Hunter Valley Prestigious Wedding at the Chateau Elan

Rarely in life do we take the opportunity to really express our lust for life and love for those nearest and dearest. Lisa & James weren’t wasting another moment at their stunning wedding at the Chateau Elan in NSW’s Hunter Valley. 

 Like something from a bond movie, the groom and groomsmen arrived via helicopter - It was something the groom James had always wanted to do. Gathered around the whiskey bar, the boys calmed the jitter of excitement in quiet connection.   

The bride shone in a stunning white gown and the expression of love between her, her son Alex and James drew a tear to the eye.  Making the most beautiful of memories, this day was truly a celebration. 

A wedding isn’t simply a ceremony of spoken promises and lavish party, it’s a declaration of love for your partner and family. It’s an opportunity to share the most joyful of days with the people you want in your future, for the hope you share and an expression of joy for this moment, today. 

 Live a passionate life and make your wedding a true example of the beauty of living. In celebration of joy, love, connection and adventure, a wedding can mean so much more than the exchange of vows – why not tick an item off on your bucket list? 

 What do you need the perfect excuse to do? and why not have it captured in time with stunning fine art film photography at your wedding? 

 Please comment below - I’d love to hear what your dream would be.

Florals - Trille Floral | Venue - Chateau Elan

Sydney Wedding Florist - Creative Branding Photo Shoot - Idyll Flower Studio

2 minute noodles again? 

 We’ve all heard that first impressions count and in todays saturated market, a second glance from a potential client can mean the difference between 2 minute noodles and lobster for your next meal. 

 Ok so that may be a little dramatic, but if you think about your own purchasing behaviour and what draws you to look into a specific product or service, I’ll bet that 9 times out of 10 it’s something about their pictures that catches your eye. 

 When presented with an opportunity to create beautiful branding photography in fine art film, Ha Tran from Idyll Flower Studio jumped at the chance to communicate directly with her dream clients. “I believe captivating and meaningful images is the way to go in this day and age in order for me to show up professionally”. 

 When looking for a branding photographer it’s important that they show your personality and talent and that their aesthetic speaks to you. You’ll want a photographer that understands your message, who cares about you and your business and provides you with beautiful images that can be used across multiple mediums. “I now have so many images that I can continue to use for so long, that can continue to elevate my brand. “ – Ha Tran

 To have a chat with Sheri about booking your dream clients through beautiful fine art film photography (click here/email/insert link ;) ) to book in a pre-consultation meeting.

Creative direction/Stylist - Sandra Chau

Timeless Southern Highlands Wedding at The Rift Bowral NSW

A love that translates though time 

Katherine & Winston were only a stone’s throw from Sydney but a world away from its’ bustling stress at their intimate elopement in the NSW Southern Highlands.  

Witnessed by a select few and under the loving gaze of Mother Nature herself, the bride and groom pronounced their love in the lush gardens of the historic mansion The Rift, in Bowral NSW.  

 The tables were classically dressed with a glint of stylish silverware, beautiful calligraphy and stunning blooms which punctuated the lush greenery of the rambling countryside.  

Unapologetically intimate, the wedding of Katherine & Winston was captured in timeless fine art photography that is sure endure the test of time.

Stylist - Sandra Chau | Florist - Idyll Flower Studio | Venue - The Rift | Stationery - Little Duck Calligraphy | HAMU - Emma McGill Makeup | Gown - Babushka Ballerina

BESPOKE COUNTRY COUTURE WEDDING AT GOONOO GOONOO STATION, TAMWORTH NSW

Under the shade of a beautiful tree, beneath a hand-crafted native arbour, Megan and Andy were the picture of style at their recent wedding at Goonoo Goonoo Station in Tamworth NSW.

The bride was radiant, dressed by Anna Campbell who also handcrafted many of the fine art details, while the bridesmaids popped in the tastefully chosen Camilla dresses.

Beautiful native blooms complimented the spark of personality that was provided by the gorgeous gowns of the bridesmaids. While Megan may have been nervous about the splash of cheeky colour, the bride’s sister persuaded her to add a signature touch and incorporate her bright & beautiful personality through these pieces.

Friends and family from across the globe travelled to celebrate this beautiful day in the prestigious grounds of Goonoo Goonoo station. 

Venue - Goonoo Goonoo Station | Gown - Anna Campbell | Flowers - Designer Bunches | Band - Hurrican Fall | Celebrant - Lyn Grace

Asia Destination Wedding in Phuket Thailand

MINIMALISM IS THE NEW LUXURY 

We know very well that Trends are global and embrace every part of the Creative industry, from lifestyle through fashion to Architecture, from home dècor through Fine Dining to Weddings.

New inspirations are coming, outlined by nude colors, simple shapes, natural materials, dried flowers and leaves.  We've officially found the “Perfect Venue” in Phuket where to manifest our Vision: The Aquila, ocean front luxury Villa with its contemporary beauty and breath-taking view.  We really wanted to create something new, sophisticated and memorable with this inspirational wedding editorial. It was the perfect moment to express ourselves with new ideas and trends.  We created an asymmetric “dried but not forgotten” altar using ivory roses, Phaleanophis orchids, pampas grass and dried palm leaves slightly brass painted.  A sophisticated table escape overlooking the ocean in nude colors with a gorgeous mix of modern decors and vintage tableware on layers of pale color fabrics with hints of rosegold and brass.  The Bridal Gown and Accessories have been finely researched and imported from Australia, many details were preciously handmade for this project, such as the Calligraphy invitation suite, silk ribbons, shoes etc Gold Chamelion Chairs were also a masterpiece of this event, just arrived in Phuket, we are sure many couples would love to choose it from now on. 

Then now… have a look!

 
 

Wedding Planner and Stylist - Wedding Boutique Phuket | Florals - I Am Flower | Makeup and Hair - Neil Donkin Makeup Artist Phuket | Suit - Harry’s for Menswear | Gown - Muse by Berts | Gown Salon - Brides by Francesca | Venue - The Aquila | Stationary - Teresa Ling Calligraphy | Shoes - The White Collection | Chair Rental - Stage Hire - WIZKIM STORE (Rento Phuket) | Cake - Joob Joob Bakery | Gold Chair Hire - JEVENTS Rental Phuket | Carved Wood Props - Ashwood Lane | CATERING Food & Wine – ACQUA Restaurant Phuket

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