Smarty Pants Photography: Blog https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Smarty Pants Photography (Smarty Pants Photography) Fri, 22 May 2020 05:22:00 GMT Fri, 22 May 2020 05:22:00 GMT https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u734930325-o829067964-50.jpg Smarty Pants Photography: Blog https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog 120 120 Emma + Joel https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/emma-joel Emma & Joel 

I've known Emma & Joel for a long time and after having two beautiful girls together it was so fantastic to be able to capture their wedding. Emma is such a kind soul and the perfect match for down-to-earth Joel. Family and friends are so important to these two so it was lovely watching them be surrounded by so much love on their wedding day. Their reception was held at the North Shields Lion's Hostel, the perfect spot for a relaxed vibe wedding. Gorgeously decorated by EP Function Hire. 

"Bec you were amazing, so relaxed and easy going. Sometimes we barely noticed that you were there but you were clicking away. You never hesitated to give direction if you thought we needed it. You were great with the kids and great with us considering none of us were naturals in front of a camera. You were everything we hoped you would be. I would highly recommend you to anyone that asked, we loved having you be part of our big day." - Emma 
 

Hair - Paige Swalue Hairstylist

Makeup - Jazzy's Beauty Room

Celebrant - Amanda Puckridge

Catering - Damien Mrdjen

Decor - EP Function Hire

Cake - Cake Dreams By Wendy

Dress - The Bride Lab

Rings - Grahams Jewellers

Flowers - Golden Sable Florist

Entertainment - Chelsea Slack & Band

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Port Lincoln Wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/emma-joel Fri, 22 May 2020 05:22:06 GMT
Lucy + Kevin https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/lucy-kevin Lucy & Kevin were married on Lucy's family farm at Booborowie, a small farming community located 200 km north of Adelaide. This is the first wedding I've shot where the bride and groom's first dance was secretly choreographed. Safe to say we were all impressed by their dance floor performance! Lucy says "We didn’t want the day to end!! We weren’t ready to go home. But just so ecstatic that the day went so well and we were actually married. We had such a fun day!" 

The shots we got after climbing to the top of a massive hill and overlooking the countryside were so awesome and one of my favourite parts of the day. I also loved all the little touches at the reception, tractor eskies, wedding arch made by Kevin, signing table by Lucy's dad using wood from the farm, wedding cake by Granny! It was such a family affair and the perfect wedding for Lucy being a country kid. Growing up on a farm myself I felt right at home with Lucy, Kevin and their families and friends. 
 

"Bec was amazing. We have very little experience in front of the camera so she was so patient and friendly. She made us feel so comfortable. And she helped direct us with ideas and spots for photos with good light and made amazing suggestions. Her eye for shots is amazing. She even went and did a lap of our block to find good lighting for the girls pre wedding photos! She worked really well with our videographer as well. Not to mention her communication throughout the whole wedding organising process was amazing: before, during and after. We would highly recommend her for anyone!! We cannot thank her enough for capturing our day so well. And she was so prompt with getting the photo to us. Thank you Bec, from the bottom of our hearts!" - Lucy & Kevin
 

I loved working with videographer Connor Gurr, he was super easygoing and fantastic to work alongside. Skip to the bottom to see Lucy & Kevin's amazing wedding video by Gurr Media 

 

Dress: Adelaide bridal emporium (including alterations)

Suits: Peter Shearer Rundle mall

Photographer: Smarty Pants Photography

Videographer: Gurr Media

Hair and make up: Chloe Ellouise.

Boys Styling: Head of Hair

Celebrant: Patrick Frost.

Hire Company: Mid North Party Hire (equipment, tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, sound and lighting)

Flowers: (including grooms bullet cases, table runners, bouquets, decorations and arch flowers): Lenice Pearce and Heather Davy (local women)

Caterer: Kindaruar Catering

Cake: Brides granny: Colleen Woodgate

Venue: Lucerne Park: Brides family farm

Bus company: Fidges Bus Service

Wedding arbor: Kevin Hood: groom.

Signing table: John Affolter brides dad.

Games/activities Brides family.

