Aria Photography, Kellie and Shannon. Chic black and gold wedding at Stones of the Yarra Valley
Having a beautiful big, bridal party on you wedding day can be soooo much fun. This crew epitomised fun and we captured images as they laughed and enjoyed their time together.
I want your photo time to be just this, fun, real, natural and as far away from a process as possible. If any images sums up my style this would be it.
Alex and Nick shared their day with family (all the bridesmaids were Alex and Nick's sisters, the boys, Alex's brother, BIL and close footy mates)
Cannot wait to share this whole wedding with you it was stunning.
I love shooting at Alowyn Gardens, it is a 5 acre garden situated in Yarra Glen that is relatively unknown. It is stunning, so when I met with Jess and Nate to chat about their wedding I just about jumped out of my skin when they told me their wedding and reception would be here.
Jess and Nate decided to have all their imagery at Alowyn taken before their actual wedding ceremony, so they could move straight into celebrations with their loved ones afterwards. This was such great idea, and set the tone for their entire day. Nothing was traditional, and that's what was so amazing about their day. There was no wedding cake, no traditional vows, their reception food was seafood paella, wood fired pizza and Italian gelato, all served cocktail style under the festoon lights in the Alowyn courtyard. All accompanied by the awesome acoustic duo Tillee Music playing some laid back tunes. The vibe was chilled and everyone in the mood to sit back and celebrate, Jess and Nate style. It was my honour to capture their day and luckily under the festoons and the stars the weather was perfect and all of Jess' DIY touches a beautiful personal touch that made the day extra special.
I love writing, I used to write a diary every night before bed as a teenager, then as an adult a journal, list making and jotting down random ideas and thoughts. Somewhere along the way life got busy and the writing stopped and I didn't even give it a second thought.
I have been thinking about all the things I want to share with you all as a part of Aria Photography. Some helpful advice, all the normal handy tricks that will help you with your wedding planning and specifically wedding photography, wedding images we have captured of course, but I want to share more.
Recently I shared an image on Facebook that featured a shot as I was taking it and the image we actually captured(see below). I was trying to show the difference between what most people see and what we see as photographers with our creative eye. I was shocked that this went more viral than some other shots, I love the image on the right, of Michelle and Aleks on their wedding day. We shot this in a tiny birch forest many people would have simply walked past, a construction site on one side, carpark on the other, just 3 mts wide. Capturing these shots are just part of what I do at a wedding that I don't think twice about. It made me realise you want to hear the REAL stuff, the stories behind images and people. There are so many stories that most of the time never get told and I realise I have so many from last season so I will be randomly sharing those as we share our new work too.
So, welcome and I hope you enjoy our blog and a little insight into what we do. As the new season approaches I will be writing and sharing more, hope you visit and please let me know your thoughts in the comments section. Writing is one thing but conversations are fun and if you know me you know I love a good chat!
Peace out. Sharne x