We first met Michael and Rosemary back in March this year, braving the cold weather in the Dandenongs for their engagement photography session (click on the link to see their photos). Four months on, we were honoured to photograph their wedding day. Don’t they look great!! Despite heavy rain in the week before, the sun was out for a perfect wintery day. Michael and Rosemary’s ceremony was held in their church, Oakleigh Anglican Church with a cosy afternoon tea following the service, and gingerbread house and cake enjoyed by friends and family. Bridal party photographs were taken around the beautiful old stone church and Malvern Valley Golf Course, where there were plenty of laughs and dodging the occasional golf ball. Michael and Rosemary’s wedding reception was held at Malvern Valley Receptions, with a beautifully warm crackling fire.
Here’s a sneak peak of the wedding we shot last weekend at Malvern Valley Receptions and Oakleigh Anglican Church in Melbourne.
Congratulations Michael and Rose !
We recently had a wonderful time shooting the engagement session of Michael and Rosemary at the RJ Hamer Arboretum in the Dandenongs. With some great views and lovely autumn colours, together with a couple very much in love, you couldn’t ask for a better combination. Michael and Rosemary will be getting married in July and we are really looking forward to shooting their wedding!
Even though it may look cold and chilly outside, Autumn is one of the best times to have a photography session, so keep this in mind for next year!
A year just flies by! It doesn’t seem that long ago that we headed out on the windy roads out to the beautiful Yarra Valley to photograph Jo & Myles’ beautiful wedding at Mandala Wines.
Just wanted to wish you a Happy First Year Anniversary from Kelly Anthony Photography.
Bec and Angus’ wedding was held at the National Rhododendron gardens, in the Dandenongs. Bec got ready at her family home in Mooroolbark and we wound our way up the mountains to the ceremony. The gardens and mountains made a spectacular backdrop for the intimate ceremony which gathered family and close friends together. We loved the fun reading from the Dr. Seuss book, Oh the Places You’ll Go. Our favourite section: “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places! You’re off and away”. A super relaxed couple, Bec and Angus managed to squeeze in photographs around the gardens, as well as a fun game of frisbee with the bridal party. Their reception was held at Mist at Olinda, a beautiful venue nestled among the tall gumtrees in the gardens. We enjoyed being part of your special day and hope you have many years of adventure, laughter and happiness together.
Here are 3 images from the wedding of Bec & Angus. They had their wedding at the National Rhododendren Gardens and their reception at Mist at Olinda – such a beautiful location.
The wedding of Jo & Myles was held at Mandala Wines, in the picturesque area of the Yarra Valley. The theme of the wedding reception revolved around their honeymoon trip from Russia to France via train. Bridal party photos were taken before the ceremony around the grounds of Mandala Wines. The food and wine was simply superb and Jo’s amazing dress was designed by http://wai-ching.com/.
We’re excited to share some beautiful moments from Dipankar and Hsu Mei’s wedding day. Their ceremony gathered close friends and family together at the The Willows in St Kilda, a beautiful Victorian mansion built in 1890 now situated amongst a backdrop of modern high-rise buildings. The sun was out, and it was a gorgeous winters day. Afterwards we visited a number of locations around Melbourne for photos with the bride and groom including the Melbourne Museum and Parliament House.
It’s been a while since we have posted on our blog, but we’ve been looking forward to showing some of the beautiful images from Jess and Paul’s special wedding day.
The day began with Jess and the girls getting ready in Doncaster – very peaceful and full of fun moments. Then everyone piled into one of the coolest wedding vehicles we have ever seen – a vintage bus, to New Hope Baptist Church in Blackburn. It was a beautiful service, which centred on their love and commitment to each other, in the context of their faith.
After the ceremony we headed off around windy roads to Kangaroo Ground for some photos with the bridal party, and then as the light was beginning to fade – over to Samson Hill Winery their reception venue – which had amazing views over the vineyards and Melbourne skyline in the distance and was full of their family and friends.
Thanks Jess and Paul for including us in your wedding day and wishing you all the best for your future together.
ps… if you haven’t seen Jess and Paul’s engagement session, click here: http://www.kellyanthony.com/blog/2012/02/jess-paul-engagement-session/.
