When couples enquire about my photography, the first contact almost always comes from a bride. Sometimes I don’t even meet the groom until the wedding day itself but this time Chris filled out my contact form to organise the meeting. It turns out Chris is quite the avid landscape photographer and wanted to make sure he was on top of the photography for their wedding. On the morning of the big day I noticed some beautiful prints of Chris’ work hung around the walls. If you understand what’s required to make beautiful landscape images you’ll know that it sure isn’t easy. A lot of photographers love landscape and travel photography, they find it therapeutic. That’s just another way of saying it requires vast amounts of patience and tenacity to get up or stay behind at a location long enough and often enough to have enough opportunities to get the shot. On top of that, most great or interesting locations are hard to get to and you need to haul quite a bit of kit.

Sam is awesome… she must love Chris. She’s followed him and hauled his gear, listened to his photography stories and probably gotten sick and tired of it but they’re still together. A bit like the way my wife is so when you find someone like that, you marry her!

And he sure did. To propose Chris dragged Sam out onto the beach in Margaret River at sunset under the guise of getting a special shot. I can’t remember in the story if she happily followed but let’s say she did and Chris successfully put a ring on it.

Chris & Sam’s nuptials and reception were held at Barrett Lane. This is my first time shooting at this quaint little venue and I love it. It’s a small family run function venue in Swan Valley and you can see how much effort function manager David Prnich and family have put into the venue and surrounding gardens. The function and kitchen staff ran an impeccible event and If you’re looking for a venue for up to 100 guests right in the heart of the valley, you definitely need to have this one on your list.

Here’s a little summary of their day!

Venue: Barrett Lane Swan Valley
Makeup: Daniela Piscopo
Hair: Hair by Samantha Nuich
Celebrant: Brooke Nelson – Brooke Amanda – Celebrant
Flowers: The English Rose

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