Darebin Parklands, Rydges on Bell & The Mandalay

Kristin and Duane were married in a church ceremony at St Johns Catholic Church in Heidelberg.

I met with Kristin and the rest of the girls at Rydges on Bell in Bell Street, Preston. I shot candids of Kristin getting ready and took some shots of the bouquet and other special wedding day momentos. After some portraits of Kristin, the bridesmaids and Mum on their suite’s balcony, I headed off to the church to meet the boys.

After the ceremony, we took all the family portraits and proceeded down to Darebin Parklands – a location I didn’t know of. It certainly expanded my knowledge of the local area, it really is lovely, with a stream, bridge and lovely countryside in which to frame and shoot. We stopped by a couple of local graffiti spots for the boys and headed back to the Mandalay in Northcote, a beautiful stately house. The Mandalay has a lovely spiral staircase that leads up to a private room with city views. A secret ladder and a very steep climb take you to the roof. At sunset, the views were stunning. I’m looking forward to Kristin and Duane getting back from their honeymoon, so they can see their photos.