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Wedding stories from around Adelaide, Australia and other places. Some personal photography and stories. Adelaide wedding photographer’s blog.

Lori Beth & Danny’s Old Clarendon Inn Wedding

Lori and Dan are a really genuine, sweet couple. Having Scottish heritage they opted for a hand-binding ritual (is ritual the right word!?) at their ceremony (held at the lawns of The Old Clarendon Inn). Danny is a musician and so serenaded Lori, with a song he wrote about her long ago, during the reception. Despite being quite a quiet couple, they (and their friends) had an awesome party which I was really lucky to be able to photograph. It started with Danny singing and went well into the night.

The staff at The Old Clarendon were also amongst the friendliest I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

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Top 3 Recommended Wedding Make-up Artists of Adelaide

Having photographed a lot of weddings around Adelaide I have worked with a plethora of make-up artists. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly (one make-up-zilla). The vast majority are awesome to work with and nearly all of my brides have been happy with their make-up.

These are my top 3 recommended make-up artists from Adelaide. These are the most professional, kindest and efficient make-up artists I’ve met:

Lauren Parkinson of belleZar Studio is at the forefront of style for wedding and fashion make-up (and Anita of belleZar also does a great job with hair):

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Tallora of Mobile Make-overs is award winning and the most efficient make-up artist I’ve met:
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Vicky of Make-up by Vicky is friendly, well experienced and talented:
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Honorable mention goes to my old uni friend Thi of Obsessed with beauty; she’s lovely and youthful, check out her website for some great make up ideas!

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Thank you and some of my favourite images from 2012

What a massive, busy year filled with awesome couples and a huge variety of weddingsI’m truly blessed to be involved in every wedding I am. I was able to shoot my first wedding overseas (in Okinawa, Japan) – I hope it’s not my last – I shot my first wedding photos on the beach and continued to shoot weddings all around Adelaide, the Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. My photography style is becoming more recognisable and the party booth has been going really well: I’m excited for what 2013 will bring. I’m already looking forward to a whole heap of exciting couples and new locations.

Thank you first to Aki – my partner in life and in business. You look after the kids when I’m gone from early morning til after midnight, you stay up late and spend hours of time and heaps of effort making the slideshows and you’re always coming up with new ideas. Most importantly for JCP though, you’re a rock – you’re great support when I have doubts, you never say no and you believe in us. Thanks also for sitting next to me now and keeping me company.

Thank you to my photographer assistants and second shooters – Brian, Ahmed of Shareef Photography, Allen of Nextposure, Jono of Jonathan VDK, Nicole Cordeiro and Kohei. It’s always a pleasure to have you along and you all put in massive efforts and put our customers first, I feel really lucky to have met you all.

Thank you to my family and friends who encourage and support us.

Thank you to our couples. You trust me to capture your day. You let me into your inner circle. And sometimes you make me cry. But you always enrich my life by letting me witness your commitment to each other. You also pay us, we appreciate that too! ๐Ÿ˜€

And lastly thank you to anyone I’ve ever met or haven’t met who has recommended our services to a friend. The vast majority of traffic to our site comes through searches for “Joel C Photography”. Even when I was ranked 3rd on google for “Adelaide Wedding Photographer”, more than 95% of people came from referrals.

And a few of my favourite images from 2012:

My favourite portrait of a groom, the lovely Shaz:

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Favourite portrait of a bride (this one was hard to pick), but I went with a simple and unphotoshopped portrait of Claire:

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Favourite silhouette (I do lots of silhouettes) – this one the sky isn’t particularly interesting and the buildings don’t add much, but Kana & Ryu had the most interesting shaped forms to me. Later at the reception they revealed their hair styles – both had a heart shape:

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Next up is my favourite cliche shot – I chose these as the lighting went in a direction I haven’t taken it before and I like the effect ๐Ÿ˜€

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My favourite emotional image – Jess’ parents just after her Dad walked her down the church aisle:

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My favourite fun shot – Wendy at Old Government House, Belair National Park:

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Favourite venue photo – Katie & Stephen’s K1 Winery wedding:

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And finally, my favourite first dance shot – this one was hard to choose but Tracy is just so happy in this one it’s my favourite:

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Thank you all once again. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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Tracy & Luke’s Sacred Heart Chapel & Festival Function Centre Wedding

Tracy & Luke exchanged vows at Sacred Heart College’s Chapel and held their reception at the Festival Function Centre.

The videographer on the day described them as the same person with different heads. I think they share a similar sense of humour and they were both about the same level of nervousness while preparing for the day, but Tracy’s side of the family was obviously the more talented dancers. Tracy & Luke were also both happy for the day to flow naturally – I truly believe this is the way to make the most of a wedding; I don’t think the day should be scripted or a production of the photographer.

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