A few weeks ago, the gloomy weather in Perth decided to stay away, and the beautiful Spring sunshine arrived for Renae and Ywain’s wedding. The weather was perfect – one of those days when you think to yourself “This is why I live in Perth!” Renae & Ywain – thank you for letting me be part of your wedding day and capturing your love for each other!
The shoot started at the boy’s house. It was also the day of the West Coast Eagles’ final in Melbourne, and this kept the boys entertained for a while!
We scooted quickly over to the Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe where the girls were getting ready. It was definitely beach weather with lots of people chilling at the OBH. I just loved the amount of natural light streaming in through the windows that day.
Renae and Ywain had organised a 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine from JC Classic Automobiles. According to the driver, John, it turns out that he bought and carefully and personally restored this American car as a labour of love!
After the wedding, the bridal party had a couple of hours to chill out and wander around the Surf Club and beach for photos. Yes, we did get all the shoes off, but luckily no-one got too wet :)
There was an amazing sunset that day, so we just HAD to get back out on the beach one more time before the reception at the Surf Club. I can’t believe how fortunate we were with the sky that evening.
ANCA is the Australian National Choral Association – an organisation which aims to encourage and promote choral music and choirs in Australia. The WA chapter has just been reformed and they had Choral Festival Day to mark this occasion.
No, this was not a “concert” – it was a festival where for a few hours, everyone first did a warm-up, then different choirs sang for each other and it all finished with a big “sing” – where everyone learnt a song together.
It was a fantastic session – the age range of participants ranged from Primary School to people in their 70′s-80′s! So many choirs and people were interested attending that there weren’t enough seats in the venue!
I was there to take some snaps to document the day. The hardest part was choosing the right time to click the shutter button as many of the items were quiet – so I had to time my shots with louder parts of songs, or right at the end just before or with the applause. Maybe I need to investigate a mirror less camera body one day or some noise dampening for the Nikon D700 :)
A few months ago, I was asked to take some photos for a church fundraising concert. It was great to see such a huge audience turnout for the concert, which unfortunately pushed me right to the backs and sides only. However, there were many different acts so I was able to move around between items and get different angles.
The best part of the event was the last item where various ensembles all combined together! It was wonderful to see the adult choir, childrens choir and orchestra all together. Was it professional musical standard? Of course not, these were all amateurs doing something for a good cause. But what struck me was the gusto – the passion that they all had – well done to all!
Here are a few of my favourite shots from the day!