Ballara ReceptionI really like the excitement in this photo.
Many visits to Ballara reception centre have always been a good experience and I would gladly work there again. It is located at 1435 Main Road Eltham, it is an easy drive from Melbourne, it has lots of parking, the staff are very professional, and the drinks come out fast. The last two times I was at Ballara, it has been extremely hot, recently 39 and windy at lunch time. On such a day I feel like I have some aces up my sleeve, knowing there is lots of shade around the lake, and that if the chapel is empty it stays very cool on account of the high ceiling.This last look between father and bride say’s so much about their relationship. Only they will fully appreciate what this glance means. Dad give away some advice before giving his daughter away
To the far left is our reception coordinator who was fast, attentive, polite and happy.They both look like they are enjoying the moment. This was a smaller wedding but there is plenty of room for more guests. Often celebrants will call for a second kiss, but I am proud to say that I have never needed it and always get the kiss shot. Comfortable, relaxed and happy bride and groom. All I could ask for. I generally don’t find fountains a feature to photograph at weddings, except when the people make a moment out of it. I don’t know if this quick drink freshened up the bouquet’s for this flower girl and brides maid, but I’m sure it didn’t hurt. She is obviously very pleased with her man. It was early afternoon and the sun was quite harsh. With the agreement of my bride and groom we put the wedding party’s back to the sun so they would be squinting and frowning at me. This also enables me to call for people to take their sun glasses off so we can have everyone’s face shown in the photo. There are plenty of photos with the chapel and the fountain and also the front door at Ballara, so I was happy to feature the faces of the guests for this photo. Lots of people do what I always knew as the Eskimo kiss. It is probably something they do in day to day life.
Under the gazebo is an obvious photo location, so obvious it is fair to assume that most bridal parties will make photographs here. The next time I am at Ballara I’ll invite my bride and groom to step out of reception at night to get some interesting low light photography.A funny speech is a good speech, most people would agree. Funny wedding speeches certainly are the best to photograph. If funny is not an option short is almost as good.
They will remember the pun that provoked this embrace forever. This might have been more fun if the flower girl had a hand on the knife too. Rushing out for a quick spin on the dance floor. This lunch time reception was bound to look different on the dance floor since it was not dark. I enhanced the mood by softly lighting the bride and groom more that the background, this gives them an isolation effect. Appropriate because I’m sure this kiss felt like the whole world.
She looks very comfortable in his arms. This photo shows the band which were very good. It helped that they played all the old daggy music I love.
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