Perth Beach Wedding – Renae & Ywain

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.

The reception was held on the balcony of the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club overlooking the beach where the celebrations continued!

Sunset on the farm

Another panorama from our weekend at a friend’s farm near Gingin.

This was just around sunset.   The kids were having immense fun running through the grassy fields.   The other adults were setting up the campfire.   I was wandering around with my tripod and Cokin filters trying to get an interesting shot!   This result is a crop from a 10 image stitch – I think I ended up using about 7 images in the end.

Gingin Farm

We were extremely fortunate a few months ago to be invited to a weekend holiday at a friend’s farm near Gingin.

It was so peaceful away from the city.   Here’s a 9 image stitch of the lone tree in the paddock just after the sun dropped under the horizon.    The kids had started a campfire and we feasted on marshmallows for the rest of the night.

Wyadup Rocks

Our family went down south during the school holidays. It was definitely worth it to get away from the city, the house and day to day chores.

I was so excited to get down south this trip as I have been recently inspired by many WA landscape photographers. I’ve bought the Cokin Z-Pro Graduated Neutral Density kit, had my tripod, and was ready for some action!

The only place I got to in the end was Wyadup Rocks. I hadn’t been there before, but when I got there, I was totally inspired by the rocks, the beach and the landscape. Unfortunately, it started to rain the first time we got there, so I had to make a second trip.

I’ve only had time to process one panorama so far. Here it is! I hope to learn a few more tricks and tips at Christian Fletcher’s workshop next week, so I’ll probably revisit this.

Wyadup Rocks

Wyadup Rocks

A stitch of 3 photos with a 3 stop GND, minor HDR processing, then usual unsharp mask, lab colour, curves and contrast.