Thalia Haven | Tasmania Elopement Photographer

A Tasmanian Elopement At Thalia Haven

Thalia Haven was on my bucket list of places to shoot a wedding at. I had seen an elopement there and thought it would be amazing to document a wedding and a few weeks later the next thing I knew I was there. All thanks to Gabbie from Event Avenue who is a local wedding planner.

This location did not disappoint. Ocean views, beautiful house, pockets of light and a perfect intimate elopement.

Neville did all the wedding planning, (with the help of Gabbie) This does not happen very often where the groom does all the work. When I was talking to Lisa she was pretty happy with Neville’s hard work and loved her special day.

Launceston Duck Reach Couples Session | Tasmania Couples Photographer

Oh man I loved shooting and editing this session, I’m trying to be a little more creative when I think of locations and achieving more landscape type photos to deliver in my galleries. This location at the Duck Reach lookout is just perfect. Even though the water was high and I couldn’t use the location as hoped. There was still so many fun/different backdrops options there and then chuck in a cute couple.

Launceston Family Session | Launceston Photographer

Changing Habits | Launceston Wellness Photographer

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Changing Habits

I hear many brides to be saying they want to lose a certain amount of weight before their big day and proceed down a dangerous diet journey. Which I have learnt over the last few years is not the best mindset to have. Although I try to focus more on self-acceptance and positive body image at any size, I do realise there are a lot of people who want to look and feel their best for their wedding day by losing some weight to look good on camera. Let me tell you, I’m always working on this myself. The difference in my mindset is I’m working towards commitment to healthy habits forever. So how does for life sound?!

I know this sounds scary. COMMITMENT!! FOREVER!!

But what if I told you there is a better way than going on a restrictive diet and intense exercise program. Because going down this way could either leave you binge eating, disappointment, self loath or you could reach your goal, but then what? Was that route you chose, realistic and sustainable for you?

Once you figure out that nutrition and fitness doesn’t have to be restricted or punishment and that in fact it will make you feel great and enhance your life.

Believe me when I say changing habits is not going to be easy. I have struggled with this for 10 years. But 3 years ago I decided to change the path I was on and commit to forever. Ive had my ups and downs. Even just more recently I felt myself turning to old habits. I found myself bingeing again and my confidence was low, I was obsessing about food again and even was thinking about joining with Jenny. When my husband made me realise everything I have learnt over the last few years, Jenny was not the answer. So instead of letting everything fall apart again, I decided to reach out to one of my local nutritionist (friend) for some help. Because what I’ve learnt along the way that motivation and supportive mentoring can be a game changer.

Focus on one habit at a time, make small changes here and there. Experiment with different exercise you enjoy. Don’t think of food that you can’t have and focus and what you should have and what makes you feel good. Find ways to make nutritious food taste delicious.

Keep your end goal healthy habits forever in mind and don’t let short term gains tempt you. You have one life on this earth and so many wonderful days as a married couple ahead. I would love for you to enjoy your life without being consumed by the diet restriction, fitness grind for the rest of your days.

You have to decide what you want more, bad habits that bring you instant gratification and comfort or new habits that will be uncomfortable and hard at first, but will make you glow from the inside out for the long haul.

Don’t know where/how to start? You don’t have to do it alone. Did you know that I am a certified nutrition and health coach. Don’t hesitate to reach out! I offer a Wedding Wellness Package. You can find more info here.

Or you could contact Lori from MTK Nutrition who has helped me. (I am going to write a blog all about working with Lori soon) You can find her here.

You are so worth it and you can do it!!