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Australia Destination Pavilion Wedding

Matt took Emma out to dinner for their 2 and a half year anniversary because Matt owed Emma dinner because he went away with the boys on Valentine’s Day..., he then asked her if she wanted to walk down by the river after work and Emma, of course, replied “No! I have heels on!” so Matt asked if there were anywhere else she would like to go. Emma said she would want to go to Kings Park, they always visited Kings Park on their significant dates but hesitated on this occurrence because no doubt the park would so busy with tourists, however, Matt agreed. As they were approaching their favourite viewpoint, Matt asked Emma if she loved him? Also, if she would love him forever? Matt then pulled Emma backwards and turned her around while he got down on one knee and asked Emma to marry him.

Emma immediately told Matt to get up, and then remembered to say "YES!". Matt proposed three weeks before we were due to come to the UK, so we were lucky enough to celebrate with Emma’s immediate family in Perth and then the rest of the families in England!

Back in 2015, I had the fantastic opportunity of photographing Sarah and Craig's wedding in Bali, and this is when I was first introduced to Emma as she was one of their wedding guests. Fast forward a few years later, and I found an amazing late-night message asking if I would be willing to travel to Perth, Australia to photograph their wedding.

Emma and Matt got married in a venue called The Vines; this is a five-star golf club resort located in Swan Valley, Western Australia. This venue had everything from 30º heat, golf buggies filled to the brim with Corona, wild Kangaroos on the golf course, beautiful sunsets and my new favourite brewery 'Little Creatures' providing the alcohol (which I took full advantage of when the camera was eventually put away). I photographed Emma and Matt's wedding for around 13 hours on their wedding day at The Vines, and I enjoyed myself so much that I ended up providing an additional 1000 photographs over the agreed 300... it was a bit overkill, but there was so much occurring on the day that felt worthy of capture.

Kensington Garden Pavilion Wedding

Paris and James met eight years ago while working at Notting Hill Preparatory School, where Paris was a teacher and James was a learning support assistant for a boy in Paris's class. Paris had just moved from Perth, Australia to London and James had just finished University, after a few weeks they became best friends and spent every weekend together.

It took two months for James to make a move finally!

Between September and August, they went travelling around the world, James proposed to Paris on the beach when they finally arrived in Perth, Australia.

Paris and James got married in one of my bucket list photography locations in London, at The Orangery located at Kensington Palace. Paris walked down the aisle towards James to ‘You Are The Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne and halfway through the ceremony both Dad's played 'Tupelo Honey' by Van Morrison on guitars. After the ceremony, Paris and James hired a taxi to their wedding reception in Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush. They hired this venue because quite a few of their favourite bands have played there in the past and it’s got a refreshing mixture of ornate chandeliers and excellent lighting.