2018 was a massive year for me. I was all up the east coast, from the Yarra Valley in Melbourne to Airlie Beach in North Queensland. Oh, and we had our second child, Elena.
Thank you to all my amazing couples! Here’s some wedding favs.
Two wonderful humans, the rain that came, then went away, the family who came together.
Married by: Kim Waddington
Hitched at: Bebe’s Farmhouse
Partied at: Coronation Hall
She wore: Made with Love Bridal
Rings by: Artisan Gems & Jewels
Hair by: Evalyn Parsons
Makeup by: Pure Nava
Flowers by: Unveiling Poppy
Planned and Styled by: Bebe’s Country Weddings
Cake by: The Cake Girl
Music by: Radio club band
“We read your whole story on your website, on the front page. All the way to the bottom. It really resonated with us.”
I first got to meet Ant and Luce at one of their favourite Chapel Street haunts, over dinner and cocktails. We’d Skyped, they’d booked me, but it wasn’t until then that we got to spend some time that I realised how excited they were to have me work with them. When you make things and people resonate with them, for me that’s what keeps me coming back.
This was their day.
“We are coming down the aisle together. With a swing band. Is that your kinda thing?”
HELL YES my dude.
I caught up with these guys a few months before the wedding, when I was down for another shoot in Melbourne. We had burgers and beers and hung out with their dog.
Here's the thing.
My couples tend to trust me, know me, so when I rock up on the day all their friends ask "so are you mates with the guys?"
I always have to reply “that I am now”.
I think this process is pretty unique to wedding photography, like, it's a strange mix of art, trust, technical, a pretty intimate access to people on an important day... and a little bit of luck and other special sauce. But that key element is the access. Making new relationships and new friends.
"Every single time I look through our wedding photos I get goosebumps, I laugh and I cry! Such an amazing day that was captured spectacularly by Morgs. His style of photography and the way he captures all of those special moments is second to none. We wanted wedding photos that were real, raw and captured the emotions of the day - this is exactly what we got.. We couldn't have dreamt of a better photographer. And aside from his extraordinary talents, he's great to hang out and have a beer with! If he's booked out for your wedding day, move the date of the wedding! He's seriously that good!!!"
Boxing Day, 2017.
Josh Withers and I get in a plane, as I recall, too early, and tried to check out a really sweet hipster instagrammable venue, but it was closed. So we went to the chemist instead and also got Starbucks. Because, Boxing Day isn't Boxing Day unless you engage in consumerism, right?!?
So, a pretty normal, beige start to the day.
Tom was waiting for us when we got to the chapel at Little Bay. A little nervous. The family trickled in and then Aleesha arrived.
And then this happened.