heloise and fri – destination wedding

Even though it was Summer, the air was cold and it was raining pretty good. On the shores of Dartmouth, I stood, waiting for the ferry to take me the few hundred metres I needed to go to be with Heloise and Fri for their preparations.

A kind man saw me waiting and must have felt sorry for me. “I’m heading over in my little boat. You can catch a ride with me, if you like”. His boat was made of rubber and was hardly big enough for the two of us but I was grateful. He left me on the wharf in Dartmouth before heading upstream to clean his very large and made out of fibreglass boat.

I always hoped I’d get here. To this point – standing in some place I’d never been with my camera bag on my back and nothing else. Thankfully, for my dreams sake, there have been a few incredible people who have believed in me enough to invite me across the shores to fulfil my hopes and dreams. Heloise and Fri are two of these people.

You won’t find a soul more kind than Heloise. In the lead up to a day that was for her, the concern she held for me and my little travelling family was something I felt to my core. The day before the wedding, I walked the grounds of the venue with Heloise, Kesh and Roo, and felt comfortable. Properly at ease and as though I was with friends. And I guess I kinda was. A few years ago, in Sydney, I shot Yeemun’s wedding – Heloise’s sister. Some of the guests were blown away that I was here in England to shoot Heloise’s wedding as well.

I felt the same way with Fri. Over the last couple of years, we’ve spoken a fair bit. Fri’s into photography. It’s his passion, so we’ve had a bit to talk about.

There’s a few images to scroll through but this was a real special day. H & F – seriously guys, thank you so much for your friendship and the opportunity.

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Music: Remember me as a time of day by Explosions in the Sky

Jane @ Shady Baker - Seriously beautiful Tim. I LOVE all of it but in particular: the bride looks so elegant, happy and chilled, the venue is stunning, the food looks delicious and I am fascinated by the clay target shooting. Is this a hobby for Heloise and Fri I wonder? We are having internet ‘issues’ and I have been waiting for each photo to download minute, by minute, each shot has been worth the wait :)

Brendan - Um, buddy this is pretty epic.

Dali - oh Tim, you inspire me sooooo much!!! i love love love your work!!!! amazing as always!!!! xx

Liz Rose Bowman - lovely photographs. I’m so enchanted by your ability to capture people when they are so at ease in their surrounding, simple beautiful shots of sneaking a bite of food or a small glance or nod of a chin.

look see. - Woah – the landscape, the clay target shooting, the venue, the whole freaking lot! Amahzing! :)

Hannah Nicole - Tim! These are wonderful.

naomi - wonderfully intimate work.

Oli - This is mindbendingly flippin gorgeous.

Sarah - Tim these are wonderful, you’ve captured that old English charm beautifully!

Newborn Photographer Denver - Nice place. Nothing but excellence!

sam & josh | otford farm | sydney wedding photographer

I’ve been doing this a little while now. Coming up to three years – shooting weddings. I don’t stress on the weather. Well, not anymore, anyway. In the beginning, I’d ride the weekend weather reports constantly. I realised pretty quickly that I couldn’t do anything to change what came so I let go of the stress and worked with what came on the day.

And after shooting more than one hundred weddings, I’d never had one that didn’t work out photographically because of the weather. You can always make something happen and to be honest, you always get a break in the weather. Except for that one time with Sam and Josh…

It poured all day. All day. I know you can’t see it in every frame but it is raining in every shot I took. And it didn’t bother Sam or Josh one bit. Seriously, it didn’t. They adopted a mantra of surrender to the day and all it brought. It was incredible to me. Add to that, these two are some of the most genuinely happy and in love people I’ve ever met and the result was an explosion of love in a teepee on a farm by the ocean.

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Music: Woods by Bon Iver

Lisa - Incredible. Just so gorgeous. What a wonderful pair!

Jules - Brilliant Tim!!!!! Divinely Gorgeous Images. Your super talented to capture such beautiful moments in torrential weather.

Lisa - I love this wedding! And I really resonate with the weather watching as a newbie wedding photographer, I do look forward to the day when I can confidently just…surrender to what happens. A beautiful attitude that you, Sam & Josh were able to possess and it really shows!

Amie - wow! just wow! what an absolutely stunning collection of images of what looked like an incredible day…i actually welled up scrolling through these, several times!!

Roseann - As soon as I got to that skype image I felt the emotions of the day. Beautiful, as always Tim. Thank you for sharing.

Annette - Yep. Yep.
That black and white one, on the left of the diptych during couple portraits. Incredible.

Can feel their exploding spirituality through the pictures.

Robyn - Tim, your photos never cease to amaze me. You capture the spirit and energy of your subjects and the environment beautifully – there is so much emotion within those frames. Wonderful, you are incredibly talented!

brenda - incredible. what a fabulous day despite the rain, or maybe because of it! truly incredible that i can see the love, feel the love and the immense spirituality of the day from your amazing photos! brilliant x

claire - truly amazing. i feel so much love for and from this couple. i want my girls to feel this kind of love when they get married one day (many years from now). having looked through these photos, i will love them more today than yesterday, and encourage them to seek this kind of love from a life partner.

you are a maestro.

happy day to you 3.

Dallila - amazing!!!!!

shelly - breathtaking, tim.
just breathtaking.

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Sarah - fantastic.

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Priscilla Bragança - I could feel the atmosphere here in Brazil… :) You’re awesome!

Sasha - Why are they singing/chanting during the ceremony?