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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 🙂

Bettina & Simon

2011 has started off in the midst of peak wedding season. On February 5th, we had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Bettina and Simon at Longview Winery. The preceding week had been unbearably hot but we nervously kept an eye on the weather forecast as Cyclone Yasi’s distant tail stretched its way into South Australia. Sadly, the afternoon rains limited the number of photographic opportunities, but we were thrilled that Bettina and Simon were willing to wander out in the drizzle for a few images of their special day.

Simon’s preparation was a very relaxed affair with a barbeque and drinks beforehand. It was all laughs for the four groomsmen and MC before they were whisked away in a limousine headed to Longview Winery.