Wedding Location: Ocean View Estates, Mt Mee
Date: 25th June 2022
Ocean View Estates Wedding Photography
Here at A Thousand Miles Photography, we love Ocean View Wedding Photography! It is such an amazing venue with so many beautiful photography locations! Add in a gorgeous couple, a fun wedding party, perfect weather and you have a wedding day like no other!
The day started with Shannon, the bride, and her ‘Bride Tribe’ in the Winemakers Cottage. Often at the start of a wedding day, the atmosphere can feel quite tense, but not here, not today! Everyone was very laid back and having fun! It’s the best way to be!
After a few hair and make up shots, Connor took me (the long way!) to see the Groom, Fergus, and his boys.
There is always more to photograph with the bride and her entourage (no offence boys!) so I headed back to see Shannon for the dress and final touch up shots!
I always love the pace of the getting ready photos; it’s like the calm before the storm of the ceremony and family photos! But a wedding day wouldn’t be a wedding day without a ceremony so I headed down to Ocean View Estate’s lakeside pagola, where the guests and the boys were waiting!
Happily (for me!) Fergus shed a tear or ten, and Shannon beamed the whole way through the ceremony. Whenever there are kids involved, I, too, tend to shed a tear or two, and it was no different today when Connor handed over the rings.
The weather and the light was perfect, so after a few family photos and a fun group shot (helped immeasurably by Sam of I am Celebrant Sam – https://www.facebook.com/iamcelebrantsam), we headed to Ocean View Estates secret area for some amazing bridal party photos!
It’s no secret that the bridal party wedding photos are my favourite part of the day! The earlier parts of the day can be quite tense at times but once the ceremony has finished, everyone relaxes, and I get to be creative and have a laugh in the process!
And then from the outdoors to the indoors! The wedding reception is where the party kicks in and everyone can finally relax! Ocean View Estates has an amazing reception room, with old vines on the walls, and a great space for guests to relax and have fun!
I am always big on details at a wedding reception and love capturing all of those little pieces of importance that may be forgotten in 20 years!
And so to the festivities! No wedding reception is complete without speeches, a cake cutting and a first dance!
And once the party ramped up and the dancing began, I headed home down the mountain, having had an amazing day once again and remembering why I adore my job!