Rings: Class A Jewellers

Grooms watch also from Class A Jewellers

Wedding Invites: Nicole Shattock (bridesmaid)

Alcohol: Booze Brothers Stepney; Paulette Winery (red wine)
 



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(Smarty Pants Photography) https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/lucy-kevin Thu, 21 May 2020 02:47:30 GMT
Emma + Dylan https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/emma-dylan I asked Emma what her favourite part of the day was, she said seeing Dylan as she arrived at the ceremony, Dylan said his favourite was seeing Emma's smile out the Kombi window as she drove in. I even saw a lil' tear escape on Dylan's face as he watched Emma walk down the aisle. The love these two adventurers share is palpable and so easy to see. Ever the romantic, Dylan surprised Emma with a song he wrote at the reception which was sung beautifully by one of my favs, Sam Barlow. What a perfect ending to a perfect day! Also congratulations you two on the birth of your second bub! X

Flowers - Blossoms Kimba

Catering - Head catering , Jodie Macklin desserts

Cake & Cookies - The CakeupArtist 

Decor - Elegant Engagements

Dress - Adelaide Bridal Emporium

Engagement Ring - Pedemonte Jewellers

Outdoor bar - The Little Coffee Pot Kimba

Music - Sam Barlow & DJ Brooke

Celebrant - Kayla Window

Makeup -Leila Gobin Makeup

Hair - Amanda James & Tamika (Little Chopper)

Kombi - Eric & Kylie Damon

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Kimba Wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/emma-dylan Wed, 20 May 2020 03:53:47 GMT
Samara + Toby https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/samara-toby The 5th of October 2019 felt like the hottest, dustiest day of the year, and it just happened to land on Samara and Toby's wedding day. The weather was so shocking that they almost postponed the ceremony for later on in the day! Thankfully things seemed to calm down in the nick of time and they were able to be married in a paddock on their family's farm near Poochera, S.A.

Their favourite part of the day was having some time just as a couple and taking photos with their "kids" (animals). The couple's rustic country wedding was very laidback just like them, and they have this to say to anyone planning a wedding, "Accept help from anyone who offers, don't sweat the small stuff. So many people said 'what doesn't get done, nobody knows about anyway' and they were right".  Can I get an Amen? 

My favourite part of the day was meeting their "kids" (animals ha!) and then witnessing the most spectacular sunset ever with just them as a couple. Such a magical time of the day, I'm so glad they got to enjoy it with each other before going back to the party! 

 

Hair - KC's Hair Salon

Make up - Tess Matthews Makeup & Beauty

Dress - Jenny & Gerry's Bridal Centre

Bridesmaids - KF Bridal

Groom - Johnny Bigg and Allingtons

Groomsmen - Connor and Allingtons

Flowers - Alicia's 

Wedding Bands - Pedemonte Jewellers

Engagement Ring - Evans Jewellers

Marquee - EP Marquees

Catering - Hand Made Catering Streaky Bay

Hire Equipment - Elegant Engagements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Farm Poochera https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/samara-toby Tue, 19 May 2020 01:28:33 GMT
Lucy + Tehira https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/lucy-tehira The first time you see a Mฤori Haka in person is something you won't forget! It's so powerful and emotional to witness. Watching Tehira's family dance at their reception was pretty bloody special! Lucy and Tehira's intimate ceremony was performed at the Port Lincoln Catholic Church on 28th Sept 2019. 

Two genuinely down to earth, kind souls, it was such a privilege for me to spend the day with them and their New Zealand and Australian families and friends. Lucy got a nice surprise when Tehira started singing "Kingston Town" with the band at the reception! Their first dance was to "Baby I Love Your Way" by Big Mountain.

Their advice for couples planning a wedding? "Try not to let anything bother you, it will all come together in the end."  So freakin true! Love it.

"Could not fault Bec as our photographer, right from the moment she walked through door she new exactly what she was doing, I loved the fact you didn’t feel like you had to pose for the photos, and made our whole bridal party and myself feel comfortable and at ease, you are one very talented and competent women Bec and I feel very privileged to have had you as our photographer x" - Lucy Hetaraka. Thanks Lucy, you're pretty bloody awesome yourself ;) x Bec
 

 

Flowers - Poppy and Cotton

Hair - Hair Reflections

Make up - Emj Artistry

Dress - The Bride Lab

Cake - Cake Dreams By Wendy

Reception - Port Lincoln Hotel Ballroom

Reception Decor by Lucy's own business - Lincoln Event Hire

Groom's Ring - Pedemonte Jewellers

Bride's Ring - Michael Hill

Suits - Hallenstein Brothers
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Port Lincoln Wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2020/5/lucy-tehira Mon, 18 May 2020 09:34:26 GMT
Stacey + Shaun https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/10/stacey-shaun Today marks the anniversary of this wedding! I hope you both enjoy looking back on your perfect day. I am so grateful to have been able to spend it with you both and capture the love you both have for each other. 

