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Highlights from 2014

2014 is almost done.

It’s truly been a wonderful year.

Thank you to you all.

 

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James and Monica’s Sydney Wedding

 

Well what can I say, James and Monica’s wedding last Saturday was amazing to say the least.  Everybody was having so much fun dancing the night away, I just wanted to join in.  I do love being a wedding photographer though, but sometimes I wish I was a guest – this was one of those times.

Monica and James’s love story started when they first met at TAFE four years ago.  It was love at first sight for both of them and when James popped the question just over 12 months ago, they both couldn’t wait to start planning the rest of their lives together,  starting with their dream wedding and a new home in Bossley Park.

They chose L’Aqua Cockle Bay for the ceremony that was witnessed by over 100 guests, and the reception at Dockside Darling Room also at Cockle Bay that had stunning night views of Darling Harbour. The portrait shoot was at Observatory Hill and as you will see from the photos, Sydney couldn’t of put on a more perfect sunset.

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Second Shooter:  Belinda Walkom

Maid of Honour: Kristina Kicurkis

Best Man: Tim Liptak

Bridesmaids: Vanessa, Gabriella, Maddy, Natasha, Lauren and Bridget

Groomsmen: Daniel, Josh, Vladmir, David, Petar and Benjamin

Flower Girl:  Ivy

Ring Bearers: Nicholas and Jacob

Wedding dress by Akina Bridal Couture

Hair by T.B.A

Make-up by Monica’s friend

Ceremony: L’Aqua Cockle Bay

Reception: Dockside Cockle Bay

Cake by Cake Art Rouse Hill

Florist and Event Supplies: Events by Nadia

Videographer: MTW Productions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael & Nita’s Country Wedding

For months now I’ve been picturing myself photographing this wedding in the stunning landscapes of the Southern Highlands.  Nothing but green pastures, lushes vineyards and rolling hills that seem to go on forever and ever. Well last Saturday, all became reality and Nita and Michael were married during a beautiful ceremony at Silos Estate in the quaint country town of Berry, NSW.

Despite the overcast skies and the threat of rain, the day shined with happiness for everyone especially Nita and Michael and their five children. The ceremony was very much a family affair with Nita’s children Jacob, Gabriel and Xavier and Michael’s children Grace and Hannah all being part of the nuptials.

After the ceremony and family portraits, I whisked Nita and Michael away to the vineyards for some alone time.  We finished just before the last light and shortly afterwards Nita and Michael joined their guests at the reception where Michael played the ukulele and sang a beautiful duet with his daughter Grace.  Celebrations continued late in to the night at the Berry Hotel – by that stage I was tucked up in bed, it was a very long day.

I would also like to mention here how honoured I felt when Nita and Michael asked me to photograph their wedding day.  I first met Michael at his brother Ross’s wedding five years ago, and again at this other brother Scott’s wedding three years ago.  I jokingly said to Michael back then that I would have to complete the Boogaard brothers and when it was his turn I must be the photographer.

To Nita and Michael, I don’t think there has been a wedding where I have witnessed so much love and respect expressed for one another and family.  It was such an incredible thing to be part of – thank you.

 

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Wedding Cake is homemade,  cheese supplied by Woombye Cheese Company

Hair & Make-up by Pure Hair & Beauty

Flowers by Helen Howarth

 

 

 

 

 

 

James & Monii Pre-Wedding Shoot at Bicentennial Park

I spent a gorgeous afternoon with James and Mon on Sunday at Bicentennial Park.  Despite the weather being a little chilly and threatening rain, James and Mon snuggled up together to keep warm which made for some great shots.

These two love birds are so much in love and it was such a pleasure to be able to capture some lovely memories for them both.  And I get to do it all over again in July on their wedding day…can’t wait!

 

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Wedding of Cheyne + Lisa | Fiji

All I can say is WOW, what a wedding!

