Tasmania couples session | Launceston photographer

Tasmania couples session, Greens Beach

Marcus and Sarah might have been the easiest couple I have photographed. At the start I gave them my speech on how I want them to only have eyes and hands for each other. 

I always have a few prompts up my sleeve to make my couples loosen up and get some fun natural photos. I didn’t have to use any of these. As soon as I held my camera up they went for it. You can tell they are so in love.

The location was just perfect to get some movement in Sarah stunning hair and not to mention the colour in the rocks almost matching. I mean how can I not get excited about that.

Thank you Sarah and Marcus for giving me such awesome moments to capture. I am so excited for your wedding day 

I hope you enjoy viewing these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.



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.


How to include dogs in your engagement session | Launceston Photographer

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Couples session with Launceston Photographer

We all know that most people see their dogs as part of their family, so it’s only natural that they would be included in the engagement session. Let’s talk about a few things to consider while you plan your couples session.

launceston couples session with dog

location

Before choosing your location, think about your dog and it’s personality. maybe your dog is a little more anxious, you then might want to consider having pictures at home. If you are going elsewhere, you need to make sure it is dog friendly. Consider your dogs personality too. If your dog gets distracted easily, it may be challenging to have photos taken in a busy park. Timing is important here too. If your dog is well socialised a busy area wont be a problem.

launceston couples session with dog

Preparation

You might want to bathe and brush your dog before the shoot. You may need to take your dog for a long walk or have a game of fetch before the shoot to help your dog relax and not be so full of energy.

A well trained dog is much easier to photograph than one who is not. Practice to sit, lie down and stay leading up to the session. Even if your dog is not a master of these commands, it will help if your dog has a general idea of what they mean.

Bring water, a leash, treats, poop bags and maybe your pets favourite toy. Squeaky toys are always a good way to get dogs attention.

If it’s possible, bring a friend to take care of your dog while we take some romantic shots.

launceston couples photography
launceston couples photography

Have fun :) This might be obvious, but remember the goal is to capture your love and personality as a couple and your dog. Don’t be afraid to be silly and let loose.

launceston couples session with dog
launceston couples session with dog