Stacey+Shaun from rose ayliffe on Vimeo.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photography Smarty Pants Photography Flowers Alicia's Music Louis Fuller Videography Rose Ayliffe Celebrant Kayla Window Decor EP Function Hire Dress New Ground by Michaely Lynch Rings DDS Diamond Studios Cake Imogen Sampson Bridesmaids Dresses Divine Avenue Groomsmen Connor Clothing Hair Tamika Oster Make Up Ebony Lee Make Up  Candles EcoWud Catering Damien Mrdjen

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Eyre Peninsula Streaky Bay Wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/10/stacey-shaun Sun, 20 Oct 2019 06:25:35 GMT
Mel + Haydn https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/10/mel-haydn Fun fact, I used to live at Crystal Brook. If you head 33kms south from Crystal Brook you will find Koolunga. An agricultural town in the Mid North region of South Australia, with a district population of 200 and also home to Mel, Haydn and their lovable pooch Koda. Koda played a big part in the wedding as ring bearer and also sneaking into lots of photos. Haydn and Mel met one night in the Woolshed nightclub on Hindley Street, Adelaide. An outback themed pub in the city, and popular watering hole for country folk, it was the perfect place for the beginning of their love story. 

One of my favourite things from the day was the sneaky first look that Mel and Haydn decided to do at the location of their ceremony. It was almost like a practice of the ceremony, minus the guests and celebrant. The setting was beautiful with green wheat crops and rolling hills, a spectacularly built arbor made with old branches sat like a giant crown at the end of the aisle.

When it came time to walk down the aisle to marry, they chose the song "To The Moon and Back" by Luke Bryan, a beautiful country song for their beautiful country wedding. The only hiccup of the day was when the Groom's father had to duck off to tend to some loose cattle! Can't get more country than that.

Mel's advice for couples planning their wedding? "Stay true to what YOU want to do and don't settle for other people's expectations." Couldn't agree with you more Mel, it's easy to lose sight of what you want and feel like you have to conform. Weddings are a celebration of YOUR love for each other and should represent the essence of you. 

"Seriously Bec is amazing, she makes you feel so at ease and you feel like your just hanging out with a friend, we wouldn’t change a thing!" - Mel & Haydn.

 

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photography - Smarty Pants Photography Celebrant Margaret Price Tarlee Life Celebrations Catering - Coast to Coast Golden Roast Cake - Emma Smart Cake Topper - That Little Nook (Sculpt-U Personalised Cake Toppers Dress - Jenny and Gerry's Make Up - Kelsey Alyse Makeup Hair - Wish Hair Rings - Utopian Creations Marquee and all party hire - Mid North Party Hire

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Koolunga Mid North Wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/10/mel-haydn Fri, 11 Oct 2019 03:57:16 GMT
Fiona + Brad https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/9/fiona-and-brad  

Vendors:

Catering - Damien Mdjen

Flowers - Lorraine Mills

Reception - EP Funtion Hire and Sheill Party Hire

Dress: Jenny and Gerry's

Suits: Peter Shearer

Cake: Sweet as Caroline

Music: Sam Barlow

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Australia Cowell eyre peninsula Port Lincoln Port Neill Pt Neill Smarty Pants Photography" South Australia wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/9/fiona-and-brad Thu, 12 Sep 2019 05:32:44 GMT
Kerstin + Louise https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/4/kerstin-louise Louise and Kerstin celebrated their special day spending time with family and friends, beginning with a morning Yoga session, followed by wine tasting at Wines by KT before a gorgeous intimate ceremony at Katherine and Michael Nugent’s property in Gillentown. They first met about 11 years ago, at a breakfast date. The attraction was immediate and so began their adventures together. 

Together they’ve ran countless marathons around the world, rode their bikes “Audrey and Mrs Robinson” from Seattle to Boston in what they called The Bike is Good Project, 112 days and 8400km, and recently, after two years of planning they built their dream home in Watervale. 

Their motto is Lagom; not to little, not too much, but just right. They were given a housewarming present of a tea towel that says “May your home be too small to hold all your friends”. Married on November 3, they rode their bikes down the aisle and exchanging promises from the heart surrounded by their dearest friends and family. The couple had just returned from cycling in the outback, 700km from Coober Pedy to Rawnsley Park on their bikes “Faith and Hope”. 



