Patrick and Ashlee | Quat Quatta

Patrick and Ashlee have known each other most of their lives, but they were always just barely on the outskirts of their respective social circles. In high school they reconnected through social media, but both went on their way to travel the world and live their lives. After 10 years of not seeing each other, they decided to meet up when Patrick moved back to town. It was evident from that first date that there was a sense of familiarity, of home. They clung to that feeling through all the ups and downs and a year later, Patrick lead Ashlee into his home blindfolded for her to find “Will you marry me, Ashlee?” written in rose petals on the floor. She said yes.

Love is the strongest force in the world. The love within a family is stronger than any other kind of love, and that was the overwhelming atmosphere of Ashlee and Patrick’s wedding day. The bride and groom’s families are among the most inviting and warm people I have ever met. Everything about this day was inviting. Ashlee’s parents home had quotes about family and love, which showcases how deep the family connection runs.

Ashlee is a daddy’s girl, and Rex would do anything to see his little girl happy. All through out the day I had the privilege of watching these two interact and love and cry together. Rex walked his daughter down the isle, welcomed Patrick into his family and danced the night away in a sweet father daughter dance. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Elwood Foreshore was the perfect location for their wedding portraits. The skies threatened to break open at anytime, but we managed to capture some incredible moments between Pat and Ash shrouded by moody storm clouds.  It was fantastic. We headed back to the party where the Greek dancing had the venue, Quat Quatta alive with energy.

Check out these amazing vendors that brought this wedding day to life!

Venue – Quat Quatta – https://www.quatquatta.com.au/

Dress: Demetrios Bride – https://www.demetrios.com/

Flowers: Bouquet Melbourne – http://www.bouquetmelbourne.com.au/

Makeup: Brooke Sutherland – Instagram    @brookesutherlandmakeup

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Hair: Thomaikyris Hair  – Instagram @thomaikyris

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Danielle & Chris | Trofeo Estate Wedding

Chris grew up with simple, yet persistent prodding from his mum to go outside and meet the girl that lived two doors down. Finally, they met at the age of 23 after living so close all those years. Knowing Danielle is to love her and he proposed in June. She said yes.

Together Danielle & Chris constructed a magical Trofeo Estate wedding day. As a photographer this day might have made all of my dreams come true. The day began as they got ready in the same house in Dromana. This house was the ideal setting and is called McRae Lodge.

It was a dreamy set up, where the home was divided into two sides, in which Danielle and Chris had their own wings, but I was able to quickly traverse to both getting rooms. Like I said, a photographer’s dream.

Trofeo Estate looked amazing in the falling light. Their ceremony site was simple and elegant, with green lawns and beautiful trees decorating naturally. There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience as Danielle and Chris pledged their hearts to each other.

Even though we were chasing the light for their portraits, Danielle and Chris didn’t seem to have a care in the world. They are an incredible couple and their friendship and love radiates through the images.

As a photographer, twilight after the sun goes down is simply incredible to work in. I’m thankful these two trusted me and my skills.

The evening portion of their wedding was relaxed and jovial. So many people were there to celebrate the happy newlyweds. The highlight of the evening was when a very special gift was delivered by their grandparents. A beautifully restored dresser and mirror was bestowed on them as a family heirloom and it unveiled an emotional interaction from the couple.

 Check out some of the amazing vendors that made this dream day come true!

Celebrant – Jude Hilberts http://judehilberts.com.au/

Venue – Trofeo Estate (Lori) https://trofeoestate.com/?c=22783a5940ef

Mccrae lodge – https://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/vic/bays-peninsulas/mccrae/152318

Dress – Martina Liana

Hairdresser – Pink Gloss https://www.pinkgloss.com.au/

Makeup – Glamourfied Lizi Hance http://glamourfiedbylizihance.com.au/

Cake – Cake Sensations

Florist – Blooms on High http://www.bloomsonhigh.com.au/

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Elise and Justin – Flagstaff Gardens Wedding

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Elise descended down the isle. She not only walked toward the man of her dreams, the man who makes her feel strong and beautiful, but she walked next to her father. The proud and emotional look on Elise’s dad’s face said it all. He escorted her to her husband in his motorized scooter, making his daughter’s dreams come true.

The feeling of family and love was overwhelming in this amazing venue. As they exchanged vows a happy calm was present in their voices. Together they are making the step towards their future, and this day set an amazing tone for their lives together. I’m so grateful to have been a witness to their love.

I also couldn’t believe the gorgeous light we had for their Flagstaff Gardens Wedding photography. It was like a fairytale came to life thanks to all the hard work that Elise and Justin had put into crafting their perfect day.