Cheyne and Lisa exhanged vows in front of 90 friends and relatives from Australia for their beautiful destination wedding in Fiji.  It is obvious by the number of guests that flew over that Cheyne and Lisa are very much loved.  I also love them as I got to go to Fiji and photograph a gorgeous wedding for an amazing couple…I am ever so grateful.

The ceremony took place in Paradise Chapel at the Sheraton Fiji Resort.  With the vows exchanged and the song ‘Alive’ by Empire of the Sun playing in the background, it was time for the bridal party portraits nearby in the stunning grounds of both the Westin and Sheraton Resorts.  After battling the tropical heat and some strong winds, there was a very warm welcome at the Flying Fish Restaurant where everyone enjoyed fine dining, cocktails and live music that continued late into the night.

It was such a pleasure to photograph your wedding Cheyne and Lisa, and from the bottom of my heart…thank you.  xx

 

 

 

 

Location.  Paradise Chapel, Sheraton Fiji Resort

Reception.  Flying Fish Restaurant, Sheraton Fiji Resort

Hair/Make-up.  Sarah Henderson

Maid of Honour.  Sarah Henderson

Bridesmaid.  Danielle Henderson + Nikki Henderson

Best Man.  Gavin Miller

Groomsmen.  Brad Miller + Julian Miller

Page Boys.  Ollie + Lachie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cassidy Girls

I had the pleasure of photographing the Cassidy girls yesterday afternoon. WOW.

With beautiful golden light and four gorgeous subjects, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect shoot.  You girls rocked!  and Yes Vicki, even you 😉

 

Wedding Styling and Photography Package Giveaway

THIS COMPETITION HAS FINISHED.  THE WINNER IS AMANDA MOWBRAY

The very generous Kath Ellis Photography and Honey Lane Event Hire and Stylist are offering one lucky couple the opportunity to win a complete Wedding Styling and Photography Package valued at $4700.

This fantastic giveaway includes:

  • 8 hours of Photography
  • a DVD of all edited images, and
  • a private password-protected online gallery
  • 3-4 face to face style consultations to determine the theme, colour choices and styling details for your wedding
  • A personalised mood board and a full style proposal outlining every detail of your big day
  • Access to all Honey Lane’s beautiful hire items at no extra cost
  • On the day set up of your ceremony and reception


To enter, simply email info@kathellisphotography.com.au and describe, in 25 words or less, ‘What makes your wedding unique?’.  Please include your wedding date and venue,  so we can check availability.
    
                             

Terms and Conditions

  • The winner will be chosen by Kath Ellis Photography and Honey Lane.
  • The winner will be notified by email.
  • Prize needs to be booked within one month of winning.  
  • If no contact is made within one month, the prize will be reallocated to another contestant.
  • Prize must be redeemed for a wedding within 18 months of winning.
  • This prize is not redeemable for cash.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner.
  • No late entries will be considered.
  • Total value of prize is Kath Ellis Photography $2,500 AND Honey Lane total value $2,200.
  • Entry is open to Australian residents only.
  • Clients with an existing booking are NOT eligible to enter the competition.
  • If the winner’s wedding takes place at a location more than 100kms from Sydney, NSW, the winner must pay travel and accommodation costs.
  • Competition closes midnight on the 2nd September, 2013

 

 



Newborn Max | 9 days old

Meet Max (or should I say mini Ross) – the spitting image of his daddy and he even arrived on this daddy’s birthday too.

OK, we like our newborns to be fast asleep during the session so we can achieve those nice curly sleepy poses that we all adore. But Max had other ideas, and preferred to be awake, WIDE awake – for the majority of the session I might add.

Not letting that deter us, we soldiered on and eventually Max did rest his eyes and working quickly we got some amazing shots.

Congratulations Nicole and Ross, he’s absolutely beautiful.  And because of all that newborn cuteness,  your Mum Nicole and I forgive you for not sleeping.

Photo-a-day 2013 | Day 7

Catching up on some sleep.  Poor Rhys is recovering from a gastro virus.

Photo-a-day 2013 | Day 6

Modelling her new dress

 

 

 

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