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I believe as a wedding photographer, I need to constantly be evolving, growing and becoming more & more creative. To remain the best I can be, I need to source out new venues, work with new vendors and play with new techniques, so that I can introduce my JFL couples to the best people in the industry and deliver them with the best images I can from one of the most pivotal days of their lives. One way in which I chose to do that is through inspiration shoots – plus, they are seriously like play time for me!

A few weeks ago I travelled down to the Hunter Valley for some engagement sessions – but while I was there, I connected with the lovely team at Spicers Vineyards Estate to create a little bit of wedding magic. When I landed in Newcastle, I was greeted by gale force winds, dust storms and a bushfire – and yet, we still managed to take photos that I am SO proud of. Testament to the fact that regardless of what might happen on your wedding day, I’ve got your back.

Here’s a peek into the photos we created that afternoon:

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Spicers Vineyards Estate is a stunning property in the Hunter Valley – they have the most beautiful grounds, lush and green with a very healthy crop of vines at the front of the world class Restaurant Botanica.

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They also have this eye catching timber barn that I had spotted online and was dying to use for some bridal portraits. Full disclaimer: this is actually their maintenance shed! How funny that something so practical could also be so beautiful and make perfect wedding photos…

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The talented – and super lovely – florist that I was working with – Catherine from Ivy Trail Events – created not only a stunning bouquet for our bride but also the most incredible floral pocket square for our groom!! You guys, this needs to become a new trend in 2019! It is SO much better than the traditional fabric pocket squares that always fall out of place.

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After we had finished at the barn, I took our gorgeous couple to play with the pretty light out the front of the restaurant… gosh, I just love the light at this time of the day, the hours before sunset are just so super dreamy!

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… and then we made our way into the vines…

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We finished up on the driveway of this stunning property – I just adored the silk skirt of the couture bridal gown from Begitta and one of the positives of it being so windy, is that we could play with a lot of movement in the silk. LOVE.

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I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank all the amazing vendors that helped bring this inspiration to life! I’m constantly in awe of the incredible & generous people I get to work with each & every weekend and I couldn’t do it without them. From my heart to yours, thank you. Love, Kylie xx

Venue: Spicers Vineyards Estate, Hunter Valley

Dress: Begitta | Hair Accessories: Simona Bridal | Hair & Makeup Artist: Jolie Hair Makeup & Beauty | Florals: Ivy Trail Events | Paper Goods: Little Duck Calligraphy | Models: Tino & Claudia

I’d love to hear what you think of these photos – leave me a comment below (it honestly will make my day!)

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