I’m very excited to share our new wedding photography portfolio with you all. It’s 4 years in the making (yup, it’s been that long!). I’m really pleased with the result and would love to hear your thoughts.
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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
If you’d prefer, a wedding photography highlight of Andrew and Anna’s Quarry wedding click above!
Being wedding photographers in Perth, we always find ourselves surrounded by such beauty. Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to have such a beautiful landscape to play with. Anna and Andrew’s wedding featured a few of Perth’s prettiest photography spots! The stunning turquoise water at Scarborough Beach, the romantic dunes of City Beach, Perry Lakes and last but not least the spectacular Quarry Amphitheatre. We started off the day at Scarborough Beach’s Rendezvous Hotel. The girls were so excited to help Anna get into bride mode. They helped her transform into such an elegant bride.
The boys were having a relaxed time hanging out before the big event. Andrew was looking rather dapper and really looking forward to seeing his beautiful bride.
The wedding ceremony and wedding reception both took place at the Quarry Amphitheatre. As they entered, the guests were wowed by the uniqueness of this gorgeous location. It was the perfect spot for Anna and Andrew as they both work in the mining industry.
Such a beautiful look as Andrew sees his bride for the first time.
You can see that they were both so excited for this day and now to finally be married!
Their wedding ceremony was absolutely stunning. The lighting was soft and magical – just how we like it 🙂
We took the bridal limos, which consisted of classic Land Rovers and a Rolls Royce, down to Perry Lakes for some shots of the crew. The majestic trees really made for gorgeous light this time of day.
Andrew loves these classic Land Rovers, so to have them in the wedding photos was a very cool touch for them. He actually works on these classic cars to restore them to their once new condition.
This is one stunning couple, wouldn’t you agree!?
With sunset quickly approaching we captured these sunny shots of the bridal party and headed to City Beach to capture the last few moments of light. I’m glad we did because the soft clouds looked like painted feathers behind the sunset and felt very romantic.
As the sun went down the lights went up and the Quarry reception was in full swing. The way the lights played on the formations of rugged rock was simply magical. Being surrounded by rock made you feel as if you were indoors but with a sky of stars over head.
So lovely, I just love open air receptions!
Thanks to Anna and Andrew for having us along for one amazing day! We wish you all of the happiness in the world!
What an amazing, incredible, unbelievable few months we have had. We’ve been very busy photographing heaps of weddings and engagement shoots in Toronto and globetrotting to exotic destinations shooting some pretty unreal weddings (coming soon!) But that’s not all… We have also been photographing some fabulous styled shoots and our work has been published on such blogs as WedLuxe, Style Me Pretty and now Australia’s go to wedding blog for Aussie brides, Polka Dot Bride. Since we split our time between our Toronto, Canada and Perth, Australia studios we have the awesome opportunity to share our international work with our readers from both sides.
We loved working with Wedding Planner extraordinaire Crystal Adair-Benning from Distinct Occasions on this shoot. She is an amazing talent that dreamed up the concept for the photo shoot. Like us, Crystal divides her time between Toronto, Canada and Perth, Australia catering to the wedding seasons in both countries.
I have to say that this bridal session was a lot of hard work but equally as fun. The shoot was so inspirational! When we saw the concept come together it was some serious eye candy for us photographers.
The rugged Australian terrain was so beautiful to photograph. I love the way the trees twist and curl in the background. Perth’s landscapes are just phenomenal! We feel so blessed to get to live in such a beautiful place.
Crystal flew over to Bali and found these amazing little pieces in Ubud for the shoot. The Balinese umbrellas are so detailed and gorgeous and the little baskets and bowls were an amazing find. It makes me want to do a little shopping trip of my own 😉
Acscents Floral’s did the wedding flowers for this bridal session. They are absolutely amazing and this is why Dave and I chose them to do our flowers for our wedding last February at Cottesloe Civic Centre!! Val, the florist, has such a creative eye. She creates interesting designs, more like floral works of art. I love the design she created for this shoot. Gorgeous floral’s trailing out of this unique nautilus shell.
Isn’t the light in Perth, W.A. out of control! I love breezy, glowing images like this.
I love this Kuste VW Kombi we had the pleasure to photograph during the bridal session. Why not get creative with you wedding and drive your crew around in style in this sweet ride.
For it’s age, it was amazing that this vintage Kombi was so immaculate. It was like new and an amazing detail for our shoot. Sooo beachy chick. Doesn’t it just make you want to load it up with friends and have a bbq on the beach.
Thanks to all of our Perth wedding vendors that took part in this day full of fun, you guys are the best. A special thanks to Rosin from Alpha Models for our stunning model Anique.