Clear Mountain Lodge Wedding
Hey babe, I’ve had an awesome day at work today. I finally got to photograph Kirsty and Brodie’s Clear Mountain Lodge Wedding. Poor things had to change their venue because the place they’d originally booked turned out to be pretty useless. I’ve shot at that other wedding venue before and it was clear to me then that their love for weddings had become a distant memory. I’ve decided I won’t be taking on any more bookings for couples getting married there.
Thankfully though Kirsty and Brodie’s new choice of venue up on Clear Mountain employs a young wedding coordinator named James who obviously loves what he does. He took such great care of them and bent over backwards to make sure their wedding was perfect, and it was.
What a wedding, honey! I felt so inspired all day. Brodie was present at every moment and totally fixated on Kirsty who looked incredible wearing the most stunning Justin Alexander gown and flower crown. You know I love flower crowns and that I’ve arranged shoots with models just so I photograph them. You can imagine my excitement when James brought that large arrangement of flowers into Kirsty’s prep room. I think I gasped when I saw it!
Speaking of prep rooms, guess who was doing the makeup? Sue McLaurin! What a champion! She’s such a great person and ridiculously talented too! That lady can’t put a foot wrong. It never ceases to amaze me how perfect her work is! Every time I walk into a room and see her standing there I feel an immense sense of relief. If Sue’s working on the makeup, the bride’s going to feel incredible – which works just fine for me!
Sue wasn’t the only person there who’s one of the best in the business. Bill Scurry was at the wedding too! The man’s a legend! Sure he’s great at what he does and performs an amazing ceremony, but I think the reason he’s such a brilliant celebrant is because he’s such a lovely human. Bill’s the gentleman who was the celebrant at my sister Amanda’s wedding. Bill’s the person I compare everyone else to. He sets the standard in my opinion.
I loved Brodie and Kirsty’s Clear Mountain Lodge wedding! I love that I got to photograph it! They were so cool! When we went off site to capture some location portraits we took a dual cab work ute and Kirsty even sat in the front which got everyone’s attention. It’s not every day you see something like that. It would’ve been a real buzz for people driving past. Then when we got to the creek they were rock hopping and doing whatever they needed to to get the photographs. Then just as I thought things couldn’t get better, as we were driving the clouds parted and the sky turned on a colour show. We just kept jumping out of the ute and literally photographing here, there and everywhere! It was awesome. They were so keen and they took direction beautifully. Kirsty and Brodie were without a doubt two of the most invested people I’ve ever worked with.
I can’t wait to process their images and show you how beautiful their day was. I love you Sarah and I love that I have a job that continually reminds me just how brilliant it is to be with the one you love!
Wedding Gown: Justin Alexander
Flowers: Dee’s Flower Shack
Celebrant: Bill Scurry
Makeup: Sue McLaurin
Venue: Clear Mountain Lodge
Photography: Tom Hall Photography