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2020 Year in Review: from a Photographer’s Perspective

December 31, 2020

2020. The year a global pandemic took over the world, and threw the photography industry into strife. I’m sure we’re all sick of hearing the dreaded C word – Coronavirus / Covid – but in a 2020 Year in Review, it’s inevitable. In fact, in many ways the pandemic has taught us to better appreciate what we have and remember why it is we do what we do !

First of all:

Thank you to all the wonderful couples that I photographed this year.

Thank you to all the wedding vendors that I got to work side by side with this year. We are all in the same boat.

And a special thank you to the special group of photographers I called family. Thank you for your support.

Now, onto my 2020 Year in Review, all the highs and lows included.

2020 Year in Review: A timeline

Jan to mid-March 

Smooth sailing! The year was looking great with 15 weddings already under my belt. We were settling in to what looked to be another great year. While inklings of the novel coronavirus had begun making their way to Australia towards the end of this period, all the concerns seemed quite far away. As they say, ignorance is bliss.

Mid-March to July 

COVID hit. Heuston, we have a problem. All weddings were either cancelled or postponed to the end of the year or to 2021. If all goes well, it’s looking to be a very busy 2021 ! Small businesses were dealt some of the biggest blows of the pandemic. In the photography industry, the lack of weddings, studio closures and staff being stood down meant that photographers sought other types of work. The JobKeeper subsidy was key to keeping many small businesses afloat during this challenging time.

On a more positive note, while our industry is built on capturing others’ happiness, this time forced us all to slow down and appreciate our own. I went back to the basics, and remembered why I loved capturing moments through my cameras in the first place.

August to September

The bigger weddings remained postponed and only a few small intimate weddings continued. The pandemic still seemed quite insurmountable.

October to December

Things started getting back to normal. Finally ! Despite a few hiccups in recent weeks, things are looking up. It was energising getting back to doing what I love after a couple months of uncertainty.

2021 is looking to be a very busy year with over 50 weddings already booked.

2020 Year in Review: On a more personal note

On a more personal note, it was a year to stay positive and enjoy what we have.

Our end-of-year family holiday to Japan was cancelled due to travel restrictions and all the uncertainties around the world. While this was disappointing, it meant that we got to explore parts of Sydney and NSW that we hadn’t previously seen as a family, and appreciate our home state.

My son graduated from high school and completed his HSC this year. I’m super proud of him for getting into the course he was hoping to study at university. My daughter was offered an internship while studying full-time at university. She was later offered a permanent role with the company! Special thank you to my wifey for the mental support during the tough times when things went from Hero to Zero within a week.

This 2020 year in review sure wasn’t the kind of wrap-up I thought I’d be writing at the start of the year. Congratulations to all for weathering the storm this year. Through it all, 2020 strengthened communities and reminded us how challenges can help us better appreciate what we already have. Here’s hoping for a better 2021 !

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2020 Year in Review: from a photographer’s perspective

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Epic 2019 with Work and Personal Life

December 27, 2019

Epic 2019 with work and personal life. I photographed 60 weddings this year. If you follow me on my Instagram stories you would know I do my signature selfie at every wedding.

Thank you to all the amazing wedding couples and also Thank You too all the talented photographers I got to work with this year and getting to know their couples on the way as well.

Personally, It was a challenging year for me as well, major goals was ticked off with hard work and positivity.

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Athol Hall Wedding Ceremony and Reception

May 6, 2018

A beautiful lunch time Athol Hall Wedding Ceremony and Reception. Athol Hall Cafe and Function Centre is situated in Ashton Park, Mosman with spectacular views overlooking Sydney Harbour. The wedding day start early documenting the bridal hair and makeup at Lidcombe. There was also a small Chinese Tea Ceremony for the immediate family members. Bridal Hair and Makeup was by the wonderful Stella Lee. After the tea ceremony we headed to Ashton Park Mosman for the outdoor civil wedding ceremony. We captured some relaxed images around the area before heading to Athol Hall for the lunch reception.

