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June 2009

APPA 2009 Results – GOLD!

Today the Canon Australian Professional Photographer Awards [APPA] concluded for 2009. Each entrant can only submit up to 4 images for judging; and the standards are very high. I am pleased to announce that I won 1 Gold, 1 Silver with Distinction and 1 Silver award! Until next time, Kira http://www.artphotobykira.com.au/ Wedding Photographer of Year 2009. NSW AIPP International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Bridal Portraiture. SWPP International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Wedding Traditional. SWPP

Debbie & Troy

Debbie, who was a bridesmaid at another client’s [Tania] wedding; married Troy today. And what is better than one ceremony? Two ceremonies! After getting ready on level 76 of Meriton tower at World Centre in the city; their first service was at the Armenian Church in Chatswood. Family came from all over, including Debbie’s parents from Tasmania, her brother from Canada and Tania repaid the favour by travelling from Townsville to be her bridesmaid. Royalty Weddings supplied the cars that carried everyone around. The weather was damp, but spirits were high! A quick trip to the Argyle Centre [courtesy of the manager] allowed us a moody location. Accompanied by good friend and videographer Paul with second camera Ben from Plint productions; we then moved onto Doltone house where the second ceremony was held in the Loft. Conveniently we then all moved into the adjacent function room for a wonderful meal, with music provided by Brown Sugar. Select Follow or subscribe via the options on the right to be informed when this blog is updated! Newsflash! Images ready and can be viewed here and even more here! Until next time, Kirahttp://www.artphotobykira.com.au/Wedding Photographer of Year 2009. NSW AIPPInternational Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Bridal Portraiture. SWPPInternational Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Wedding Traditional. SWPP

Melissa & Ian

Another great day: beautiful Sydney, beautiful weather; beautiful bride! Starting from her parents waterfront home in Birchgrove, I just knew this day would be special. Even the cold weather left us for the day! This bride travelled in style on Oceanos II from Worlds Greatest Harbour Cruises, courtesy of her father Mal; who had this vessel built 6 years ago and runs harbour cruises with his wife Vicky. Picked up from their home and taken to Quay restaurant at the Overseas Passenger terminal with its commanding, panoramic views over Sydney harbour; their stylish wedding was attended by two Grandmothers, both in their 90’s. Michael Teulon, Celebrant, of Sydney Marriage Celebrant presided over the ceremony. A quick location shot session followed around Campbell’s Cove and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Then the light just went magic! Oceanos II picked us up while I was able to take amazing photographs of this vibrant couple against glowing yellows and golds reflecting off the buildings around Circular Quay. Can’t wait to work on those images. Mal and his crew then cruised into Farm Cove so we could take more images of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge while the sun set. Then on to Doltone House for a great reception [as usual] in the Loft, where Frank from DJs Dance Machine kept the crowd entertained. The couple are honeymooning at Port Douglas, Far North Queensland. View the full set of Melissa’s images here. Until next time, Kirahttp://www.artphotobykira.com.au/Wedding Photographer of Year 2009. NSW AIPPInternational Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Bridal Portraiture. SWPPInternational Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Wedding Traditional. SWPP

Curzon Hall

Following on from my recent Blog about Tumbling Waters, I thought I would do one for a favourite location of mine: Curzon Hall at Marsfield. I have been fortunate to be the photographer of many weddings and receptions held at Curzon. I think it is truly unique in Sydney. It’s magnificent castle-like building, elegant grounds and traditional interiors make for great location shots. The light is typically good, and the breeze tends to swirl around the building creating free flowing images that accentuate a bridal gown. Highly recommended if you want a stylish wedding, location or reception right here in Sydney! See the full set of favourites here. Until next time, Kira http://www.artphotobykira.com.au/ Wedding Photographer of Year 2009. NSW AIPP International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Bridal Portraiture. SWPP International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – Wedding Traditional. SWPP