Chivonne and Brayden’s wedding at the Tall Timbers in Tasmania was beautiful in every way. Chivonne is originally from Tasmania (or Tassie as we say here in Australia 😉 ). Having their wedding on this magnificent island was wonderful as a lot of Chivonne’s family and friends still live there. Tassie is the only state I hadn’t been to so far and I feel lucky to tick that one off my bucket list. We had their engagement session last year at a beautiful waterfall at the Sunshine Coast. I always recommend having an engagement session, just to see me in action and to feel more comfortable in front of the camera (especially if you’re a shy person).
Tall Timbers in Smithton is such a lovely place for a wedding, a beautiful setting with gorgeous and massive wooden beams. Having the bride and groom in 1 location is great, as I only had to pop over from 1 cabin to the other, saving a lot of time. The weather was luckily fine, cloudy on the day, but much better than the rain we had a couple of days before…
An April wedding means cooler days, but that wasn’t a huge problem, as it’s always a bit cooler in Tasmania. One thing to think about as a bridal couple is that winter light fades quickly. A late ceremony (3-3.30 pm) means shooting fast! Once that sun is below the horizon, there are only about 15 minutes before it becomes too dark to photograph. Being more than just a natural light photographer gives me options to be creative in the night if desired.
Formal family photos can take up a lot of time. And time is money! If possible I ask to limit group shots to the most important to you and steer clear of too many mug shots. However, I always take one big group photo so that nobody gets missed. It seems most couples prefer to have their location/portrait session when there is still day light.
Chivonne and Brayden hired me until 7 pm. Which is great because it usually allows time to photograph everything from preparation to the early reception. Sometimes we catch the speeches too, but it all depends on how you have planned your day. Cutting the cake, first dance, the family having fun and the bridal couple leaving the premises, would need a couple of hours longer. I wish Chivonne & Brayden many years of fun, love & happiness! XxX Karin
What Chivonne & Brayden think of Karisma Studios:
“Amazing photographer would highly recommend! She made the whole experience fun (even though I was nervous) and the end results are beautiful. Cannot thank Karin enough, we just love our photos!“
Chivonne & Brayden’s fabulous day was made possible by: