Weddings

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.

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!!





Tasmanian Winter Wedding At Strathlynn | Tasmanian Wedding photographer

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Tasmanian winter wedding.

These two love winter, so it only makes perfect sense to have a Tasmanian winter wedding.

I love the little touches of Disney princess and Claires shoes glitter when she walked and her dress was just gorgeous. Claire sure did look like a princess walking down the aisle to her prince. Their gentle energy made it such a breeze to work with them.

Claire and Shaun got married at Strathlynn . It may have been in the middle of winter but the love from these two filled the venue with warmth.

The beautiful flowers and backdrop were from Event Avenue

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!

What if it might rain on your wedding day? | Tasmanian Wedding Photographer

Entally Estate wedding

What if it might rain on your wedding day?

You may or may not have taken into consideration while planning your wedding. What if it might rain? As a Tasmanian wedding photographer It does happen, but it doesn’t mean your day has to be ruined. Having a rain action plan in place can take the pressure off of something that is completely out of your control and use the rain to your advantage. Should the rain appear, take a deep breath and embrace the positives a rainy day can bring. Here are some tips so you can make your rain-day action plan now.

  • Congratulations! You’re getting the best light a bride could ask for.  Just about every photographer will be wishing for some cloud cover on your wedding day. It's consistent, soft, colours are beautiful, no shadows or squinty eyes. So rest assured you have the perfect light for the most gorgeous wedding shots.

  • Have the appropriate gear and have fun with it. I always bring a clear umbrella in the back of my car to every wedding. I also encourage you to invest in enough umbrellas for you and your wedding party, if you're worried about the rain. Clear umbrellas are a great choice because you won’t get weird colour cast or shadows on your face. Your photographer will love you for that. I mean those clear umbrellas are so cute. Whats even cuter would be some fun colourful gumboots in your wedding colours for your bridal party. Now that’s a photo I’d like to take. Be prepared your wedding dress is going to get messy. Also think about handing out umbrellas or blankets to your guests. You can get creative here too and decided if you want to incorporate your wedding colours.

  • If it looks like rain think about wearing your hair up. Updos work better in the rain, they stay in place and you don’t have to worry about your curls falling flat.

  • Discuss with your makeup artist ways your makeup can stand up to the weather. Water proof mascara for one.

  • Check with your venue to see what they can do if you’ve planned an outdoor ceremony or reception. Some venues can easily move everything inside. If you're doing more of DIY wedding consider renting a tent.

  • Sometimes being prepared to adjust your wedding day timeline can be a blessing. Just by moving your portrait session to a later time when there is a break in the weather. Half an hour can mean the difference between a downpour and cloudy skies with the sun popping through. Have an idea for your portrait session to be taken inside until you wait for the skies too clear.

  • Sometimes the weather is just miserable all day. If it's not possible to get any beautiful portraits inside anywhere. Go enjoy your time with your guests and discuss with your photographer to take pictures another day. I know I would be happy to do this.

  • I know you’ve heard the saying before. Its good luck if it rains on your wedding day. In some cultures this is true.

So it might rain on your wedding day but that doesn’t have to mean everything will be ruined. Embrace it! Don’t let the details you can’t control ruin your special day. You only get married once so take steps to make it the best day of your life, rain or no rain!

Here are a few pictures from a wedding I did recently and guess what? It rained. Adelle and Dean had their wedding at Entally Estate. I feel this venue has some great options if it rains on your wedding day.