After a week of storms and heavy rain, Simon and Eleanor’s wedding day in Narooma on the NSW South Coast turned out to be a perfectly sunny day! Their wedding ceremony, held in the garden of Eleanor’s childhood home, was full of laughs and touching moments including a special mention of their precious new bub. Once the ceremony was complete, guests enjoyed afternoon tea together, seated on hay bales and enjoying spectacular views over Forsters Bay. Then, as sunset approached, guests made their way down the hill to the reception at the Narooma Quarterdeck Marina, right down by the water, to enjoy canapés, wine and the beautiful vista. It was a privilege to be part of this lovely wedding and here is a peek at some of our favourite images from the day:
I really enjoy shooting engagement sessions as it is an opportunity to capture the connection between two people in love with each other.
Jess and Paul were great to photograph and I could see their excitement about getting married in a only a few weeks time!
Here are a few images from our fun and relaxed afternoon at Blackburn Lake in Melbourne, and a quote that captures a little of the essence of love.
‘The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.’ – Helen Keller
Here are a couple of images taken recently using a macro lens. The beauty of this lens is that you can take close up images – perfect for photographing detail.
Also, don’t forget our engagement competition is closing on the 29th of Feb. If you’re an engaged couple, you could win a free engagement photo shoot. For more information, check out this link: www.kellyanthony.com/blog/2012/01/win-an-engagement-photo-shoot/
If you know of anyone who is engaged, feel free to send them the link above!
Competition Rules & Guidelines
Kelly Anthony Photography will be hitherto be referred to as the ‘Photographer’ and the competition winner as the ‘Client’.
• The competition is open to couples who are engaged and planning to marry in 2012 and have not yet booked a wedding photographer (by the date of the competition winner announcement).
• Only one entry can be accepted per couple.
• The photo shoot will take place in a Melbourne location subject to the photographer’s approval and any relevant permissions that need to be obtained.
• There is no obligation to book your wedding photography with the Photographer or purchase any products from the Photographer thereafter.
• Copyright. The photographer will retain full copyright of the images. The client is permitted only to print and use the photos for personal use. Commercial use of the images by the Client is not permitted.
• The photographer may use the images in both their online portfolio (website and blog and social networking sites) and into printed portfolios for prospective clients.
• The style and the feel of the photo shoot and the duration will be the Photographer’s decision.
• The competition prize includes only photography services. Styling and make-up and the Client’s travel expenses are the Client’s responsibility and are not included in the prize.
• The Client cannot redeem the photo shoot for a cash value or exchange the photo session for any other product or service.
• The Client can arrange the photo shoot with the Photographer only, on a mutually agreeable date and time, weekday or weekend. The photo shoot must take place before the 30th August 2012.
• The prize is an engagement photo shoot of one hour and three 11” x 14 prints from the shoot. Additional prints and images may be purchased.
• The winner will be determine by voting. To vote, a comment must be made on the blog. Only one comment per person may be made. The couple with the most votes will win the engagement photo shoot.
• If there is a draw, the Photographer will determine the winner based on the entires. The Photographer’s decision is final.
• Entries close on 29th February 2012, 5pm. Voting starts on 5th March 2012, 5pm and finishes on 18th March 2012, 5pm. The winner will be announced by 25th March 2012.
• Each couple that enters will receive three 11″ x 14″ wedding prints if they book the Photographer as their wedding photographer.
• Submitting your entry to this competition is deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. Submitted blog comments must be approved for publication by the Photographer to be entered into the competition.
Rory and Natalie were married at the Church of the Good Shepherd a few weeks ago. Kel and I had a fun time documenting their beautiful wedding ceremony. Here are just a handful of images that we’re seen so far – more to come later! Hope you guys have a great Christmas and New Year! Rory & Natalie – thanks for letting us photograph your wedding!
Tim and Eliza who met in Scotland, had a wonderful and intimate wedding, last weekend. Planning a wedding from overseas is a task I wouldn’t want to tackle, but Tim & Eliza, with the help of their friends did an amazing job! The day went smoothly and without a hitch. Even the weather co-operated and held out long enough so that we had a great time with the bridal party taking photos around Canterbury Gardens!
A favourite moment of the wedding was when Tim played his Ukulele and sang a song he had written for Eliza at the reception.
More photos to follow once we finish editing!
On the last weekend on Feb 2010, Kate and Jarrod were married at Bush Bank in Kiama. It was a perfect day with great weather, a lovely ceremony and a fantastic reception. Kelly had the privilege of being in the wedding party. Here are some shots from the day …