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rachel + carlos [wedding photographer canberra]


I accompanied Trish to one of the coolest weddings ever a couple of weekends ago. Carlos and Rachel were getting married and they chose to have the wedding in a community hall…oh so cute! Everyone brought plates and they spent some time beforehand dressing up the hall to make it pretty.  Rachel loves her Egyptian dancing, and Carlos is Latin American, so between them they had a spicy wedding full of dancing, movement and culture.  I loved all the details, the texture and colour.  Also there was such a cool vibe to this wedding. I hope these photographs have done it all justice!


Ayanda, Rachel’s son, was too sweet at the end.  He was uber brave to get up and speak, but then he found it all a bit much…and Rachel’s Dad!  He made such a nice Dad! He said how proud he was of Rachel. He held the floor beautifully with his tango after the service.


There’s a lot going on out there in wedding photography land these days, technique wise, which I suspect the average client is probably not aware of.  The challenge is to stay up on the look and feel, what’s current, and how the story of a wedding day plays out online.  Mixing up the colour to black and white ratio, grainy and heavy to light and fine, saturated colour to oldy-worldy faded…it’s good to mix it up I think, but in moderation.

I love the internet – it’s an amazing resource.  At the moment I bring the outside influences in and then generate my own thing…  this applies to in-camera technique as well as post production.  (The reason I’m saying this is that once I became qualified as a photographer in 1999 I then opened a photography business here in Canberra, specialising in weddings, on film of course.  Holy crap! I just about shat myself for the first six months of self taught shooting…but priced myself low and gave away the negatives!…fun times…and my influences were limited to just a few bridal magazines). Anyway, the point being, that wedding is a whole new digitised and revolutionised art, and I plan to stay a part of the revolution!

Groovy wedding, thanks so much for having me Rachel and Carlos!



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Trish - August 24, 2010 - 7:01 pm

These are really gorgeous, Beth. Rachel and Carlos are so, so lucky to have your pictures of their wedding day! I’m sure they’ll be thrilled with them.

Tracy - August 24, 2010 - 7:33 pm

Such a colourful wedding. You really captured some wonderful moments like the teary dad one and the little guy falling apart during his speech…bless him. Looks like a fun, relaxed wedding.

Beth Jennings - August 24, 2010 - 9:40 pm

Oh thanks Trish, you’re a gem! I’m waiting to see your images too. It was cool to share the day with you.

Beth Jennings - August 24, 2010 - 9:41 pm

:) thanks Tracy, yes it was really a lovely day, as most weddings are in reality! But I guess some have a more chilled vibe than others, and this one certainly fit that category. thanks for stopping by, are you in Canberra?

Robyn Geering - August 24, 2010 - 10:27 pm

such a beautiful day filled with so much colour and joy. Beautifully captured Beth, I simply adore the emotion.

Beth Jennings - August 24, 2010 - 10:32 pm

oh thanks Robyn it’s lovely to hear from you! thanks for the kind words, yes i checked out your shoot in paris it looked unbelievable!!

Kelly Tunney - August 27, 2010 - 4:33 pm

I really like these Beth – well done!

Beth Jennings - August 27, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Oh thanks kelly much appreciated, how lovely that stopped by, thank you!!

Cathy - August 28, 2010 - 8:09 am

Oh Beth. I’m teary over my morning coffee looking at some of these images (specifically pics of her father and her son). So lovely. I can’t wait to see what you captured of my own family.

Beth Jennings - August 28, 2010 - 10:19 am

Teary!!? Oh wow that’s good news!…well, you know what i mean! thanks Cathy so much, and yes I’m looking forward to showing you our results very soon…they are beautiful and I”m so pleased with the location we picked…Lauren is way too lovely in the pictures :)

hilary - September 1, 2010 - 1:31 pm

WOW!! Such a groovey wedding I am sooo jealous!! Wonderful capture Beth

Beth Jennings - September 1, 2010 - 2:05 pm

Thanks Hilary!!!! I’m so pleased you stopped by…it was a groovy wedding, pretty quirky, but so much fun, lots of elements to get caught up in. How are your weddings looking this year? Busy schedule? Any unusual ones that will stand out for you? xx

Elizabeth - September 5, 2010 - 2:51 am

Beautiful photos of what must’ve been a wonderful experience for everyone, Beth!

Beth Jennings - September 5, 2010 - 6:20 pm

Oh thanks so much Elizabeth, it means a lot to me that you stopped by! Yes, I do try to photograph wedding through the beautiful lens, and capture all the beautiful moments. I should try some of your amazing blue photography at my next wedding oooh that’d be cooolll!!

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