I love shooting all types of weddings, but if you pushed me for a favourite I’d have to say country weddings held at home. It’s usually at the parents’ place, there’s always a good serve of country hospitality, and the less-than-perfect adherence to RSA policy usually makes for a wild party as the night goes on. When I’m shooting out of town I try and travel the day before, which gives me a chance to get the lay of the land before the wedding day is in full swing. As is often the case though, we only had to walk across the road to find spots for portraits, and the neighbours were only too happy to let us use their front lawn. Steph & Matt’s Scone wedding was the epitome of a country-style wedding and was everything you could ask for – plus a chef flown in from MONA in Tasmania and few tipis set up in the backyard. Because why not. I love that this job gives me an excuse to see more of what Australia has to offer. A not-so-secret tip for future couples – if you start cranking out homemade woodfired pizzas just before the photographer is due to leave, you can easily earn yourself a bit more coverage.
Planning your own Scone wedding? I have tips on planning your schedule and timings here.