Lorelena & Sidney ~ Silverstream Retreat Wedding

What an incredible wedding for Lorelena and Sidney with such amazing colour, laughter and smiles from all their family and friends. The wedding day was a great adventure that started with the traditional church ceremony and ended with the colour and dances of the Rotuman celebrations with woven matts and dances. Lena and Sidney are two lovely, kind hearted people who deserve a lifetime of happiness together. Thanks again for having Jen and I along to capture the memories.

Silverstream Retreat Wedding Photography by Jono Tucker – Wellington Wedding Photographer

P.S ~ If you want to hear a great wedding story, ask me about the time that the photographer saved the day by downloading the ceremony music on his iPhone as the bride waited at the front door of the church because the mp3 player hadn’t turned up, phew :)

2011 AIPP ‘The Event’ Conference

AIPP ~ The Event

In October this year Jen and I headed over to Adelaide in South Australia to attend a photography conference.  A couple of days before it started we took some time to play tourist and went on a day trip to the infamous Barossa Valley, well known for its amazing red wine! We also got to use the free city bikes to ride around the city and check out the other local highlights.

‘The Event’  is the annual photography conference for photography geeks like me :) It’s a four day affair with heaps of workshops and speakers across a whole range of photography disciplines. I got to listen in to some very talented and experienced photographers from not just Australia but all over the globe.

Some personal highlights included getting to attend a Sue Bryce workshop as well as listening to Canadian guy called Jesh De Rox who talked about what lights his fire. Jesh blew me away with his approach to photography and taught me some stuff that I’d love to include in the way I approach both weddings and family portraits. There were some really practical posing and lighting courses too.

Overall, I thought attenting The Event was well worth the trip and I hope to be back next year to learn more about what exciting things the wedding industry is up to in Australia. Here are a couple of snaps…

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