KATE AND SIMON

'Just make sure you're back in time for my wedding,' Kate joked with me over email. I'd just told her the itinerary for our trip to the States and we both realised we had no room for delays or cancellations.

We flew home from Utah two days before Kate and Simon's wedding in McLaren Vale and the next day, with our body's still adjusting to the new time zone, we boarded our plane to Adelaide. We were properly tired but I was so grateful to be shooting again. We checked into our hotel and Kesh and Roo slept - immediately.

Kate's a wedding photographer - a really gifted one. She works on personal photography projects that are way cooler than mine and outside of her natural talents, she's one of the happiest people I've met. Simon designs buildings, working as an architect. He's super passionate about the outdoors. He climbs rocks (and harnessed me to the side of one on the morning of the wedding) and rides his bike all over the world.

I'm so grateful for the trust both Kate and Simon put in me. Wedding photos are a big deal and that's the way I treat them. When I shoot, I think about how I want these photos to be hanging on your walls for your whole life. The same way my Nan and Pop's wedding photos still hang on their walls - sixty two years after they were married.





















































































30 comments:

  1. I think this is your best ever Tim! Your growth as a photographer is truly inspiring. Absolutely stunning...you've captured their love.

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  2. Sublime Tim...I adore the colours used in this wedding and you have captured it perfectly as always. This particular winery happens to be a favourite place of mine too. Your blogs are the highlight of my blogger list :)

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  3. Tim, what exceptional talent you have.

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  4. Beautiful shoot, what a joyous couple. I actually have the dress that the bridesmaids are wearing- yay for modcloth!

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  5. love love love - the colours are just amazing and those black and whites are gorgeous :)

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  6. Seriously good, Tim. It's obvious you were feeling inspired after your holiday... really gorgeous x

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  7. This is EXACTLY what we wanted when we looked at your blog so many months ago and thought "He's the man for us". We are just so HAPPY you could make it - we're sorry you had to come back from all that glorious snow but we couldn't imagine anyone else being there behind the camera when we were in front. These will hang on our wall for years and years and exist not only in frames and on pages of an album, but in our hearts for as long as we both shall live. Thank you, Tim. And thank you to Kesh & Roo for sharing you with us for such a long day. I think you captured our families so well because yours is so precious too xx

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  8. Tim... Oh Tim. How do you manage to capture these photos that tug at our heartstrings like that.. They're so beautiful!

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  9. Amazing as always.
    It's not very often I look at a wedding and wished I had been there. But this looked like so much fun

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  10. Oh I;ve just read Kate's comment and it brought tears to my eyes. I imagine it would be a huge compliment for one photographer to be chosen by another photographer to shoot THE day in her life! These images are amazing and you should be very very proud of just how talented you are Mr Coulson xx

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  11. such a beautiful wedding full of happiness, colour, laughter and love. Tim I stoked that you have shot a wedding in my hood - awesomesauce, beautiful work congratz Kate and Simon x

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  12. You were put on this earth to capture these precious moments for others, (as well as to love Kesh and Roo with all your heart...clearly).
    Another awesome roll of photographed memories.

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  13. these are so, so, so beautiful. wow.

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  14. I am so in love with your photographs...I'm saving up my dollars so one day, if I'm lucky enough to get married I can have my special day photographed as beautifully as this couple.

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  15. These are some of the most beautiful wedding photographs I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing your talent on the internet! You are so gifted - keep being a rockstar!

    kylie.

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  16. I love all of their details, which you captured so immaculately. Such a beautiful wedding brimming with color and life!! Love.

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  17. ohmygoodness this is so full of life. love love love it.

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  18. These photos are so beautiful and natural! Congrats to Kate + Simon!

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  19. these are stunning! kate and simon seem like such bright, happy, fun-loving people. :)

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  20. What a beautiful and fun wedding! Your photos inspire me to no end, Tim.

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  21. oh wow wow wow. so bright and happy and beautiful.

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  22. Waouw! Magnifique, comme toujours... Je me marirais pour avoir des photos pareilles :)
    Géraldine*

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  23. Fantastic. Every single picture. Those details and lights...those emotions. Leaves me speachless! Gonna get married myself next year and this would be a dream

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  24. Hey Tim. I have a lot of faith in my daughters judgement and these comments I am reading above just serve to cement that faith.
    As for me, I think Kate chose the right photographer, and that photographer did an absolutely fantastic job of capturing the day. It was one of the most proud moments of my life to give Kate away to Simon, and every time I look at the pictures, I get a small leak at the corner of each eye.
    Thank you for doing such a wonderful job of it for Kate and Simon; not to mention all the other participants.
    Cheers.
    Mark Paneros (FOB)

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  25. i want to get married again so you can shoot the wedding! these are outstanding and i cannot believe you shot them jetlagged. you a superhero - as is Kesh.

    best, claire

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  26. Tim, I don't know much about photography and this is the first time I've come across you blog, but this is so good that I've had to bookmark it to my favourites! These photos are incredible, I keep scrolling up and down to look at this post all over again. I'm in awe of your talent and looking forward to your next posts.

    Flora x

    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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