Well finally I’m blogging the wedding that was my entire reason for recently visiting the incredible country of Australia. Meredith and Ian are a cute little couple who were married in a traditional Anglican ceremony in Hobart, Tasmania. I fell in love with this beautiful bay city and had a great time exploring with the couple for their engagement session (view here). I love travel, and am always available for destination weddings and engagement sessions, both within the states and abroad. Enjoy the love from down under!
Taking it back old school with today’s post. This is a beautiful military wedding I shot last fall with the gorgeous Melissa and her beau, Antonio. I started to realize that my blog was veering away from weddings, my true focus, and into the world of babies and vacations (nothing against babies or vacation). I will be working on getting some of my spring weddings posted as soon as possible, but have lots of editing to get through, and clients come before blog.
Meanwhile soak up this southern treat of a wedding…. Thank you to the fabulous Shannon Christopher for backing me up on this wedding. His images were so fabulous that many are used here.
There’s just not much to say about the amazingness of this trip. There’s a reason why the saying “a picture’s worth a thousand words” exists. I will say that this trio covered Melbourne, Green Island, Cairns, and Sydney, Australia as well as Queenstown, Milford Sound, Rotorua, and Auckland, New Zealand. Topped off with a drizzle of Fiji (by then the real camera was packed away and the iphone completely took over).
For those of you who don’t know, I just got back to Savannah after a month of exploring Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. This amazing trip wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for this cute couple booking me to shoot their Tasmania wedding.
Let’s back up for a second. The beautiful girl you see here is my cousin, Meredith. Well she asked me to shoot her wedding…. in Australia…. where she lives. I leapt at my first international wedding (family counts right??) like I was Mario leaping over a venus fly trap. Following Mer and Ian’s stunning wedding in Hobart, I was to then travel for another… get this… MONTH! It was amazing, and fun, and fabulous, but I will reserve most of that gushing for the picture post that will hopefully happen here sometime in the next few weeks.
Back to Meredith and Ian. Mer was the cousin who I tortured in our youth. She’s the youngest girl you see, and her older sister and I did everything we could to make sure she knew her place in the pecking order. We locked her in closets, and got her in trouble, and put gum in her hair. Somehow Meredith survived all of this and became an incredible, beautiful, and thoughtful young woman with few resentments. There was a large gap in our relationship between childhood and adulthood because Meredith chose to spend her last few years of high school in her father’s homeland of Australia. She continued on to the University of Tasmania where she met a handsome young law student named Ian. Ian is a great kid. Smart, sweet, and loves our “Mer-Bear” with all of his being. He visited me here in Savannah while on holiday with his own cousin, and I had the opportunity to get to know (ie interrogate) him. I was impressed with his easy going personality and I knew he’d balance with Meredith well. They are a great “yin and yang” couple.
For their engagement session we decided to start by visiting the Hobart Royal Botanical Gardens. We followed that up with a casual walk through Hobart’s famous Battery Point neighborhood. I think it was a fun and romantic afternoon for Mer and Ian, and I hope they love the result!