There was a time that I took every single wedding enquiry that came in to my inbox, and for which I was available. I just wanted to be out there shooting, and I really didn’t care where I was. If an enquiry came in for the middle of Sydney, which is a few hours from my place, it didn’t matter – I’d take it. In fact I really enjoy traveling to new places to shoot. What I’ve found over the years is that I can significantly reduce my own wedding-day stress levels by only accepting wedding bookings for venues that I’m interested in shooting at. And that’s how I ended up shooting this Jaspers Berry wedding. Ok, let me explain a bit more.
Why I prefer Southern Highlands weddings to Sydney weddings
For a Sydney CBD wedding, after driving 2 hours at the start of the day, I normally need to visit around five locations at least: bride prep, groom prep, a ceremony spot, at least one photo spot, then the reception. That’s five places I have to find parking, five extra drives I have to do once in the city, and five instances where I stress out majorly. In comparison, at this Jaspers Berry wedding, I drive around 45 minutes, parked my car, and didn’t even go near the car again until the end of the night.
I love you Sydney… but your weddings are just not for me. My heart is in the South Coast and Southern Highlands 🙂
And why I loved this Jaspers Berry wedding
Shaani and Tom are two of the loveliest, smiley-est people I’ve ever met. Their Jaspers Berry wedding was a relaxed, fun-filled day – more like a party, than a wedding. Jaspers is a wonderful venue with lots of hidden spots for photos; a gorgeous ceremony location, and a wonderful big old hall with fat wooden floorboards for your reception. You can get ready in the rooms at the property (they even have a salon for hair + makeup!), and all your guests mingle and eat canapés as you’re having photos.
If you’re planning a Jaspers Berry wedding and are looking for a photographer, I’d love to hear from you 🙂 If you’re planning a wedding somewhere on the South Coast, you might also want to check out this Mercure Gerringong wedding, or this Terrara House wedding.