Grazing table - Umbria 

 Auburn Event Hire 

DJ/MC - Choonz & Moovz

Pizza - El Diablo Wood Fired Pizzaz

Retro Bar - Little Tinnie
 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) clare equality love wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/4/kerstin-louise Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:45:00 GMT
April + Jamie https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/4/april-jamie I met April and Jamie on the morning of their wedding after driving along the dirt track to Darke Peak, a seemingly mystical place, in the middle of Eyre Peninsula. Off the main roads, and surrounded by spectacular countryside this little E.P. town has a tight-knit community with a sense of family among the locals. It really was one of the most welcoming places where everyone knows everyone, there's no locks on the doors and people treat you like family. Suffice to say, Jamie and April were about as down-to-earth as you can get. They weren't nervous at all and April couldn't wait to walk down that aisle, overlooking the breathtaking Darke Peak Ranges, and marry Jamie. Their advice for anyone getting married? "Do it the way the two of you want, and have who you want around you as that will make the day, relax and get Bec to do your photos" Thanks legends! 

 

Reception: Darke Peak Sporting Complex

Rentals & photo booth: EP Function Hire

Bridal Gown: Jenny & Gerry’s 

Bridesmaids: PS Frocks

Flower girl: Arabella & Rose

Suits: Peter Shearer 

Cake: Cakes & Sweet Creations by Jo

Make-up & nails: The Beauty Room

Band: Chasin’ Aces

Flowers: DIY

Video & drone: Drone View Photography

Catering: Greenside Bistro / Jeremy Hartwich Catering

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Darke Peak Eyre Peninsula wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/4/april-jamie Wed, 03 Apr 2019 22:28:46 GMT
Krystal + Kevin https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/3/krystal-kevin I bloody love a good surprise, so when Krystal and Kevin contacted me last year and asked me to be a part of theirs I couldn’t wait to jump on board. I first met the pair back in 2013 when I photographed them together at Krystal’s High School graduation. It was so sweet to be able to document their love way back then and then to be able to photograph their wedding all these years later. Neither of them have aged a bit mind you! 

 

Krystal & Kevin in 2013

 

Krystal & Kevin held their surprise wedding in Kimba, telling guests they were having an engagement party. Krystal said her favourite part of the day was walking down the aisle to her future husband. The biggest surprise they said, was the amount of love they got on the day. The pair danced their first dance to "You and Me" - Lifehouse. Their advice to anyone planning their wedding now? Have fun, spend the money because at the end of the day its your day!

Venue: Kimba Football and Netball Club

Videography: Infinity Films

Catering: Damien Mrdjen

Flowers: Blossoms Florist

Dress: Made With Love

Suits: Peter Shearer

Cake: Renee Roberts

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(Smarty Pants Photography) eyre peninsula kimba wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2019/3/krystal-kevin Fri, 29 Mar 2019 03:00:57 GMT
Sione + Joe https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/7/sione-joe Sione and Joe, these two crazy cats got married on the side of a hill in outback Burra S.A. Surrounded by their tight-knit community of friends and family they said their vows staring into each others eyes with the most intense real love which resonated in their whole day. For people I'd never met, they sure felt like old friends.

Any advice for those couples planning their wedding now?

"Think about what you need, not what others are suggesting you need. At the end of the day, it’s your day and only you will be happy with how it looks and runs. Do the planning together, bride, just every now and then. Ask the groom what he thinks, because deep down, they want to help too." - Sione

What did you like most about working with Smarty Pants Photography?

Omg, where do we start!!! Bec, was amazing! The moment she walked in on the Friday, she just slotted into our crazy group so easily! On the day, if she wasn’t talking to me, I didn’t even know she was there taking photos. She went off and took amazing photos of our rings, shoes, gowns etc (which I had no idea she had done) I just loved that Bec is so comfortable to be around. Her photos are just outstanding and exceeded our expectations.

What was the biggest surprise on your wedding day?

My Eldest Sister, BillieJai, was helping me into my wedding dress, just us two. And she told me she was 8 weeks pregnant. The photos tell the story! Lol

What was your most anticipated part of the day?

Our First Look! It was so personal. Our emotions were so raw & you can see that in our photos.

Were you nervous? How did you squash the nerves?

Joe had sent Me a message asking if I was nervous around 3:30pm. I unfortunately didn’t have my phone on me to reply and say that I was coming and there was nothing to be worried about. Joe hates public speaking so he was more nervous about saying our vows than anything and getting it wrong.

Tell me about some of your favourite wedding details and how you came up with them!

Our photos, were in scrub land just east of Burra. The settings were just amazing. A few Sunday drives with beers in tow, and the locations were set!!

