Tropical Feminine and Natural Wedding Vibes in Hawaii

Our vision was to create an elegant, romantic tropical Hawaiian wedding vibe without the traditional too bright and harsh colours and pineapples. The floral arrangement and table scape were combined with a few pops of bright tropical foliage softened by a natural colour palette. Touches of coral and seas element were used to enhance that costal and tropical vibe.  Ka La’i Aloha Estate reflected the Hawaiian elegant beach bride charm perfectly.

Film Lab: Photo Vision | Stylist / Planner: Designs By Hemingway | Floral Designer: Designs By Hemingway | Dress Designer: Ines Di Santo | Venue: Ka La'i Aloha Estate | Cake Designer: A Cake Life | Hair & Makeup Artist: Reveal Hair and Makeup | Bridal Boutique: Magnolia White Hawaii | Calligraphy: Small Brown Writes

 
 

Natural Earthy Wedding Tones - Destination Wedding Hawaii

You may have guessed by now that I am very fond of tropical island destination weddings and elopements.  The thought of having the most intimate wedding amongst your closest 10-30 friends and family.  The people that truly matter in your life, the ones who have been there and will continue to be there.  To me these are the people you should be sharing this moments with. 

Another fact you may know about me is that I am obsessed with soft natural colour palettes and tones.  This stunning ethereal bridal shoot on the Hawaii island of Oahu creates the perfect vision for your dream destination or elopement wedding.

Gown - Jennifer Gifford Design | Florals - Designs By Hemingway | HAMU - Reveal Hair and Makeup

EARTHY ETHEREAL COASTAL INSPIRATION - SYDNEY - CENTRAL COAST NSW

Inspired by moody light, colours and textures of the Sydney and Central Coast NSW coastline, this shoot served as the perfect prelude to the beauty of the coming Winter. Our vision for this shoot was to bring a raw yet elegant style to the coast. To set the beautiful ethereal tone, we chose an earthy palette that came through not only in the wild and unruly florals but also the natural tones in the surroundings. Utilising the coastal breeze as inspiration, it was all about whisking away the bride into a celestial daydream.

 
 

Credit to | Stylist and Creative Direction - Sandra Chau Design | Florals - Trille Floral | Gown - Jennifer Gifford Design | Model - Shalane Land | Hair and Make Up - Niki Simpson

Free Spirited Beach Bride - Hawaii Elopement on Oahu

Inspiration for the free spirited beach bride. Elope in the surroundings of the ocean breeze on the island of Oahu Hawaii.  Wedding photos that bring out Hawaii’s natural elements, landscape and enhance the romantic beauty of the effortless beach bride.

Gown - L'eto Bridal | Florals - Designs By Hemingway | HAMU - Reveal Hair and Makeup

Destination Pre-Wedding - Sydney Australia

Why you SHOULD book a pre-wedding photo session.

Pre-Wedding photo sessions are my absolute favourite.  The time you get to spend with your clients in a relaxed, easy and no rush environment, being able to create romantic images and deliver a gallery of the most beautiful and intimate wedding photos, why would you not!  

This was an incredible day spent with Jo and Dylan around the beautiful Sydney Opera House and The Royal Botanic Gardens.  Jo flew in from Singapore the week of to meet up with her fiancé Dylan in Sydney so we could capture their love before their big wedding day in January next year, which will be held in their home country of Singapore amongst family and friends. 

Florals - Gathered Floral | Gown - Goddess By Nature | Make UP - MUA Ebony Smith | Hair - Hair By Chlo

Creative Business Branding - Mishku Studio

Wish you had images that would reflect your true brand, style and aesthetic.   Image content that is authentic to your brand and purpose.  So you were able to attract the right clients? 

Having the right image content to show the world your creative style and brand is so important.  Getting the right creative team together to create images to elevate your brand and enchant your audience can be a tricky task.  Where do you start, how do you know you'll be a good fit?  If you want to DO IT RIGHT the first time.  Email me today. 

