It’s always such an honor when people I know ask me to capture their weddings and memories! Amanda is from the same country town as me which means that not only am I familiar with the couple and their story, but I also know a great deal of the guests which makes photos that bit easier knowing names and relationships!
Amanda and Lee had been engaged for what I recall around 10 years before they finally got married, in that time they had two beautiful little girls who were so proud of their parents, seeing the eldest cry happy tears, and the youngest beaming up at them was so precious and I love that they were old enough to witness it!
With the ceremony at the Mantra Resort in Bunbury, being mid summer and outdoor with no shade it was really quite hot but the ceremony was short and very sweet! The celebrant, Jenny Fisher from Jenny Fisher Marriage Celebrant was also a resident of the country town at one point so it was lovely to not only have another familiar face, but to be able to work alongside one to have a smooth wedding ceremony! The eldest daughter wrote a little poem about her parents love for fishing, which had the crowd laughing!
After the ceremony and a lot of congratulation hugs, the bridal party grabbed up some Coronas (it was a very hot day!) and off we went to a few different locations for the bridal party photographs.With such a fun and quirky group there were so many laughs and giggles from everyone and it was a very laid back and relaxed session, we finished up and returned back to the reception venue at Waters Edge Cafe & Restaurant (they have an amazing big function room and wonderful staff! And snapping lots of happy snaps of friends, family and the crowd enjoying themselves I put the camera down and joined in.
What an absolutely amazing day, with such a special commitment between two beautiful people and their darling children! Congratulations to you both and cheers to many more years! <3