Natalia and Matt | Wellington Island Bay & Botanic Gardens Wedding Photography | Boatshed Restaurant

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Long blog posts are hard work for a photographer. We’ve spent hours (usually 30+ for me) carefully processing, editing and lovingly choosing the moments of the day until we have a solid 300+ to hand over to the couple that we think reflects the love story they told on the day.

Then for a full blog post, we have to cull it down to anywhere between 30-100 image, and it’s so hard. How do we say this moment gets picked, but not that moment?

I know that I can’t always do this, and end up staring at the screen for a few moments in frustration before finally just choosing 3 or 4 that act as a sort of cover to the book.

So instead I’m going to try and throw the rules out of the window. Sneak peek, followed by full blog post? Not this time. I’m going to publish blog posts here and there. Out of order. A bit from this gorgeous reception, then a few from that beautiful ceremony, then later some more from getting ready.

For today’s, I’m posting a few slices of life. They’re simply moments that I liked. I’m holding out for the full blog post, which will come later, so for now, here’s some great moments from Matt and Natalia’s amazing sun filled day.

The part I loved the most was watching them laugh. Natalia’s laugh was especially contagious, she has this incredible giggle that just bubbles over and lights up the whole room. During their portraits I just stood back and photographed them interacting. This is how I always want to capture newly marrie couples; it’s about who they are, not how I pose them. And so I caught lots of laughter as they brimmed over with their love.

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  • Dale LempaFebruary 20, 2013 - 5:06 pm

    Wow! Remarkable use of light, and great posing.

  • Brian KraftFebruary 20, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    Love the high emotions portrayed in this wedding. The shot of the bride on the coast is amazing!

  • MercedesFebruary 20, 2013 - 10:54 pm

    I know why I love looking at your weddings. I’m partial to the warmth, the sun and the flare! That shot of her windblown skirt is beautiful! So are their sweet smiles. These are lovely 🙂

  • LenFebruary 20, 2013 - 11:19 pm

    I love the flair and your use of light. They look like the most adorabley loving couple! Love it!

  • Kelsie TaylorFebruary 21, 2013 - 1:17 am

    beautiful! such lovely light.

  • JeanFebruary 21, 2013 - 2:09 am

    So many great emotions here! Beautiful couple and images.

  • shariFebruary 21, 2013 - 2:14 am

    Mary, I’m such a fan of your work, but man you rock the sun fare so beautifully. I admit I lingered over that large black and white portrait of the bride too.

  • XantheFebruary 21, 2013 - 2:46 am

    Aaargh so cute! What a gorgeous couple – and you’re right, you can totally see the giggles happening naturally here. Beautiful work as always, Mary!

  • NaomiFebruary 21, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    goodness wow, mary. that black and white of her in the rocks is just so wonderful. really joyous work.

  • smallFebruary 21, 2013 - 9:24 pm

    SO pretty! I love the bw smooch photo on the beach! So many great moments!

  • BecFebruary 22, 2013 - 4:14 am

    Gorgeous couple and beautifully shot Mary. I love what you do with light, and the emotions of this wedding are nicely captured 🙂

  • Kathy SteeleFebruary 22, 2013 - 8:02 am

    Beautiful Natalia (not that I am at all biased). From the MOTB.

  • Serena SevertsonFebruary 23, 2013 - 4:43 am

    I’m loving the emotions shown throughout your imagery. So, so good!

  • adminFebruary 25, 2013 - 7:58 am

    I couldn’t agree more Kathy, and I’m not biased at all, Natalia looked phenomenal!!! She’s a supermodel 🙂

  • Sarah RomingerMarch 2, 2013 - 9:58 pm

    Love how your lighting in these is just so… perfect. =)

  • mathiasMarch 5, 2013 - 7:05 pm

    love the portraits on the rocks. real good!

  • Stephen ShefrinMarch 14, 2013 - 10:27 pm

    Love how bright and natural your pics are. Great work

  • Rob DodsworthApril 11, 2013 - 5:36 pm

    Am.az.ing! That BW portrait is simply outstanding…perfect light and capture!

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