“Sheri is one of the easiest people I’ve ever worked with and is, mostly importantly, a truly gifted photographer.  She is kind and patient and makes you feel totally comfortable in her presence.  She knows what looks right and what doesn’t and gives her expert guidance along the way.  Sheri took the vision for my shoot and turned it into something completely magic that represents my brand and aesthetics perfectly.  I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend Sheri and can’t wait to work with her again!” - MICHELLE MISHKU STUDIO

Team – Artist - Mishku Studio | Styling and Creative Direction - Sandra Chau Design  | HAMU – Niki Simpon Hair and Makeup | Florals – Alice Rose Beasley

Timeless and Classic Wedding - Taronga Western Plains Zoo

While we all love swooning over the latest trends in fashion and wedding attire, there is just something fulfilling about a classic and timeless wedding day with a soft colour palette and loads of greenery. Groom Max wore a classic black suit while bride Georgia wore a gown that was simple yet held intricate details of lace with subtle peeks of skin.  A timeless ceremony area with a soft romance vision that included white chairs and loads of fresh greenery for a half arch to set that wow statement. 

 
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Stationary - Theo Berry | Gown -  Bohemian Brides | Suit/Groom Attire - Harry's Menswear | Florals - Denises flower Studio |  Make Up - Danielle Pearce Make Up Artistry | Hair - Katie McDougal | Venue - Taronga Western Plains Zoo | Ceremony Chair Rentals - Adors | Chair Covers and Draping - The Wedding Shoppe

What To Wear For A Boudoir - Australia Fine Art Film Boudoir

I'm often asked what is best to wear for a boudoir photo shoot.  First go through your lingerie draws to see if you have anything there.  It could be from years ago that you just haven't worn and can't seem to bring yourself to get rid of it! This could be perfect.  Be sure to try them on so you know they are a good fit before your session.

THINK VARIETY.  Bring at least two sets.  One simple bra and panty set, opt for a delicate lace, sheer demi cup bra over full coverage bras.  Than a complete bodysuit, keep it sexy and classy. 

RED IS THE NEW BLACK.  Neutral colours look really nice or if your after vibrant, red is always pretty damn HOT!  Here are some images of a vibrant red full bodysuit with red lace.

Emerald Green Australian Vineyard Wedding - Tamworth NSW

Are you after a wedding day colour palette that has not been seen to death, something new and exciting?

Here is a vision created by the ladies at Ivory Lane to bring you their newest and latest wedding trends for brides planning their 2018/2019 wedding day. 

Emerald green with highlights of blush pink and white brought in through the florals to insinuate femininity and grace without clashing with the strong textures of deep emerald green. "We think Emerald is going to be the underdog colour of the 2018/2019 wedding season!"  Choosing a country lush green winery setting at Tangaratta Vineyards in Tamworth NSW with a luxurious tulle gown of blush pink to compliment.

Will Emerald Green be your colour of choice?

 
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Credits: Venue - Tangaratta Vineyard / Gown - Goddess By Nature /  Stylist - Ivory Lane Event Styling / Make Up and Hair - Glamour Empire / Florals - Tall Poppy Florist / Invitation - Small brown Writes / Model - Claire Jurd 

Romantic Weekend at Dubbo Taronga Western Plains Zoo

When was the last time you and your partner went away for a romantic weekend?

Lisa and Sang spent a weekend away from the busy Sydney City life and into the NSW countryside for a romantic weekend at the Dubbo Taronga Western Plains Zoo to celebrating their 10 year anniversary. 

Staying in the luxurious lodges of the Dubbo Zoo it was the perfect opportunity for their engagement session photos to finally be captured. 

Ethereal Fine Art Film Boudoir

This ethereal boudoir shoot is a beautiful example of how tasteful and truly romantic boudoir photography can be.  The minimalist white space and soft lace robe with the filled love of natural light bursting in set such a perfect space.  Highlights of blush pink and white were brought in through the florals to insinuate femininity and grace without clashing with the strong textures of  deep emerald green. 

Have You Ever Thought About Doing A Boudoir?  

Here Are THREE Reasons To Book Your Session.

1 -  My boudoir photos are elegant and tasteful.  All your portraits are captured in a beautiful and elegant way, that you will change the way you see yourself.  Shot on fine art film to add that ethereal soft and pure look to your images.

2-  A boudoir is Fun.  YES FUN! Every client of mine has mentioned after their session how comfortable they felt and that they really enjoyed their experience.

