Posts Tagged ‘western australia’

With Kate and Danijel’s wedding coming in August. We decided to go visit her horse Spike at Serpentine and taken the beloved session together. With their wedding in Broome, WA. I can’t wait to be there photograph their wedding and it would be my last wedding job in Australia. I will be relocating back to Hong Kong and step away from the wedding scene for a while. For how long I do not know, but I will continue to photograph beloved sessions, landscape and special projects. I will definitely miss photograph weddings in Australia and one day I will return.

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September and October is the best season in Perth. Wild flowers and canola fields will bloom starting from north to south of Western Australia. Creating many pretty locations for photo sessions. The weather also gets warmer, allowing us to be more comfortable under the beautiful sunshine.
A short drive from Perth to Chittering only takes 90 minutes. The hilly scenic view is stunning. Along the Chittering hills, there are a few vineyards worth stopping by and plenty of big green fields with pretty backdrop to create the art piece.
Finding new locations outside of Perth is so much more fun than staying within the city. Vaneesa and Michael enjoyed the journey just as much as I did. They also had a chance to explore a bit more outside of Perth.

A few of my favorite portraits at Ning and Yang’s wedding in Queens Park, East Perth. It was a very sunny winter day and thus created these beautiful images.

Nell from South Africa and Jeremy from America. Two fun people got married in Perth under the perfect weather. Nell’s family travelled from Cape Town to attend the wonderful wedding. All of bridesmaid’s dresses were handmade by her mum from home, and they were perfect fit.
The ceremony was at Harold Boas Garden in West Perth. The place is surrounded with beautiful trees and water flows through the landscape. There were plenty of areas for location photos. Nell was so daring, jumping across to the rock in the water and across the water stream to get to some spots. All I could say was be careful and then press the shuttle button.

Mandurah is less than 2 hours from Perth. With the ceremony located near the water front. The groom and groomsmen cruised to the location in their own boat. I spent the half day capturing the bride and bridesmaids getting ready, the ceremony and on location photos with the couple and their party.


At the end of the day, the after sunset color in the sky matched perfectly with the purple color theme from the girls. The whole day from getting ready, to the ceremony and location photo session. I saw so much joy and laughters from the bridal and groom’s party. I could feel the bond and friendships between each individual. Blesses to Kendel and Jamie and their family and friends.

This was a wedding held in Fremantle near the Authur Head Reserve, which is just outside of Kailis Fish Market Cafe. It was a morning ceremony with breakfast at the reception. Simple and relax was the way Susan and Andrew wanted for their wedding. I fitted in perfectly with my journalistic photography style, capturing the event and the details of the day.

To end 2011, I went on a short road trip to New Norcia in Western Australia. The little town is the only monastic town in Australia and has buildings in a Spanish style of architecture. It’s certainly an interesting place for a visit. To get there, I drove through the beautiful Chittering region via Chittering Road. There are many citrus farms and a few vineyards along the way. So It’s worth to stop by and take some photos. Especially the hilly landscape is perfect for panorama photos.

Summer time is when the hays get harvested. So it’s easy to spot hays rolled up on the landscape. With the perfect lighting and scenery, you can always capture great pictures. The day was sunny with some clouds scattered across the sky. It was a perfect day for landscape photography. I always feel plain blue sky is boring on a photo. Clouds add texture and gives an image more dimension when looking at it.

When I got to New Norcia, it was 2pm and so I spent 3 hours to explore the town. I switched to my Mamiya 645 to capture the town on films. So I should post them when I get them processed and scanned. The purpose of this road trip was to capture some astronomy images and create a time lapse short clip of stars. I had to kill 3 hours somewhere, so I drove around the region for other photo opportunities.  With the hilly landscape, I could easily spot group of trees and sheep on the land. They are often picturesque and is impossible to leave the place without taking a shot.

The sky finally gets dark enough to photo astronomy. I realized there is a large space antenna near New Norcia. I knew it would be perfect with it on the foreground with stars exposing behind. However, it’s not for public access and I couldn’t find a better location to capture it from a distance. So I ended up at this open land with a tree as foreground. It wasn’t an easy night photographing astronomy. There were many bugs and mosquitos bothering and the place was pitch black. You have no idea what is around you that could attack you in the wild. That was the downside of being out alone taking astronomy images. The results were awesome though and I’m satisfied with the output. The next location is very likely to be at pinnacles in Jan, 2012. Looking forward to it.

New Norcia Star timelapse from Gary Wong on Vimeo.