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Fremantle Wedding | Charlene and Phil

Charlene and Phil

When we first met Charlene and Phil at the consultation meeting we all knew that it was “meant to be”. By coincidence Charlene’s dad is from the same fishing town in Vietnam as where Richard was born, and we knew that Charlene and Phil would be a blast to spend a day with.  And knowing that Charlene was part Vietnamese Richard was looking forward to practicing his Vietnamese! I was looking forward to photographing my first wedding in the historic Freo Town Hall.

Charlene and Phils big day started out at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, where we photographed the girls and guys getting ready in their hotel rooms. The day went smoothly except for Phil’s missing shoes, which eventually turned up in the hotel room. Not before it was seriously considered that he rush off to Myer and buy a new pair.

The ceremony was at Monument Hill, overlooking Fremantle Harbour and the surrounding suburbs. The ceremony was very romantic, and Tiger-Lilly and Jasmine both gave very touching speeches. The girls had pretty parasols, and the boys had Halo button holes (the character from Xbox 360). By late afternoon the sky had turned stormy, although the rain held off. This amazing textured sky with shades of blue and grey, and the high vantage point made for some stunning photos!

Charlene and Phil entered centre stage into their reception at the Fremantle Town Hall. The ceremony flew by, with costume changes, an amazing buffet, funny speeches all set against the most beautiful backdrop of the town hall. One of the highlights from the evening was Tiger-Lilly, Kiara and Jasmine singing Mine by Miley Swift. You guys rock!

Thank you Charlene, Phil, your lovely bridal party, family and friends for a fantastic day :)


  • Beautiful job! Those family shots are great!

  • Another cracker of a set, wonderful emotive photography.

  • Beautiful. I love the colors. The action figure are the best!

  • Truly stunning work. The portraits are beautiful. Too bad you aussies get such boring, plain skies. Top Notch.

  • wow, i really like your high fashion feel to the bridal shots. the bride really knows how to work it!

  • Wow, I am LOVING this wedding…she is so beautiful and those little girls should be in a magazine…so many amazing shots, wonderfule moments, and epic portraits…well done!!

  • Great set. Were those Halo and Star Wars Lego figures?

  • admin

    @Peter : I think they’re Halo characters. The guys are a bunch of nerds :)

  • Such beautiful and vivid images full of life :)

  • I love your post processing. and that shot in the hall on the stairs with the green wall is rad!

  • Wow looks like a super fun couple and awesome wedding!

  • Awesome color tones on those fun frames! Good job!

  • there are so many great shots here! seriously. i love all the b&g portraits. and the group portraits. and especially the shot of the little girl singing at the ceremony. wonderful work!

  • Beautiful processing and style to these photos – so elegant. And I love your use of light, you’ve really nailed in through the portraits.

  • Stunning is all I can say all of the colors and those brave super large group shots. Very courageous you rocked it.

  • Debbie McLure

    Gorgeous – Gorgeous – Gorgeous!!!!!
    Wow!!! They are fabulous photos. What wonderful memories to cherish forever!
    Well done “again” Richard and Jen! :)

  • stunning photos. the bride is beautiful your photos are amazing. great work!!

  • Such fabulous work! Your skill really shows in the lighting techniques here.

  • beautiful work, great lighting

  • This is a sweet set, I really like the toning on them!

  • Great work. Love the Star Wars figurines!

  • nice set and good fashion and good shots

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