A super hot and humid day in summer.... shooting on the coast hours out of Sydney.... and I'm heavily pregnant .. what could go wrong?!
Our sunset shoot took a turn (as the weather does quite a lot in Sydney) but instead we were able to capture some quite dramatic images as the wind picked up and a storm closed in.. as you may see in my work, I love working with the elements (messy hair is my friend) but the wonderful Cara from Trille Floral had a hard time battling the elements to move furniture down to the beach and keep everything on the table! It was one of her first shoots here in Sydney after she had moved from Canada and what an introduction! I hope that this gives future brides the confidence to know that even if you don't get the weather you hope for on your wedding day the images can still be amazing.. you just have to give in and laugh!
Thanks to such a wonderful team for all their hard, hard work on the day : Photography Love Note Photography | Florals & Styling Trille Floral | Calligraphy My Creative Space | Bridal Accessories Ephemere Bridal | Wedding Favours Maple Soaps | Cake Elisa Pie | Furniture Ashdown & Bee | Hair & Make-up Mijung Park | Wedding Gowns Gwendolynne | Model Emily Mazzotta
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One of our favourite weddings to date. Jeanie and Ardi shared such a romantic and happy day with us full of family and close friends. It was obvious that they are so loved and from the day we met we were excited to spend more time with them as they are such genuine and bubbly people. We were still buzzing from their fantastic day when we found out they were pregnant one week ahead of us. Happily we were able to catch up with them again to capture their maternity photos before both of us popped! It was such a pleasure to be able to capture these life memories for them on both occasions.
As I was driven from the airport and into town I could not believe in all my 20 years of travelling I had not stepped foot into the country next door.. it had been sitting here all along with this spectacular beauty and this was the first time I was seeing it! As beautiful as some of my favourite towns in Europe but with it's own charm, Queenstown won me over before I had even stepped off the plane (what a landing!). I recalled once seeing some stunning images of Queenstown taken by another photographer years ago and immediately I needed to know how they edited their photos as the colours were so beautiful (spoiler alert, they shot film of course) but then I came to realise it wasn't just the beauty of film photography creating these colours but the incredible light that bounces off the mountains in this area. Not only beautiful to the eye in person but also when my scans came back, here I could really see the pastel colours I had loved that day when looking at those images of Queenstown. I just have three more decisions to make now.. what size to print these images and where to hang them and when is the next time we can go back? I feel like seeing the town in Spring will be completely different and just as beautiful.
Wearing some of the most delicate and lovely lingerie and headpieces we created a story of light and dark, soft and gentle along with the more cheeky feline headpieces. Our main goal for this session was to showcase Fine Art Film Photography and present a Boudoir session that was beautiful, capturing some of the reflective emotions that a bride would have before getting dressed for her big day, along with the joy of playing dress ups and being completely glamorous, sexy and a little flamboyant for one special day.
Photographer: Love Note Photography | Stylist & Florals: Oak & Linden | Make up: Make Up Mode | Hair: Fabulous Hair Up | Headpieces: Viktoria Novak | Calligraphy: Written by Hand | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Jewellery: Samantha Wills | Models: Danielle & Julia from Wink Models | Veil & Bridal Gown: Roz la Kelin | Lingerie: Bridal Trousseau
On our way to capture a wedding in Thailand, (a country we had been to many times) I was eager to explore a new city this time. We decided to take the flights that sent us via Singapore, somewhere we had never been.. and just scratch the surface of this city with 24 hours to enjoy and take in as much as we could. It's pretty easy to see some of the common icons of the city when you head down to the stunning harbour.. but as usual we were interested in the culture and food we could find here. I had read about the many religions I would find here and this was immediately obvious as we took a stroll down the street and found both a temple and mosque coexisting in the same space. We hit up the famous Hainanese chicken rice where both locals and visitors were enjoying side by side. (Not pictured.. Singapore chilli crab cause let's be honest it doesn't photograph that well with greasy fingers!) We even managed to explore one of the newer areas with a beautiful beach we later learnt was man made. I sensed that there was a lot more to discover but the city was not going to reveal herself to people who were only giving her 24 hours.. I'm not sure when the time will come for us to visit next but we look forward to discovering more.. and heading back to those hawker stalls for some more chicken rice! L x
The clouds were gathering over Sydney again. This summer had been one full of hot soaking rain, unexpected lightening and booms of thunder. As we sat together with this beautiful woman getting ready : four woman discussing her new journey which will be starting in one week. The make up artist is a mother of 3, sharing stories, smiles and hugs. I listen quietly, thinking about the time when I will have my turn. I feel so privileged to be able to capture the emotions I see in front of me. SHE is so excited to be a mother for the first time. We head to a wild park in the middle of the city, the sky the most unusual colour as the storm starts closing in on us. I love to capture her happiness as she thinks about her precious one about to arrive and the wind starts stirring up. She hardly notices.. she’s in her own world...
