Jon + Jess | Darlington Estate Winery | 19 March 2016 {Perth Wedding Photographer}

Taking time out from a busy motor racing schedule in the US, Jon and Jess travelled all the way home to WA, to tie the knot in front of their family and old friends, at the ever stunning Darlington Estate Winery, set in the bush in the Perth hills region.

And what a beautiful day it was, and such a beautiful time of year too.  March has always been my favourite month in Western Australia.  It signals the end of Summer with its warm dry days, and cool, crisp Autumn evenings.  Although on this occasion, it rained, and rained and rained, a warm, sticky, tropical kind of rain, which thankfully let up by mid afternoon, just in time for the ceremony and reception!

Featuring a bunch of cool old cars, including the grooms very own bright orange mid 70's Ford, a set of blue hipster hightops for the boys, a very special vintage watch, some fabulous rustic DIY details and styling, and the most beautiful beaded bird and flower arrangement I've ever seen on the back of Jess's dress, this wedding oozed love, style, creativity and charm on all fronts.

Congratulations Jon and Jess, it was an awesome day, and a pleasure to be there to document it for you!


Northam Open 2016 | Northam Swimming Club Event | 7 February 2016 {Avon Valley Event Photographer}

The annual Northam Open interclub swimming carnival was held again last week, with clubs from as close as York, and as far away as Perth joining our local swimmers for a successful day of competition, despite the +40 degree heat!

A huge amount of time and energy goes into organising an event like this, with all credit going to the committee, members and parents who volunteer for jobs ranging from setting up, to data recording and time keeping, baking and packing up at the end of the day.

But the kids absolutely love it, and all swam well on the day, with many breaking Personal Best times and being awarded medals for their efforts.

Following are some of the images I shot, in all their bright, warm, glary, +40 degree glory!