OMG – My first surprise wedding photography shoot at Fenix Events in Richmond and it was sooo awesome!
I’ve been shooting weddings for 10 years and have photographed over 600+ weddings now, and in all that time I had never shot a surprise weddings until NOW! The surprise wedding of Anna and Daniel at Fenix Events in Richmond was just the best things ever!
From a photographers point of view it was perfect. We planned the whole day in advance so we allocated plenty of time to get heaps of ridiculously awesome photos before the festivities started and once the engagement party started it was basically party time!
We started off our session by going to three really beautiful locations in the bayside area. First stop was St Mary’s Star of the Sea. I know, you’re probably thinking it’s a boring school, but NO, it’s so beautiful in there and the wall textures just look amazing! We spent about 30 minutes here getting warmed up and getting plenty of really beautiful wedding photos. Then we went to Kamesburough Gardens just across the road. Daniels family actually met us there to do some more formal family portraits. Once that was done, we continued our wedding photos in and around the gardens, just stunning. Our last photography location was St Kilda Sea Baths. Wow, the sun was setting, the scenery was gorgeous and we really got some really beautiful photos here!
Now it was time for the engagement party!! We arrived at Fenix Events in Richmond one hour early to do some more family photos as well as prepare everything for the big reveal. The hardest part for me was not telling anyone!! It was actually hard to keep the whole surprise a secret as everyone was asking why I was there, or why the couple needed a professional photographer for their engagement party… I just kept my mouth shut and continued shooting people having fun!
During the grooms speech, he told everyone how much he loved Anna and then announced that he loved her so much that he wanted to marry here then and there! The crowd went nuts and the celebrations begun immediately! The celebrant appeared out of nowhere and a Jewish hoopa was erected. As soon as the glass was smashed the Hora dance begun!! The rest is history 🙂