Keaton and Cherie found me through one of my past couples and their wedding was one of the few Christian weddings I’ve shot this year. When we first met up we hit it off straight away and they really identified with the purpose behind my wedding photography and my thoughts on marriage. Their wedding was a real emotional event and Cherie found it hard to hold back the tears throughout the day… I think it was especially tough when her father walked her down the aisle and struggled to contain his emotions as he gave her away. Cherie is his first daughter and I think for any father it’s always going to be tough to entrust the care and protection of your daughter to another man. However if you’ve met Keaton and you see the way he looks at Cherie and loves her, Cherie’s father would be at ease giving her away.
I love looking for significant relationships in weddings… for me that the first thing I’m after when I’m shooting… trying to capture the way my couples interact with their loved ones. Whilst I love beautifully styled weddings and intricate details I think they create a beautiful backdrop for the moments of the day so whilst I spend a lot of time capturing details, It will never be at the expense of a beautiful moment.
Speaking of details, Chapel Farm is one of my favourite wedding venues in Perth. It’s probably one of the few venues that lends itself perfectly to vintage or rustic styling. Keaton and Cherie’s wedding was full of personal touches… Cherie’s family made all the table centrepieces and decorations. Cherie is an accomplished chef and she (together with one of her bridesmaids) made all the desserts as well as the wedding cake. If you look closely at the wedding cake you’ll see that Keaton got his wish and there’s a HULK fist coming out of it.
Special thanks to Sarah Carter for shooting this wedding with me and here are some of my favourite moments from the day.