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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


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


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


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


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 🙂


Jane & Mike, December 10 2011

Our third wedding of this season brought us to the beautiful Bird in Hand winery for Jane & Mike’s special day. This month would be a challenge for us since it was the first time in three years that we had weddings booked on consecutive weekends. The unpredictable nature of our four month old baby Charlotte also played on our minds as we wondered how well she would cope with grandparents all day! As often happens, nearly all of the worry was unwarranted as we enjoyed ourselves throughout the day and I’m told, Charlotte gave plenty of smiles 🙂

Marianne photographed Jane in a beautiful stately home in Toorak Gardens. All involved were absolutely stunning no matter the apparel ; from bridal tracksuits to the formal wear for the remainder of the day. There were plenty of onlookers from outside of the house sneaking a peak and throwing in some good wishes from afar.

Bridal Tracksuits

Getting dressed

Bridal Shoes

Getting ready

Not the most commonest street sight!

Leaving for a new life

Near by at their home, Mike and the Groomsmen prepared with a few beers and the cricket in the background to calm the nerves. After suits, ties, cufflinks and shoes were donned, they looked 100% the part. Knowing four of the five groomsmen from work made the atmosphere all the more relaxed and enabled us some time to try some different types of shots.

A beer in hand for the nerves

Waiting to be worn!


Life passes by Greenhill Road

Men in black

Bird in Hand winery is tucked away in the Adelaide Hills near the town of Woodside. Its setting is all about rustic charm and the beautiful weather for the afternoon certainly brought out the best in the lush landscapes and classic buildings. A classic ceremony, an air of emotion, heartfelt vows and seemingly moments later, husband and wife were pronounced ; much to the joy of all those in witness.


Father & Daughter

Anticipation and joy!

Husband & Wife 🙂

Formalities are complete

After a brief period of mingling with guests, we had a little time to explore the grounds with the bridal party capturing the festive mood and of course, the ‘love in the air’.


Classic Cars

Private whispers

Encore celebrations!

Winery scenes

More gazes 😉



Among the wine

The barn of Bird in Hand winery makes for a delightful reception venue. Beautiful lit amongst rows of barrels, it was the perfect setting to end the day with formalities followed by unbridled celebration. The speeches were touching and humorous, the food impeccable and the couple – perfect!

A celebrated entrance

Wit and wisdom shared

A toast

Cutting the cake

The talk was talked, the walk well and truly walked!

When we left, the night was still only young

We thank you Jane and Mike for giving us the opportunity to share in your special day and wish you all the very best for your future! Our next wedding will be at St Mark’s to capture Amy & Dylan’s special day.


May your future be bright as your special day !

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.