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Athol Hall Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Stella Lee Wedding Hair and Makeup

Stella Lee Wedding Hair and Makeup





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Sydney Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony Photographer
Sydney Chinese Wedding Ceremony Photographer

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Athol Hall Ashton park Wedding
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Wedding at Athol Hall Ashton Park Mosman

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Athol Hall Wedding Photography

Athol Hall Wedding Ceremony and Reception
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Wedding at Athol Hall

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Bradleys Head Amphitheatre Wedding Photo
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Mosman Wedding Photographer
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Athol Hall Wedding Reception

Athol Hall Wedding Reception
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Athol Hall Wedding Reception Speeches

Athol Hall Wedding Reception Speeches
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Wedding at Athol Hall Mosman
Wedding at Athol Hall Mosman
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Wedding at Athol Hall

Wedding at Athol Hall
Wedding at Athol Hall

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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Clifton Gardens and Zest Waterfront Venues

October 7, 2017

A beautiful documentary wedding this weekend at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Clifton Gardens and Zest Waterfront Venues. I started the day at Northmead photographing the groom getting ready, before heading to West Pennant Hill to capture the bridal preparation. The catholic church wedding ceremony was at Blessed Sacrament Church at Mosman. After the ceremony we heading to a few locations around Mosman for photos before heading to the Zest Waterfront Venues for the wedding reception. 

Hair Stylist was byPaula @ www.fabuloushairup.com

Makeup Artist – Eloise Proust

Flowers – www.kashaya.com.au 

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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Clifton Gardens and Zest Waterfront Venues


Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Clifton Gardens and Zest Waterfront Venues

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Clifton Gardens


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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Clifton Gardens and Zest Waterfront Venues


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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Clifton Gardens and Zest Waterfront Venues

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Weddings at The Spit Zest Watefront


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The Spit Zest Watefront Wedding Reception

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Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill Wedding | The Tea Room QVB

May 28, 2016

An amazing wedding at Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill and the reception was at The Tea Room QVB. The day started with all the fun of Asian wedding games and then a tradition Chinese wedding tea ceremony. The beautiful church wedding ceremony was at Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill. The weather was not perfect, it was forecast for rain all day, lucky the rain stopped just after the ceremony which was perfect for some relaxed wedding portraits. The wedding reception was at The Tea Room QVB. Check out their prewedding session in January here.

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Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill


Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill




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Wedding

Sydney Wedding At The Boathouse Palm Beach

April 16, 2016

I love photographing documentary weddings, it was a beautiful and intimate Sydney Wedding at The Boathouse Palm Beach. Chris & Sarah booked me from UK via chatting over Skype. The wedding day started at Haberfield capturing some bridal preparations before heading to Palm Beach for the Civil wedding ceremony at The Boathouse Palm Beach. The wedding reception at The Boathouse was a cocktail reception with amazing food. It was great working with Sydney Marriage Celebrant Philip Holland.

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Sydney Wedding at The Boathouse Palm Beach







Sydney Wedding at The Boathouse Palm Beach




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Sydney Wedding at The Boathouse Palm Beach

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Long Reef Golf Club Collaroy Wedding | Civil Wedding Ceremony

November 28, 2010

Sunday 28th November 2010 – Not so perfect Sydney weather today. I started at Killarney Heights capturing the bridal hair and makeup. Makeup was by Memo Gallard (0410317440).The ceremony was at Long Reef Golf Club at Collaroy. Initially everything was setup outside but due to the weather it was quickly moved inside for the civil wedding ceremony. Civil Marriage Celebrant was Elizabeth Trevan. After the wedding ceremony we went to Collaroy beach to capture some simple formals in the rain. The dinner wedding reception was at the Long Reef Golf Club. The lovely wedding Flowers was supplied by Rosa’s Roses.

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