Their parents remember Adam and Amber meeting as toddlers at the church their families both went to. Even then as they both attended the same school years later, it wasn’t until they were in their early 20’s that their paths crossed one New Years Eve. You’d think that was where they began dating but no, another few years down the track the stars aligned and Adam decided to ask Amber out for coffee and afterwards they soon became close friends.

It was just over a year later that Adam knelt on one knee and asked Amber to marry him and to spend the rest of her life by his side. Best friends. Lovers. Forever.

As they came to planning their wedding, it was always going to be an intimate family affair but Amber ambitiously decided to make her own dress. She was told she was crazy to attempt it but seeing her get into her gown on her wedding day was such a special moment that I know she’ll remember forever. You may remember the little chapel from a style shoot I was part of recently which Amber fell in love with at first site as they drove through Jarrahdale one day. Perfect for their little wedding!

Amber and Adam – Thank you so much for welcoming me into your lives! I was so thrilled to be part of your day and to have been there for those moments that have now become your favourite memories. Congratulations and I wish you all the best! xx

Wedding Gown: Made by the Bride // Makeup: Milla Makeup // Bridesmaids Gowns: Studio Collections // Ceremony Venue: St Pauls, Jarrahdale // Reception Venue: Millbrook Winery // Stationery: Minted // Photography: Angela Higgins

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More than any other season, autumn always makes me think of change. The environment around me is changing to make way for winter which makes way for spring. Its a constant circle where one cannot exist without the other. A reminder that change is necessary for growth and one element must become dormant to allow another to thrive.

It feels as though we only experience this particular seasonal change here in Perth for a short time before the trees are bare and last Saturday I photographed my last wedding for the season which was thick with autumn colour. I can’t wait to share it with you shortly and am excited for what these dormant months will bring for myself, my family and my business. Grant is training for a 2 week mountain bike ride of the Mundibiddi track which I know he’ll do amazing at while Ben trains for the World Duathlon Champs in October. Phoebe has started a new and super exciting job and I just signed up for the 12wbt. If our goals are anything to go by, come spring we will have lots to share.

For now, here is a quick peek at a beautiful wedding I photographed a couple of weeks ago at Sandalford which was certainly enjoying its autumn flourish.

Sandalford Winery Perth Wedding Photographer Angela Higgins

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At this time of year I have a lot of lovely albums pass through the studio as clients from 2014 finalise their orders. Recently I received Hayley and Glenn’s 8×8 Heirloom album from Cypress Albums which was jam packed full of goodness.

Most couples tend to go with a larger album of 12 or 10 inches however Hayley was sure she wanted an album but didn’t want anything too bulky or costly. She decided on something smaller at 8 inches with more pages and it turned out beautifully with gold embossing on the front of the natural linen cover. Before it was collected I remembered to take a few photographs to share it with you.

– MORE CYPRESS ALBUMS –

Angela Higgins Cypress Wedding Album
Angela Higgins Cypress Wedding Album
Angela Higgins Cypress Wedding Album
Angela Higgins Cypress Wedding Album
Angela Higgins Cypress Wedding Album
Angela Higgins Cypress Wedding Album

Dear Ben

Yesterday you turned 18. I’ve tried to remember back to when I first met you and my first impression I can recall was confidence. I have a vivid memory of you walking with your nose scrunched upwards and your teeth exposed with your head back, trying to keep your oversized sunglasses from falling off your face. I soon came to understand that if your dad was wearing sunglasses, you had to be too and that your happiest place to be in life was by your dad’s side.

Even in your now 6 foot frame, I can still see glimpses of the small boy you were. The little boy who always played in the dirt with his dad’s vintage toy cars for hours on end. The little boy who dreamed of being a champion triathlete since you first saw your Dad compete in one. The little boy who was never fully dressed without a hat, sunglasses and his favourite sports shirt (either West Coast Eagles, Leeds, or a triathlon souvenir) and newest pair of sneakers. Now as you wrestle with your dad and occasionally still try to sit on his lap for a hug, I know its because you still find happiness at his side.

Just as I said to your sister on her 18th birthday, I could not be prouder of you even if you were my biological son. Your dad and I have tried to raise you to be a man of integrity. A man who means what he says and is not just saying what people want to hear. A man that is strong in spirt, not only in his muscles. We have always wanted nothing but the best for you and perhaps our support of your sports is one of the biggest ways we’ve tried to do that. As your parents we’ve always believed that if it was within our means then we would make it happen for you and sometimes that meant lots of early morning starts to get you to training and other times forgoing our planned holiday to be able to buy you a new bike that you needed or by sending you to the best school we could. You will soon learn yourself that loving someone means sacrifice at times and honestly, we wouldn’t have done things any differently. I love that these opportunities have opened your mind to diversity in our world and that you know no boundaries. You are a champion athlete with the world at your fingertips and we will be cheering you on as you compete in the World Duathlon Championship this October.

When I think of your future, I see you in a role that is about building the human spirit up and encouraging others to achieve greatness. I see you using your strength to build other people up, not by breaking them down. Be bold Ben. Your name means strength and authority and it is my prayer for you that you use this strength to always see opportunities to stand up for the weak and help others when they fall.

Happy birthday Ben!

Ange

Shot on my Pentax K-1000 with Tri-x 400 film

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