Elise had also sussed out this old, decrepit warehouse called ‘The Line’ which was totally different to shoot in and resulted in really unique, edgy images. We had an amazing time together as we created the amazing images. I just love their vibe.

Then the party got started and we all know I love some good dancing. Their first dance was amazing as they had hired a smoke machine which made it look they we’re dancing on clouds. The dance floor was crazy later in the evening as everyone had an absolute ball, seriously letting their hair down.

Incredible vendors that worked to make their day amazing! Check them out!

Venue – ZINC Federation Square

 Carolina Gonzalez, EVENT SALES EXECUTIVE was absolutely incredible to deal with, one of the best in the industry.

Photography location / wedding venue – The Line

Cake – Bake Me Sweet

Videographer – DSI Pictures –  I have worked with Steve from DSI many times and he is simply one of the best.

Florist – http://helendillonweddings.com.au/

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Annie and Jake – Two Ton Max Wedding

Two Ton Max Wedding, Ben Potter Photography

Annie and Jake were married on March 25th, with a ceremony and reception at Two Ton Max.

Jake and Annie have been together for five years, and when they told me their story, I was impressed by their commitment. Jake is from Torquay originally, so they drove back and forth between Torquay and Melbourne multiple times a week in order to make their relationship work. Now, they both live in Melbourne with their dog, Evie, where Jake works in finance and Annie works as a speech pathologist.

These two are both from large families, who made up the majority of the wedding guests, and it was clear in every moment that their families were the focus of their day. From the beginning, Jake set the tone as he had prepared a box of supplies for Annie’s father, James, for the wedding day—filled with socks, beer, that kind of thing. The box also included a letter that Jake had written for his new father-in-law, and from the look on James’ face as he read it, the letter clearly meant everything to him.

There was also a beautiful moment between Annie and her grandfather as she helped him get out of the lounge chair. She reached over to get his walking stick for him, and he then cheekily told the story of how Annie used to steal his walking stick when she was a little girl, thinking it was absolutely hilarious.

I also had so much fun talking to Jake’s parents, Sandra and Jeff, who live on a yacht in the Mediterranean and have been doing so for a number of years as they explore that part of the world. They will soon be heading across the Atlantic to the Caribbean for a couple years, and I loved hearing their stories. I adore traveling!

While family meant the world to these two, there was unfortunately one person who could not attend, and that was Annie’s beloved sister. She went into labour during the wedding!


Annie & Jake, thank you for the privilege you have given me of creating your first family heirloom. I had an absolute ball during your big day, and I simply loved your amazing family and friends.

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Vendors

Makeup Artist
Brooke Olivia Mcindoe
Instagram – @makeupbybrookeolivia
Ph – 0407 335 660

Hairdresser
Ainslie Forrest Hair Design
Instagram – @aforresthairdesign
ph – 0448 886 087

Event Planner
Refresh Hospitality
James Hertan
ph – 0402 401 611

Two Ton Max

Nathalie
0478 650 887

David & Sinead – Farm Vigano Wedding

Farm Vigano Wedding, Ben Potter Photography

David and Sinead were married on March 12th, with a ceremony and reception at Farm Vigano in South Morang.

These two met when Sinead was 14 and David was 15. He was actually her first boyfriend as well as her first kiss before she moved schools and they lost touch. A few years later, as she was walking to her new part-time job, she saw David drive past and wanted to talk to him. She didn’t know what to say, though, so instead, she sneaked around to the back of the car park and “bumped” into him! They reconnected right away and have been together for over 7 years now. After 5 years, he proposed to her on his birthday, and they have been saving up and looking forward to their dream wedding ever since.

For this wedding, I didn’t have a second shooter, so I went to David’s place first before meeting up with Sinead as she was getting ready. When a minor 30 minute delay crept into the day, Suzie, the venue organiser, handled it effortlessly and incredibly. Nothing was too much of a problem whatsoever.

Throughout the whole ceremony, one of the flower girls would not stop playing with the “aisle of petals,” and who can blame her? It was gorgeous! One of my favourite images was of her playing as well as an image of the little pageboy looking into the front window of Sinead’s car.

From there, it was off to the party, where the dance floor really took on a life of its own. The passion and love between family and friends on the dance floor was some of the strongest I have ever witnessed, especially between David and his core group of mates—he was obviously incredibly close to them.

David & Sinead, thank you for sharing this special moment in your lives with me. You relaxed effortlessly in front of the camera and there was just no wiping the smile off of your faces, which made my job an absolute pleasure!

It’s so obvious how in love you both are and wish you the very best for a happy and healthy life together. I had an absolute blast with you and thoroughly enjoyed capturing these timeless memories that will form your very first family heirloom.

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