leavin’, on a jet plane…

Now this I am excited about!! I’ve been talking about it for ages, and now, I’m locking it in and getting ready to pack my bags – it’s travel time! I will be photographing family portrait sessions in Adelaide in late 2012/early 2013. I’m just put the finishing touches on my exclusive Adelaide packages, so if you would like to be first in line to secure a spot when they are released later this week, drop me a line at rachel@rachelmeszaros.com.au.

With enough interest, I am looking at coming home via Melbourne, so if you are in Melbourne and interested in a session, let me know and I’ll add you to the waiting list!

I would also love to photograph a wedding in one of these gorgeous cities, so if you are planning a summer wedding in the southern cities, I’d love to hear from you!

Erin & Pat :: {wedding}

There was a busy calm filling the bride’s house, as we gathered and preparations began to turn a young girl in love, into a bride. My assistant and I waited outside as she wiggled into her dress, and then the fun began. We started with some casual portraits of the bride and her attendants, complete with a photo-bombing four legged family member. Behind me, I saw a red clad friend of Erin’s pause as I bent down to grab the shot I saw in my mind, and as I straightened, I heard a familiar voice greet me by name. I turned and looked again, and was startled to see a friend from mothers group in Inverell. A bride from Brisbane, being married in her home town of Armidale, and we had a mutual friend. Funny how small the world can be at times.

 

Not long after, we headed to St Mary & Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral to catch up with Pat, and wait for his beautiful bride. After a lovely ceremony, we emerged from the church to the peel of church bells, thanks to another wedding at the Anglican Cathedral just across the road. With photos around the lawns of Armidale’s UNE complete, we released the couple for some down time with the bridal party, before they rejoined the reception, held at Booloominbah, also at UNE. Despite only a distance of around 130km, I always forget how much colder Armidale can be, and now know that even a December wedding isn’t a guarantee of not needing a jacket in the evening. It must have been a shock for those who travelled from Far North Queensland…it was bad enough coming from Inverell!

 

These are a few of my favourites from the day – click on an image to see it larger (a slideshow is also available for veiwing at http://vimeo.com/rachelmeszaros/erinandpat ). Erin and Pat, congratulations again, thanks so much for having us.

 

Simon & Kim :: {engagement}

With the harvest complete, Kim and Simon were ready to hit the road and make the long trek from Kim’s hometown of Moree, to Wagga, where they now live. We’d been back and forth trying to get a time that worked for me to head out to Moree, but instead we decided to shoot their engagement session in Inverell. I’m really looking forward to photographing their wedding in Moree in January, they are such a sweet couple, and I am bursting with ideas for their photos!

 

Simon & Kim, it was lovely to catch up with you, enjoy your sneak peek!

 

Thia & Pete :: {wedding}

Cloudy, sunny, cloudy, sunny… The weather kept us guessing the whole way out to Moree, where we met the beautiful Lethia and her bridesmaids as they prepared for the ceremony. A whrlwind of activity, and everyone was dressed as we once more hit the road for the drive out to Garah. We caught up with Peter and the guys as they waited for the arrival of the bridal cars, before heading inside the church and watching as Lethia walked down the aisle on the arm of her very proud father. In the blink of an eye, the lovely ceremony was over, and we gathered outside for the family photos, with one eye cast skyward as the grey clouds threatened rain. As we loaded ourselves back in the car, and waited for the bridal party to lead the way to our location shoot, the first spots appeared on the windscreen. By the time we crossed the train tracks and left Garah behind us, the rain was pouring down. A few quick adjustments, and we found a nice dry spot to start the photos. Then as quickly as it came, the rain disappeared, and teh clouds gave way to bautiful blue sky.

 

They say it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day, though I’m sure this gorgeous pair won’t need it! Congratulations guys, it was a pleasure to hang out with you and be a part of your special day.

 

 

 

To veiw a slideshow from Peter & Lethia’s wedding, click here. And if you haven’t been over to the Facebook page, you might have missed the teaser images not included in this post.

So I lied…

…when I said in my initial teaser post from Jon and Ang’s wedding, that one of those images was my favourite wedding image.

 

*This* one is my favourite, with a late aternoon glow, and the beautiful Kings Plains Castle in the background:

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And I’m a bit partial to this one, from earlier in the day, when Ang’s dad came in while the girls were getting ready

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Ang & Jon :: Wedding

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of heading out to Kings Plains Castle between Inverell and Glen Innes, to photograph the wedding of Jon & Ang.  Beautiful weather, a great couple, a wonderful, intimate ceremony. All the elements for a perfect wedding.

 

Ang taking in the hub-bub below as she prepares for the ceremony

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An informal portrait of the beautiful bride

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A simple potrait of the newly-married couple

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A fun shot with the bridal party

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I think this one is one of my favourite wedding shots ever!

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Congratulations again, Jon & Ang. Your wedding was absolutely lovely, and it was an honour to be there to capture your special day.