Jason & Amelia | Ottimo House

A few weeks ago after shooting another fabulous wedding on Saturday my husband & I travelled down to Sydney for a Sunday wedding. Amelia & Jason first contacted me when good friends Alan & Tosha who had been at other weddings I had photographed at recommended me. After chatting on the phone a few times, plans changing due to Covid it was so good to finally meet Jason, Amelia & their family & friends.

This day flowed so easily from the boys getting ready to Amelia’s amazing parents house – for the getting ready pics I had one perfect day

Jason & Amelia were planning an indoor ceremony but decided with covid they wanted an outdoor ceremony. Having booked Ottimo house for their reception they decided to have it all in one place.

Ottimo house was incredible. I have never photographed there. But to have your ceremony, reception & photo locations all in one spot makes it very easy.

So after the ceremony & family pics we headed up the hill with the bridal party. I just love photographing a wedding with a big bridal party that love to have fun & get “amongst it”. We put on music & before we knew it the sun was setting & our photos were done.

This location & day was perfect as you will see by the pics. Jason & Amelia are just the most sweetest couple. Seeing them interact, laugh & pause for a moment to watch their first setting sun together as husband & wife was magical.

The reception was incredible full of life, laugh & culture. Great speeches & great dancing.

I had too many amazing pics to choose from so good luck in picking a fav. Thanks for asking me to be part of your special day.

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McLoughlin Family | Family portraits |Gunnedah

A few weeks ago I caught up with Mel & her little for the second part of their family shoot. I first photographed Mel & her extended family on December 25th for my holiday promotion. That day was a little different for their family shoot. we photographed over 40 people that day( just in their family). So when we did just her little family it was a little different. Both are important & great but I must admit getting to know a little family & all the kids individual personalities is exactly what I love.

All the boys got right into the photoshoot running around, wresting & joking. just awesome! The Mcloughlin family were up for anything. The shoot felt more like hanging out then working. So yes it left me smiling all evening.

Thanks guys for such a great shoot.

cheers Karissa xx

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Brown Family |Tamworth Newborn Photography

For a newborn family shoot in Tamworth you have a few options. A styled studio session where bub is usually wrapped up & more structured posed photos. Whilst I use to do these shoots a few years ago, this just isn’t me. You will see why below.

Brianna contacted me to book her newborn photoshoot in a few weeks before her second bub was born. She received a gift voucher from her closest friends- what a perfect gift!!! She was so excited & couldn’t wait for her shoot. Her & her fiance Mitch work & live on the family dairy farm. When we were chatting I said I don’t do studio newborn shoots. Rather if she was happy to, we would be photographing her little family outdoors where they live. As you will see this suited Brianna & Mitch perfectly. She also said that’s exactly what she wanted. & yes where they live was just perfect for this sort of shoot.

As soon as I arrived Mitch & Bri’s first son Brax got chatting to me. Telling me about his dog, the cats, the farm, his new brother & the thing he loved most- The cows!! Brax was incredible! he was able to tell me everything about the dairy cows on the farm, their names, who was who amongst all the cows & of course his favourite cow- This kid was a classic!! He also photographed perfectly!!

Huxley the newest addition to the Trickett family was just relaxed & slept through nearly the whole thing. But as you will also see this newborn is just so adorable! A huge thanks to Bri also she dressed everyone so perfectly.

I hope you guys enjoy these pics as much as I do!

Cheers Karissa

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Isaiah & Beth’s |Tamworth NSW Wedding Photographer

As a Tamworth NSW wedding photographer I just adore meeting couples like Isaiah & Beth. As soon as I met these guys I walked away thinking they were so special & their wedding will be too. As we chatted over coffee, they told me how it would be impossible for Isaiah’s parents to travel to Australia due to Covid.

Like so many covid weddings this year so many family & friends haven’t been able to make weddings. But this one really broke my heart. Isaiah sat there & told me how close he was to his mum & dad but also how special they were. Yes Isaiah & Beth did everything so his mum & dad could be present for this day. So 3am Texas time Isaiah’s family & friends watched & participated via zoom. As you will see I was also able to get a shot of both of them on screen at the same time.

The day was absolutely incredible.This was one special wedding. They were just so in love. They also have a strong faith in God & this was highlighted throughout their day. So many of their guests felt the same as them too. All united on one day.

The day was incredibly windy so instead of going straight to Tangaratta Vineyards I decided to take the bridal party to a more secluded location out of the wind. We then did last light at Tangaratta. Both locations were magical as you will see.

Working beside me for the day was Matt from Day one films. What a great team we made filming & photographing ideas together it was so easy & so relaxed. His video was also incredible! Thanks Matt

Thanks guys for an amazing day

cheers Karissa

Amazing hair & makeup –Plush Tamworth

Reception – Tangaratta Vineyard

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Heidi & Brent’s- Tamworth Wedding

Heidi & Brent’s Tamworth Wedding. What a day! What a couple! What a wedding!

Heidi & Brent had one crazy year due to Covid. Everything was planned perfectly & then covid hit in March. October was to be the new date but with border closures & many of their guests and bridal party not being able to make it, Brent & Heidi postponed again.
They were going to aim for a 2021 wedding. But at the end of September, I caught up with Heidi again & they decided November was their new date.
So November came around. With Heidi being able to use all her original vendors her day was perfect.

We started the day at “The Press 2340 for the boys photos. This place is just magical, incredible mood lighting & windows that seeped through the windows. Using a bit of off-camera flash to achieve an “epic” saloon grooms photograph.

Heidi has a good friend who has a gorgeous air bnb in calala. This place with white walls & great lighting made such a gorgeous place for the girls to get ready.
I always discuss their “getting ready” location as lighting can have such an impact of getting great images. So having a place like this was ideal.

