I have known Alice and Cam for over ten years, they are practically family so when they asked me to do the flowers for their wedding I couldn’t help but say yes. My lack of any kind of floral experience didn’t faze these two and I felt so blessed to have been offered such an amazing opportunity.
With fun and frivolity of playing with pretty flowers comes a 3:30 am wake-up call, navigating through a labyrinth of flower stalls and wedding day chaos of organising flowers. In the end, it was all worth it and who knows what the future holds.
Here are just a few photos I took of the flowers amongst all the chaos and some other shots I took while I ran around like a crazy person.
Ever since I moved to Sydney I have wanted to try these delicious tarts from Bourke Street Bakery. Finally, after over a year I made the time to buy some and boy did they live up to my expectations. They were beautifully balanced (not sickly sweet) and they just look so damn good! It’s definitely worth a special trip just to get some of these tasty delights.
I was lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to photograph for The Life Style Edit in Surry Hills in Sydney. It was such an amazing experience to photograph these beautiful products in a studio space and the fact that I got to work and learn from some amazing and inspiring people is just the icing on the cake.
These are just a few shots from the beauty and home shoot styled by the incredible Heidi Albertiri, she is so amazing and watching her work is so inspiring.
Life can get so stressful sometimes and as you get older you really start to think about what you want for your future and this can become so overwhelming. The farm is an amazing place to melt away these stresses and worries and just take some time out for yourself.
One of my favourite things to do is walk around mums garden, I found this lonely little strawberry and had to photograph it and luckily I did because by the next day the birds and the bugs had taken it.
In addition to relaxing, I also made some homemade lamingtons, which I might add is a lot harder when you don’t have some of the mod cons and you also forget some ingredients and the closest shop is an hour away. They still, however, tasted delicious even after some creative solutions to missing ingredients.
Breakfast my favourite meal of the day, there is just something so wonderful about starting your day with a creative and delicious breakfast. On this day we ventured out to Bondi to feast on the delicious dishes from Porch and Parlour. The weather was sublime and the company was pretty good too.
One of the really hard things about moving to another city is leaving people you really care about behind. I often find myself missing people and places in Melbourne but I’m trying to forge new friendships and new favourite hangouts. Sometimes though you just can’t help but feel homesick and my friend Kate coming up from Melbourne for the weekend really helped make me feel better.
The fun part about people foreign to Sydney visiting is that you get to play tourist and thats exactly what we did, although the weather was less than favourable. We took a ferry to Manly, we explored the rocks and we walked over the bridge. Suffice it to say it was such a great weekend hanging with one of my favourite people.
As most of you know I recently moved to Sydney from Melbourne and I am really missing my old home. It had been far too long since I had gone back for a visit and man it felt good to be back. There are so many things I miss about Melbourne, the people, the coffee, the food and just how relaxed everyone is down there. This albeit quick trip down didn’t disappoint I just wish it could have lasted longer.
It is probably obvious by now that I am a bit of a wine nut, so of course moving to Sydney meant that we had to see what the Hunter Valley vineyards had to offer and they did not disappoint. It wasn’t just the wine that took us on this merry weekend away it was also a celebration for my dear friends 30th birthday. In my humble opinion there is nothing better than good wine, good food and great people.
Our first trip down to Tasmania was brief but is sure to be the first of many trips down. This particular trip was to surprise one of my nearest and dearest friends for her birthday, suffice it to say she had no idea and the surprise was amazing.
Tasmania was beautiful and breathtaking and although we didn’t see a lot it still made a huge impression. We took sunset walks along the beach, we visited the local wineries, we ate amazing food and just had fun with some of my favourite people.
Los Angeles was the last stop on our six week adventure in the United States, I can honestly say I was never really that interested in L.A but we figured we may as well see it. My favourite part of L.A was our hire car, it was a mustang, it was like a dream come true to be in this red stallion cruising around the city streets. Also the sunsets in L.A are insanely beautiful.