Kylie Carson Photography

Preparing for your wedding is such an exciting time. Once the venue is booked, you’ve decided on styling, found your ideal photographer 🙂 and you’ve found that perfect dress, you can rest up and let the celebrations begin. The lead up to your wedding shouldn’t be stressful… and when you’ve got family and friends who happily throw you the MOST AMAZING bridal shower, what could possibly stress you out?

Here are some images from Sophia’s Bridal Shower Lunch with all her special girls in her life in amongst the gorgeously styled peachy tones and soft inviting light at the super delicious Avli Restaurant.

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When I think of romance, I think of flowers, candlelit dinners, picnics, quiet spaces, warm hugs but more than anything tangible it is that connection with someone special that you can’t find words to express. The way that special someone makes you feel when they sweep you up in their open arms can be breathtaking; and when you are alone on a clifftop in the magical Blue Mountains, you may just believe you are the only people who exist in the world.

Hannah creates this kind of scene for her clients set against the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Mountains escarpment. She provides the colourful, delectable delights on a platter – cheese, dip, figs, berries, grapes and more. But more than that, it’s the peaceful opportunity to connect. Indulge your senses and let Hannah create something magical for you and your someone.Hannah_09Feb18_web-10Hannah_09Feb18_web-7Hannah_09Feb18_web-41Picnic-2Hannah_09Feb18_web-15Hannah_09Feb18_web-58Hannah_09Feb18_web-47Hannah_09Feb18_web-65 Read More

Renee & Dean | Married

When you know everything about someone; when you know how they’re feeling even when they don’t say a word – that’s the kind of relationship Renee & Dean have. A love of basketball, bunnies (Dean really is a softie- shhhh, don’t tell anyone) and fishing. These two have built a strong base for their marriage.

To be invited to share their day before family and friends and observe such joy was a privilege. The nerves, laughter, delight, friendships, glee (from the little ones), eagerness, anticipation, joy, love and affection – these are emotions that show we have lived.

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When I arrived at the hotel where Meredith and her best friends, her bridesmaids, were getting ready. There was a sea of family in the tiny room – all there to help Meredith in any way. Meredith’s exquisite hand-beaded peach coloured dress was magnificent and worthy of it’s feature on Season 1, Episode 2 of ‘Say Yes to the Dress Australia’. I watched in trepidation as her bridesmaids delicately cut around the beading of the bodice and anxiously photographed these little moments that are often overlooked. I’ve never seen scissors quite so close to a wedding dress before! After a sigh of relief, Meredith was ready to make her way to the ceremony.

Scott + Meredith were married in an intimate ceremony in the courtyard of the historic Mint, the oldest public building in Sydney. After travelling the world, Meredith returned to Sydney where she met Scott. They now live life overlooking the harbour but dream of a little cottage in the Blue Mountains. Both a little shy, they opted for just a few family and close friends to share in the celebration of their day. Wishing the happy couple all the best for a wonderful life together.

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” – George Eliot

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Two things were very clear after photographing Shaan and John’s wedding in the picturesque Blue Mountains. Shaan is a humungous Jon Bon Jovi fan (let’s consider her new hubby’s name a moment)… and John is a mad cricketer. Their wedding truly represented both their personalities in the little touches that they included in their day; the songs that were played, the cuff links of the groom and his groomsmen and the incredible playlist that created an electrifying atmosphere on the dance floor just to name a few. Read More

On a cool, rainy weekend in August, I attended the most inspirational workshop with wedding photographer James Day and his team of generous people for Daylight Learn. James was one of the most amazingly generous, warm &  friendly people I have ever met. His workshop was full to the brim with information to help make stronger connections with you – the people who want beautiful emotive images of your special day.

Covering many different aspects of a photography business including branding, albums, packaging and health, the workshop provided me with all the tools to improve my business and in turn allow me to continue to create beautiful images that will provoke emotional memories in years to come. I also met some of the most wonderful and inspiring people on the day. It’s so great when you met people who are as passionate about their craft as you are. I’m sure we could have all quite easily spent a week or more together just talking and creating!

There were also a handful of amazing people who generously used their skills to create gorgeous hairstyles, makeup, bouquets, floral arches and THAT cake. And did I mention the food? I think Michael of Como Kitchen was trying to keep us warm and cozy with his delectable home style cooking that tasted as amazing as it looked. Thank you to those of you behind the scenes too who made us feel at home.

I’m so excited to put some of this information into practice. Something that we will all be proud of. We photographed some loved up couples who so graciously gave up their time over the two days so that we could use our new found techniques on them. Here are a few of my images from Sunday’s styled shoot.

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Brad & Kylie’s wedding was like a dream come true. To be asked to travel to one of my favourite places in the world and capture this beautiful wedding was a very special. I still can’t believe that people ask me to take photographs at their wedding.

I loved that Brad & Kylie spent the lead up to their wedding and the few days afterwards with their family and friends who had travelled from Australia and around New Zealand to be a part of their special day. They went jet boating, tobogganing, golf and a few great nights out at the local pubs.

The best man gave me a little more information about how Brad had captured Kylie’s attention. Apparently the key to Kylie’s heart was ‘biscuits’. While Kylie was living in Sydney she missed a few things from home in New Zealand other than family and friends. So at the time Brad was trying to win her heart, he travelled with some mates around New Zealand and at each stop he purchased these biscuits to take back to Sydney with him. They kept asking him why until he crumbled and admitted they were for a girl he liked. From that point forward, his friends and family affectionately called her ‘biscuits’.

Brad & Kylie’s wedding was so romantic. Beautifully put together by One Fine Day Weddings in Queenstown, NZ with floral arrangements to die for and a gorgeous location at The Winehouse by the famous AJ Hackett Bungy bridge. The beautiful turquoise water, the mountain backdrop and two people in love, surrounded by family and friends. Perfect.
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This wedding was oh so amazing. Not just because of the picturesque venue or the attention to detail but because the bride & groom were just phenomenally fun-loving people. Their vows were some of the most sincere, honest & humorous vows I have heard at any wedding I’ve ever been to. And I do hope Emma holds Jarrod to his promises! Read More

Is there anything more heart-warming than seeing two people in love?

Watching these two during our session made me all nostalgic. It reminded me of a time before my kids entered my life, when it was all about us – my husband and I. When we were so consumed by our love for each other that nothing else mattered. Read More

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