Brent’s family farm in Calala was the location for their ceremony. All the guests travelled down to the centre of the property where the creek flowed through. Green grass, blue skies & the Tamworth mountains all in our background. Just spectacular!
For our location photos of course being right on the farm we didn’t have to travel far with paddocks, shed & crops all around us.

Brent & Heidi’s reception was at “The Mercure at Wests. What a location, what a venue. A gorgeous outdoor area where your guests can mingle & a huge reception room. The food was exquisite. Brent & his dad own Country Capital meats. So of course meat was going to feature heavily on all their courses. All their guests were in for such a treat with many courses of perfectly cooked & presented meats.
Heidi & Brent wanted the “same-day slideshow” which everyone just loved. Seeing images up from the day at the reception. A huge announcement by Brent during his speech was that they were expecting Twins!! At that point on the projector above we showed pictures of the two of them holding two jumpsuits. All their guests were over the moon.

For Heidi & Brent photos were important to them & they were happy to get a few extra photographs at their reception. When couples do this & sacrifice their precious time away from their reception & guests I am overjoyed & very thankful .But as you will see the results are so worth it. The Mercure is one incredible place!

the beer garden at The mecure Tamworth hotel as a couple hold each other under the fairy lights

I just adored shooting this wedding & getting to know Heidi & Brent. They are one truly special couple. Yes I do meet alot of gorgeous couples that have incredible weddings but this one has definitely left a huge smile in my heart.
Thanks guys for such a magical, incredible day. Cant wait for the twins to arrive!!

Celebrant- Carrie Frith

Flowers- Designer Bunches Tamworth

Reception- Mercure

Groomsmen photos- The Press 2340

Cake- Sweet Things by Sarah

Make Up- Pure bliss body and beauty

Girls Tans- Missie G’s

Hair- Jacinta Shumack

Brides Dress- Ferrari Formal wear

Groomsmen – Gazman Tamworth & Mavericks western wear

Groomsmen Hats- Marsh Carney Tamworth

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Joel & Jasmin | Tamworth Wedding|

A few weeks ago I photographed Joel & Jasmin for their wedding day. I have known Jasmin for years ever since her mum worked in the Kodak camera shop in Kmart Plaza Tamworth. Fast forward many years later & Jasmin meeting the man of her dreams I was asked to photograph their wedding.

Covid hasnt been easy on my couples wanting to get married. Jasmin & Joel patiently waited as restrictions eased. They decided to have a small wedding due to these restrictions & make the day about spending time with their very close friends & family.

They kept their original plans of their ceremony at The Tamworth Jockey Club but due to restrictions went to Corey’s function centre for their reception. This place, newly renovated looked incredible. As you will see amazing chandeliers hang from the ceiling. As soon as I seen these I knew this would make an incredible shot. The staff at Corey’s were incredible as we had to move a few tables to get this photograph thankyou!

Joel’s boss had a farm just outside of town so when they took me to show me this spot for location photographs I knew it would be incredible. Long grass, little country driveways, 100’s of photos spots all in one location.

The day was a freakishly cold day for a spring day but all the bridal party got amongst it & as you will see had so much fun! When a day happens like this I always say you have three things to keep you warm- alcohol, blankets ( which I pack for between photos pics) & each other!

I photographed Joel & Jasmin for an engagement shoot last year & just loved it. Here is one couple that are truly in-love & really appreciate what they have together. So photographing these guys for their wedding day was just one easy task. Just to see them their connection but with their closest friends & family was so memorable.

Cheers Karissa

Cake-whipped by Hayley

Flowers- Designer Bunches

Makeup- Amanda Louise

Ceremony Location- Tamworth Jockey Club

Celebrant- Donna

Wedding Reception- Connors by Corey

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Shania & Jay | Foster Wedding

A wedding in Foster at the beach is amazing but when you add in that you know the couples family & cant wait to party & photograph this cute couple it makes my wedding photography just that bit better.

I first met Shania & her family in Cambodia over 4 years when were were on a construction project together. Fast forward a few years Shania & her family all moved over to Cambodia. Since then her parents Mick & Kate have become such good friends.

Even though they lived in Siem Reap & I was in Phnom Penh we caught up when we could. Back in January this year Shania her family & Jay visited & stayed. I also knew Jay’s parents but really got to know them as a couple that week.

Fast forward through to covid when most Ex-pats have returned back to Australia I get a call from these guys saying they were engaged. Planning a wedding in Covid with so many restrictions has been insane! But as I know in Australia we have had it pretty good compared to the rest of the world.

So fast forward to Shania & Jay’s day. Their parents Kate & Mick & Gena & Tim put in so much work with their families. Having a marquee wedding reception on a good friend’s property, Pete & Jen not far from Seal rocks was the ideal location. Long golden grass, beautiful gardens & a cute vintage shed. They all put so much work into all the details which was just so beautiful.

We had endless locations in Foster & on our way to the farm. Too many locations being my biggest hassle on the day, so yes not really a hassle.

I just adore these photos. Such a range of locations from beach to tree-lined roadways, long golden incredible grass, funky vintage sheds to cliff on headlands. Yes I had the pick.

My mouth was so sore from smiling & laughing so much. Yes we had that much fun.The bridal party & all their guests were just relaxed & . Jay’s blue-steel after 400+ weddings I must say has trumped them all. Him & his groomsmen have totally nailed it.

Good luck in choosing a favourite, hense the amount of photos in this post!!

Cake -Tyasha Papadpoulos ( AMAZING!!)- Also another good mate from Cambo!

Hair -Cait Connolly

Maddison Hinckley @ Vanity Skin & Beauty

Cheers Karissa