Kylie Carson Photography

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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Continued learning is such an important part of my life. I love to learn more about photography and improve my skills. Finding inspiration amongst other photographers, the beauty in nature and the emotions of the people around me.

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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

I remember thinking when I first met Elisa that she’s my kind of person. She is everything I look for in a friend; kind, caring, genuine, supportive, thoughtful, vivacious, happy, hilarious, loud, & fun. So, Nicolas is one lucky man. It was a beautiful ceremony before close family and friends to celebrate their joy of finding each other. Oh, the places you will go… Read More

Lanna & Mark were married before an intimate group of family & friends. It was a simple ceremony on a warm Summer’s day amongst the beautiful gardens of Gledswood Homestead. Lanna’s exquisite gown was unique; a corset & a cascading flow of lace and fabric, tied so carefully behind, reminiscent of times gone by. A day filled with love, laughter, happiness & a little dancing on the side. Read More

Stephen & Cassandra have been in love for many years. Their wedding was very much a family affair. Their children were their groomsmen & bridesmaid together with Cassandra’s sister. It was a confirmation of their love. A celebration of family. And after so long together, it was beautiful to see how smitten these two were on the day. Cheeky little smiles from the bride & laughter all around. A beautiful wedding co-ordinated by family. The girls had made their own bouquets after a trip to the flower market. Grandma had collected mason jars for 6 months for the  table decorations. The groom & their son had decorated the room on the morning of the wedding. All aspects of their wedding had special meaning to them & that’s the way it should be. Here are a few of the images from their wonderful day. Cass+Steve-1 Cass+Steve-3Cass+Steve-1-8Cass+Steve-1-9Cass+Steve-dt-1Cass+Steve-1-5Cass+Steve-1-11Cass+Steve-1-1Cass+Steve-1-2Cass+Steve-1-3Cass+Steve-1-4Cass+Steve-1-6Cass+Steve-1-7Cass+Steve-1-13Cass+Steve-1-14Cass+Steve-1-15Cass+Steve-dt-2Cass+Steve-1-19Cass+Steve-1-17Cass+Steve-1-18Cass+Steve-1-16Cass+Steve-1-20Cass+Steve-dt-3Cass+Steve-2-1Cass+Steve-2-2Cass+Steve-2-3Cass+Steve-dt-4Cass+Steve-2-4Cass+Steve-2-5Cass+Steve-2-6Cass+Steve-2-7Cass+Steve-2-8Cass+Steve-2-9Cass+Steve-2-10Cass+Steve-2-11Cass+Steve-2-12Cass+Steve-2-13Cass+Steve-2-14Cass+Steve-2-15Cass+Steve-LR-142Cass+Steve-2-16Cass+Steve-dt-5Cass+Steve-2-17Cass+Steve-dt-6Cass+Steve-2-18Cass+Steve-2-19Cass+Steve-2-20Cass+Steve-2-21Cass+Steve-2-22Cass+Steve-2-23Cass+Steve-2-24Cass+Steve-2-25Cass+Steve-dt-10Cass+Steve-2-26Cass+Steve-2-27Cass+Steve-dt-8Cass+Steve-dt-9Cass+Steve-2-33Cass+Steve-2-34Cass+Steve-LR-261Cass+Steve-2-37Cass+Steve-2-39Cass+Steve-2-38Cass+Steve-dt-11Cass+Steve-LR-246Cass+Steve-LR-254

“I loved you yesterday.

I love you still.

I always have and always will.”

Congratulations Cass & Steve. xo

Ryan & Naomi are so down to earth. They were both so calm & relaxed on the morning of their big day. You could tell that they enjoyed every minute of their beautiful Blue Mountains wedding. So did their guests. There were smiles everywhere I looked. Admiration & love. It was joyful to be part of something so special. My good friend Renee stayed with the bride to capture every moment of her preparations in the morning while I headed off to see the groom. When I arrived I quickly realised that the groom & the groomsmen were going to keep me laughing all day long. Brothers in arms. I truly enjoyed every moment. Watching the bride & groom embraced by family & friends always makes me feel grateful – humbled to be a recording the story of their day. Thank you Ryan & Naomi for inviting me to share in the love. R&N-diptych-1-2Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-20R&N-diptychs-11Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-24Details-lighter-2R&N-diptychs-12R&N-diptychs-13Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-30Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-33Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-37Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-35R&N-diptychs-10Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-29Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-40 Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-42R&N-diptychs-9 Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-45 Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-47 Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-48R&N-diptychs-8Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-90Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-53Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-55 Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-59 Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-65R&N-diptychs-socks-14Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-62 Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-74 Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-80Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-86Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-92Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-95Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-97Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-98Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-118Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-119Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-122Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-103Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-108Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-104Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-121Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-100R&N-diptychs-7R&N-diptych-15-1Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-133Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-134Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-136R&N-diptychs-6Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-139Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-140Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-142Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-143Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-152Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-155Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-157Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-162Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-165Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-167Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-173Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-176Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-180Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-187Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-192Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-194Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-196Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-210R&N-diptych-1Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-205Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-214Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-217Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-220Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-221Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-222Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-223Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-227Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-228Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-231Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-233Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-236Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-239Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-259Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-260Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-248Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-251Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-257Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-264Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-283Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-286Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-301Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-303Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-304Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-308Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-309Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-310Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-316Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-317Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-318R&N-diptychs-1Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-324Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-347Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-349R&N-diptychs-socks-2Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-350Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-356R&N-diptychs-socks-4Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-372Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-379Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-387Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-388R&N-diptychs-socks-5Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-403Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-405Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-409Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-413R&N-diptychs-socks-3Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-419Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-422Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-424Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-433Ryan&Naomi-29Mar14-421All photographs in this post by me. The wedding of Ryan & Naomi was photographed together with my good friend Renee of Renee Robertson Makeup, Tanning & Photography.

Cermony:  Springwood Presbyterian Church.   Reception:  Yarramundi House, Richmond, NSW.

Makeup: Renee Robertson Makeup, Tanning & Photography.

Everyone has things they love. We all like different types of music, different flavours in our meals, different hair styles and clothes. We each have our own style. We decorate our houses differently. We like different brands of coffee, crisps and cars.

Mark & Lana wear different clothes to me. They listen to different music. They drive the cutest little 1959 black VW Beetle I’ve ever seen (with it’s original radio).

This photo shoot was different. It was unique. From the moment I met them I could tell they were happy, kind & in love. They made me laugh. And I’m very excited to be photographing their wedding with Beck Dunn Photography.

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