Jennifer Go Bridal - Wedding dress meets Bondi

Sometimes I have a photo in my head for years before it becomes a reality. Whenever I do the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk for Sculpture by the Sea, I can't help but think how great it would be to photograph a wedding dress on those beautiful cliffs. When I met Madi from Jennifer Go Bridal I knew it was time to make it happen. It just happened that Jennifer had come into the store that day for her wedding dress fitting. She jumped at the chance to spend the afternoon as a glamorous bride. No veils were lost in the making of this series thanks to Madi's fast reflexes.

Jennifer is seen wearing the ‘Aphrodite’ and ‘Lena’ gowns from Paddington based, Jennifer Go Bridal.

Centennial Park Engagement - Sam & Eddy

Exploring Centennial Park is always an adventure and when you add a fun loving couple into the mix, it only becomes better. We had a great afternoon of laughs as Sam and Eddy ran and danced in the golden hour light. We're all excited for their upcoming wedding in March!

Bondi, Sydney Engagement - Carmen & Daniel

The Bondi to Bronte coastal walk always delivers when I take a couple on an adventure. With the golden light pouring over the hill, waves crashing below and seaside air, it always delivers something special. I used to work with Carmen years ago as a graphic designer. It was so much fun to see her again looking so happy with Daniel.

Travel - Japan with the Hasselblad XPan camera

There’s a lot to like about Japan. The people are so polite and welcoming even when there's a language barrier. It's very safe and the food is delicious! In May 2017, I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks traveling with my girlfriend, Katie. We visited many places within the greater Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto regions.

Japan has a strong photography culture. It was bliss to walk through their beautiful land, camera in hand without drawing any attention or suspicion. I couldn’t help but have visions of the film Lost in Translation as I observed the famous Shibuya crossing. It's considered the busiest intersection in the world with up to 3,000 people crossing during the 2 minute intervals.

If you’re tired of exploring the busy streets, take a stroll over the Meiji Shrine walk. It’s hard to believe the beautiful forest walk is so close to the Harajuku district. The way Japan respectfully honours and interweaves their cultural history into their modern lifestyle is something to be admired.

We loved the deer in the Nara district. It's unbelievable how tame they have become. You can easily bribe their company with the deer crackers that are sold everywhere. When the sun begins to set and people start leaving the deer make a funny complaining noise.

Before I left Sydney, I spoke about my desire to shoot with a Hasselblad XPan camera on the photography podcast, Against the Grain. The following week my friend Rachael generously loaned me her XPan. I also took a Leica M2 with Kodak Tri-X black and white film and a Fuji X100S digital camera on my trip. Look out for a collection of those photographs on my blog soon.

Milk Beach Engagement - Natalie & Nathan

When I first heard from Nathan, I asked him how he proposed to Natalie. He told me it was at a little harbourside spot called Milk beach. I thought it would be romantic to meet them back there to watch the sunset. We braved the cold breeze and Sydney rewarded us with beautiful colours as the sky lit up with a warm orange to perfectly complement the cool blue ocean.

Blue Mountains Engagement - Holly & Lachlan

Late one afternoon Holly and Lachlan met me at Kings Tableland land to celebrate their engagement. We arrived to find the area closed for some commercial filming. Nevermind, I always have a backup plan so we drove to the end of the dirt track to find another epic Blue Mountains vista for their backdrop. It was an overcast day but after a while the sun burst through the clouds, showering everything briefly in some stunning golden light. It was the perfect end to a fun afternoon together running around the wilderness.

Connie Cao in St Kilda

On my last trip down to Melbourne, my friend Sutejo introduced me to Connie Cao. She's the talented girl behind the brand K is for Kani. We had a great time along the St Kilda boardwalk before we stopped for a late lunch. We took some casual portraits and she danced around in the wind. I love being by the beach and St Kilda is about as good as it gets in Melbourne city.