JESS AND SCOTT | HUNTER VALLEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I was a month into running my own business when Jess emailed me. Her email was my first legitimate wedding enquiry - and it was 18 months in advance.

It's hard to explain what it felt like to have something like that drop in my inbox. After quitting my day job, selling our home and serving food for the better part of a year - my insides burned with excitement.

Anyone who has ever taken a risk that's paid off will know the feeling. I almost wish I could go back to those first few months, after setting up the business. Just remembering those initial emails coming through makes my heart beat faster.

In the time between Jess's email and her wedding, I shot a lot of weddings. Jess knew what she wanted and that's something I loved about getting to know her. She saw in my work from the very beginning, the images she wanted hanging on her walls for the rest of her life. And that's a humbling thought for me.

Last weekend, I drove to the Hunter Valley with Kesh and Roo. I left my family at the hotel and joined Jess and Scott's. I felt the togetherness, love and strength within their own families. It's a very beautiful thing.



35 comments:

  1. you know, even though I don't have a partner or any real desire to get married in the near future... I do know that you'd be my first choice of photographer whenever that time does eventuate. Just so stunning.

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  2. beautiful. i can't wait to get married now.

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  3. as always, beautiful. this is something special.

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  4. this post is gorgeous. absolutely wonderful job.

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  5. Gorgeous Tim... my favourite photo here is of the older couple having a little snuggle at the table, shot between the others at the table. So much joy captured in that moment... just beautiful.

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  6. Beautiful Tim. And kudos to Jess for seeing how great you are so early in the piece.

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  7. I dont know how you do it. Every time is the same, me sitting here being like 'what tha' 'Tim's a super human'. These are amazing.
    I also particularly love the one of the 2 golfers' feet side by side with the separator thing in the middle, and the one of the little boy licking the icing off the cake (:

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  8. My sister Jess has been talking about your photography for ages. You have been such an inspiration to her as a photographer and she was so excited to have you shooting her wedding. And she was right to be so excited. These photos are just beautiful. Thank you for capturing the essence of the day so perfectly. This is such a lovely reminder of a very special moment in Jess and Scott's life.

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  9. These are absolutely beautiful! I cant stop staring!

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  10. Such beautiful photos. You've captured the day so perfectly. I love the photo of the older couple. Still so in love. And that blonde kid is the cutest!

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  11. Rolling down the hill...gold! I always have a soft spot for the oldies too. And that little man and his sanga is just so precious. Such beautiful shots! Wishing you a lovely week :)

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  12. Shocked, again! These are so fantastic, Tim... truly. Stunning work.

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  13. Ha ha - that kid licking the baking! The bride is a very beautiful gal! Love the laid back nature of this wedding. Great work.

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  14. Hi Tim! new reader and follower! Your pictures are truly stunning! You really captured their love so well.

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  15. I really appreciate for your work. Please update this regulaly.

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  16. gorgeous, as always. i'd get married all over again just to have you shoot...you really are redefining the genre.

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  17. Beautiful, amazing work. So very good.

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  18. with your pictures i always feel i was at the wedding too...i really like the one with the bride standing behind her husband and the boy licking the sandwich on the table...and all the rest...
    this is peoples heritage, these photos, peoples inheritance for generations..thank you
    frances

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  19. you have this way of capturing all the moments at all the right times and it amazes me!!

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  20. they are the sweetest looking couple. so beautiful. great shots of this wedding! xo.

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  21. Timbo,

    I have tears. You know, this reminded me SO much of our wedding. Those shots of that beautiful little blonde haired boy, dashing through the chairs...eeep.

    Here come the tears...again.

    And you know, those emails and those beautiful souls that believe in you, when sometimes you yourself don't, well they just fill my heart with joy too.

    Thank you for these images, thank you for my images and thank you for showing me how it can be done.

    Big Love.

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  22. wonderful! i love them all, but my heart did a little flutter at the old(er) couple with the gentleman leaning into his wife! LOVE at its purest! you do what you do so well Tim! Never forget that feeling of taking a risk that paid off...you are an inspiration to so many x

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  23. Ah, so nice to see Jess on her wedding day, nice job mate

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  24. Amazing work, Tim! Just beautiful. I saw your feature in White magazine and it led me to check out your site.
    We're in those early days of getting-an-email-ooh-how-exciting-moments that you mentioned at the start of your post here. Your words resonated quite strongly. I'll keep checking your site. All the best for the future :)

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  26. love the picks! They came out gorgeous! I love you both and wish you all the happiness in the world! Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations and happiness and love always. Looking forward to more educative post like this!
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  27. All the pictures are so beautiful and the neckless is so gorgeous . Love to see the traditional wedding ceremony, the photographer reflects the emotions through this great photography. I love those black and white pictures. Really a great photography.

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  28. Where abouts was this wedding? Kind of looks like my ideal place...

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  29. Beautiful photos and a great wedding!! You guys looked amazing! Wedding Photographer Hunter Valley

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