A cosmopolitan wedding for Jamey and Daniel
One of the most romantic notions for a wedding is getting married on an anniversary, and Jamey and Daniel did exactly that on 29 July, 2021 celebrating their time together by way of nuptials amongst close friends and family.
Even though July was recorded as Perth’s wettest month in over 40 years, we were extremely fortunate to not have rain on their special day – until we walked into the reception! There were, however, wind gusts of up to 70km p/h making it a bit tricky to take photographs outside but as the day panned out, we managed to get memorable pictures with some backup locations to ensure everyone was shielded from the wind.
Jamey’s preparations took place at the QT Hotel in Perth city, luxury boutique accommodation with designer style and a ‘mood’ in every room. When I got to the room, the bridesmaids were already having a great time as they got ready for the day ahead with hair and make-up done, silk dressing gowns on, and the abundant wine glasses flowing – but the most moving moment of the morning was Jamey’s dad walking in and seeing his daughter in her gown for the very first time. I simply couldn’t remove the lens from focusing on such an intimate father-daughter moment, and I’m glad I kept snapping away for Jamey to hold onto as keepsake pictures.
The bridesmaids also hadn’t seen Jamey in her gown yet, and they were just glowing with excitement when they walked back into the room to see her again. Bridal portraits were taken by the large window, and I absolutely love how they turned out against the lighting on offer.
My assistant photographer was at the groom’s apartment in Maylands taking pictures of his preparations, which consisted more of playing video games to relax than anything else! After having some fun pictures taken with the boys, it was time to don the tie and jacket, lace up the shoes, and take portraits before leaving for the ceremony.
Back at the QT Hotel, Jamey was getting ready to make her move towards the Perth Town Hall, but because it was within walking distance, she made it incredibly fun by waving to city-goers like she was the queen – and a queen she definitely was with her confidence, radiance and sparkling personality!
Daniel and his groomsmen were already waiting by the time the bride made her arrival, and she made a grand entrance with her father at her side, towards her husband-to-be. There was a smile on every face as the couple began their nuptials, and as I took photos every which way, I realised how great of a location Perth Town Hall was; so much room to walk around in to get at every possible angle, which is sometimes unheard of at enclosed venues like this.
It wasn’t long before Jamey and Daniel sealed their marriage with a kiss, a signing of the marriage papers, and a glorious walk back up the aisle hand-in-hand where all the guests followed and gave their congratulatory hugs and well wishes.
After guest and group shots with loved ones, it was time for the bridal party to head outside and start making their way to get the bride and groom’s favourite meal – McDonald’s! After scoring some food to settle rumbling tummies, we managed fantastic shots in the Perth CBD at the City of Perth Library where the architecture provided amazing lines in the background. Despite the wind (and the bridesmaids helping Jamey in the breeze), we all made our way back to the cars to head over to Elizabeth Quay. And can I just say, I absolutely love this location, and you can see why – the stunning city in the background, an incredible metropolitan feel to the images, and an abundance of space to have the freedom to do whatever we wanted.
Soon it was time to make the drive to Fremantle, where the graffitied wall of the old Wool Stores building provided colour and extra personality to this already vibrant newly wedded couple – and what a fun photoshoot this was! We found an abandoned shopping trolley, sprayed some champagne, and then Daniel did the Aussie ‘shoey’ much to everyone’s delight.
Our last location for the bridal shoot was Fremantle’s coastal ferris wheel, with the sun going down and dark clouds above us, we got a variety of daylight and night photos here and they turned out fantastic.
Jamey and Daniel’s reception was held at The Deck at Fremantle’s Little Creatures, a very relaxed and chilled space for everyone. As soon as the happy couple made their entrance, it was instant party time with applause, speeches, amazing food, great drinks, and getting down on the dance floor.
A sincere thank you to Jamey and Daniel for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day and photographing your memories to be cherished for years to come. I wish you both nothing but the best life has to offer, and hope your marriage is full of happiness, joy and long lasting memories of love.
Hair: Bek Price
Venue: The Deck at Little Creatures