Sandy and Paul

It was during the heat wave leading up to the terrible Victorian bushfires that I had the pleasure of photographing Sandy and Paul’s wedding and boy was it a hot day here in Richmond too. The ceremony was held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Richmond… a beautiful old church dating back to 1841.

The reception was held at Yarramundi House, Richmond which is situated on the grounds of the historic Hawkesbury Campus of the University of Western Sydney. This was a stunning setting for Sandy and Paul’s location shots and reception. The country homestead dates back to the1800’s too and was originally the “Principal’s Residence” at Hawkesbury Agricultural College until 1975 and since then has been meticulously restored to its former grandeur.

Oh BTW, I have never photographed a purple wedding car before but as you can see it was perfect for the colour theme of the wedding!

Thank you for a great day Sandy and Paul and I look forward to seeing you soon.









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Larrisa and Luke

I had the pleasure of photographing another gorgeous city wedding on the foreshores of Bradley’s Head. This stunning setting has an amphitheatre that offers a unique and picturesque view of major Sydney icons such as the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and Fort Denison and of course the city of Sydney.

Larrisa and Luke were blessed with a perfect spring day for their outdoor ceremony. We then headed up the road to Taronga Zoo to capture a few shots in front of the wonderful fascade. Then it was off to the reception next door at Atholl Hall. This heritage listed building which is believed to date back to the mid 1800’s is situated in the Sydney Harbour National Park. It also features wonderful sublime views of Sydney Harbour as you can see in the images below taken at dust.

It was wonderful to catch up with another past wedding client of mine… Ben and Neva whom Luke was Ben’s best man. This time round their roles were reciprocated which was very special.

Congratulations Larrisa and Luke. Thank you for a wonderful day.













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Kat082 - 07/11/2008 - 7:20 am

What beautiful photos Larrisa and Luke. You both looked absolutely stunning! Casey and I feel so lucky and proud to have been able to share this special day with you both.
Welcome to the family Luke 🙂
Love Kat

Melinda and Greg

For a change of scenery from the mountains I made a trip down to Sydney to photograph Melinda and Greg’s beautiful wedding. It was a great Spring day… a bit windy, but nonetheless a wonderful day with such stunning diverse locations.

Starting at the Quay West Suites Sydney in The Rocks with majestic views of the Harbour for the bride getting ready shots. We then headed to St Johns College in the University of Sydney. This was my first wedding in this chapel and I hope to do many more there. I just loved it. You could imagine you were in a movie set for Harry Potter being in this amazing Gothic building! There were so many wonderful photo opportunities as you can see in the images below.

Then for another completely different setting we headed off to Elouera Beach, Cronulla for some more stunning photos taken right on dust. God painted the sky with a majestic sunset! To finish the day it was a simple walk up the beach to very modern Australian cuisine restaurant called Summer Salt for the reception. Simply delicious! Yes, that is my shadow in the last picture taken of Summer Salt. That’s one way to be in a photo rather than behind the camera all the time… well actually come to think of it, I still was behind the camera for this shot!

Thanks guys for a fantastic day. I look forward to seeing you soon.











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Jody - 21/10/2008 - 5:48 am

What fantastic photography Peter! I love how you captured the light through the window of the church and the beautiful shot of Melinda’s veil flying through the air outside the church… just stunning! It was a such a magical day and i think it shows in your images. Well done, I can’t wait to see the rest.
Jody(bridesmaid)

Anonymous - 22/10/2008 - 5:34 am

Just had a little peek at your images of Melinda and Greg’s wedding – and they’re just stunning! Especially love the lighting and angles you’ve used – great job. I’m sure they’ll be treasured for many years to come by all. (Work colleague)

Cathy Crawley - 11/05/2010 - 11:11 pm

Wow Peter, those window light shots are amazing! Just gorgeous 🙂

Peter - 12/05/2010 - 2:30 am

Hi Cathy,
Thank you for your comment and taking a moment to browse my blog. Glad you enjoyed the images. The window shots are some of my favourites too.
Have a great day!

Ashley and Vaughan

Well once again it is always a pleasure to come back to familiar clients and photograph another wedding from their family. This is the third wedding I have photographed from this delightful family and what an honour it was. Ashley and Vaughan were married at what has to be one of the most stunning outdoor settings for a wedding in the Blue Mountains, being Yester Grange Historic House and Estate at Wentworth Falls. But I must say the day had to be one of the coldest I have ever experienced at a wedding. Ashley and her bridesmaids arrived well prepared covered with big warm coats and very stylish black muffs (with small zippered pockets inside for lipstick and other necessities… ingenious!) to brave the elements. Well done! I don’t know what the actual temperature was but it had to be well below 10 degrees. I think I might invest in a little digital thermometer to attach to my camera bag in future just for curiosity sake!

Another first for me was having a bride in a red and black wedding dress. She looked stunning especially against the bridesmaids who were dressed in black. The theme of the wedding was Black Tie. As you can see from the images below, it was not your traditional wedding attire, as the groom and groomsmen wore skull heads in their button holes and skull head cuff links to match!

You will notice in one of the images, a very cute moment when a little girl (the daughter of one of the bridesmaids) was running back and forth through the ceremony wearing a cute double pom pom hat.

After the ceremony we headed off to my favourite cliff top where the bridal party and I were really exposed to the elements…. brrrr, but it was well worth it. The late afternoon sky was spectacular.

Then it was off to The Mountain Heritage Hotel and Spa Retreat at Katoomba for the reception where we finally thawed out after being welcomed by a warm open fire. Thank you Ashley and Vaughan for wonderful day even if we did freeze!










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Ashley (Bride) - 11/09/2008 - 2:37 am

Thanks Peter – you did an amazing job.

I especially love the photos on the cliff top. You really managed to capture how cold and windy it was!!!

I think it was actually around 8 degrees that day. We were so lucky with the weather because it snowed the next day as we were leaving – and the skys were grey and miserable!!!!

Sarah - 11/09/2008 - 2:39 am

Well Done Peter! You have captured my little brother and his new wife perfectly! The pictures are absolutely stunning! Can’t wait to see the rest of them. Geez it brings back just how cold it was!!

Sarah Olliffe

Peter Karp Photography - 11/09/2008 - 3:45 am

Thanks Ashley and Sarah for your comments. It was a pleasure capturing your wonderful day.

It seemed colder than 8 degrees especially by the time we arrived at the cliff top. Now that would have been another first for me if it had snowed on the same day. I dream about a white wedding!

Talk to you soon.

Take care,
Peter.

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