When I describe Bron and Tim’s wedding as ‘classic’ Melbourne, I meant everything.
The weather, the locations, the atmosphere, the people.
The ceremony was held at the Botanical Gardens.
There was sun, storm, sun, wind, rain, and sun again.
We bumped into a group of hula hoopers, and they nicely agreed to pose with us.
Bron and Tim loved the wine shop along Spring Street, and they requested to be shot on the Parliament House across the street.
Now I usually cringe at cliche Melbourne and advised them against the long wait, but since it was raining, we had the whole set to ourselves.
We saw Parliament House in this after rain shimmery state like never before.
The bride did a dance in a small alleyway just before the reception.
And I had the bridal party doing a group shot along Hardware Lane, just before the reception upstairs. at The French Saloon.
” We are extremely low key. Low. Key,” Tim said when we first met.
That was my only take away when they booked me in.
Many couples think they don’t deserve emotional portraits because they’re not affectionate people.
I remember Bron asked me to take a photo of her parents, and when I showed her a photo of mum and dad kissing, her eyes widened.
Just because you don’t show emotions, doesn’t mean you don’t have emotions.
That’s my job – to find it, to lure it, court it, capture it and put it in a bottle.
When I shot this wedding I just came back from a long trip abroad, adjusting to Melbourne life.
And this day made me remember what I loved about this city.
The beauty, the nice people that live in it, the nonchalance, the elegance.
The low key.