Location: Rainforest gardens, Mt Cotton
Date: 28th September 2019
If it wasn’t already evident from previous blog posts; I love what I do for a living! Especially when I get to spend the day with amazing people like Courtney and Aaron! What a fabulous day!
Rainforest Gardens Weddings
And what a perfect location! Rainforest Gardens in Mt Cotton is a truly amazing, self contained venue in the Redlands and is one of my favourite venues to photograph. The grounds are spectacular, the staff are awesome, and being self-contained, there is no reason to pack up and head off site for photos!
But first, the getting ready pics!
The atmosphere with Courtney and her bridesmaids was amazing – so laid back and relaxed, and being the only guy in the room made me the focus of their jokes:) A few drinks and a few photos (and a few tears!) later and I headed off to Rainforest gardens to pick on the boys!
Again the atmosphere was relaxed and upbeat, and the boys seemed pretty laid back. Until the car arrived!
With the bride’s arrival, it all gets real!
Yes there were tears and yes there were smiles, but all the best weddings have these! Happily Cassandra Bowles was on hand to officiate and keep everyone in check! Cass did an amazing job and was the perfect celebrant for Court and Aaron mixing up the sentiment with the humour:) You can check out her web page here: www.cassandrabowles.com
The ceremony is, of course, the most important part of the day and is always filled with emotion. I love hearing personal vows and seeing who will be the first to cry (spoiler: Courtney!)
And once the signing has been completed and the ceremony finalised, it is generally the photographers turn to take over! My time to shine! And Rainforest gardens has the perfect spot for a group photo, and the grounds are a stunning location for bridal party photography!
Oh, did I mention Rainforest Gardens has llamas? They have llamas 🙂
The best time of day for wedding photography is the Golden Hour; that last hour before the sun sets when everything looks warm and gorgeous and happily Rainforest Gardens has a spectacular hilltop lookout to watch the sunset on your most magical of days:)
And how to better a perfect afternoon? With a perfect evening! Bring on the reception!
And with Aaron’s speech drifting into the ether, my night was over. What a truly spectacular day in a truly spectacular location.
You can see our wedding photography packages here 🙂