The days wedding photography coverage started off with the guys being photographed first. When I arrived they were finishing getting dressed. I sensed a casual feel to the morning, so we kept the groom portraits to a minimum and told the guys to grab a cold drink, and to come out to the back yard for a few more photos, before they left for the Yarralumla yacht club, funny enough no one complained about that part of the photos session 🙂
Brooke and her bridesmaids were getting ready just down the road. When I arrived, Brooke was helping her father with his tie. The girls were super organised, Brooke only had her necklace and garter belt to put on, before it was time to leave for the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony was in the prime spot on the bank of Lake Burley Griffin at the Yarralumla Yacht Club, run by The Canberra southern cross club.
The ceremony was short and sweet, with just Brooke and Alan exchanging vows. Simple and beautiful!
Shortly after the guests had congratulated Brooke and Alan it was time for the big group photo followed by photographs of the bridal party at Lennox gardens
Brooke and Alan, both avid Harley Davidson riders wanted to incorporate one of their bikes in some of the photos before we moved on to the bridal party photos.
The bridal party photos started off with individual portraits and then a quick group shot of the whole bridal party. Brooke and Alan also had an opportunity for photos of the two of them, incorporating landmarks and scenery within and around the Lennox Gardens and Nara Peace park
They had specifically put time aside for themselves to have a picnic at the point of Lennox garden. By simply putting 30 or so minutes aside to recharge, chill and enjoy each other’s company goes a long way to enjoying your wedding day. The perfect time, is just before proceeding to the reception.
Meanwhile back at the Reception, held in the Yarralumla yacht club marquee, just meters from the water’s edge. Their guests had started to gather and enjoyed drinks, canapes and music.
Shortly after the bride and groom arrival at reception. We took the opportunity for family photos using Black Mountain and the gorgeous setting sun as the background.
From here their wedding continued with speeches, first dance and cake cutting.