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Chasing Waterfalls

Tim and Demi entertained the idea of a big wedding, but then they just couldn’t wait. Planning a big wedding seemed so far away and they just wanted to get married. So in only six weeks they plotted and planned and schemed and came up with their divine surprise wedding. Friends came along to their favourite bowls club for an engagement party, the couple greeted guests for an hour or so and then slipped off sliently. Under the stairs Demi got ready, whilst watching the CCTV of her guests being asked to climb the back stairs up to the main room. At the top of the stairs they saw a sign and Tim at the altar. Gasps, tears, shock, beaming happiness. There were no “I *knew it*” because nobody ever suspected a thing. It was stealth and secret.

Given their wedding was a surprise and in the late evening, we decided to do formal photos after the wedding. We started back at the same bowls club – the vacant block of land next door with the amazing iron sculptural pipes had been teasing Tim and I every time we met, we knew we had to climb the fence and get in there. Then Demi directed us up Samford way, to a waterfall they’d come to early in their relationship. She delicately tiptoed over the rocks, barefoot, divine in her while dress. I slid on my ass in my jeans. We made some great images.

Please enjoy one of my most down to earth, honest, loving couples ever in what is easily my dream location shoot.

PS. for some reason I’ve been listening to a ton of TLC lately (and even watched the doco on Lisa Left Eye Lopez whilst editing recently) in case you didn’t pick it from the title.

 

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Waterfall Wedding

I was remiss and only put these shots on my Facebook but I know I should blog more!  We went up to a waterfall to take the bridal shots.  The bride – Demi – is so amazing and nimble and like a dancer as she jumped sliently across the rocks. More than once I gasped, worried about the falls below.  She was so gracefull.  But not me.  I slide down the hill and crawled over the rocks in my jeans on my ass.  A little bit scared, a little bit concerned about the $6K of camera equipment around my neck, a little hesitant about the slippy rocks.  But we did it and got some of my most favourite images to date.

 

Here is a peek at a few of those images.  More to come soon.

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