Sydney Maternity Photographer Love Note Photography
Make up by Elizabeth Mizyed
Hair by Sharon Min for Make up Mode
Film Processing Richard Photo Lab
One of my favourite lovenotelovers sessions almost didn't happen. My idea was to capture some sweet images of our friends James & Lisa in the Hunter Valley where they had been living for almost 10 years before they relocated to Melbourne to start a new section of their life. On the morning we planned to shoot I woke up feeling terrible and really didn't think I would last the day... to make it even worse my dream of sunlit grapevines was dashed when grey clouds came over and rain started to fall. But in typical style these two pulled it together and made the whole session absolute fun. For those who know James he is one of the funniest guys I've met and has a whole stash of dad jokes and model poses - between each of these photos we were laughing our faces off. We even managed to sneak in a little Hunter Valley picnic & wine organised by the lovely Lisa as the rain cleared for a while. As we arrived at our final location the rain really poured down and by this stage we were deliriously laughing as we ran in the rain under the cover of the trees. A long hot shower and warm clothes once home made it a really lovely day.
Thank you to my lovely husband Nelson for second shooting with me - it's always better when we are together!
Film processing by Raw Digital & Film Lab
Jewellery by Stone & Gem The Label
Had to share with you today this absolutely spectacular floral crown Lina from Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling created for me to complete this gorgeous maternity session I shot at the end of last year. Isn't she a creative genius! We've had the pleasure of working together a few times and I have seen her whip up some beautiful bouquets on a shoot at the last minute and her wedding styling work is amazing. You would be a very lucky bride if you were able to snap her up for your wedding flowers - she is booking out fast for 2015!
Right now it seems to be baby season and we have been seeing a lot more maternity/ family sessions come through our doors. We are also filling up fast for the next few months so if you are interested in booking a session with us please contact us as soon as possible! Not only a beautiful memory for the future but a family session can make a great gift for other family members - grandparents wedding anniversaries, sending prints to family overseas or lovely prints for your own family photo wall. As these sessions run at a slower pace we focus on a fine art film style with our maternity and family sessions so they are perfect artwork for your wall. During the long summer hours we could even fit in a session after work for busy families - as the sun lowers the light is so beautiful and we can capture some really beautiful moments. We promise the sessions are quite painless and only take around 1-2 hours maximum - you'll be sitting with the photos in your hand before you know it!
Photo taken on Fuji 400h Pro film around sunset, developed by Richard Photo Lab
Super excited to have this AMAZING light filled shoot we worked on last year at Watson's Bay Hotel published on Style Me Pretty today! We had a fantastic team of creatives who worked hard to make something truly special!
Featured on : Style Me Pretty
Photographer : Love Note Photography
Second shooter: Made of Light
Film: I Make Films
Styling & Floristry: Oak & Linden
Art Director: Deahne Copeland
Bridal Gowns: Roz la Kelin
Make Up: Make Up Mode
Hair: Fabulous Hair Up
Headpieces: Viktoria Novak
Cocktail Board, Invitations & Stationary: The Print Fairy
Calligraphy: Written by Hand
Artist's Illustration (gift to Bride & Groom): Aaron Favaloro
Brides Jewellery: Paspaley Pearls
Bridesmaids dresses: Jadore Evening
Bridesmaids jewellery: Samantha Wills
Models: Wink Models
Green table & drinks stand: Contents Party and Home
Grooms Suit: Montagio
Grooms(man)s shoes: Aquila
Grooms wedding suit & Groomsman's suits: Zzena, Joe Black, Thomas Pink, Hardy Amies for David Jones
Brides(maid)s shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman for David Jones
Location: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
I'm so excited to finally be able to release the images from our incredible shoots for Roz la Kelin's 2015 Collection! If you are in Australia you will be seeing these images in Bride to Be Magazine and Modern Wedding Magazine this month ... In the USA you might have seen them larger than life at the Bridal Shows around the country and in New York. It was such a pleasure to collaborate with Roz on these images, we all spent a lot of time considering the hair, makeup, location and floral designs and when they all came together we were blown away at the result! Many thanks to Susan from Make up Mode, Paula from Fabulous Hair up and Lina from Chanele Rose Flowers for helping us create such dynamic images and bringing together our vision, also Centennial Parklands and Sydney Polo Club for the beautiful location.
A few months ago I was very happy to be asked by Modern Wedding Magazine to capture some images of Philip Carr's amazing styling for this beautiful wedding held at Quay Restaurant for their Styling Handbook. Watching him work behind the scenes like a well oiled machine, he combined the creative talents of Saskia Havekes from Grandiflora to create one of the most amazing floral displays I have seen with a cornucopia of cheese and Italian food, sweets and chocolates ... it was absolute torture trying to resist a bite! Seeing the sun set over Sydney and the lights twinkling as they came on around Sydney Harbour set the mood for one beautiful wedding reception.
Some say it's the most amazing bluebell wood in Australia. For me, it was a beautiful reminder of springtime in Europe. Milton House in Bowral was one of the most exquisite properties I have had the fortune to visit. From the cherry blossoms along the lane and in the restaurant, to the gorgeous vine covered pool house and the Bluebell Wood which included daffodils, tulips, snowdrops and magnolias. What privilege it was to work with such a talented team on Roz la Kelin's 2014 Pearl collection shoot.
Stunning gowns by : Roz la Kelin
Make up & Hair : Abbey Love
Model: Erica East
Video : A Story Films
Location: Milton Park Country House
A quiet moment in between photos for Roz la Kelin's Diamond range. I can't think of many places in Sydney where the city view is better than the Penthouse of the World Tower Apartments. We had almost a 360 degree view of the beautiful golden sunset flooding the city and suburbs; from the beaches to the mountains.
After growing up in Sydney and travelling to many places, it was amazing to be blown away by seeing the city from this viewpoint.
Shot on my Contax medium format film camera, Fuji film.
Processed by Richard Photo Lab.