Carina + Chris: Golden Summer Arboretum Engagement

Summer sun and gold light - I'm in my element! Carina, Chris and I took advantage of the late sunset on this shoot, with a perfect Canberra summers evening offering plenty of soft lighting. Set in the always stunning National Arboretum, we found never ending fields of foliage, wildflowers and blue skies. I hope you enjoy the highlights from this romantic engagement session, and I am so excited for Carina and Chris' August wedding - a perfect winter contrast! 

Ashleigh + Thomas: Forest Engagement Session

Hi folks, it's been a long time between posts but I wanted to share some highlights from a recent shoot! For those keeping up with my blog I do apologise for my poor regular upkeep here. I am working on a few behind the scenes things at the moment including a new look brand and website which has taken up my time, in addition to my editing of course! That said, I do hope to share more work here for you to enjoy in HD! As opposed to lower res platforms such as Facey and Insta. Buuuuut if you don't already follow my Instagram; @belcombridgephotography - please do! I have been posting lots of wonderful new shoots there! Without further ado - these two lovers and their amazing pupper King! Enjoy!  x

Claire + Dean: Bush Bank, Kiama Wedding

As we drove up the lush driveway in to Bush Bank Kiama, I knew I was in for something very special! Set on the picturesque South Coast, Bush Bank is situated on a hillside where mountains meet ocean, glittering on the horizon.

Claire met us with open arms and the biggest smile. That smile that you’re about to see over and over again here. Because seriously, this one is ALL love, smiles, laughs and those amazing heartfelt moments that I just love, all day long.

These two have a love story to envy, falling hard and fast and now proud parents of a beautiful little boy Josh, who I'm sure you'll agree is the sweetest young man. The love and closeness was just insane, and it felt so great to be a part of their beautiful love story.

The rhythm of the day was laid back, with a music-centric reception where Dean serenaded his new wife in front of family and friends. Followed by dancing with a live band, on the lawn under the stars with grass between their toes.

These are the weddings where I’m so grateful I get to do what I do. Enjoy.

Second shooter: Emily Peters
Venue: Bush Bank
Cake maker – Heather Thompson ( Maid of Honour)
Dress – Lover the Label
Rings – Wooden Ring Store (Etsy), Michael Hill Jewellers
Anklets – Custom made by Cynthia (Etsy)
Floristry – Flowers by Anissa
Wedding favours – Handmade jars of raw local honey
Music – Matt Paese / V-Tribe
Styling/event coordinators – Claire (Bride), Bushbank Weddings, South Coast Party Hire
Invites, signage, labels - Katrina Radojkovic

Britt + Jake: New Acton Engagement Session

Ahhh! Dreaming of warmer days, as the Canberra autumn chill really takes hold!

I want to take you back to February for a late summer shoot with the lovely Britt and her fiance Jake, whose wedding I will be lucky enough to shoot this September.

We explored the ever photogenic New Acton precinct, making good use of the famous architecture, colour and textures. This is definitely one of my most loved locations to shoot. We concluded the evening with a wine at Monster of course!

Britt and Jake I can't wait to shoot with you again in September! x

Shannon + Jon: Hotel Kurrajong, Canberra Wedding

A quintessential Canberra Wedding, for a quintessentially Canberra couple. 

The story begins when Shannon + Jon met at Manuka Pool, and 'buoy' did they hit it off! Fast to fall in love, Jon got down on one knee in the snow at Lake Tahoe on the highest peak in California.

Shannon + Jon's cocktail wedding at the Hotel Kurrajong epitomised the art deco elegance of Canberra. With the wedding portrait shoot at Canberra Grammar School chosen for its red brick, perfectly manicured gardens and huge windows. It had vintage Canberra written all over it, and it was the perfect location to create a romantic wedding shoot for a couple whose past-time is sharing their love of Canberra with our cities critics. 

Shannon + Jon, like Canberra's new rejuvenation - your wedding was contemporary and elegant. I enjoyed every moment of being your photographer and I wish you all best on your honeymoon in the Italian Alps. 

Brides and Bridesmaid Dress': Annabel’s Bridal
Shoes: "My something old – An irresponsible impulse buy in Galway, Ireland whilst backpacking through Europe", Shannon.
Groom and Groomsmen, Men's Wear: Peter Jackson
Hair and Makeup: Rachel VirgoStephanie ChurchMeki Hair
Bride's Jewellery: Annabel’s Bridal and family heirlooms (bracelet and rings my Grandmother wore at her wedding)
Bridesmaids Jewllery: Creations Manuka
Rings: Creations Manuka and Briolette
Cake: Sfoglia Italian Patisserie & Cafe
Flowers: Jamison Flowers
Music: Chad Croker