November 29, 2014
Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat
On Saturday November 29th 2014 Emily and Rhys were married in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. The sun was shining when we arrived at Emily’s house to photograph her with her bridesmaids Lydia, Meg and Kim, parents and five siblings. The bride and bridesmaid’s gowns were handmade by Emily’s incredibly talented Mum Pam and the delicate lace and Tiffany blue colour complemented the Baby’s Breath and blue Hydrangea bouquets perfectly. After capturing some stunning photos of the excited bride with her proud parents and enthusiastic siblings, we moved on to meet Rhys, his family and three groomsmen. We were very much looking forward to working with Rhys after hearing and seeing some of his ideas for images during our pre-wedding meetings and we were not disappointed. Following some family shots, Rhys, Ben, John and Matt struck some poses in their stylish suspenders and bow-ties, before taking us to the local skate park for some pictures of boys being boys. The wedding ceremony highlighted Emily and Rhys’ strong Christian faith and it was touching to see so many of their family and friends support them in their commitment to each other. Keen to get some relief from the Ballarat heat, the bride, groom, bridal party and their families moved to the shade and a stunning fountain to capture some photos with the new husband and wife. There were smiles all around and it was very enjoyable for us to be able to take so many photos of so many happy people. Our day ended with the bridal party at the Brown Hill Hall where the wedding reception was to be held. The close knit group of friends were happy to pose and show their excitement for the happy couple in a range of fun and laid-back shots. We extend our thanks for Emily and Rhys for inviting us to be a part of their special day and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness together.
Venue: Ballarat Botanical Gardens
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ABOUT NOW AND FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHY
NOW AND FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHY IS ME, MATT PARASHIS.
I was born and raised in the Yarra Valley and spent my childhood playing Super Mario and kicking the footy in the street. I still live in the Yarra Valley and I love spending time photographing areas in and around my hometown.
I’m married to my wonderful wife Emily with whom I have two beautiful kids, Finn and Grace.
I am very passionate about photography and love working together to capture the special moments in life.
At Now and Forever Photography I do my best make being photographed a comfortable experience so that you have images to cherish for a lifetime. I love getting the chance to immerse myself in the romance and magic of a wedding and in doing so I will capture the story of the day in a relaxed, natural and fun way.