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Blue Mountains Wedding – Dave and Ash – Megalong Valley

 

It was lovely to get back to the area I was born and grew up in, the stunning Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

Ashley married David at the beautiful Dryridge Estate Winery out in the Megalong Valley, with The Great Dividing Range surrounding them.

The weather was chaotic yet addictive, windy and calm, rainy with stars to finish.

Ash is wearing an elegant beaded gown by one of my favourite designers Karen Willis Holmes, Ash what a stunner you are!!

Dave is in a very cool, blue M.J. Bale Suit, and he and the boys have custom Peggy and Finn Ties and pockets with Australian native prints, matching the handmade bouquets with all of the Aussie fauna included.

Dave’s wedding band is extremely custom made by Zoe Pook, featuring a surround of meteorite and Ash’s fingerprint hand engraved into the middle…what a ring!

Ash and Dave, thanks for having me along on your wonderful day, for the trust and inspiration, for having such welcoming and hospitable families and friends. I will never forget your day.

 

I hope you like these few teasers for now. More to come soon.

 

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  • Jenny - Stars and the vines at night is a beautiful photo.ReplyCancel

  • Sally - These pictures are stunning Matt. I hope you enjoyed Ashley and Dave’s wedding weekend as much as we did. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos later. ReplyCancel

  • Angela - I love all of these shots! Exquisite work Matt. It was lovely to meet you. Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Ben - I like the natural atmosphere ReplyCancel

  • Marko - Great photo’s, especially the intimate photo on the dance floor and the perfect circle framing from the sun.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - Congrats guys!! Looks like an amazing day, wonderfully captured! That one on the hill with the sun is beautiful. Can’t wait to see the rest xxReplyCancel

  • Ash - They’re lovely Matt. I can’t wait to see more. 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Leonil - As a fashion photographer and occasional wedding photographer myself, it was so much fun watching Matt work and getting a chance to see how he shoots a wedding.
    I love how the first dance and the star portrait turned out. So thankyou for the amazing photos and letting me take a glimpse at how it was done, from one photographer to another, it was bokehlicious.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Such beautiful photos! Absolutely amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Toni - Beautiful photos. Looks like it was a wonderful wedding. Congratulations to the Bride and Groom.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - Love love love these photos. Especially the one of Ashley framed in the doorway, the beautiful one on the dance floor and the one outside at night with the stars twinkling down from above. Pure Magic!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene - Great photos captured awesome memories of a great event. The night shot with the stars is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette - Beautiful photos Matt, very unique which is just what is important for such a special day. It was fun seeing you at work, loving what you do has come out in your photos, Cheers Bernadette (Dave & Ashley’s wedding) ReplyCancel

  • Fallon - Beautiful pictures of beautiful people! ReplyCancel

  • Mel - Beautiful work capturing a beautiful couple! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - Wonderful memories of your special day, captured in romantic photos, in the best setting in the worldReplyCancel

  • Lorena - You’ve truly created a beautiful memory for the couple ReplyCancel

  • Jim Lee - This was a magical and memorable day, captured by the wonderful photos. Eagerly waiting to see more ….ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - Love the night shots!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - These shots capture the most beautiful day perfectly xReplyCancel

  • Light Pictures - Thanks for all the love guys n gals, so good to see such wonderful support, for both myself and Ash and Dave. MattReplyCancel

Country Style Wedding – Narbeh and Talin – Somersby NSW

 

Talin and Narbs are no longer two people, they are ONE!

They married each other on a stunning property, The Somersby Stables, in Somersby NSW, what a place!!

The huge barn was seriously decked out with flowers galore, by the very talented Piccolo Petalo, there will be more to come of that later.

Talin and Narbeh joined with vows that were both humorous but also brought us all to tears. Kind words said by a dear friend of theirs who married them all but a few legal must gets.

I love these two, so kind and thoughtful, always worrying about everyone else instead of kicking back and enjoying their huge epic ride that was their wedding day. But lucky Pete and I were there to snap a few pics of the day in case they missed anything.

Talin is wearing a very elegant Alyssa Kristin gown from Love Marie Bridal Boutique and Narbs looked very dashing in his perfectly fitting blue suit by Brent Wilson – what a perfect match!

So much class!

So much love too, and romance, and the weather was superb. Thanks Sydney for putting it on for all of us on their special day!

Everyone partied the night on in the barn, lots of Armenian charm on the dance-floor, and the food by Sprout was soooo darn good!

Thanks Talin and Narbs, for having Pete and I along, and for being so hospitable, it was a lot of fun!

A few pics here of the day, an attempt to show off the intensity and love of your day, more to come soon.

 

Somersby is one beautiful location that’s for sure, but there is also a great feature we have done on another epic part of NSW just over HERE. Please, do have a look.

