taking the field camera indoors

last year i wanted to create a portrait of my incredibly inspiring friend leigh tynan.   in my mind, the perfect backdrop for her was Klaus.  leigh is a powerhouse with the most exceptional style and refined taste... and design is her passion.  to honour the magnitude of her beauty and talent i chose to capture her with a 4x5 view camera.  a camera similar to what ansel adams used to photograph the vast landscapes of the american west.  the actual negative is about the size of your hand (well, my hand anyway).  

i am offering 4x5 portraits this year... if you are interested please enquire.    

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(and here is leigh's iphone view of me behind the 4x5 camera)

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a classic wedding at graydon hall manor

Katie & Tucker were married on a warm sunny day at the beautiful manor of graydon hall.  an idyllic setting for two light-hearted, warm and grounded people.  many laughs were shared throughout the day, and a few tears too.  the stunning flowers were created by Margaret of Wild Thyme.  the party, a roaring success... navigated by our own Piers from Third From the Sun.  

i am honoured to be photographing tucker's sisters wedding this year.  truly a gift to grow year after year with my couples and their families.  

Katie & Tucker's Wedding Team

venue:  Graydon Hall Manor

catering:  Couture Cuisine

florals:  Wild Thyme

music:  DJ Piers, Third From The Sun

photography:  Rebecca Wood

 

love in a backyard

peter & naomi's summer wedding fell on one of those rainy weekends we had so often this past year.  a stunning affair created by the talented karina lemke.  the backdrop was naomi's parents home... a quiet, secluded and intimate location.  mother nature's powerful personality tried to break through during speeches with rain pouring down on the tent... which only added to the incredible energy in the room.  sometimes these momentous natural events help to remind us to hold each other close and to make the very most of each day.  life is precious, love is all we need.