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  • Perth Wedding Photographers

    Let's start by introducing ourselves... We are Dave & Charlotte. We're wedding & portrait photographers. Our passion is photographing the relationships between people just like you. We call this lifestyle photography. Often people arrive on our blog looking for wedding photography in Perth or surrounding area, but we also take on destination weddings around the world. Over the past couple of years we have photographed weddings in Toronto, India, Mexico, England, Barbados, Jamaica & St Martin to events closer to home, like Margaret River, Kalgoorlie and Broome.

    If you're newly engaged and in search of two fun loving, easy going wedding photographers, we're sure you'll love viewing our engagement & wedding photography portfolios. If you like what you see and want to find out more, please drop us a line and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

    We hope to meet you soon!

How much fun is the wedding planning process?! OK, I’ll admit,  it can be a bit overwhelming. But all of the possibilities are just so exciting. Do we want photos on the beach or an urban feel? What style do we want for our reception, sophisticated or simple and elegant? And the food, there must be amazing food!

What if we told you that at Salt on the Beach you can have it all! This gorgeous venue offers so much. Not to mention your guests will enjoy a stunning ocean view. We were lucky enough to be the featured photographers for the Salt on the Beach Open Evening and Wedding Show last week! If you’re considering a fabulous wedding location in North Fremantle, look no further. Salt on the Beach may be for you, it is a stunning locale to host your special day!

At the Salt on the Beach Open House, we had a great chance to photograph the venue and show off some of favourite wedding albums.

We really enjoyed chatting to the future couples and some of the other featured guests like Angela and Leah from Mitchell & Dent. This company specializes in beautiful paper wares, such as charming letterpress invites and unique thank you cards.

You can see there is a lot of possibility when it comes to Salt on the Beach in North Freo. All you need is your imagination to make your wedding day dream become a reality!

  • Monika - July 20, 2014 - 8:41 pm

    Looks great – we love Mitchell and Dent too. They are awesome :)ReplyCancel

When couples first get engaged there’s usually a pretty amazing few days where their heads are spinning. If you’ve been engaged I’m sure you can identify with this experience!

Recently I received a phone call from Liam. He told me he was planning a proposal to his girlfriend in Kings Park in a couple of weeks and wanted to not only have it captured discreetly, but also he wanted to organize an engagement session for the following day. What a cool idea right?!

We planned to start their shoot at UWA, but as we were driving down Mounts Bay Road we noticed that the Swan River was in full flood, almost completely covering the jetty out to the Blue Boathouse, so we had to pull over and start there instead! Doesn’t it look amazing?!

As you can see, Carly & Liam are a tall, sporty couple, so the idea of them running on water appealed to me. I love this next shot…

After a few more portraits we headed into Perth CBD and had a lot of fun walking the back alleys around King Street & Wolf Lane.

The chemistry between these guys is so obvious – one minute they’re rough housing, then their dancing the tango, only to turn around and be taking the mikey out of each other!  No matter what, they’re always having fun together.

Isn’t Carly’s look in this next photo amazing?

Love this next shot – one of my favourites from the session. It’s always really cool to have some shots that will sit on the couple’s wall as an architectural piece as well as a window into how they really feel towards each other.

We had some fun in some of the more rustic, grungy alleyways too… What do you think of this next photo with the role reversal?

Something that nearly always happens is that as a session goes on is that the couple settle into a quiet, happy zen state together. It’s always a privilege to see this and be able to create some more relaxed, sensitive portraits.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos – please leave your comments below – Let us know which is your favourite picture.

 

If you’re planning a wedding (or even thinking about planning a wedding in the near future;)) then this is a company well worth taking note of.

Touched By Angels are one of Perth’s very best wedding and event planning companies. Every time we’ve had the privilege to photograph a wedding they’ve designed we’re blown away by the creativity, attention to detail and incredible effort that every single member of the team puts in.

Recently Salli and her amazing team revamped and relaunched their website and we were honoured to be asked to create their team photo.

The shoot took place in the gorgeous Indiana Tea House. As the sun went down we created fun, relaxed portraits of each team member as well as the team shot.

To read more about their company click on the image to the right… We’re sure you’ll agree that they’ve created a fun place to find out about their team.

 

 

 

So excited to announce that Tabitha and Cody’s awesome wedding at Christ Church in Claremont and The Hilton in Perth has won Perth Bride of the Year. Perth Bride Magazine is one of Perth’s best resources for everything wedding. Tabitha and Cody had a gorgeous day and it was an absolute delight to be the one to create their wedding images for them.

