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Ryan & Sarah – Edmonton, Canada Wedding Photography


“Ryan and I had both just returned from living in British Columbia (I was actually just home for a vacation) and we met at the local karaoke bar through a few of my longtime friends who hosted karaoke there. We spent nearly a year as just friends until Ryan asked me out on Valentine’s Day and we had our first of many French Onion Soup at the Keg dates”

It’s a little after this that I met Ryan & Sarah, in England at the start of 3 weektrip.  We did a 6 day tour together and instantly became friends.  After parting I decided to jump on a British Airways flight and met up with them again in Amsterdam.  On the first day there, I won my first ever AIPP APPA  Award.  That evening celebrating, Ryan asked me, “You’ll photograph our wedding yeah?”

(Ryan and Sarah on the way up the Eiffel Tower in Paris)

“What!? ” I exclaimed… “Are you proposing while your here??!”

“No…” he said, looking rather shocked.  “I’m never getting married…  But you will photograph our wedding yeah?!”

“We were treated to a trip to Cabo San Lukas in Mexico by Ryan’s parents who were celebrating their 20th anniversary and brought his whole family along. On our one date night away from the resort we went to a really nice Mexican restaurant with a live mariachi band. Without my knowledge Ryan had spoken to the band and got them to come over to our table and play Besame Mucho, which was once covered by the Beatles.


While they were playing and singing, Ryan got down on one knee and proposed. The table next to us was a local Cabo San Lucas family and they had taken pictures of the proposal and emailed them over to me later that evening.”  And I even have some of those images for you;)

So off I went on a big jet plane, to make the big journey to Edmonton, Canada.  I honestly wish I’d been there for much longer, but alas, it was only five days.  I had the most amazing time, meeting family and friends, and being part of the lead up to their special day.

“Our wedding day was amazing! We couldn’t have asked for better weather for an outdoor ceremony. And the ceremony was brilliant. It wasn’t too long or traditional. I love that I’d found a clarinet/marimba team that was willing to play Hey Ocean for us, a Canadian band from Vancouver, and one of both Ryan and my favourites. I enjoyed turning a few traditions on heads by eating appetizers with the rest of the wedding guests chatting on the balcony and I would wear my wedding dress every day if I could. It was super comfortable and looked stunning. Trees/nature was our wedding theme and teal and bronze the colours.”

I would say a special thanks to everyone who helped us prepare for the wedding, especially our parents and wedding party.”  Sarah.

Congratulations Ryan & Sarah, what a wonderful day, miss you all!! x



Sarah’s Dress – Bridal Debut

Ryan’s kilt – Variety of on-line stores

Wedding coordinator – Marcus Hoople

Limo driver – Gene of Limousine1.ca (he was a brilliant vendor who went above and beyond consistently.)

Flowers - flowersbymerle.com

Cake – Jacqueline at Cake Affair.

Ceremony clarinetist – Stephanie Geary

Ceremony – Botanical Gardens, University of Alberta

Reception – Royal Glenora Club

Gold Coast Wedding Photography | Kerensa & Link

“Hello and welcome to all that is here today, To those who don’t know me I’m that annoying little Richo and G-Day,

As we all know today the reason we are all gathered here, But if ya don’t…. your in strife so go get a beer,

From the day we first met, Link and I were destined to be a team, From which I found out who’s boss (dammit) with a black eye and a hell of a gleam,

But when two hearts so soft and caring do collide, Ive got no choice buddy… I defiantly want you on my side,

Not from the shiner-Split lip & nor what I perceived,But from the morals and respect that this man Master Link Barnett showed and received,

He was a true friend that I knew I’d have from the start,One I’ll treasure, hold and respect forever with all my heart,

We lost contact for some years till this one special day, Of which I remember so dearly & what more can I say,

Apart from the fact that I did try and go hide (shah), Work had brought us once again together, side bye side,

Then came that invite to come around for that lovely tea, To not only catch up but meet the special but stubborn K-D,

That beautiful smile and her eyes oh so deep, And as I said hey Linko….. This is the one ya definitely gotta keep,

As time went on they grew and he finally bent that knee, Shivering and shaking asked special K…. will you please marry me…”

“…Little did we know of the plans to come that we would find, And along with some very hard times to confuse and test any mind,

I could tell something was happening with a special little surprise, And holly snappin ducks**t batman…. Hey Richo meet our little Levi,

Oh Boi…. Isn’t he a Gem with those chunky little legs, But the poor little bugger has definitely got dads big boof-head,

Now to my point… Where to start lets see, Just to let both of you how proud we all are and always will be,

From those sh***y little things that continue to niggle at your mind, Just remember your love together as “one” You never again will find,

So I will ramble on cause that’s what I do… And I’m gunna any way, On how much love and respect you two have right here today,

So as I’m the little bugger with that voice oh so loud, I think I’ve got the right to speak for all of this crowd

There is no words nor reason for this tear in my eye, Apart from the the example and reason Ill explain now and why

I think it needs to be noted just what makes this day so special for me, Well lets put it this way… there is never going to be a place Id ever rather be

As one you will follow each others heart and soul, Life’s ups and downs to just keep that almighty “one” special goal

To respect and cherish each other through life and to never let go
With love and congratulations for your special day
Always and Forever Love your little mate
‘Richo’ “

(Words written by Richo, thanks for allowing your words to be shared!)

Massive thank-you to Blake Pearl, who was the best assistant anyone could ask for, your work is amazing hun! xx

Sarah + Mitch – Wedding Photographer Melbourne

I was invited by Amanda Keeys to photograph a wedding with her in Sydney!  Sarah & Mitch were married in Church in Campbelltown, followed by their reception on the top of Mt Kirra.  The view was amazing, the bridal party looking fantastic and Sarah & Mitch were just so in love, and I think it shows!  Congratulations guys!  You can view Amanda’s amazing images HERE.

in a little town called Timbarra… Destination Wedding Photography

EKKK I’m behind on blogging again!  lots to post, however for now here’s a small (well it was going to be a small taste) taste of the gorgeous wedding Janet & I of LE Photography photographed a few weeks ago..

I love weddings that are unique, you know the feeling as a guest, your see your family and/or friends getting married, declaring their love and it being about THEM –  Every detail is unique to THEM.  Well this wedding takes the cake.   Firstly, the wedding was held in Timbarra, a tiny “town” pretty much in the middle on NOWHERE, with 2 permanent households.  Bring on a wedding, and the populartion soared to over 150!

Brooke & Minas met in this tiny natural haven, and therefore that’s where they got married.  Everything was just perfect!!  Enjoy the visual feast!