Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Michaela and Leon get married

Finally I'm posting the photos from Michaela and Leon's February wedding. 

I've known Michaela for 14 years. She's a year older than me, and I seemed to follow her through life a bit. We went to the same school, were in the same school productions, we both went to Melbourne University and both lived on campus at St Mary's college. I just did everything a year later. I've also known Leon for awhile because he came to St Mary's as well. 

Knowing them both so well made photographing them a joy. I was honoured to be a part of their wedding day, especially because I've seen their love grow and deepen over the years. 

Michaela didn't want any shots of her getting ready, so my first shot of her was when she arrived at the St Cartridges church in Parkville. 

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Michaela was a blissfully happy bride. There wasn't a hint of nerves from either Michaela or Leon during the ceremony.

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They were an absolute blast to photograph during their bridal party session. As you can see, they were in high spirits...

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Leon had two friends as his groomsmen, and Michaela had her two sister as her bridesmaids.

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Michaela's dress was so damn classy. She looked so stylish. It was complimented by Leon's grey suit. Knock out couple.

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Michaela and Leon were very clever in the way they organised their wedding day. Straight after the early afternoon ceremony they had a mini-reception with all their guests. After a few hours of drinks and merriment, they came with me and had their photos taken. Once we finished up, they headed to the North Fitzroy Star for dinner with their families. It worked really well.

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These were pretty much the last two photos I took of Michaela and Leon on the day. And by far my absolute favourites.

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Michaela and Leon, I've said it before, and I'll probably say it a thousand times more - thanks for choosing me to capture your beautiful day. It was a joy, and honour, and an absolute blast.


Some of these photos seem a bit hazy? I think so too. Not sure what's going on there. They were tack sharp on my computer.

12 comments:

Merryn Gomez March 17, 2009 at 7:58 PM  

gorgeous photos - colours are sensational!! Relaxed, natural, adorable.

Katie March 17, 2009 at 8:25 PM  

WOW Meaghan. You TOTALLY rocked this wedding!!! Those last two shots are superb, but I really love all of them. Well done!

claire March 17, 2009 at 9:08 PM  

Oh my! What utterly gorgeous photos. I love love love them!

susan March 17, 2009 at 10:41 PM  

Such a beautiful couple! and the images are fantastic!!

Sharon March 18, 2009 at 12:45 AM  

Stunning photos! The bride and groom make a gorgeous couple!

Jen Stocks March 18, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

What an absolutely gorgeous wedding. The bride is stunning as are these images. Wow. I can't pick a fave, they are all brilliant.

Sarah March 18, 2009 at 1:51 PM  

What a great-looking wedding! I wanted to see more of the table decorations at the pub, and then it occurred to me that I wasn't reading a lifestyle magazine, I was looking at a real wedding! I am completely digging that dress too. My untrained eye sees no haze, just amazing pics!

Philly March 19, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

Fantastic wedding pics! I hope I can be as good as capturing a bride and grooms special day as you are!

Anonymous March 19, 2009 at 10:41 PM  

The most fabulous wedding ever....and a very stunning gorgeous couple......and what about THAT dress!!
Love Mum (obviously an unbiased opinion.....)

Top Fashion Boutique London March 20, 2009 at 5:29 PM  
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Anonymous March 21, 2009 at 4:50 PM  

Meags, Leon and I were so rapt that you were able to be such an important part of our wedding. Discreet, professional, relaxed and fun, you did it all. LOVE these shots and can't wait to see more. Mic xo

MEAGHAN COOK PHOTOGRAPHY BOUTIQUE March 21, 2009 at 10:01 PM  

Mic, thanks so much to you guys! I really did have a wonderful day. It was so great to see the culmination of your years of love. Photos on the way to your door my dear! *Meaghan

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