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Jill and Javier | Silkwood Winery Pemberton

Only a couple as awesome as Jill and Javier would attempt to organise two destination weddings in just two months.
Their WA ceremony and reception were held at Silkwood Winery, near Pemberton, with another wedding planned for the following week in Argentina where Javier’s family live.

When Jill first emailed me after seeing photos from a friends wedding we had recently photographed I was pretty excited as we have not shot a wedding in Pemberton before, and extra excited that her wedding date was for pretty much the only Saturday we still had available for the rest of the year. Sometimes things just work out perfectly!

In the morning we first photographed the boys getting ready, and then the girls in the chalets at Silkwood. We then managed to squeeze in some photos in the surrounding area, of the beautiful trees, red dirt and pretty Warren National Park. Thanks to Jill and Javier for scouting out some cool spots beforehand! Jill being super tough was happy hiking in the wet gravel path with her heels, whilst it slightly sprinkled.

The ceremony location was decided about 10 minutes after the official start time, after Javier was able to connect to wifi and check the weather radar and see if there was a clearing in the crazy weather so they could have their ceremony outside by the river at Silkwood. Fortunately the forecast was good and the rain held off for the ceremony which I think is the only time it stopped raining all day!

The guests had drinks on the veranda as we borrowed Jill and Javier for more photos of sunset. Well, except the clouds were so thick it was more like twilight as the sun was completely blocked! The reception was great fun, amazing food and of course crazy dancing. Thank you to Jill and Javier for having us part of your day, we had an amazing time!

  • Great work guys!

  • Tara

    Wow Jen and Richard, more amazing work and in such crazy weather too. The twilight photos look like they are straight out of a painting, so surreal. I love it.

  • Tyler

    clean. solid work.

  • Great stuff, those rain portraits are great!

  • Beautiful! I especially love your clean editing style.

  • Clean and beautiful work!

  • Your work with artificial light is STELLAR. Absolutely incredible portrait work.

  • Niiiiice! Lovely emotions in the ceremony, and I’m so glad the rain didn’t dampen the outside ceremony (I love those!). And it meant you got some stunning rainy night shots!

  • That opening shot is amazing and I love the bride & groom portraits! Great work!

  • What a beautiful, stylish, sweet wedding! I love the first look and woodsy portraits, and the night time shots in the rain are so cool too!

  • Jill Abery

    Hi Jen and Richard
    What can i say…. you have made our wedding day immortalised with the most amazing pics that we will treasure forever.
    Thank you for enduring the rain, cold and ‘rough’ pic locations. You made it fun and enjoyable.
    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

  • Greg Coltman

    Just came across these, great images, especially the rain shots!

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