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Kinh & Hao Zheng’s day (photographer’s perspective)

Congratulations to Kinh and Hao Zheng on your day! It was a long day photographically , but one that was full of fun and laughs and informality sprinkled in with the requirements of a wedding day. From our end, this is how the day unfolded:

6am : Wake up, entertain Charlotte until breakfast and Marianne ready, then Dylan’s turn.

7:30am: Take Charlotte for walk to park

Let's go Daddy!

Let’s go Daddy!

8:30am: Get dressed for day, grandparents arrive to help with Charlotte day care for the rest of the day

9:00am: Double check gear list : 2X5dmk3, back up 5dmk2, CF cards, tripod, flashes, spare batteries

9:10am: Why isn’t B&G’s address on google maps???? Street view saves the day!

9:30am: Leave for pre-tea ceremony preparation shots

Millenium Falcon cuff links!

Bride’s Shoes

10am-11am: Informal family shots around house

Who’s taller?

11am-12pm: Tea ceremony and ongoing preparation shots

Gifts from the older generation

Preparations

12pm-1pm: Lunch! (Fantastic catering and the macaroons were a highlight!)

mmmmmmmmm!!!

1pm-2pm: Preparation for winery ceremony shots

Groomsman looking good

Bouquets all ready to go

2:15pm: Marianne leaves early for winery to place signs along the way

Onward to the winery!

2:40pm: Final preparations before bridal party and family leave in mini-bus to Bird in Hand winery

Tough guys!

Inside the minibus (ps. photography in small bumpy bus was a whole new challenge!)

2:40pm -3:30pm : Various people fall asleep on the bus!

Wake up Hao Zheng!

3:30pm-4:30pm: Part 1 of location shooting around  Bird in Hand winery

Down the lanes

The old shed

4:30pm-5:30pm: Ceremony

Flower girl

Yes!

5:30pm-6:30pm: Part 2 of location shooting around Bird in Hand winery

Stars of the day

Reception Venue

6:30pm-7:00pm: Venue shots before guests start to arrive, cake shots

Cake & lighting

7:30pm: Speeches and reactions, table shots with various degrees of Yum-Seng!

Lyrical speeches

Reactions!

More lyrical talent!

9:30pm Bridal waltz

The waltz

9:40pm onward: Various dancing shots including Gangnam Style!

Party Time!

Party Time!

10:oopm: Farewell to the party!

Starry skies a good omen!

10:45pm: Arrive home, start importing images, thank grandparents for caring for Charlotte 🙂

12:30am: Import and initial review and rating of images , then bed time!

The end result of cataloguing

The end result of cataloguing

Congratulations again to Kinh and Hao Zheng! We hope your image selection for high res files is an enjoyable one 🙂

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Yen & Malcolm got married !

Last weekend was our first effort at capturing a two day wedding. It was a tiring but rewarding experience and the first of four weddings in the next month (and hopefully no funerals!) Yen & Malcolm were a fabulous couple to photograph. The day was made so much better for us with very accommodating relatives and friends. We’ll let the pictures do the talking for the days(s). The first day began with traditional attire for the tea ceremonies.

We can't resist photographing cute kids - especially when dressed up for the day!

Tradition called for certain proceedings

Firecrackers to ward off the evil spirits? (that's my theory)

At the end of the first day’s shoot, I headed home to immediately start the cataloguing process while Marianne went to pick up Charlotte from her parents’ . She had behaved exceptionally well to our relief. We were very grateful to be provided lunch at the end of the shoot as our stomachs were definitely starting to growl. The second day was what you might call a more ‘standard’ western type of ceremony at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. The reception was later held at John Difede reception centre.

Details of the day's procedings

Preparing Yen

Arriving at the Botanic Gardens

Down the aisle

Exchange of vows

Releasing the doves

The day was filmed from many angles as well our photographs

After the ceremony and a few formal family portraits, we set off with the bridal party for an hour around the Botanic Gardens.

Palm house, cyclad gardens and the pond

A stroll down Murdoch Avenue

Finally ending up on North Terrace

When we arrived at the reception centre, Marianne shot details of the hall while I took pictures of each of the 158 groups of guests! Note a supplement to the meal provided by Kong Brothers 🙂

An interesting 'entree' !

Many speeches were given with gusto

A captive audience at the end of a long day!

The bridal waltz was a spectacular highlight!

…and with that , our coverage of the day was concluded. We thank Yen & Malcolm for letting us in on their special 2 days and for the hospitality shown to us by everyone involved with the wedding 🙂 We hope you enjoyed our services and the final result too. Our next wedding date is at Port Elliot !

-D&M