Did anything unexpected happen? What was the outcome?

The Groom & Best-Man hitting an emu 30mins before the ceremony. And trying to euthanase it ‘humanly’ in their suits! What a laugh now but at the time, hell, the bride was not impressed

What advice would you give to future couples for their wedding?

Don’t over think the day, and just go with it, enjoy it! It goes so quickly so just slow down and savour those personal and intimate moments with your new husband/wife. Make sure they have a capable ‘go to’ person, so if something does go wrong, a quick phone call and it’s sorted without worry.

What song did you walk down the aisle to?

Acoustic Version of Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran

What ended up being your favourite part of the day?

Oh it would have to be the circle work in the cruiser. You couldn’t wipe the smile off Joes face, it was the most relaxed I had seen him for a few weeks. It was a great chance for some fantastic photos and to unwind before the reception. Also, my brother walking me down the aisle. Just before we got out of the car, he gave me a horse shoe nail with a whip cracker & a leather plait that my Dad had made. He pinned it to my bouquet so he was walking with us. Casey also had on Dads hat, cuff links (that he wore when he gave my eldest sister away), and Dad’s ring. It was like my dad was right there with us, when we knew he couldn’t be.

How did you feel at the end of the day?

Exhausted but absolutely ecstatic that we were finally Mr and Mrs.

What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?

For Sione to have the Eglinton name like Joe & Bobbi.

What was your wedding inspiration? Theme, Decor, Design, etc.

Low-Key and inexpensive was our theme. People can get pretty carried away with the hiring and buying of things that just aren’t necessary. We begged and borrowed and used locals businesses to keep it low key. We had two long rows of tables with a buffet styled dinner. With wooden pews and antique chairs for our guests, with a few wine barrels around the bar section. One long strip of Olive branches and fairy lights along the crisp white table cloths, with tulle drooped from the ceiling, enclosing the venue to be mood lit by fairy lights.

What song played for your first dance?Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur List of vendors who helped make your day happen? Venues, Catering, Florals, Rentals, Bridal Gown, Grooms attire, Cake etc.

Burra Show Society (Hall) Ginger Jar Catering Bella in Bloom (Flowers) Coopers Butchers (Catering & Coolrooms) Billie-Jai Joseph (Cake) Mid North Party Hire Basham Brothers (Band) Sorbet & Bubbles (Make-Up) LUV Bridal ( Wedding Dress) Pilgrim (Bridesmaids Dresses) Wrangler (Men’s Outfits) Ferrari Formal (Vests) Marisa Wilson (Celebrant) Casey Cooper (Emcee) Tammy Cooper & Billie-Jai Joseph (Hair) Whitners (Shoes) Jodie & Pete Stockman (vehicle) Kelly & Rob Benson (x3 vehicles) Nicole Radford (Go-To-Girl) And of course Smarty Pants Photography ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• I’m sure I’ve forgotten someone xx

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(Smarty Pants Photography) Burra South Australia Wedding https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/7/sione-joe Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:14:04 GMT
Angela + Anthony https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/5/angela-anthony "We're all a little weird and life's a little weird and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love"

Flange and Fang. Could we please take a moment to reflect on the awesomeness of this couples nicknames for a second. I can still feel the hurt in my cheeks from all the laughs I had from these two.  The adorable Angela who clearly hearts the hell out of Anthony was such a relaxed bride. It was easy to see that their marriage was going to be a long and loving one. Anthony, who's side job could be comedian, was so keen to marry his sweetheart, I don't think he stopped smiling all day.

Their wedding had been planned as an outdoor ceremony in front of the iconic Martindale Hall. But due to relentless rain, moved to indoors at very close by Coach House, which is a magnificent structure in it's own right. The fires were lit, and Father Patrick McInerney held the guests captive as he married Angela and Anthony on this cold day in April. 

Dress: Ultimate Bride

Hair & Make Up: Peta Short

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(Smarty Pants Photography) clare valley wedding weddings https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/5/angela-anthony Tue, 29 May 2018 04:42:33 GMT
Philippa + Lindsay https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/4/philippa-lindsay Saturday 31st March 2018, the weather was perfect and sunny in Streaky Bay S. A. On the green grass of the foreshore, overlooking the calm waters of the bay, Lindsay married the love of his life Philippa, while their gorgeous daughter Mallaya played joyfully at their feet.

After the formalities we drove to Smooth Pool, a spectacular local marine sanctuary, for some photos. The landscape was breathtaking to say the least. So much so I drove back the next morning with my drone to get some awesome shots from the sky!

