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Heysen Trail Part VI – Kings Beach to Inman Valley

Seven and a half years since I last walked the Heysen Trail. The book I’m following has aged, my trusty 100mm macro lens has aged, I’ve definitely aged! But it’s brilliant to be back at it again.

With a last look back at Kings Beach and the Bluff, we head inland towards farming countryside, but not before traversing some well-kept bush sites. The acacias are in full bloom, and everything seems to be flowering, hibbertias, eucalypts, rare orchids (didn’t stop to look for them). The birds were also numerous, heaps of rosellas, wrens, and other small birds I’m yet to ID. (Walked end of August 2020)

This time I walked with my son to Robinsons Hill campsite opposite Second Valley Forest (ForestrySA pine plantation), camped the night and headed to Inman Valley with my other son the next morning. The view at Robinsons Hill is spectacular, but the night is as windy as one would anticipate when looking at the site’s aspect.

The track is a steady uphill walk, but nothing too hard (Especially after spending the last few years “bush walking” up Japan’s mountains. The campsite and track itself is very well kept – Thank you to the Friends of Heysen Trail for your hard work!

Thanks also to my wife for driving the swag to the campsite and setting it up for us.

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Huey & Chi’s Mt Lofty House Wedding

Originally planning to be back in Adelaide to photograph weddings again in March to April, or Sept to November, when Huey contacted I couldn’t say no, and so flew back for her and Chi’s winter wedding at Mt Lofty House. Huey was a bridemaid at a previous wedding I was fortunate to photograph just over a year ago. At that wedding she left an impression on me – a hard worker, a mood setter, and beaming with positivity.

Chi and Huey’s wedding exceeded all expectations, it would be hard to find a nicer couple, and their families and friends are also the loveliest people. The day was filled with fun, smiles, and just the right amount of romance. Photographing couples from all walks of life and backgrounds is one of the most rewarding parts of being a wedding photographer – I feel so lucky to be able to witness wedding days celebrated filled with various cultural aspects and symbolic rituals.

I wish you all the happiness in married life Chi and Huey!

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Anthony & Stefania’s Mary MacKillop Chapel Wedding

A young, warm-hearted couple with great, fun loving friends and kind family. Stef and Anthony opted for non-traditional weddings photos, and were up for almost anything. They were tossing up between Morialta Conservation and the olive grove on East Tce in Adelaide, and due to time constraints went with the latter.

Thanks so much for having me along to capture the day, it was so nice to see so many smiles, just wish I could have stayed for the speeches!

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Alicia & Ken’s Glenelg Golf Course Wedding

Alicia & Ken’s wedding was my first on a golf course. When they first came to me, and said they were having a western style wedding but getting ready in the same house, I had to speak up. The traditional walk down the aisle, groom seeing his bride for the first time often makes for some of the most memorable photos of the wedding. And so thankfully they agreed to not see each other dressed up before the ceremony. Which was a challenge as they both prepared in their house with bridesmaids, groomsmen and both sets of parents around.

Alicia and Ken are a very warm, friendly couple – after our initial meeting this was confirmed at their engagement photo session at an Adelaide beach. They are also a really fun-loving couple, and after some emotional speeches, the dancing was non-stop until the end of the reception. It was really fun.

The wedding ceremony was held on the balcony at Glenelg Golf Course, and the reception was held in the function hall at the same location. Good luck with your wedding celebrations in Malaysia next year, Alicia and Ken!

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Ken & Alicia’s King’s Park Engagement Photoshoot

Lately I’ve been photographing and booking the weddings of a disproportionate amount of chemists, quite a few photographers, and my work seems to appeal particularly to Malaysian Australians. Ken falls into all three of these categories!

I think it’s always a bit more pressure when photographing a photographer, but Ken and Alicia are so natural together the session was really enjoyable. And they brought Cappuccino their ultra cute dog along.

I’ve been falling in love with black and white recently. The simplicity it adds to the final image, and the tones I find really appealing; must find some decent 120 film for my Hasselblad and bring it along to weddings :D.

Can’t wait to cover your wedding soon Ken and Alicia!

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