The moment I saw the first images of Sandridge Estate, nestled in quintessential Tasmanian bushland, I said out loud "That's it!"
What is "it"? Quite simply it is the venue that I have been looking for. As a wedding photographer, my social media feeds are full of stunning wedding imagery from all around the world. Whether it is José Villa with his Mexican and Californian Deserts, or Andrew Billington with his stunning English churches and Estate homes. But despite all the amazing places in Tasmania that I have shot weddings, none resonated with my spirit like this. Why? Probably because it is so much like where I grew up, only a bit more than an hours drive from Sandridge, with the same corrugated iron buildings, Tea Tree and Gum Tree bushland, even down to the Massey Fergusson 35 tractor parked in the machinery shed. Quite simply, Sandridge Estate is so absolutely Tasmanian in its location and styling, so unique and idyllic in its surroundings, it is unlike any other venue in Tasmania. I knew I wanted to shoot there as soon as I possibly could!
So when the sister team of Samantha & Rebecca put out a call for people wanting to collaborate on a shoot, I couldn't get on board fast enough!
Pretty quickly a team was put together and we had the shoot organised.
All images Ed Jones Photography
Models - Portia Whatley, Matthew Garwood and Hershey
Makeup - Katie Cooke - Makeup Artist
Hairstylist - Ellen Steiner
Dress - Studio White Bridal
Venue - Sandridge Estate
Venue styling - Treasured Vintage Rentals(and flowers), Bronwyn Folden
Catering - Five Figs Catering
Cake - Nanna Chic
Stationery - Red Letterbox
Accommodation - Sandals Luxury Beach House
Musician - Thomas Mitchell
Also thanks to my awesome team of photo/lighting assistants, Grant Wells Photo & Meghan Windram.
As it was such a magic evening, and I had awesome models, great assistants, and no time constraints, I decided to also try some things outside of my usual style..who knows, they might become more frequent techniques.....