearl necklace, which was hand strewn with horsehair and has been in her family since the 1820's! The series of shots where her mother clasps the beads around Kate's neck makes me feel a bit teary. Such beautiful portraits of mother and daughter traditionally sharing their family legacy. St. Peter's Church in Oatlands overflowed with guests from the farming community, and even allowed Alex to bring his dear dog (you'll note reserved a front row seat). Kate and Alex were low fuss, wanting to spend the majority of their wedding day mingling with guests rather than mucking around with any fancy photos. So our private portrait session of the wedding party was the fastest I have ever had to operate, but still managed to capture some gorgeous shots. My absolute favourites are the two black & white shots of Kate, and of the couple, walking their dogs across "Paddy's" paddock as they race towards the horizon...

 

ANTICIPATION: Private Property, Sorell Springs, York Plains

I DO: St. Peter's Church, Oatlands

JUST MARRIED: Paddy's Paddock, Private Property, Sorell Springs, York Plains

PARTY ON: Garden Paddock, Sorell Springs, York Plains

HAIR STYLIST: The Terrace Hair, Launceston

MAKE-UP ARTIST: The Terrace Hair, Launceston

MUSIC: Fanny & Dan