It has been a whirlwind since we returned from our trip to Paris earlier this month. It is strange how quickly things change and that those memories of us walking hand in hand along the Jardin de Tuileries have already become fainter in our minds. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that I love the power of a photograph so much that it succeeds where our memories fail.

We’ve had a grey and rainy week in Perth and it seemed fitting to accompany the weather with the sparseness of Paris in early Spring. I commented to a friend that Paris this time was totally different with the trees bare as it allowed us to see more of the city without the shelter of full trees. I have another post coming that is loaded with the vibrance of Paris in springtime but for now here are the bare bones of Paris awaiting the warmer weather and the bud of leaves to once again soften its landscape.

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Watching Shannon and Trudy become husband and wife earlier this month was about more than two people starting a new chapter in their lives. As they wed, their families and cultures merged and I was honoured to have been able to document these events on their first day as a married couple.

Many of my couples book me online and Trudy and Shannon also did so we didn’t actually meet until the day of the wedding but having corresponded online I felt like I knew them both already. I commented at one stage to Trudy that she was marrying into a family of huggers and she had to agree. Shannon’s family are always glad to see you and greet you with a warm hug. At the end of their wedding day my cheeks ached from smiling and my eyes had welled with tears more than once and it is a pleasure to relive the day all over again now.

Wedding Gown: Tuscany Bridal // Bridesmaids Gowns: ASOS // Makeup & Hair Artist: The Pretty Parlour // Florals: The Flowergirl // Cake Artist: Petite Cakes // Ceremony: Matilda Bay Reserve // Reception Venue: Royal Perth Yacht Club // Photography: Angela Higgins

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And we’re home!

The past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of baguettes, pain du chocolate, sightseeing, indulgent shopping and red wine and while I am still suffering a little jet lag I am glad to be home and now reminiscing on our trip. The last time we were in Paris it was the end of summer and this time we were on the cusp of spring. Most of the landscape was filled with bare branches every so often we’d come upon a tree just beginning to show its green leaves or still showing off its spring blossoms to remind us of the warmer weather to come.

I arrived home just in time to photograph Joanne and Brett’s wedding yesterday and was so inspired after having spent my time with my husband, exploring and photographing Paris. There will be plenty more photos to come but for now I’ll leave you with blue skies and the most magnificent view of the City of Love.

You are welcome to download this image in high resolution (perfect for your desktop) here as my gift to you. Merci!

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Image taken from the roof of the Galeries Layfaette with Fuji X100T

There are some relationships that start with a bang and others that slowly creep up on you to the point that you can’t remember life before. Before you were an “us”.

Perhaps it was this casualness of their meeting that neither could recall specifically that encouraged Adam to sweep Branka off her feet with a proposal that dreams are made of. Having skipped out of town on a mini holiday to Dubai, Adam explained one night that their dinner reservation had a change of plans. The restaurant was fully booked and he had to upgrade to a private table on the beach if they wanted to dine at the restaurant. Feeling like a new woman with her fresh manicure, Branka was more than ok with this idea and smiled at Adam.

Their tented dinner on the beach with the iconic Burj Al Arab in the background was worthy of all the dreams you might have of an elegant Arabian night under the stars. As they settled in Adam commented on Branka’s new nails and mentioned it was a wise idea considering the piece of jewellery he was about to present her with.

I was over the moon to have been welcomed into their lives to photograph their first day as husband and wife. We had an incredibly wet afternoon but there were moments when the sun peeked through the clouds and then in the final moments of daylight, we were greeted with a rainbow as we arrived to their reception. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Wedding Gown: Pallas Couture // Bridesmaids Gowns: Shieke // Makeup: Renata Jovev Makeup Artistry // Hair Stylist: Charlotte Pownall // Florals: Natural Art Flowers // Cake Artist: De La Rosa // Stationery: Nestle & Porter // Entertainment: Simply Entertainment // Reception Venue: Acqua Viva // Videography: Orriss Films // Photography: Angela Higgins

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  • such beautiful images angela! – you really captured Branka and Adam perfectly!ReplyCancel

It couldn’t have been a more perfect summers day than when Sarah and Matthew got married. On the lawn at the Old Brewery the music started and Matt’s heart leaped into his throat. By the time Sarah had appeared to walk those last few steps down the aisle, he was overcome with emotion and I later learned his sensitivity was a trait inherited from his father.

It is hard to photograph a wedding with tears in your eyes but I remember doing so as Sarah’s veil danced around in the wind as they said their vows. At the reception, Sarah and Matthew arranged for a caricature artist to do portraits of their guests instead of a bomboniere and it was such a hit with their guests.

Wedding Gown: Pronovias from Samantha Wynne Boutique // Bridesmaids Gowns: Unspoken // Makeup: Milla Makeup // Hair Stylist: Kayla Marshall // Florals: Katie Cooper Floral Design // Cake Artist: Cake Love Couture // Stationery: Simple Things Press // Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Old Brewery // Photography: Angela Higgins

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