Ed & Soph – Hunter Valley Wedding

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Ed & Soph’s wedding day could not have been better. It’s always the same story – the people are what make a wedding day special and there were plenty of those present. Add an amazing location and beautiful reception venue into the mix and you get the perfect day complete with sunshine, rain, fire buckets, endless laughter and the most kick arse wedding band you could possibly imagine.

I hit the road on the Friday morning and after a quick stop in Sydney town, I arrived at Tocal mid-afternoon the day before this extravaganza was due to kick off. Tocal is a beautiful locality situated in the lower Hunter Valley about an hour north of Newcastle. The Homestead is such a beautiful, historic property set on green rolling hills about 20 minutes north of Maitland. As I walked around the place scouting for locations, I could only imagine how many lives were spent living and working there. It’s pretty easy to understand why theres a thousand wedding photographers based up there. It’s a really stunning area and it stays that way all year round.

Not only did I get to spend the day with Ed & Soph (who are exactly the kind of people I want to be around), I was lucky enough to re-connect with Tom and Claire and meet their cheeky little boy who has entered the world since I shot their wedding day a few years back. And again, Tom dusted off the pipes and sang for his sister in the church. Of course he killed it!

Ed & Soph did what all couples should do. They laughed their way through the day and had the best time with all the people that matter. They didn’t sweat the small stuff or worry when the rain came. It was perfect guys! Thank you both so much for taking me on your adventure with you…

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Reception: Tocal Homestead /

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