I first met with Jemma & Seb when they contacted me about photographing an engagement session for them, they had recently been engaged and wanted to capture that point in their lives before they started wedding planning. I was so excited to meet with them down at the beach where their session was to take place, we also managed to have their siblings come too so they could have some shots together to give their parents christmas gifts that year and surprise them with the images. You can view this session HERE and as you can see we had so much fun, these guys are such gorgeous kids and so thoughful to do something like this for their parents!!
So, onto wedding planning, a few months later Jemma emailed me and said they had booked their date for March 2013 and if I was available to photograph their wedding, I was and I jumped at the chance of course! I was very excited to hear all about their plans and what they had in store.
Fast forward 12 months and their day had finally come around. I knew from all that Jemma and I had spoken about, that it was going to be a spectacular day and I couldn’t wait to see her dressed in her gorgeous Johanna Johnson wedding dress, its totally unique and nothing like I’ve ever photographed before.
So we started the day with Seb and his groomsmen, who had hired a B&B in Port Elliot for them to stay in the night before
Then it was over to Jemma and her girls, who had also hired a B&B to stay in for the weekend
I talk to my wedding couples a lot about the light, its all about the light and lots of it. When Jemma asked about the best type of property to stay in for her preparation photos I told her to pick something thats beautiful bright and airy, lots of lovely window light would be fabulous and boy did she deliver! Jemma’s preparation images are some of my most favourite images I have photographed and I gasped when I walked into the place. I cannot wait for you to see how amazing they are and how naturally beautiful Jemma is…
Then it was on to the ceremony, which was held at the Harbor Masters Reserve in port Elliot
For the first part of the location photography we went over to the Authenticity Spa Resort which was amazing!
Genevieve reminds me of my niece who is the same age, she was so adorable on the day!!
We explored inside the old property and found some beautiful romantic spots for something a bit more dramatic and I love what we came up with!
While travelling the back roads of Victor Harbor we found this beautiful location and I had to quickly pull over
Lastly we walked over to the Victor Harbor Train Station for a bit of relaxed fun
Their reception was held at the McCracken Country Club in Victor Harbor
I can honestly say that I had the most amazing day with you both and your families, thank you so much for allowing me to play a huge part in your journey so far and for being so amazing and such kind and beautiful people.
Much love, Bree xo
Who they used:
Dress: Johanna Johnson
Hair: Melissa Semczuk
Make-up: Mandy’s Make-up
Flowers: Poppies Flowers
Cake: Family member
Cars: Renaissance Limousines
Event Stylist: Just Say I Do
Location Photography: Authenticity Spa Resort
Reception: McCracken Country Club