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April 2009

Nicole & Julian

Avid South Sydney Rabbitos supporters Nicole and Julian married today. Sealing a romance that started 3 and half years ago at Uni where they met. The couple chose the amazing and spectacular Tumbling Waters Retreat at Stanwell Tops; about an hour’s easy drive south from Sydney. The facility oozes style and sophistication. Perched on the edge of the escarpment with uninterrupted views down to the Pacific Ocean; words cannot fully describe this venue. Ideal for smaller intimate weddings and receptions the magnificent sandstone and floor to ceiling glass structure provides an ambience that can only be described as world class. A unique wet edge reflecting pool cascades over the edge providing amazing photographic opportunities to the ocean beyond. I only wish I had more time to fully exploit the lighting and scenic opportunities found around the gardens and buildings. Nicole and Julian were lucky enough to have almost perfect light for their afternoon ceremony along with a spectacular sunset, followed in the early evening by a moon rise over the ocean. Thank you both so much for sharing your day with me, and allowing me to express my creativity by being such willing and co-operative subjects! The couple are leaving on an extended 5 week honeymoon covering New York & Europe. Special thanks must go to Sonja and Hannah from Tumbling Waters along with all the staff who provided not only excellent service; but also served the most tasteful, varied and exciting gourmet food I’ve had at a wedding. I recommend this venue to anyone, not just for weddings but also as a retreat & health spa. I can’t wait to work on their images! Follow this blog to be notified when their images will be available. I couldn’t wait to work on at least this image! This is just a sneak-peek at what is to come! Have a look at their wedding images here. Until next time, Kirahttp://www.artphotobykira.com.au/International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Bridal Portraiture. SWPPInternational Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Wedding Traditional. SWPP

Rita & Nikola

What an exhilarating day! Just got back after a very long day, and just loved being with this couple. We took their pre-wedding photos some time back and that really helped with the day. Nick was a bit nervous about his speech; but need not have been. Friend and videographer Raman from Arian Film Productions was there again. He is always a pleasure to work with. So many highlights of the day: Rita’s nephew’s [2 year old] cries of “No! No!” as Rita was placing the wedding ring on Nick’s hand, was perfect timing! Perhaps he didn’t want her to marry! ;>). But what a stunning Church: St Peter Chanel at Hunters Hill. The guys drove up in the meanest looking 1968 black Monaro I’ve seen. Of course, not to be outdone, Nikola’s ride was a black Ferrari! Rita, her gorgeous bridesmaids, junior bridesmaids [including my namesake – Kira] along with her cute 2 year old nephew, resplendent in his white tuxedo, and picture perfect flower girl; all came in cars supplied by Roll up in a Rolls. The kids got to ride in a convertible Morris 1000 no less! With location shots taken around Argyle street and Observatory Hill, the day flew past. Moving on to the Dockside at Darling Harbour the highlight of the reception was the spectacular Brazilian and Latin American performance staged by Hotbeat productions. Seriously: if you want to spice up your wedding – book this crowd. Hi energy entertainment, stunning dancers, exotic costumes and mid-blowing acrobatic dance in the capoeira style. Not to be outdone, young Kira [Rita’s 7 year old niece] sang to her Aunt and new Uncle to rapturous applause! The happy couple left by water taxi to stay overnight at the Park Hyatt before heading off in the morning [7am!] for an extended South East Asia honeymoon. I wish them all the very best and thank them for such a wonderful day! View their pre-wedding images here. View their wedding images here. Until next time, Kirahttp://www.artphotobykira.com.au/International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Bridal Portraiture. SWPPInternational Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Wedding Traditional. SWPP

Rebecca & Matthew

I had the priviledge to photograph this couple today. Long time friends, who decided to make their partnership more permanent, Rebecca was resplendent in a amazing gown that suited her figure, personality and style. Equally stylish in his top hat and tails, Matthew eagerly awaited his bride at St Martins in Waitara. What a beautiful church. It celebrates its centenery next year! Keeping with the style of the day; the couple then moved to Curzon Hall for more magnificent location shots and typical Curzon Hall sumptuous feast! I wish this wonderful couple all the best. I know there will be some extra special images of this wedding. Keep coming back to see when their images will be available. Their images are now available! Click here to view. Until next time, Kirahttp://www.artphotobykira.com.au/International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Bridal Portraiture. SWPPInternational Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Wedding Traditional. SWPP