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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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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





Sydney Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony
Sydney Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony Photographer
Sydney Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony Photographer
Sydney Chinese Wedding Ceremony Photographer

Athol Hall Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Athol Hall Ashton park Wedding
Athol Hall Ashton park Wedding
Wedding at Athol Hall Ashton Park Mosman
Wedding at Athol Hall Ashton Park Mosman

Wedding at Athol Hall Ashton Park Mosman
Athol Hall Ashton Park Mosman Wedding Photography
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Athol Hall Wedding Photography

Athol Hall Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Athol Hall Wedding Ceremony
Athol Hall Wedding Ceremony

Wedding at Athol Hall

Wedding at Athol Hall
Wedding at Athol Hall
Wedding at Athol Hall
Wedding at Athol Hall
Wedding at Athol Hall

Bradleys Head Amphitheatre Wedding Photo
Mosman Wedding Photography
Bradleys Head Amphitheatre Wedding
Bradleys Head Amphitheatre Wedding Photo

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

Athol Hall Wedding Reception
Athol Hall Wedding Reception

Athol Hall Wedding Reception Speeches


Athol Hall Wedding Reception Speeches

Athol Hall Wedding Reception Speeches

Athol Hall Wedding Reception Speeches
Wedding at Athol Hall Mosman

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

Wedding at Athol Hall Ashton Park Cake cutting

Wedding at Athol Hall First Dance
Wedding at Athol Hall

Wedding at Athol Hall
Wedding at Athol Hall

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Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Boutique Hotel Wedding

April 14, 2018

A beautiful wedding this weekend at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Boutique Hotel Wedding. I started the morning photographing Shaun and his groomsmen getting ready at Ebenezer. Lauren and her bridesmaids was getting ready at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley. The outdoor civil wedding ceremony was at the Lakeside Lawn at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley. After the wedding ceremony we captured some photos around the area before heading to The Gazebo Reception.

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Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Boutique Hotel Wedding
Wedding at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley
Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Boutique Hotel Wedding
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Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Wedding Photo

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Wedding Photo
Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Wedding Photo
Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Wedding


Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Wedding Photo


Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Gazebo Wedding Reception
Wedding Reception at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley
Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Gazebo Wedding Reception

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Gazebo Wedding Reception


Wedding Reception at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley
Wedding Reception at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley


















Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Wedding Photographer
Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Wedding Photographer

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L’Aqua Wedding Reception and Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Ceremony

November 12, 2017

Another awesome photojournalistic wedding at L’Aqua Wedding Reception and Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Ceremony. The day started at Macquarie Park documenting the bridal preparations and also the asian wedding games and tea ceremony. 

The Catholic wedding ceremony was at the beautiful Monte Sant Angelo Chapel at North Sydney. Relaxed formals was captured at Lavender Bay before wedding to Cockle Bay Wharf for the wedding reception at L’Aqua in the Gold Room.

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L'Aqua Wedding Reception and Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Ceremony

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Wedding Photojournalism Photography

Asian Wedding Games

Asian Wedding Games

Sydney Documentary Wedding Photographer

Sydney Documentary Wedding Photographer

Vincent Lai Photography Award Winning Photographer
Vincent Lai Photography Award Winning Photographer

Wedding Photojournalism Photography
Sydney Wedding Tea Ceremony


Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Wedding Ceremony

L'Aqua Wedding Reception and Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Ceremony
Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Ceremony
Wedding at Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Ceremony



Wedding at Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Ceremony
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L'Aqua Wedding Reception and Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Ceremony



L'Aqua Wedding Reception and Monte Sant Angelo Chapel Ceremony


L'Aqua Wedding Reception
L'Aqua Wedding Reception Gold Room


L'Aqua Wedding Reception Cockle Bay Wharf

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Relaxed Documentary Country Wedding on a Private Property

January 27, 2017

I love these small relaxed documentary country wedding on a private property. It was great meeting Scott & Luci the first time on their wedding day. The whole wedding from ceremony to reception was all on their beautiful garden property. A marquee was setup for the outdoor wedding reception next to their huge barn. Slide McBride was the wedding band creating the live music entertainment. It was great working with Troy from Chumpy Films.

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Relaxed Documentary Country Wedding on a Private Property
Relaxed Documentary Country Weddings





Relaxed Documentary Weddings
Beautiful Bridal Gown


Wedding Photojournalism
Wedding Photojournalism Photography




Sydney Civil Wedding Ceremony


Civil Wedding Ceremony Photographer
Real unscripted Moments
Wedding Kiss

Married Husband and Wife




Country Wedding Photographer
Barn Country Wedding Photographer

Relaxed Documentary Country Wedding on a Private Property
Sydney Documentary Wedding Photographer
Sydney Wedding Photographer



Marquee Wedding Setup Styling
Marquee Wedding Setup Styling



Best Wedding Speech

I love photographing Laughter {the physiological response to humour}

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St Thomas Church North Sydney and Curzon Hall Wedding Reception

January 15, 2017

Anglican wedding ceremony at St Thomas Church North Sydney and Curzon Hall wedding reception, the day started at Meriton Service Apartments in North Sydney photographing the bride and groom wedding preparations. We also had a Chinese Tea Ceremony at the apartment before the official church ceremony. The church wedding ceremony was at St Thomas Anglican Church North Sydney. The photos and wedding reception was at Curzon Hall Marsfield. Thank you to Brendan for second shooting with me.

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Wedding Ceremony and Reception at View by Sydney

November 12, 2016

A beautiful lunch time Wedding Ceremony and Reception at View by Sydney. View by Sydney is a lovely venue with fantastic waterfront views of Sydney Harbour.  I started the day at Pier One  capturing the bride and bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done. Makeup was by Louise Antonjuk, which I have worked with before since I captured one of the Bridesmaids wedding in October 2015 and Louise was also the makeup artist. The civil wedding ceremony was just outside View by Sydney venue. After the civil wedding ceremony we walked around the wharf for some quick photos before heading back for the lunch time wedding reception at View by Sydney. Reception music was by We Play Records, really enjoy the music since they actually play real vinyl records.

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Wedding Ceremony and Reception at View by Sydney


Wedding Ceremony at View by Sydney
















Wedding Reception at View by Sydney



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Wedding Ceremony and Reception at View by Sydney

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We Play Records




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St Patrick’s Church Wedding and Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding Reception

October 22, 2016

It was perfect Sydney weather for a St Patrick’s Church wedding and Museum of Contemporary Art wedding reception this week. The documentary wedding day started at Adina Apartment Hotel at Surry Hill, the groom and his family was getting ready there. The bride, family and bridesmaids preparation was at Kogarah. The Catholic church wedding ceremony was at St Patrick’s Catholic Church – 20 Grosvenor St The Rocks. We captured some photos locally before heading to the Museum of Contemporary Art – MCA for the wedding reception.

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St Patrick's Church Wedding and Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding Reception
St Patrick's Church Wedding and Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding Reception
St Patrick's Church Wedding Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding Reception
St Patrick's Church Wedding and Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding Reception
St Patrick's Church Wedding


St Patrick's Church Wedding | Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding Reception


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St Patrick's Church Wedding and Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding Reception
MCA Wedding Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding Reception









Sydney Wedding Dance Party

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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 Wedding




































Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill






Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill


Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill




Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill




Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill
Holy Name of Mary Parish Hunters Hill