November is here and we are still in full wedding season swing. We've been shooting non-stop since returning from Europe in September and I have been longing to get a little break to start sharing some of the beautiful weddings we shot earlier this year. In June, we packed up our Touareg and drove down the coast to be with Amy & Jordan for their wedding.
It's a bit extra special when you're pregnant for your wedding and I thought back to 2012 when we shot Claire & Paulo's wedding on a tiny island in the Philippines while bubba Matias was on the way. They are now a family of five and every time Matias looks at his parents' wedding photos, he proudly points at Claire's belly and says that's where he was. Little Amelia is here now and I am sure she will do the same in a few years.
Amy & Jordan's engagement session in February turned into a gender reveal session when they found out that they were pregnant. Hilariously, Amelia didn't care to give away all of her cards during the scan before the shoot, so when the engagement session date came around, we still didn't know what she would be. We prepared announcement and photos for all outcomes. Doruk reckoned straight away that it would be a girl because the girl version photos turned out better. Striking logic, yeah, but he was right! Have a look at these precious photos here.
Rainbow Lorikeet Whisperer
During getting ready time, we kept getting visits from very tame Rainbow Lorikeets. The place of the wedding (Valla Beach Tourist Park) belongs to Amy's family, so the birds were familiar with the bride and groom and kept popping in to see what was happening.
When the rain kept looming above us, the decision was made to move the ceremony inside. The gents rolled up their sleeves and created a gorgeous fairy-light and greenery-filled setup in the country hall within no time. Amy and the ladies kept sipping their champagnes (and juice) without having to worry about a thing. We were so impressed with what Jordan and the guys created at such short notice. He definitely is a keeper.
Lego cufflinks and buttonholes made by Mr Jordan himself
The other thing Jordan did for the wedding was to go all out and create lego cufflinks and buttonholes for himself, all the groomsmen, the fathers and the little ring bearer. They were such a highlight and something we hadn't seen before. We also loved spending time with Beccii & Nathaniel at Amy & Jordan's wedding. They are the best of mates and had both booked us in last year for their weddings this year, so it was twice now that we got to celebrate among friends. Nathaniel got some wedding practice by being Jordan's best man and Jordan recently returned the favour at Beccii & Nathaniel's wedding in the Bunya Mountains. Witnessing their friendship, speeches and fun together during our photo shoots was really special for us. Once Amy & Jordan's cedar wood box was ready, we caught up for dinner and drinks to meet little Amelia for the first time. It made us realise again how our work brings us such a wide range of gorgeous experiences, meeting beautiful souls and sharing a bit of the road of life with couples who are in their prime.
For those of you who are still planning their wedding... our favourite details were:
♥ Lego cufflinks and buttonholes made by Jordan, the groom!
♥ Wild & rainy beach landscape for romantic photos
♥ Having bubba on the way, knowing she will be proud that she was there.
Tina & Doruk
Access to the photos for vendors and guests
The photos shown below, in the online gallery and on our social media are our highlights from the day. We believe that sharing is caring, so if you were a guest or vendor involved in the wedding, we are happy for you to download and share our photos as long as you give credit to Lovelenscapes Photography as the photographer and as long as you link back to our website or social media profiles. To access all photos from the day, including family shots, you can contact Amy & Jordan to ask them to share the link to their full private online gallery with you. From the gallery, you can view all photos, share them on social media, download your favourites or all of them in full-size and order prints via our studio. Vendors who would like to use our photos can please contact us directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link to the full gallery with access to full-resolution downloads.