Kylie Carson Photography


Eliza and Josh, like many couples over the past two years, had to postpone their wedding due to a pandemic that changed the way we have lived in the world. A weekend with family and friends was well overdue and what better way to celebrate than a wedding in the magical hills of the Hunter Valley.

They shared the story of their love during their ceremony. It started with a date after connecting online. Then Eliza introduced all her boyfriends, and Josh introduced his friends and their tiny painted figurines. Their vows described how Josh had popped the question during a romantic trip to the south coast and how their love has grown from strength to strength over the past couple of years.

Despite a little wet weather, a fabulous bunch of people celebrated with an abundance of love and lots of laughter. Congratulations Eliza & Josh!

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Paul and Rhiannon invited me to photograph their wedding in one of the most tumultuous years that the wedding industry has ever faced. In fact, all of us can say that this year was one of the hardest years for everyone. But instead of feeling disappointed, frustrated or lost, Paul and Rhiannon showed strength, determination and love. They were grateful for the people who supported them to pull off a stunning Southern Highlands wedding in the midst of a pandemic.

Like all the women in her family before her, Rhiannon had been handed down the most beautiful gift; a gift that had been passed from generation to generation. Her embroidered veil had been worn by her mother when she married her father, and before that her grandmother at her wedding and her great grandmother when she was married. This tradition has also passed down to her cousins who have also worn the veil which has become a family heirloom and a tradition that will continue to be passed down together with the tales of every bride it has adorned.

And what do you do when dancing is limited and guests need to be seated? You put on a pantomime! Wedding speeches done differently – a creative interlude about marriage.

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Jake and Bree are my kind of people. They are both teachers. Teachers who work hard to support our children to become creative, innovative individuals. On the day of their wedding, their friends and guests watched in awe as Bree walked down the aisle in the a little corner of Sydney Harbour.

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Some of my favourite sessions are where mums ask me to photograph them with their kids. How often do you jump in a photograph with your kids? This session was a Mother’s Day gift from Tamara’s husband. A precious gift that captures her kids as they are in this moment. They clung to their mumma as I photographed them – asking to be picked up and hiding from the camera. There will come a time when they don’t need to be so close; to cling to her leg as she walks or to rest in the curve of her neck. But for now, she is their safe place.
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Road trip! It’s the essence of Australian family getaways. Throw the kids in the car and drive. Destination west to the Blue Mountains, inland to Dubbo, Tamworth or Armidale, south to the Southern Highlands, Narooma or Victoria, north to rolling hills of the Dorrigo Plateau, Byron and Queensland. Fiona paints the images you see on the way to your destination.

‘Driving through the countryside is still one of my greatest pleasures and within my work I reflect on my love of the Australian landscape, its colour, contrast for dark shadows and intense light, its familiarity to our psyche and sense of escapism that it makes us feel.’

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Kiama – where the rolling green hills meet the sea. But more than that, this place is where Jarryd & Lauren spend much of their time relaxing in those moments in between the daily grind. This is their special place, full of memories and moments cherished with family and close friends.

Jarryd & Lauren were married on a super hot day in November. Their love for each other as strong as their love for their little boy who joined them in their celebration. When I arrived to meet Lauren as she was getting ready, I asked Sonny ‘Who’s getting married today?” He replied “Mummy, Daddy and meeeee!”

And so, here is the wedding of Jarryd, Lauren & Sonny.

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Summer is here and this campaign shoot for Bella Boheme epitomises what I imagine summer to be. The warmth of the late afternoon sunshine, linens, a walk through our local bushland at the foot of the Blue Mountains and the company of the girls – talented stylist, Nicole from Penny Lane Studio, and our muse – the relaxed, earthy Tamara. Rustic linens and crisp white tones for Summer. Take a look.

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These guys… | Families

These guys oozed love for their kids. It’s hard to explain that feeling when you become a parent isn’t it? There is something inside that clicks. Caring for a child is so much more than health, diet, cleanliness and education. Parents are their voice, their advocate, their support, their nurturer, their safety, their love.

Our arms are a safe place for comfort and they will never really know how much we love them.

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