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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.

 

 

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

Meet Tabitha and Cody! They are one of the coolest couples I’ve had the pleasure to photograph this year in Perth. They’re just so into each other and you can tell that something about them just clicks. These two are meant to be, and I feel really lucky to be the one to photograph their love!

We started out the shoot in some pretty light and I gave these guys some time to be playful and do what they do best – have fun together. If there is one thing for certain, Cody loves making Tabitha laugh!

I love the drama to these shots in the Paperbarks. We are so lucky here in Perth to have such a beautiful city to photograph and also such stunning nature reserves that make for amazing backdrops like these.

On one of my many vintage shop adventures around Perth, I sourced this funky velvet chair. I brought it along for a few cute back-lit photographs. Don’t you love how the sun floods the trees in this golden light… Dreamy!

Tabitha wore the perfect outfit for this location. I loved the way that the layers in her dress imitate the trees.

This is another vintage find I love. So much colour and pop! Tabitha is such a beauty, she makes my job way too easy!

How cute are these two!

To a Canadian photographer like me, I am always awe-struck by the nature around here. To me these back drops look like they are straight out of Lord of the Rings! I loved the natural archway in this shot. Cody is actually an amazing dancer and he had a bit of fun twirling Tabs around!

I have a bit of a collection of what I like to call Granny Blankets. I absolutely adore them. Maybe it’s because beautiful handmade things just have soul or because it’s just a pretty piece from the past.  My adorable couple loved them too and look so cute together in these shots!

Wow, remember what I was saying about the beauty of the light in Perth! It’s so true. I just love when you find that perfect spot where you’re bathed in gold light.

Once the sun went down Tabitha and Cody ventured out to North Beach for a few gorgeous pre-wedding  photos. I truly believe in the importance of having engagement photos done. It’s such a great way to warm up and have some beautiful images of the two of you together before the wedding. No timeline to follow, just a fun date with your special person. What a great way to remember your time together before you tie the knot!

They had the beach all to themselves. The waves were crashing and the wind danced in Tabitha’s hair. They got to take in the beautiful view while being with that one love they couldn’t live without.

I am so thrilled to be shooting your gorgeous wedding at the Hilton this month. You both are so full of love for each other I’m very blessed to be chosen to document your wedding day!

With only days until George & Sorrell tie the knot I thought it’d be a great chance to share some of the best photos from their pre-wedding photo shoot…

As you’ll pick up right away, not only are these two a gorgeous couple, they’re also oozing with love, affection and a quirky humour.

They laugh together, tease one another (admittedly it was mainly George doing the teasing I think!), and cuddle with an easy comfort.

We did this photo shoot at a favourite location of ours – Star Swamp Reserve, not far from our studio in Sorrento.

For these next couple of photos I had invited George to visualize all the wonderful qualities and behaviours in Sorrell, as well as the moments they’ve shared during the course of their relationship that he loves to remember. Once he’d done that I invited him to open his eyes and share how he feels towards her just through that look…

And what a perfect look it is. Can’t you just feel the warmth and kindness in his eyes? I love capturing that wonderful expression in film.

The wildflowers were out and we go some cute shots of them teasing each other some more 🙂

And as it started to cool down George was very chivalrous and warmed Sorrell’s hands.

With 5 days left till their big day we’ll be sure to share some photos of that soon too.

Su and Ryan are another one of our favorite couples. They were a bit camera shy at first. But, they quickly warmed up to the session and took some truly beautiful engagement photos with us. As we went exploring together in Hyde Park and the surrounding neighbourhood, you could really feel the connection between these two. Su and Ryan have such a wonderful sense of adventure about them. Ryan drove his classic convertible right into the park and we were able to create some really amazing pre wedding images for them!

The energy level was high between our couple during the photo shoot. They have such a strong connection, you can really see the sparks flying in these sequences!

Ryan’s car was the perfect prop to use to spice up the shoot. Some of the best engagement photos we take come from using things from our couple’s lives that add a unique feel to our photographs.

Hyde Park on a summer’s day is the perfect setting to take some really romantic photos.

Su was happy to let us create this fun sequence across the street from the park. It never hurts to shake it up a little!

Thanks so much to our wonderful couple! Congrats’ Su and Ryan!

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