 

 

  • evalys - July 6, 2013 - 10:14 am

    This images are incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Bali photographer - July 16, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    beautiful moments, beautiful place and a great photo, perfect.ReplyCancel

  • hermiliesmith - May 16, 2014 - 5:07 pm

    Nice click of the wedding couple and the services of photography you are providing totally great.I have really enjoyed this pic.ReplyCancel

This had to be one of the most difficult blog posts to put together. Reason being that there were way too many amazing images to choose from. I know right, good problem to have! Dave was off shooting this beautiful wedding at The Breakwater and I was with the gorgeous Tabitha and Cody at the Hilton.  I can’t believe that with just myself shooting, no second shooter, no assistant, there are almost 2,000 photographs from the wedding day! So much planning went into this wedding, beauty was everywhere! It made it really hard for me to put my camera down.

If you’ve been on the blog lately you’ll see the gorgeous engagement pre-wedding photo session of Tabitha and Cody! Well their big day finally arrived and it couldn’t have been more perfect! The days leading to the wedding were surprisingly ominous! Hail, thunderstorms and high winds! We were thrilled to hear the birds chirping and see the sun-shiney wedding day skies! The weather was a breezy 26 degrees and everyone was in high wedding spirits! What a gorgeous wedding we’re so lucky to share with you. If you’d like to sit back and just enjoy the images alone take a look at the slideshow link below. If you’d like to hear the story of their beautiful day, just keep reading:)

Click below for the slide show of the day!

We started off the sunny morning at Tabithas’ Mums gorgeous home in Applecross. What a perfect spot to start an amazing wedding day. The girls were all having the finishing touches done to their make-up when I arrived and was a great time to start the photography being picture ready. Tabitha and her girls looked absolutely stunning!

All of the details were ready for me to photograph and I got so excited with all of the cool locations I had to play with. The home was filled with interesting ornamental pieces. I loved the wedding shoes so found this cool golden tone chandelier to hang them from.

As the bridesmaids helped Tabitha into her gown you could feel the energy and the excitement. Tabitha looked so graceful and elegant, she has the beautiful porcelain skin and photographs beautifully.

I love this wedding photojournalistic moment. All of the girls hands helping Tabitha into her wedding gown and Tabitha waiting patiently. You can see the anticipation in her hands.

What a loving photograph, little wedding day moments like these are so sweet!

The decor was so beautiful, I felt like Alice in Wonderland having so many wedding photography locations at my finger tips. I loved this aqua velvet lounge, and purple velvet chair.

All of the layers of silk and tulle with just a touch of pink hue, makes this one of my favourite wedding gowns in recent memory! What a breathtaking design!

I love this image, the way the light skims the silk, it highlights all of the layers perfectly. I have to award Tabitha as one of the most beautiful brides I’ve ever seen!

I loved little photojournalistic moments like these. Her eyes peeking through the perfect piece of shade on her way to her wedding ceremony! So cute!

Cody and his boys were getting spiffy at the Hilton here in Perth. What a fine group of chaps. They were having a great time keeping each other laughing and looking forward to the big day ahead.

I loved these Ace cufflinks, they fan out just like playing cards, super cool groomsman idea.

To these three brothers, this day held a lot of meaning and it also meant a lot of fun. Family always knows how to make you smile.

As we entered Christ Church in Claremont, anticipation was everywhere. The pews were abuzz. When the breathtaking bridesmaids walked down the aisle in unison, it was perfection.

I love these smiles below, this moment has been something they’ve dreamed about for so long… now it’s finally here.

Such a beautiful stone church, Father Peter always has the most spiritually moving wedding ceremonies. It’s such a blessing to exchange wedding vows here.

I loved that Cody and Tabitha have a quirky sense of humour! So do I, it always makes for funny images and laughter all day!

Here they are!! Husband and Wife, I just love how you can feel their happiness in this shot!

This little stone church has such a classic feeling. This picture of them leaving the wedding ceremony is just magic.

After the family photography session, we traveled by Rolls Royce to our wedding photo locations. The newlyweds stole a quick kiss in the vintage car!

Tabitha and Cody have such a deep love for each other, I always know that the images I take will look amazing. Here is another favourite from the day.

When you are an animal lover, your pets are like family. I know my dog Fritzi is. Tab and Cody had to have a family photo of their dear fur babies! I have to say those are some adorable pups!

Ok, too many favourites… I adore this set of images below, what a stunning pair!

Now for some wedding party fun, multi-coloured Ray-Ban Wayfarer’s on everyone! Looking rad guys.

When you have a gorgeous wedding party like this, the photography easy. You guys are the best, thanks for being so willing!

This amazing tree, a Morton Bay Fig, looks like it’s from another world. It’s so ancient and grand and with the sun peeking through made a beautiful frame for the bridesmaids to hangout in.

These girls were so relaxed together, what a pretty picture they make!

Our next wedding photography location on the list was King St. and Wolf Lane. This little alley way had such an interesting texture and beautiful light.

Don’t these two just glow together?!

What a handsome groom, Cody knows how to rock a fedora!

Look at that expression and that dress! Tabitha did it all in style, she’s got her Betsy Johnson pumps under that gown!

Tabitha and Cody look like they belong on a movie poster, this shot by Louis Vuitton is very Sarah Jessica Parker.

The bridesmaids loved getting a giggle out of Cody. this wedding was full of fun moments all day!

Ohhh, another cute wedding photo. Tabitha loves Chanel so we did a playful shot in front.

After the wedding party photo session we left King St and headed to The Parmelia Hilton Hotel, here in Perth. The room was glowing with candles and golden chiavari chairs. Fluffy pink roses and peonies adorned the centerpieces. Pearls, silk and lace linens accented the elegant table tops. It was a dream to walk into.

Smiles from ear to ear as they entered their reception. Welcomed by their guests clapping and cheers!

Speeches are one of the most emotional parts of the wedding day. Moments of laughter and tears. These moments are very important to document. This look says it all.

A tearful yet sweet moment for Tabitha as she hears her sisters loving words.

Laughter and love as Cody gives his speech! Tabs and Cody are always amusing each other, it’s such a happy love!

The first dance was magical. Tabitha’s wedding dress floated on the dance floor like a cloud. She is so graceful. Cody looked dashing and you know he has all the love in the world for his girl.

Another photojournalistic fave of the bridal waltz. What a feeling of love. This is why I love my job so much and can’t imagine doing anything else in the world. Perfectly timed moments captured on camera. These little expressions mean so much to our couples and to us. I just love being able to express to them how their day felt through my lens.

In classic romance and style, what a way to end a perfect day. Wishing you both all of the love and happiness on your new journey together.


Wedding Ceremony: Christ Church, Claremont
Location Photography: Kings Park; Mounts Bay Rd & Wolf Lane / King St, Perth
Reception Venue: Parmelia Hilton Hotel, Perth, WA
Photography: Charlotte Biesse DaveAndCharlotte.com.au

DJ – Choice Entertainment
EMCEE – Neville Simmons Onyx Seminars
Zoe Wilson – Makeup Artist
Jessie Ash – Makeup Artist
Janelle Larosa – Hair
Bouquets – Sweet Floral
Cars – AAA Executive Limousines
Belle Classic Cars
Wedding Gown – Hobnob Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Studio Collections
Reception Decoration & Florals – Chandelabra
Photo Booth – Photo Favors
Suits – Ferrari Formal wear
Cake – Virginia Larsen Cakes

  • Jason Wood - December 10, 2012 - 4:32 pm

    This was one of the most enjoyable days of my life seeing two of my best friends getting married and the pictures have done it more than justice!! great photos!ReplyCancel

  • jennie watterson - December 10, 2012 - 5:45 pm

    This truly was a spectacular wedding…the bride, the dress…the groom, the hat…both gorgeous and surrounded by love…how beautifully you captured it all Charlotte…!ReplyCancel

  • Frances - December 10, 2012 - 10:34 pm

    Amazing photos as always! :) Absolutely love your work, Charlotte!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - December 13, 2012 - 10:46 pm

    Tabitha was a stunningly beautiful bride and Cody was so incredibly handsome…….what a gorgeous couple, what an amazing day! I traveled half way around the world from NY to share in this day and to celebrate Tabitha and Cody’s wedding. I was thrilled and honored to be there with them. It was truly a wonderful and very special wedding! The pictures captured the day and this beautiful coule perfectly! I hope the love and happiness of this day is with them all the days of their married lives!!ReplyCancel

  • Tabitha Steel - December 18, 2012 - 10:02 am

    Words cannot describe how special and magical this day was for me. My husband and I could not be more thrilled with these photos. Charlotte you are amazing and your passion for what you do was evident throughout the whole day, you did not stop working and made every moment so special and fun. There is not a better photographer in Perth you would be mad not to book Charlotte and Dave. These photos truly show the magic and love on our special day. Thank you CharlotteReplyCancel

  • Flirt Photography - December 24, 2012 - 3:55 am

    Charlotte!!!!!! Bravo! First the bridal portraits on the stairs and in the car took my breath away…but then the shots exiting the church?!?!?! Epic!!! What a fabulous couple – and so blessed to have you shoot their wedding <3ReplyCancel

  • Peter Adams - December 27, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    Love the Chanel picReplyCancel

  • kerri sharp - January 23, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    I was thrilled to be a part of Tabitha and Cody’s vision for their wedding! it was such a pleasure to create for them , from the gilt tassells on the pews to the stunning peonies that , teamed with the pink velvet chaise added a pop of colour to the Marie Antoinette style!Your photos captured every detail to such perfection. I’ll definitely be recommending you to my brides!!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria Todd - March 3, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    Hi Tabitha and Cody,
    I saw your photo in Saturdays West Australian – how stunning you guys are. Gerri and I would love to get in touch with you and your Mum again, but we can’t find your details. Can you please contact me.
    With Love from Vicki (Emily’s Mum)ReplyCancel

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