Katie Josh met through mutual friends whilst studying at university. They are both incredible humans and it was such a delight to photograph them both all day long. Katie is the sister of my fellow photographer friend, Alli Campbell. So I was incredibly honoured (and slightly nervous to be honest) to be the chosen local Bendigo photographer, to capture their day. Alli however, being Katie’s sister, took over the bridal getting ready photography side, allowing her to hang out with her gorgeous sister on her most important day, her wedding at Chateau Dore, Bendigo.
Their vision for their photography was natural and candid, capturing their loved ones and moments as they come. But first they were wanting to have a first look, giving them time together with just them and their two best friends (one of which brought them together). They had it all planned, to meet at the front of the Capital Theatre mid afternoon. For those who know Bendigo, know that the capital theatre is beautiful piece of architecture and makes an ideal spot for wedding photography. It was important to them to capture them within Bendigo, so we strolled along View St, went to Rosalind Park for a few wedding photographs with their best friends by their side, and finishing with the iconic wedding portraits out the back of Bendigo Art Gallery.
We were so blessed with the sunshine as we headed for the ceremony at Chateau Dore, in Bendigo. They decided to walk down the aisle together, into a beautiful secluded garden, where they were to take their vows to be husband and wife. It is so important to allow time to celebrate with friends and family after the ceremony, before being swept away for portraits. And with the sun shining, wine flowing, it really was the ultimate way to celebrate. As the sun set, the bonfire was lit and dinner laid, ready for the beginning of a wonderful evening of speeches, cake dancing and drinking .
Congratulations Katie and Josh. I wish you all the very best for your future together.