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    Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 12, 2018
  1. Darren and Jade Photography

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    Even our groupfies require professional Profoto lighting! Yes you can see our flash hiding itself conspicuously very subtly in the background bouncing light off the ceiling and being very professional haha. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And so there we were at the end of our shoot with the wonderful Claire and Charles, and what better way than to celebrate with a home cooked meal at our cozy 10 acre airbnb prepared from scratch by our ever so talented and resourceful chef ‍ @jadeyaumakeup (part of the reason why Darren married Jade, which proved to be an excellent life decision). Not sure if it was the cold weather or the whole day spent out shooting but our appetites were sure worked up during the entire trip and we all ate like ridiculous amounts! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But on a more serious note, it's times like this when we feel super grateful to our couples (and yes we've said this many times, but it's so true!) for trusting us with their wedding photos and being so awesome to work with during our shoots together. We sincerely appreciate the relationships formed and the laughs and conversations we have on our journey together to create some neat images. It's the bonds formed when working on such an important project together that lasts a lifetime and such a privilege to be a part of. Over these past 7 years there's been so many unforgettable experiences shared and this was definitely one of those times. Thanks Claire and Charles for joining us in Melbourne for our shoot together and looking forward to your big day next year! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  2. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 11, 2018
  3. Darren and Jade Photography

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    Let's step back just a little bit towards the beginning our shoot with Claire and Charles, to our favorite flare shot taken during our 3 days together (and where we came up with the super awesome nickname for Claire, "Flare Claire" what could be more appropriate than that right?). We were in for an incredible sunset before heading over to Brighton and it was pretty awe-inspiring to see the sun blazing through the trees like that over at Carlton Gardens! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was pretty hilarious, we were actually intending to shoot at another part of the Gardens but as we were circling around for parking I spotted the light shining through and was like heyyy stop stop stop we gotta shoot here first! So we all pulled over and jumped out the car to race over to this spot! Sometimes you just get lucky like that but nothing wrong with being lucky! Shooting with sunflare is really one of our favorite things to do! We've been told many times that using flare like this is very much our style (pretty neat to actually have a kinda 'signature' thing admittedly haha). But great light like this is hard to come by so whenever we can pull it off it's always a YEAH GOT IT moment! And so to cap things off in that context being called "Flair Claire" could definitely be considered a pretty neat title to have. Yeah haha. Good times in Carlton Gardens and hoping to go there again - the main area we had wanted to shoot where the trees arch beautifully over the lawn was unfortunately cordoned off that day, but still there were like 7 other shoots going on when we were there! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  4. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 10, 2018
  5. Darren and Jade Photography

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    This had to be pretty much the sweetest spot ever for an #airbnb that we've we've come across! A wooden cabin situated in the middle of a 10-acre farm with sheep (we accidentally found out you can herd sheep with a drone while we were taking video of the area lol!!) and cows grazing everywhere with full access to all the grounds, it was practically a photographic playground! We made plans to make this our last shooting location before we left and we all came away really happy with it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First off it was just 10 minutes from Twelve Apostles where we had shot the previous day and 10 minutes from Port Campbell where there is some amazing fish and chips that you can eat in front of the water and enjoy a picnic. Definitely beat making the 6 hour round trip drive back to Melbourne right after the shoot! So we woke up bright and early after a good night's sleep (and an awesome shoot at Twelve Apostles) and after having the 20 something eggs that were left by our host, headed out the front door and into the fields to start shooting! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Easily the most convenient shooting spot ever as it was literally right in front of the cabin! We started off with some games to get into the flow of things and then it as the clouds parted ways were able to make this shot! We just love having wide open places to shoot at, there's just such a feeling of openness and freedom and it totally matches our shooting style. Such good memories thinking about our time in Port Campbell and can't wait to go back again next April! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  6. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 9, 2018
  7. Darren and Jade Photography

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    I've always enjoyed street art! I've always admired the ability of these artists to apply a creative vision to their surroundings on such a large scale while add to the vibrancy of the cityscape. And so it's always something that we really like to do with our wedding photography, to seek out good street art and blend our subjects in with a sweet backdrop and have fun while they interact with it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Going to Hosier Lane every now and then is always fun because the art is constantly changing. It's like every time we go there we can't find a single piece that we saw at our previous visit. So when we see one that's inspiring, like this one, then the challenge is how to match up our couple within the piece and do it in a way that they're comfortable with and matches their personality, while also making for a photo that's got some wow factor that hopefully they wouldn't mind hanging up on their wall (or use as a phone wallpaper / Facebook profile photo ). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But sometimes they just know what to do like Charles and Claire here! They just took one good look at the piece which looks like an explosion of paint and off they went! . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove #hosierlane
  8. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 8, 2018
  9. Darren and Jade Photography