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  • Talin Abovian - So, so, SO incredibly chuffed and honoured to have had the pleasure of meeting, working with and being shot by Matt and Pete. Holy moly – what truly amazing photographers, and they took all the time to not only snap the day but also to scout out the perfect locations on the property, getting just the right shot at just the right moment. I mean, the one on the lake – breathtaking. 
    You both fit right in to our families too 🙂 loved by one and all! ReplyCancel

  • Lachlan - What a stunning testament to a special day! These are eminently beautiful photographs. Wonderful stuff! ReplyCancel

  • Crissha - Piccolo Petalo Florals - Two words: BLOWN AWAY! I’ve been busting to see your captures from this day Matt and you have not disappointed. It was SO nice meeting you and I’m honoured to have my work captured in yours for this (most favourite ever) couple. Your professionalism, friendliness and just general awesomeness on the day won’t ever be forgotten by myself and my team, it’s always a blessing to work with such lovely wedding peeps.Okay so now I have to go and wipe whatever is leaking from my eyes after looking at these photos, I’M NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING!! haha <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

Sydney Wedding Photography – Dan and Candice AKA “Ruffy and Candy” – Cottage Point, NSW

 
Sydney Wedding Photography
 

The gods must have had a tough night before Candy and Ruffy’s big day. Pete and I drove down from QLD through bush-fires, sweltering heat and with the prediction of 50km/h winds the next day, we were braced for a crazy day.

Well it was one crazy day, but the force was strong!
Here’s a few elements to give you an idea.

 

Winds 50km/hr
Tree down blocking the road to reception
Chainsaws
Airport delays
No mobile reception
Calm groom
Friends chipping in
‘The cottage’ of Cottage point
Kuring-gai Motor Yacht Club
Calming deep breaths
Cute flower girls and page boys
Ancestral Veil
Epic flowers by The Brides collection
Winds still blowing  – up to 100km/hr  – forecast to be the worst at 3:30
Celebrant Maureen Boyle getting everyone in the moment – with speaker on Max!
Beautiful vows
Candy’s mum put on her engagement ring after the wedding rings
Stunning wooden Boats
Walking in the water – bridal party and photographers
Sand island
Did I mention windy?
Sunset photos on a cliff
Full moon
Festoon lights
Paella
Epic band – Thanks Sly Dogs
Power blackout
Great speeches by phone light
Lights back on
Drink the night away…

 

Awesomely planned, managed, decorated and catered by Ash from Poco Uno Creative

Thanks to Candice and Dan and your families for having us along on a “big grins roller-coaster day in wonderland”.
Besides the words, here’s a few pics we took of the day.

 
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Cottage Point is one epic location that’s for sure, but there is also a great feature we have done on another epic part of NSW just over HERE. Please, do have a look.

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Byron Bay Wedding Photographer – Best of 2016

 

2016 was a year full of colour and culture. We also saw some of the most beautiful parts of the world, this makes us thankful every day that we are so privileged to be able to do what we do.

It was also the start of Light Pictures taking it’s next step towards being a family business with my sister Hannah joining me as my main partner in crime. Big thanks to Hannah for so much support in all the good times and also in the tough times.

Most of our work is now in Byron Bay which is where we aim to be centralised in the coming years. Byron is where our hearts are and where all the inspiration comes from, it really is the best part of Australia in our humble opinions.

Also a big thanks to my fave 2nd shooter Rachael Muller, couldn’t have gotten through it without her!

Thanks to my two little tykes Louis and Layla, for giving me huge purpose in this world, and to Jane for being a great mum.

Below are my favourite pics of what was a big year, in many ways.

We hope you enjoy the flashback as much as we did making these moments in time.

Very much looking forward to being a part of our couples’ big days in the coming 2017… and beyond!

 
Byron Bay Wedding Photographer

 

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Sydney engagement photography – Zara and Stan – Sydney Harbour in a Day

 

Sydney Engagement Photographer

 

Stan and Zara flew in from the Philippines to take in the Sydney sights and celebrate their engagement with an afternoon photography session.  We literally took a round trip starting in the Domain and ending at the iconic Sydney Opera House under a spectacular sunset.  These two did an amazing job blending into the stunning scenery!   Some of these Sydney sights are the most photographed in the world, but I never tire of them.  Love Sydney!

 
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 We visited the Sydney Opera House, The Domain (and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair), Luna Park, Circular Quay

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Destination Wedding Photography and Wedding Photography in Byron Bay – Best of 2015

 

2015 was full of challenges for us. Managing a family with 2 under 2’s, finding time for yourself and for each other and running a business double-handedly, sure can push you to your limits!  We had the privilege of trust from many amazing couples, traveled across the world and visited some beautiful parts of our own country.

Below are a bunch of snapshots in time, they all tell a story, and I think they all belong on a wall…somewhere.

Looking back, our photography sure has come a long way since we started over 6 years. We are proud of what we have to show, and the memories we have given to all our love birds out there in marriage bliss.

Thanks to everyone in our lives for your support, especially our families and 2nd shooters, it’s been a fun ride and we are so lucky to be able to do what we do.

“Can we go again, can we go again?!…..Please??!”

 

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