The weather man predicted for this day. Love, love the rain, so for me I did care as it add another element to photos and video.
I was working with one of my favorite photo companies for this wedding, NAK Photography, Sam and Brent, super talented husband and wife team who I always enjoy working with.
But the day started off perfectly blues skies and a few clouds. Now I always want to get there early so I can have a chat with everyone. But in this case I get the hotels around the wrong way as I reached to Oaks Aurora first and not Mantra on Edwards!! silly me. That’s why I never arrive late in case something does go wrong, so it no issues when I got to Matt’s bang on time.
Mat was full of beans, dancing, singing obviously excited about the day. Mat was surrounded by his family and his two boys involved Indy and Caspar who were super excited as well, they even helped me with one of the shots. I was only there for 20 minutes when finished. I was kindly driven by Shane to the Oaks Aurora for bride prep.
My plan was to be with a Natalie for around an hour. I wanted to get to the church with plenty of time, it\s a big church with lots of ground to cover. Natalie being a spreadsheet queen was very organised. Just a fun relaxed time with the bridesmaid. Natalie’s two girls Summer & Tahnee.
St Albert’s Church is a nice big open space so lots of room to get around and set up cameras. I do love it when churches have an upper floor where I can set up camera and just leave it running for the entire ceremony. Most Church ceremony can be unpredictable! The ceremony went off without a hitch.
Rain was just staring to roll in when we all heading of to King George Square. Some fun shots in the rain with the bridal party, then it was just Natalie and Mathew for a little urban walkabout. What a fun shoot, stopping traffic getting equipment wet, getting some great footage in the process and Nat & Matt did’nt care about getting wet.
The reception was at Sage on Ann street, on the 9th floor just behind St Albert’s uniting church, with fantastic views overlooking King George Square.
Some great heartfelt funny speeches by everyone and some of the best dancing I’v seen all year, that why there is quite of that in the film.
My last wedding was a very special and memorable, so happy I could be there to film it for Natalie and Mathew.
Merry Christmas 2017
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