The night was spent celebrating with their closest friends and family right on the beach overlooking the jetty. The sunset was gorgeous and the locally caught seafood was superb. It really is one of the best parts of the world and right in my own backyard.

I'm so grateful to have been a part of their day, Philippa is one of the kindest and most caring people. At her hens party surrounded by her closest girls, she went around the group and said something wonderful about each and every one of them, this shows the kind of person she is. Lindsay you sure are a lucky fella!

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/4/philippa-lindsay Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:32:31 GMT
Tessa + Joshua https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/3/tessa-and-joshua Coffin Bay was the perfect backdrop for Tess & Josh's wedding day. Emus and kangaroos at home amongst the naturally breathtaking landscape, where the bush meets the sea. Down to earth just like this stunning bride and groom. It was heartwarming to watch these two tie the knot and I always feel honoured when I get to capture a couple's love on such a special occasion. The ceremony and reception were held on the lush greens of Coffin Bay Golf Club.

Hair: Tyler Clements

Make Up: Ebony Lee - Soul Intent

Dress: Bo and Luca

Celebrant: Angela Cordon

Videography: Talina Brown

Catering: Clayle Henning

Cake: Andrea Wilson

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(Smarty Pants Photography) coffin bay eyre peninsula port lincoln wedding wedding photography weddings https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/3/tessa-and-joshua Wed, 28 Mar 2018 02:06:56 GMT
Rachel + Eric https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/2/rachel-and-eric Understanding the importance of coffee I arrived at the girls house with a brew for each of them and I could feel a sense of calm from everyone. This was a house filled with love and trust and happiness. From the moment I met Rachel, I felt such a sense of welcoming, you could see she comes from a super close knit family and that she is such a gentle caring soul who would go to the ends of the Earth for those she loves.

Eric proposed to Rachel with a wooden ring he made himself, from a sugar gum that his dad had cut down a few years ago from the front yard of his house. The love Eric has for Rachel is clear to see in their wedding photos, and Rachel's happiness when she is around Eric is contagious!

Trekking over the dunes at Wreck Beach and watching Eric lift Rachel in a "Dirty Dancing Lift" moment was one of the absolute highlights of the day and a memory I won't forget in a hurry. There were cheers and high fives all around when they pulled it off. There was also a moment at sunset on the balcony of the Golf Club where the oldest married couple at the reception were giving the youngest married couple a few tips on marriage. Number one was never go to bed angry at each other. It was lovely to see the young couple lean on every word of great advice they were handed. The scenery at the Port Lincoln Golf Club was breathtaking.

Rachel almost died when I jokingly told her I lost her rings under a bush! (Sorry Rach, I have a sick sense of humour!) Rachel's sister Lauren made the most amazing g/f cake I've ever tasted with several layers of deliciousness. In every aspect of the wedding they tried to incorporate their family and friends. Further cementing my views of this super close knit environment and sense of community.  It was so much fun hanging out with these young lovers for the day. I am so happy to have been able to share it with them and share it with you all.

Dress: Bridal on Pulteney

Hair: KC Hair Salon

Make Up: The Beauty Room

Cake: Lauren Kate Cakes

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) eyre peninsula port lincoln weddings https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2018/2/rachel-and-eric Mon, 26 Feb 2018 01:13:01 GMT
Madison + Luke https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/10/madison-and-luke Clare is such a magical place, hidden in the hills amongst the vineyards and wineries, it feels like a different world. It was the perfect setting for Luke and Madison's fairytale wedding. I had an absolute blast getting to know this beautiful down to earth couple, their hilarious friends and family and their super cute boy, 2 year old Jacob! Thanks for a spectacular night you two lovers!

Make Up: Madison Claire Makeup

Flowers: Merrilyn Williams - Clare Valley Flowers

Dress: Jadore 

 

 

 

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(Smarty Pants Photography) clare clare valley photographer clare valley wedding south australia wedding wedding photography https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/10/madison-and-luke Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:18:11 GMT
Danielle https://www.smartypantsphotography.com/blog/2017/8/danielle Amazingly talented hairdresser Danielle, invited me to her gorgeous home in Cleve S.A. to photograph her adorable children Jarvis 8, and twins Molly and Libby 6. It was a wet, cold and windy day so we decided to most of the photos indoors. Their beautiful cat who has the most incredible name (Phoebe Cucumber Cleanup Cat Fluffy) got in on the photos. The light was dreamy and the whole family was so warm and friendly and you can really see the love.

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