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    TGIF everyone time to head out and enjoy the sunshine for the weekend! We've never shot at Brighton before despite all the times we've been to Melbourne and totally had been dying to do a fun composite shot there since basically forever! Yeah there just aren't beach houses like this anywhere else in the world. As a matter of fact we went to check out the other set of boat houses out in Sorrento (further south about an hour away) but except for this one cool rising sun Japanese-inspired boat house (yeah just one) it really didn't have anything on Brighton and all its vibrant colours! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By the time we got there with Charles and Claire the sun was already fading as there was a bit of traffic coming out of the city so as soon as we hit the parking lot we jumped out the car and...were like wow...that is A LOT of tourists! We were there on a weekday afternoon too so definitely it's become even more of a popular spot than before - we can't remember there ever being nearly that many people around! Fortunately everyone was happy to make the way for our awesome couple and we were super grateful that we were able to create this image for Charles and Claire! After a fun shoot there we were all hungry and it was time for some amazing #andrewshamburgers over at Albert Park! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  10. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 7, 2018
  11. Darren and Jade Photography

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    Claire and Charles had literally just landed in Melbourne from Singapore at 8am and we were at their place by 11am bearing gifts of Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches from the one and only N. Lee Bakery (we always make a point to have these when we are in Melbourne - they bake their own multigrain bread which is fantastic and there’s always a huge line for them at lunchtime)! Then it was right on to some hair and makeup by @jadeyaumakeup while downing a quick lunch and right into shooting around the CBD! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As usual it was a whirl of activity with tons of people milling around everywhere! We started off at Hosier Lane for some street art - usually we find pretty inspiring stuff there to shoot with - but the crazy thing is we found this brilliant rainbow piece a few blocks away from there! Definitely my favorite piece ever and we loved how vibrant it was with such character! Not to mention the eye peeking out from below too haha. The coolest part was that Claire had this sweet orange dress that she'd been wanting to wear forever but never found an opportunity to wear before. Couldn't imagine a better spot to wear it than this one right next to Charles' sharp blue suit (and may I mention here that orange and blue were my uni colors #gopepperdine so I'm just a little bit biased )! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  12. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 6, 2018
  13. Darren and Jade Photography

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    And just like that we were watching the sun fade over the horizon, everything was so unreal and it honestly looked like a painting! Towards the end we just stood there for a bit admiring the beauty of it all. Before being like hey why not just keep snapping until there's literally no more light left lol! Something you can't really notice in the pictures was that it was actually high tide the entire time so we got completely smashed by waves throughout the entire shoot which was quite a (fun, at least for me) experience haha! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was Claire and Charles' first time really experiencing Melbourne together and did we ever have an epic trip with them. It was awesome getting to know them better over the few days we shot with them, and experiencing all the stunning landscapes and city vibes that Melbourne had to offer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not to mention there's just something about road tripping around Australia enjoying 15 degree weather, long windy coastal roads that just go on forever, friendly people everywhere, the refreshing sea air, and most of all just the relaxed vibes of the country. Time just seems to go a bit slower over there and it was awesome staying at our cabin with kangaroos crossing the dirt driveway in front of us and having a cookout on a cool April evening! We are definitely feeling thankful to be part of these prewedding adventures with our couples. Beautiful scenery, lots of laughs, outdoor picnics, and building awesome relationships with the most fun people! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #twelveapostles #authenticlove
  14. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 5, 2018
  15. Darren and Jade Photography

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    Now the craziest thing about this shot was that we were all ready to cancel this shoot and stay another night at our amazing Airbnb (situated on a 10 acre farm). Yeah, the weather was looking absolutely abysmal, with sprinkling rain and overcast clouds, and just so much gray everywhere as far as the eye could see. It had been like that the entire day and it looked like it wouldn't be changing anytime soon. As a matter of fact we even called our Airbnb host to see if we could make arrangements to extend our stay. But Claire was like, you know what let's just go and see how things turn out. And as we would soon see, women's intuition is like so often right too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So we headed out to Twelve Apostles and saw the clouds parting ever so slightly letting in some amazing light. And next thing you know after about 15 minutes we were blessed with a crazy beautiful sunset! Just one of those wow moments that we absolutely could not believe was happening before our eyes and we really enjoyed every moment of it! Looking back it feels totally unreal to have been there with Charles and Claire soaking up all these beautiful views for days can't thank them enough for having us! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #twelveapostles #authenticlove
  16. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 4, 2018
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    It's been a seriously longggg time since we last shot in Melbourne, not since 2015!! So you can imagine how stoked we were to finally return and see things in a new light (no pun intended haha) but seriously it's always nice to go back somewhere to shoot and see how much you've evolved since then as a photographer. And going back to the Twelve Apostles, it was so refreshing (and frankly a bit amazing) to realize we were seeing things differently and trying so many shots from different angles that we didn't see last time. We spent 3 days documenting the prewedding journey of the most amazing Charles and Claire, and it was such a blast hanging with them. They were in high spirits and super energetic the entire time, totally excited to explore Melbourne with us! We have a whole series of photos from our time in Melbourne with them and we'll be sharing them over the next few rows of our Instagram (yeah it was that awesome)! . . . . #weddingday #shesaidyes #ido #singaporeweddings #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #luxuryweddings #weddinggoals #theknot #smpweddings #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bride #bridegoals #bridesolo #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #traveling #destinationwedding #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #teamcanonsg #melbournewedding #twelveapostles #melbournelife