3 -  It's the perfect gift for hubby on your wedding day, or ever wedding anniversary.  Imagine the look on his face when you hand over a beautiful little fine art album with prints of the one person he loves most.  Or even just a gift for yourself.

Romantic Sunday Morning Coffee - Tamworth NSW

Sundays.  A day to refuel your soul and be thankful for the week and days we have had.  What does your Sunday morning look like?

Is it, coffee in bed, listening to the soft sounds of...... nothing, cuddling up all cosy with your partner? No rushing, no early morning exercise.  Just YOU and your LOVE.  How often do you get to enjoy each other's company with no distractions?  Kylie and Kane got to experience this magical moment during their stay at the stunning Studio 367, a unique luxurious retreat stay in Tamworth NSW.

Luxurious Country Wedding - Mudgee NSW Australia

An oasis in the middle of the country.  Kate and Andrew were married in the cutest little county chapel a few hours from Mudgee NSW Australia. With a luxurious cocktail reception on Andrews family farm "Gullendah".  Kate wore a simple sundress with lace trim detail throughout by Zimmerman while Andrew was looking very stylish in his MJ Bale suite. It was not your typical November weather this year.  The family farm had a lot of rain before their wedding day, which made for picture square lush green gardens.  The farm also backed onto a national park with stunning mountain views, this landscape made for amazing wedding photos.  Not to mention the beautifully presented and delicious canapés and dessert table by Mudgee Made Catering for guests to enjoy during the twilight cocktail hour under fairy lights.

Scroll away and enjoy this Luxurious country wedding, of fine art film photography!

Elegant Beach Elopement - Phuket Thailand

Are you thinking of or planning your ultimate destination wedding?  This blog is for YOU!

This shoot was created to inspire brides dreaming of that intimate, secluded beach elopement wedding day.  Couples who want to connect with each other in a quiet and intimate tropical surrounding where the sand is white and the water is crystal blue.  Just the two of them and the pure beauty of Mother Nature and her island. 

I can not thank Jeanette from Luxury Events Phuket enough for her amazing support and commitment to make this all work, going above and beyond for me from the first email to the day we first meet in Phuket.  If you are thinking of planning a wedding in Phuket she should be your first step.  

Manager Nam from Anantara could not do enough for us on the day and was so accommodating for our shoot.  A bride and groom would be overwhelmed with the hospitality of all the vendors that came on board to help me pull this off.  Despite the tropical thunder storm in the afternoon that took up a good hour of our beach shooting time.  You can still capture the raw essence for your day in spite of mother nature having her fun. 

Couple featured in this shoot are Lana and Justin Hanka.  Lana is wearing the stunning 'Stasia' gown by Gwendolynne, pure elegance and beauty.  

Thank you for visiting and I hope you love this blog as much as we all do.

Shot on my beloved contax645 with Portra400, film is my love and passion.  Film developed by the amazing team Photo Vision Prints.

Team: 

Wedding Planner - @luxuryeventsphuket  | Silk - @songbirdsilk | Calligraphy - @polishedpencalligraphy | Florals - @Iamflower | Gown "Stasia" - @gwendolynne | Venue - @Anantaralayan | Makeup and Hair - @kateshairandmakeupstudiophuket | Cake - @lesdiables | Ring Box - @mrsbox

 
 

Natural Australian Costal Bridal Inspiration

Dreaming of a beach or costal wedding in Australia, where you get to put your feet in the sand?

The stunning Australian cost line in the 1:1 with Katie Grant Photography.  Featuring the beautiful gown by Samuelle Couture from Spina Bride with a stunning handwritten stationary suit by Michaele McBride calligraphy, and perfectly styled by Sandra Chau Design.  Hair and make Up by Sonia Allen Make Up.  The stunning arrangement of florals from Trille Floral with elegant and soft silk from Froufrou chic.

Workshop - Katie Grant Photography  | Calligraphy - Michaela McBride Calligraphy | Florals - Trille Floral | Gown - Samuelle Couture | Hair/Make Up - Sonia Allen Makeup Bridal | Styled By - Sandra Chau Design | Silk - FrouFrou Chic |  Model - Stefanny Aguis